1980-81 OPC – Joy Of A Completed Set

Yesterday was a good day for me. I got confirmation that the second of two packages that I sent out (for my first trades since starting this blog) were received. I’m super excited to see what I get back.

And more importantly I completed another set. The 1980-81 OPC set. One of my favorite sets of all time and chuck full of amazing cards such as the Gretzky 2nd year, and RC’s of Messier, Propp, Liut, Goulet, Bourque, Gartner along with many others including Pete Peeters (part of the amazing Flyers 35 game unbeaten streak) and ex Peterborough Pete Tim Trimper (not seen too often in the same paragraph as the other names).

So which multi dollar card was holding me back? Well I have multiples of everything listed above, but what I was missing was this….

The Detroit Red Wings Team Leader card with Mike Foligno on it.

In an era that was about to give us a 200 point scorer and several players with 50+ goals in a season (Blaine Stoughton anyone?) . Mike Foligno had led the Wings with 36 goals.

Dale Mcourt led the team with 81 total points. (Gretzky tied that year with Marcel Dionne and lost the title on goals scored 53 to 51)

Some great names on the checklist. This is what took me a bit longer to find. An Unmarked version. I’ve had a marked version for a while but finally got off my butt and got an unmarked one.

And now the set is done.

 

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1 comment
  1. 1967ers said:

    That was the first hockey set I collected in earnest. Tim Trimper and Peter Marsh were the two that eluded me for the longest time.

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