Thursday, February 4, 2010

1968 - staying the course

1968 was the third year in a row that the o-pee-chee set contained just 196 cards.  furthermore, the checklist paralleled topps, so no mantle or bench rookie, although nolan ryan's rookie card made it in.  here's the front of john roseboro's 1968 o-pee-chee card:
and here's his topps card:
virtually identical.  the 'burlap' pattern is a bit different, but that happened in the topps set, too.  now for the backs, starting with o-pee-chee:
and topps:
for once, the topps back is brighter than the o-pee-chee.  the only other difference is the 'printed in canada' tag.

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