What does O-Pee-Chee mean in baseball cards?

The name O-Pee-Chee is an Ojibwe word meaning “the Robin” as is found in The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It also happened to be the name of McDermid’s summer cottage in Grand Bend, Ontario.

How can you tell if a card is O-Pee-Chee?


  1. Topps is the logo in the upper-right corner of the card on the front of the Topps brand.
  2. O-Pee-Chee is the logo upper-right corner of the card on the front of the OPC brand.

Does O-Pee-Chee still make cards?

O-Pee-Chee was a 20th-century Canadian company that produced candy, and later trading cards. It was started in London, Ontario in 1911 by two brothers, John and Duncan McDermid. Today, the O-Pee-Chee brand of trading cards are produced by The Upper Deck Company.

What are the most valuable O-Pee-Chee baseball cards?

O-Pee-Chee’s 1979 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card is one of the most valuable hockey cards of all time. The most recent sale of a PSA 10 was for $1.29 million in 2020. The O-Pee-Chee Gretzky rookie is iconic (look for them on eBay).

Is O-Pee-Chee still in business?

It first featured Gipsy Gum and later expanded its product line to include mints and several kinds of popcorn, such as the popular Krackly Nut. Still in operation today, O-Pee-Chee continues to appeal to its young market with items such as Bazooka, SweeTARTS, Nerds and Collector Cards.

What makes a card a Tiffany?

On the backs, Tiffany cards have white backs. For the flagship 792-card sets, this is a fast way to tell as the regular cards are printed with gray stock. The contrast between the two are obvious. But this method falls apart for Topps Traded sets.

What is a Barry Bonds rookie card worth?

1987 Fleer Barry Bonds Rookie Card #604 Another iconic Barry Bonds rookie card is the 1987 Fleer #604. Similar to the Topps Traded set, these cards were massed produced. But, the average selling price for a Gem-Mint 10 is slightly higher at $100.

How much is a Wayne Gretzky hockey card worth?

NHL great Wayne Gretzky has set a lot of records and he just added another to his resume. His rookie card recently sold for $3.75 million, which is the highest price ever for a single hockey card. Heritage Auctions sold the Gem Mint 10 rated 1979 O-Pee-Chee Gretzky rookie card for the whopping price, according to ESPN.

Why did Upper Deck loses license?

Unfortunately, the two lacked the business and personal connections to help land the necessary Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) license, which would allow Upper Deck to use players’ names and likenesses on its cards.