Nostalgic Wax: 1978 O-Pee-Chee Jaws 2 – Beckett Pricing Insider

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Shark Week inspired me to take a stroll down memory lane and crack open a box of 1978 O-Pee-Chee Jaws 2. What better way to do that than to film it for a special Retro Box Busters. The bonus? It’s the 40th anniversary of the film.

1978 O-Pee-Chee Jaws 2 Box

While it can be difficult to remember what happened 40 years ago, one thing I do remember well is my affinity for sharks, especially the Jaws movies.

I picked up the O-Pee-Chee version of which most people are unaware because they were distributed originally in Canada. I do vaguely remember busting packs of the Topps version when I was a kid.

The cards themselves are your typical Topps fanfare from the ’70s. However, since these were made by O-Pee-Chee, the card edges have the guillotine-cut serrated edges. In fact, to the casual observer, it may look like Jaws himself cut them with his teeth.

The card fronts depict a scene from the film surrounded by a yellow and black border. In the lower left corner is a fin indentation that contains the card number and the film title. The title of the card lies at the center bottom. Since this is O-Pee-Chee, you get the benefits of a bilingual title.

The backs contain either a puzzle piece or movie facts. The bilingual text lies within a yellow body surrounded by a red border. The title of the film is at the top and, once again, the shape of a fin graces the bottom left corner. The puzzle is enormous at 44 pieces and it forms the key art image of card #47.

1978 O-Pee-Chee Jaws 2 47

The stickers have an image on the front surrounded by a deep sea blue border. The backs are all identical, providing peel off instructions.

Here is a quick box breakdown:

  • 36 packs per box, 7 cards and 1 sticker per pack
  • 59 card base set
  • 11 sticker set

The only hits within this box were nostalgia and the splendor of being a kid again.

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Matt Bible

Matt Bible is the Beckett non-sport analyst and also covers wrestling, MMA, and action figures. A graduate of THE Ohio State University, Matt joined Beckett in 2014. He collects the Rookie Cards of all Ohio State alumni, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and any and all Funko products that complement his taste in pop culture. For any questions or comments, you can email Matt and find him on Instagram.

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