The Daily: 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Patrick Roy RC

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The Card: 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Patrick Roy RC #53

On February 23, 1985, the NHL got its first taste of a goaltending great. Patrick Roy coming in for Doug Soetaert in the third period may not have seemed like a huge deal at the time. That single period probably wasn’t in and of itself. But it was the beginning of a prolific playing career filled with NHL records, awards and four Stanley Cups.

Despite making his debut in 1985, Patrick Roy Rookie Cards didn’t arrive until 1986-87, after he had already won his first Stanley Cup. The 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Patrick Roy is one of the top hockey cards of the decade. He appears in 1986-87 Topps as well, but it’s the O-Pee-Chee one that gets the most attention.

Before 1986-87, the closest thing collectors have to chasing Roy is a puffy sticker in the regional  1985-86 Canadiens set. He also has a team-issued postcard from 1985-86.

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Ryan Cracknell

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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1 comment

  1. James 23 February, 2018 at 16:47

    Also keep in mind the 1986-87 Kraft Patrick Roy card is probably rarer, cool looking, and very underrated.

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