Wednesday, June 24, 2009

O-Pee-Chee Box Break Part 2

Continuing directly from yesterday's post. Finally in pack 7 of the first box, an Astro. This is the first Jeff Keppinger card of the year.
The only Philly or Astro black border card. I got no black border cards of players I collect, and no star cards either.

Although I didn't scan them there was one 20th Anniversary Retrospective card in each box. The card in this box featured an unnamed hockey player on the Minnesota Wild. Really, there's a hockey team called the Wild?
A card from the "All-Rookie" 10-card insert set. Sorry Steve but this is the only card from this insert set I got so it goes into the reference book.
Now wait a minute, another hockey card? This is from the 33-card insert set called "O-Pee-Chee Retro". At least some of the players featured in this set are baseball players. I don't get the "Retro" designation. Is this a reproduction of an old O-Pee-Chee hockey card?
A card from the 10-card "Walk-Off Winners" insert set. I wonder how many "walk-off" moments there were in 2008 that they thought that a sac fly deserved a card?
In the 15th (and last) pack of the first box is this card from the 30-card "New York New York" insert set. The set commemorates the new baseball stadiums for the Mets and Yankees. This is a thick card on white card stock with a glossy front and back. If you click on the image to see a larger version you'll see that the card is not cut with square corners. Look along the bottom edge. Trying a little too hard for the retro look?
Another insert card in the first pack of the 2nd box, the 15-card "Midsummer Memories" set. This commemorates David Ortiz's 2-run homer in the 2004 game. According to the back of the card there were 41,886 fans at the Minute Maid Park in Houston. I was one of them, the only All-Star game I've attended. I was even on TV for all of 1 second.
Only the second and last Astros card. I like Lance!
Carlos Delgado from the 15-card "Highlights and Milestones" insert set. The highlight here is that Carlos had a team record 9 rbis in a game on June 27th. So why do they have a picture of him making a defensive play? I looked up this game on baseball-reference.com. Did the Mets and Yankees play a double-header that day with one game at Shea and the other at Yankee Stadium?
All of the other team checklist cards, base of black bordered feature the team's stadium except this one.
Yankee card from the "New York New York" insert set. Unlike the other card I got, at least this one is cut straight. But it's cut short. You may be able to see a thin gray line across the top of the card (click on it first).
The Moments subset in black border. I like this card. I got all the black border subsets except for a rookie card.
In the last pack of the last box, a black bordered mini card. Did you know that Ted Lilly's full name is Theodore Roosevelt Lilly ? I didn't.

The set has 13 insert sets. I got at least one card from each except for the "Materials" (a relic card I guess), "New York New York Multi Sport" (no idea), and "Signatures" (presumably autographed).

7 comments:

night owl said...

If that New Jersey Devils hockey cards was truly "retro," it would show a player in a Colorado Rockie uniform.

No, not the baseball Colorado Rockies. The NHL's Colorado Rockies became the New Jersey Devils in the early '80s. Before the Rockies, they were the Kansas City Scouts.

Slette said...

Talk to John at Old School Breaks about the Broudeur - that's his guy!

thehamiltonian said...

Its kind of weird that they featured Michael Young's sac fly walk off. Josh Hamilton hit a walk off dinger against the Angels last season, and he didn't get a card for that one.

Dinged Corners said...

You get Mets cards! This is the first post that's made me kind of like O Pee Chee.

Tunguska said...

I am still on the fence with this set. I like it but not sure if I like it enough to build it.

Any possibility of trading for the Lilly mini?

Word Verification - repena (would that be what it is called when Tony Pena comes out of retirement?)

capewood said...

Patricia - there will be 6 O-Pee-Chee Mets coming your way at the All-Star break but not any of the three I showed.

Tunguska - That's the only mini I got. I'd consider trading it for a Phillies or Astros mini.

Dave said...

Hanley card - awesome