Thursday, January 21, 2010

1973 - more of the same

in 1973, o-pee-chee matched topps card for card, issuing the complete 660 card set with an identical checklist.  however, unlike 1971 (the first time o-pee-chee issued the same number of cards as topps), there were no variations of any kind.

here's the 1973 o-pee-chee bill russell card, number 108 in the set:

and the topps card for comparative purposes:

the brighter card stock on the o-pee-chee cards seems to enhance the color in the photo, but i have so few 1973 o-pee-chee and topps cards that i don't know if this is consistently the case.

here's the back of the o-pee-chee card

bilingual cartoons rock! especially since there is a french translation of a spanish name in there.  i tried to get this cartoon in the blog header, but went with the roy campanella one instead.

here's the topps back:

i wonder if there is any significance between the one star next to the o-pee-chee copyright and the two stars next to the topps copyright.

1 comment:

  1. That has to be the first time an OPC is cut better than a Topps card