Upper Deck's O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Program - A "Red Hot" Take on These Exclusive Parallel Cards
Enroth's O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Red Border Parallel cards.
Explaining parallel cards can be fun.
After going through the Score French Back last week, this week I decided to talk about the O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Red Border cards. Want to know the history behind these cards? Click the "Read More" button and find out!
After talking to a member on Hobby Insider a few days ago, and letting him know the story behind his Dave Schultz red bordered OPC Legends card, I decided I wanted to highlight these parallel cards in this week's blog post to further inform collectors. If someone is new to this hobby and does not know the history of these red bordered OPC cards, here's what you need to know.
Way back in 2012, Upper Deck launched the very first O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Program shortly after the launch of 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee. This program, exclusive to Canadian buyers only, gave collectors a chance to mail in 50 empty hobby packs from 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee in exchange for a free pack of red bordered parallel cards in this redemption program (more packs could be submitted, but 50 was the minimum number). Upper Deck only produced a select number of Wrapper Redemption packs, so this redemption program is only availible while supplies last. Who knows the print run on some of these Red Borders. Over the years, I have noticed some years being harder to collect than others.
Since then, a yearly tradition was born...
In the years following the launch of 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee, Upper Deck has continued their yearly OPC Wrapper Redemption Program. Here's a look at the recent 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee promotional sheet for the Wrapper Redemption Program, which also had the inclusion of Red Border Blank Back parallels, a parallel combination we haven't seen before:
While not crazy rare by any means, I do appreciate the Red Border parallel for the exclusivity, demand, and general eye-popping visual appeal it brings to the O-Pee-Chee brand every year.
As a player collector, it also gives me a nice story to tell on how these cards came to be. Sometimes, that can be the coolest part of a hockey card.
Until next time,
Author - Aaron
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