Friday, January 30, 2015

1992 O-Pee-Chee Exclusives

I am not referring to the O-Pee-Chee Premier set here.  This is the Canadian version of Topps.  Most of the time these cards were basically the same as the Topps cards, except for the French text and the brand logo.  But sometimes, O-Pee-Chee deviated somewhat.  This may have been by not including cards, updating the team logo, and once in awhile, providing a card that was not in Topps at all.

These are the cards that O-Pee-Chee had in their set that were absent from Topps:
1.  John Dopson.  Dopson was a 12 game winner in 1989, but injuries derailed his career after that.  He pitched in just four games in 1990 and one in 1991.  No wonder he did not appear in many 1992 sets.  But he returned in 1992, going 7-11 in 25 games.

2.  Matt Young.  Young was a fairly high-profile signing for the Red Sox in 1991.  It did not work out well.

3.  Mike Brumley.  This is the card that I was most-excited by.  Brumley was originally a Red Sox draftee, but was traded to the Cubs along with Dennis Eckersley for Bill Buckner.  He returned to Boston in 1991, but I only ever had one card of him, his 1992 Score card.  I had no idea until recently that another Red Sox card of him even existed.

1 comment:

  1. I love the o pee chee sets. Trying to put the whole run together for the Redsox. 65-94. Three cards to go.