Friday, May 16, 2008

Fan Friday

phillyBurb's Illuminati ponders this dilemma:
"I have never purchased a pack of O-Pee-Chees in my life, nor have I ever bought the cards individually. Why then do I own any?"
Ah the O-Pee-Chee enigma. The French-Canadian bastard child of Topps (like Leaf was to Donruss).

It's like finding a Canadian penny. Where did this come from? Is it worth anything?

We'll never know the answers to these questions (blame Canada).

If I had to render a guess, though, it'd be they were stashed between two "good" cards which where on the front and back of a K-Mart cello pack. It's like having a wad of one dollar bills with a Benjamin' wrapped around it.

Here's what an '83 Topps Bench should look like (Image via Cardboard Junkie):

Now the bastard child (via Illuminati)...

Looks like the '83 Topps Bench, but the joke's on you. Crafty Canadians.

Note the off-color back.
Be glad they didn't convert stats to the dreaded metric system.


Johnny Bench
Troisieme-But, Cincinnati Reds
1983 O-Pee-Chee #60

O-Pee-Chee Fact: Drilled Homer in win at Chicago, 4-27-82 / Bench cogna un circuit quand son club battit, le 27-4-82.
GMT Fact: Homer's ass was sore for 3 weeks and spent 15 days on the Disabled List.

1 comment:

Chris Illuminati said...

I wonder if Canadians get just as pissed to get a Topps card.