1973 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Cards
The 1973 O-Pee-Chee set of cards appears very much the same as the 1973 Topps set, except for the words “Printed in Canada” on the back, and the addition of the player biography and statistics in French as well as English. The 1973 OPC set consists of 660 cards, measuring 2 ½” by 3 ½”. Not only did childhood photos appear on certain cards for the second year in a row, the 1973 collection also contains an “All-Time Leaders” series within the set. Although the 1973 Topps set was printed and issued at different times with increasing scarcity amongst the higher-numbered cards, the 1973 O-Pee-Chee set was printed and issued at the same time, thus there is little differentiation in scarcity.
By Dean Hanley