Friday, February 5, 2010

1969 - another year without variations, but with a logo! and expos!

yes, the 1969 sets included a canadian team for the first time, but i am still going to use a dodger to illustrate the (lack of) differences between o-pee-chee and topps.  so, here's jim lefebvre's 1969 o-pee-chee front.
if i had been thinking, i would have used 'frenchie' to showcase the 1970 o-pee-chee set.  oh well.  here's the topps front:
and here's the o-pee-chee back:
hey, look! it's an o-pee-chee logo! sort of.  really just a big 'o' but at least they are taking some ownership here for the first time.  the copyright is still 't.c.g' though.  here's the topps back:
i guess the reason they used o-pee-chee above the card number is because topps used a logo rather than just text.  in 1970, o-pee-chee would revert to leaving the 'topps' text above the card number.  very interesting.

the 1969 o-pee-chee set grew to 218 cards, and paralleled the topps checklist, so no reggie jackson rookie, mickey mantle, or nolan ryan.

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