2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Easter Eggs and Surprise SP Inserts Include Marquee Legends, Award Winners

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The 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Easter Eggs and surprise SP inserts cover multiple themes. That said, none (at least those uncovered thus far) are entirely new to the brand. They just weren’t part of the announced plans for 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee and were noticeably absent from the checklist put out by Upper Deck. These include the return of both Marquee Legends and Award Winners as well as an addition to the Cup Captains lineup.

There’s also a new Retro parallel that’s a nod to the past.

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Retro Scratch-Offs

Retro parallels actually have two unannouced versions. Blank Backs, while technically an addition, have been part of O-Pee-Chee for a few years now. They’re pretty much a given at this point and 2018-19 is no different.

However, what are new are 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Retro Scratch-Offs. These could be seen a throwback of sorts to 1980-81 Topps Hockey where you had to scratch the puck to reveal the name.

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Retro Scratch-Offs

The question is, is there a name underneath the scratch-off area or another surprise. Given how tough these are, it’s going to take someone brave to actually check.

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Marquee Legends

For several years, Marquee Legends were part of the O-Pee-Chee base set. They were usually paired alongside the Marquee Rookies as moderate short prints at the end of the base set checklist.

They have also been used as inserts. The 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Marquee Legends are the first time they’ve been used as unannounced short prints.

The full checklist is not yet known.

Nor are the odds. Usually for their easter egg inserts, Upper Deck doesn’t release print run info, quantities or odds.

Here’s what we’ve confirmed for the Marquee Legends checklist thus far.

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Marquee Legends Checklist

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ML-1 Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
ML-2 Borje Salming, Toronto Maple Leafs
ML-3 Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks
ML-4 Peter Forsberg, Colorado Avalanche
ML-5 Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens
ML-6 Denis Savard, Chicago Blackhawks
ML-7 Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
ML-8 Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
ML-9 Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings
ML-10 Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Award Winners

Award Winners highlight those who took home hardware from the annual postseason celebration in Las Vegas.

Like the Marquee Legends, the full checklist isn’t known. Nor are the approximate odds. We’ll continue to flesh the list out as more are confirmed.

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Award Winners Checklist

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AW-AO Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals – “Rocket” Richard Trophy
AW-CM Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers – Ted Lindsay Award
AW-MB Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders – Calder Trophy
AW-MC Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers – Art Ross Trophy
AW-PR Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators – Vezina Trophy
AW-TH Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils – Hart Trophy
AW-VH Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning – Norris Trophy

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cup Captains

For the second consecutive years, there’s a special Cup Captain card celebrating the leader of the Stanley Cup Champions. In 2017-18, it was Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Cup Captain card has Alex Ovechkin hoisting the trophy above his head.

His exploits and celebrations in ensuing days were not included on the card.

2018-19 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cup Captains Alex Ovechkin

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A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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