1976-1980 O-Pee-Chee Complete and Near-Complete Set Collection (6 Sets, 2,154 cards)

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1243

Item Year: 1976

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an outstanding collection of six complete or near-complete sets of O-Pee-Chee baseball cards spanning the years 1976 to 1980. O-Pee-Chee baseball cards were issued regionally only in Canada and are much rarer than their American counterparts. They are particularly rare to find in complete set form. These cards originate from an old-time Canadian collection and have been carefully stored away for decades! We have submitted twelve cards to be graded by PSA. 1) 1976 O-Pee-Chee Complete Set (660): Condition is 59% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few better) and 41% Ex to Ex-Mt (including twenty Vg to Vg-Ex). Keys: #1 Aaron RB (Ex-Mt+), 19 Brett (Nr/Mt), 98 Eckersley RC (PSA MINT 9), 240 Rose (Ex-Mt+), 316 Yount (Ex-Mt+), 330 Ryan (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 345 Ruth ATAS (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 550 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 599 Guidry RC (Ex+), 592 Randolph RC (Nr/Mt), and 600 Seaver (PSA MINT 9). 2) 1977 O-Pee-Chee Complete Set (264): Condition is 32% Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 47% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 21% Vg-Ex to Ex (including five lower). Keys: #6 Strikeout Leaders - Ryan/Seaver (PSA MINT 9), 15 Eckersley (PSA MINT 9), 37 Yastrzemski (PSA MINT 9), 65 Ryan (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 170 Brett (Nr/Mt), 240 Rose (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 245 Schmidt (PSA MINT 9). 3) 1977 O-Pee-Chee Complete Set (264): Condition is 43% Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 40% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 17% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #65 Ryan (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 170 Brett (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 240 Rose (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). 4) 1978 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (238/242): Condition is 77% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some higher) and 23% Ex to Ex-Mt (including five lower). Missing #100 Rose, 105 Ryan, 154 Murray RC, and 242 Jackson RB. Keys: #29 Yount (PSA MINT 9), 179 Palmer (PSA MINT 9), 200 Munson (PSA MINT 9), and 210 Fisk (PSA MINT 9). 5) 1980 O-Pee-Chee Complete Set (374): Condition is 45% Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 48% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Ex. Keys: #205 Smith (Nr/Mt-Mt), 235 Brett (Nr/Mt+), 282 Rose (Ex-Mt+), and 303 Ryan (PSA NM-MT 8). 6) 1980 O-Pee-Chee Complete Set (374): Condition is 43% Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 51% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 6% Vg-Ex to Ex. Keys: #205 Smith (Nr/Mt-Mt), 235 Brett (Nr/Mt+), 282 Rose (Ex), and 303 Ryan (PSA NM-MT 8). This is a very substantial and overall high-grade collection of complete or near-complete sets from these very popular 1970s O-Pee-Chee issues! Total: 6 Sets, 2,154 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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