Wednesday, October 23, 2013

86-87 OPC Mario Lemieux

Lots of new cards in the last two months to share still thanks to eBay sales. Also, a real generous gift in the mail from a fellow blogger that I am going to share next post (just need time to do it properly). In the meanwhile, here is a Lemieux second year card to look at.

86-87 OPC Mario Lemieux #122
 Look at fresh faced Mario. Years of smoking and stress haven't ravaged his looks yet. I think that is Craig Simpson next to him making this a Craig Simpson Pre-RC!!! Spread the word, lets drive up the value of this card.

I have always been pretty indifferent about this set. I like it more than the 85-86 and 87-88 sets but it falls behind when you consider some of the other cool sets in the 80's. What are your thoughts? 86-87 one of the better ones from the 80's? One of the better ones all-time?

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  1. I think the set is alright, nothing too special, but there are a few under-rated cards for sure. Super Mario here is near the top of that list. Great pick-up, I have the Topps version but not OPC...

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  2. It's an understated and clean design; no real frills.. The focus is on the player, not the design, which is how it should always be,

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  3. I was grumpy at that set when it came out. I was still mad that OPC didn't go back to 396 cards and I thought the print quality was dodgy compared to the stuff they were doing just 3-4 years earlier. The Clark card is very well done.

    Not that that stopped me from cracking at least 10 boxes of it....

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    1. Hahaha WOW Clark was the man back then too, I am sure you treasured those cards above all.

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