Thursday, December 24, 2015

2013-14 O-Pee-Chee hockey

Back into the scan folder bring up a pack of OPC hockey. I am going to say this did not come from a hockey repack box but an edition of pack wars at the card shop. We are all familiar with O-Pee-Chee, and not quite sure why I added "hockey", as the brand left it's baseball foray many moons ago and is strictly a hockey brand for Upper Deck, but it's good to be exact.

Kaner get the pack. I am not sure what the designers in the office were eating or listening to when the time time to choose the pack colors. Pretty bold and bright, that's for sure. 8 carted par paquet - nous allons faire cette chose!

Whoa! The colors are not just on the pack. O-Pee-Chee went bold in the color choices for the 13-14 release. Simple design, being all slanty and stuff. The bar on the left seems useless and unnecessary. 

The colors are really painful, though, since they don't match the teams. Sure, you can luck out with some, like the Flames here. There is red, but not a lick of blue in their palate. 

Pink and yellow. Someone really wanted to go back to the mid 80's with this release. I'm done (hopefully) making comments about the colors choices, Let's blow through the rest of the pack.

I forget the rate that rookies fall. I don't think it's a one per pack deal. And recrue - French for recruit.  Not sure I am liking the thinner font on the first name. Almost makes Tye's name disappear. 

And nuts - I failed to scan the back. Let's steal an image....

Thank you COMC. Nothing flashy (ever) about the OPC backs. Simple name and player bio information, with full career stats - that is always a plus and one of the best things about O-Pee-Chee.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

Unfortunatley I think the wrapper is the best thing about this pack.