Tuesday, July 14, 2015

1994 O-Pee-Chee baseball

Ramdomizer went for the wayback machine today, selecting a pack of 1994 OPC baseball. Now, by this time, OPC had stopped using the Topps template and developed it's own design. Here is the 4th year they did things on their own.

As was the case back in the 90's, you got a crapload of cards in a pack. 14 this time around. So much green. Pay attention to some of the special notations on the pack:

* 1 special insert
* Blue Jays
* Diamond Dynamos
* Redemption cards

No idea, besides the whole Canadian angle, they would single out Blue Jays. It's not like '94 was their first year. And I am not sure what you could have gotten via redemption. Maybe I scanned something about that. Let's go.

Boom! White Sox right out of the pack. Full bleed design, just as they billed. Got the French position on the front like the English. Newer O-Pee-Chee logo (so trendy). Design it not too bad. Not really liking the team name in that bar on the left, but the rest doesn't detract from the image, which is the whole reason for the card.

No shock the team name color changes to match the team colors. I guess the northern neighbors can't take all that space between the last name and the position designation. The padding of that area is not too distracting, but I would have gone with a more muted color.

Maybe just a little too close on the images. That is about my only gripe. Going to just blow through the rest of the pack. My chatter is annoying, I bet.

Giants team name is unreadable on this card.

Bubble gum alert!

While the team name works much better on the horizontal cards, the bar at the bottom does not.

Man, Dave - Twinkie uniforms are not your style.

Listed first as an outfielder, but then a first baseman. Used a 1B image.

And nope, that is not a mistake. The collation in this pack sucked.


And card #14 was a checklist. My special insert?

My guess is this qualifies as the "Special Inset", except.....

The stupid thing is an ad to sell you a special gold edition. This is only special in that you make more money off me, OPC! Let's see some backs....

Full stats on the back. Always nice. That OPC logo in front of the card number. Not so nice. Here's the interesting thing:

Dave get the horizontal back because of his years in the big league. The standard back is this. Which is SUPER FRUSTRATING because the card numbers do not line up. Shame on you, OPC.


shoeboxlegends said...

I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen a single '94 OPC baseball card. Thanks for posting.

Nick said...


Anonymous said...

The Blue Jays had won the 1993 World Series. The Blue Jays insert set has the starting line-up from the World Series team with the back highlighting the playoff stats, etc.
Overall I found that this is a nice medium size set and probably the best baseball set OPC put out independently from Topps. Too bad about your collation in your pack. I didn't find this issue with the packs I opened of this product.

Sam said...

As much as I love the flapless helmet (that's the name of my blog) older Dave Winfield would have looked better with an earflap.