Would you pay $400 or more for a 1990-91 Pro Set Hockey card? One of the most overproduced, vilified, junkiest of junk wax sets there has ever been or possibly ever would be?

Specifically for this card? Paul Gillis ERR 246A


I mean come on, its listed in Beckett for that amount.


The complete set books at $25 HI but this card, yes the error, books at $400.

And people are trying to get that on Ebay. Yes I know listed price and what they actually sell at are not the same. But listing it at $250-$350 seems absurd.


For just a bit of blood showing on the error card?

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Thinking of that gives me a nosebleed.

PS       If anyone really wants to pay for this card, I’ll let it go for just $200. That’s a steal of a deal at 50% off

PPS Just kidding, but I am willing to trade it for some stuff from my want list.

It’s monday. Back to work and back to adding to my WHA sets.

There are 4 stand along WHA OPC sets along with the poster insert in the 1973-74 OPC Base set.

This one is from the 2nd stand alone set in 1975-76.

Behold the glory that is Veli Pekka Ketola!


The hair, the vintage Jets uniform, the card colours and layout all scream 70’s.

Nice solid back stats and layout. I’m loving this set.


During the 1980-81 season O-Pee-Chee tried something new in Canada and issues a set of what are known as Supers

Much larger than the regular issue the 24 “cards” in the Supers set measure a whopping 5″ x 7″  (about 4x a regular card) with full color photos.

I suspect that many of these were pinned to walls, taped to lockers etc. It’s unlikely many were used to play traditional hockey card games like “scrambles-for-keepsies”, “knock down” “bounce- back” or “covers”

The backs are pretty sparse. They are numbered and list some basic player information – Name, Team, Position with the obligatory French translation that helped so many of us learn some basic French.

They were made from a thicker cardboard stock (to handle being displayed?) and issued separately from the main set.

They are not particularly hard to find, nor are they overly expensive. I picked up the 2 I got for a couple bucks. This was the first time I’ve seen a stack of them sold individually rather than just a set so I was happy to grab a couple. So now I am a step closer to my goal of at least one card from every OPC set.

For the start of my set I snagged a Gilbert Perreault (as he is my friends favourite I got 2 and am sending one in the mail – hope he gets it before reading this).


Nice big smile for Gilbert

And a Guy Lafleur (because to be honest he was the next in the pile)


Guy – looking a bit tired. Still a bunch of good years to go but no more Cups.

Here’s the basic back..

1980-81 OPC Super Back

1980-81 OPC Super Back

And how they stack up size wise against a regular card.


Guy – meet Guy

Below is the checklist – small list, big cards, packed with stars. 14 of 24 are in the Hall of Fame

1 Brad Park
2 Gilbert Perreault
3 Kent Nilsson
4 Tony Esposito
5 Lanny McDonald
6 Pete Mahovlich
7 Wayne Gretzky
8 Marcel Dionne
9 Bob Gainey
10 Guy Lafleur
11 Larry Robinson
12 Mike Bossy
13 Denis Potvin
14 Phil Esposito
15 Anders Hedberg
16 Bobby Clarke
17 Marc Tardif
18 Bernie Federko
19 Borje Salming
20 Darryl Sittler
21 Ian Turnbull
22 Glen Hanlon
23 Mike Palmateer
24 Morris Lukowich

After making the decision to stick with only OPC Hockey  one of the first goals I’ve had was to get a least 1 of every set, insert or parallel.

I managed to pick these 3 beauties up in a recent trade that sent a bunch of my doubles off for some great missing pieces.

Introducing the 1st 3 (of 48) 1970-71 OPC Deckle Edge to make it to my collection

Black and White goodness with a fake blue ink signature that really pops.

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Norm Ullman, Leo Boivin and Doug Mohns

The back is super basic, but still have to love it.


The growing pile of odd balls and other stuff is getting out of hand so I thought I’d try something new and start posting stuff to trade. The idea is that I’ll post it here and then move it to the trade bait page. I’m pretty mellow so if you want any of it just fire me an email and it’s yours for whatever you feel is adequate. Right now the want list page is only OPC hockey but that will be expanding.


1992 Kelloggs All Stars.

Now if you are from south of the border you’ve likely seen these as Kellogg Corn Flakes. Up here in Canada we like our cereal extra sugary so the cards were included in Frosted Flakes (they’rrrrreee great).

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Obv’s saying Frosted Flakes instead of Corn Flakes on the front)

French on the back  (Did you know that french for outfielder was Voltigeur).

Once the Expos moved there seemed little market for french on baseball cards.



Every once in a while I get some baseball, football, basketball and other stuff in with my purchases. Although I don’t normally buy lots unless they have some OPC hockey I need, in this scenario I picked up a couple of vintage OPC baseball.

As far as I know they are the same as the Topps version but have the “printed in Canada” notification to set them apart.

Here they are in all their glory.


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