Are there anyone who collects opc bb???
I have been collecting opc baseball maybe six years. I want to know is there anyone who collects OPC BB?
I thought so. NO ONE. No matter how tough the set is to complete, consequently; nobody cares about opc bb.
I did see a 1976 OPC Baseball Ron Guidry PSA 10 for $600, and 1975 OPC BB Fred Lynn PSA $1100 on ebay.
Why did opc market these cards?
is easier to complete any Topps, Fleer, and Donruss from any year. The time spent on completing any of those sets would save
you years, and money. To complete a 1976 OPC BB would take 10 maybe 15 years. To complete a Topps set same year I'd say 10 days.
There is no market for OPC bb. None. Especially in the U.S.
The problem is OPC was the Canada version of Topps and is still very hard to find in America. Baseball isn't as popular in Canada so I doubt there were many putting together the sets. The handfuls of cards that trickled into America aren't enough to make sets of the older OPC sets and many US collectors either don't know about them or don't care/prefer the Topps version.
The demand for the PSA graded OPC probably has to do with the fact that most of those cards were impossible to find with a 10 since they were cut and had bumpy edges. You can tell when a OPC is trimmed because it is very smooth. Probably another turn off for collectors since they kinda look ugly like that and might seem to be defective if you didn't know all OPC were like that.
I wouldn't say that there is no market for OPC baseball cards in the US, but the market for them is no where near the same level as it is for Topps.
For the older OPC sets, I would guess the primary reason would be the substandard cardstock that was used to create them. They were on cheaper quality paper.
And as far as the difficulty in putting one of the older sets together, the OPC line is still much easier than the Topps Venezuelan releases. Getting a set of those in even poor condition could quite possibly never get completed.
Is there any easy way to tell the Venezuelan cards apart from the regular Topps?
Originally Posted by yazfan71
It really depends on the year issued. Some actually said "printed in Venezuela", others had different colored backs & still others had Spanish text on the back.
Originally Posted by pwaldo