By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
O-Pee-Chee hockey hit the market last week with long-awaited Rookies Cards in base and parallel form. But collectors quickly noticed something not on the initial checklist.
Rare Glossy cards appeared in OPC. However, Upper Deck did include them in the final checklist. These Glossy cards are tough to pull, not even one per case. Even regular autographs seem to be easier to get than these cards with facsimile autos on them.
Upper Deck did something similar last year with Black & White cards. Those fell at a rate of 1 in 960 cards in hobby boxes and sold for good amount of money right out of the gate.
Based on the information on the back of the Glossy cards, there are 60 cards on the checklist.
Fewer than 50 of these cards have appeared on eBay already a week after the release.
Steven Stamkos sold for $50
Evgeni Malkin sold for $43.42
Miikka Kiprusoff sold for $59.99
Milan Lucic sold for $49.95
What do you think about these inclusions in O-Pee-Chee? OPC is a product more for set builders and those looking for low-end Rookie Cards. But every once in a while you can get a valuable card.