2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Easter Eggs to Watch For

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Although much of the 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist channels a retro vibe, many of the unannounced Easter Egg inserts go in the opposite direction.

Yes, there are several different surprises to look for that Upper Deck left off the checklist.

As usual for Easter Egg content, don’t expect to get official word on how tough certain cards are to pull or print run specifics. Upper Deck usually likes to keep that as part of the mystery.

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Easter Eggs

Here’s a quick look at the various unannounced inserts in 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. Checklists are for what we’ve confirmed at this point. If you’re looking for a particular card, click on the links to see what’s available on eBay.

3-D Marquee Rookies

The 3-D Marquee Rookies come close to jumping out at you. The lenticular cards highlight key first-year players from the set with added level of technology.

3D-AN Alex Newhook, Colorado Avalanche
3D-CC Cole Caufield, Montreal Canadiens
3D-JD Jamie Drysdale, Anaheim Ducks
3D-JS Jeremy Swayman, Boston Bruins
3D-JV Joe Veleno, Detroit Red Wings
3D-QB Quinton Byfield, Los Angeles Kings
3D-SK Spencer Knight, Florida Panthers
3D-TZ Trevor Zegras, Anaheim Ducks

3-D Marquee Rookies Redemptions

In addition to regular 3-D rookies, there’s a handful of redemptions for yet-to-be-announced players. These aren’t the standard bland and boring redemptions, either. They stick with the gimmick and are done in 3-D.

Upper Deck has announced who the players are on the corresponding redemptions:

1 Lucas Raymond, Detroit Red Wings
2 Moritz Seider, Detroit Red Wings
3 Vasily Podkolzin, Vancouver Canucks
4 Cole Perfetti, Winnipeg Jets
5 William Eklund, San Jose Sharks
6 Philip Tomasino, Nashville Predators

O-Pee-Chee Platinum Preview

The full 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey set is coming later in the year. Here, collectors can get a live look at what to expect, including several numbered parallels:

  • Rainbow
  • Matte Pink – /99
  • Cosmic – /75
  • Red Prism – /50
  • Seismic Gold – /25
  • Orange Checkers – /15
  • Emerald Surge – /10
  • Golden Treasures – 1/1

P-AN Alex Newhook, Colorado Avalanche
P-CC Cole Caufield, Montreal Canadiens
P-CM Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
P-CP Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
P-EP Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
P-JE Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
P-NK Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
P-NM Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
P-PK Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
P-SC Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Premier Tall Boys Full Size

These take the skinnier Tall Boys inserts and expand them to make them traditionally sized 2.5″ by 3.5″ hockey cards.

FS-1 Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
FS-2 Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
FS-3 Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
FS-4 Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
FS-5 Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
FS-6 Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
FS-7 Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks

Rookie Update

FSR-1 Alexis Lafreniere, New York Rangers

Retro Blank Backs

The longstanding tradition continues. It’s a simple concept. Flip over your Retro parallel. If there’s nothing on the back it’s intentional — and likely extremely short printed.

Variations

Variations come in several themes. Most have photo swaps that change out the image on the front. Black and White versions also exist.

Check out a detailed breakdown of the 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey variations here.

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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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