1985-86 O-PEE-CHEE HOCKEY BOX. RARE MARIO LEMIEUX ROOKIE CARD BOX BOTTOM VARIANT BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is a truly rare and almost one of a kind item. This listing for the rare complete box of 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee Hockey featuring Mario Lemieux’s rookie card. Adding to it’s desirability is the fact the box is in excellent condition and features Lemieux’s “box bottom” variant rookie card. All 48 packs are unopened and have never been tampered or altered. They have remained sealed for the past 34 years. We cut the seal of the original tape that kept the box sealed to verify the contents and packs. Here is a little information about the actual O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set for the 1985-86 season. 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee Hockey saw its set size cut to 264 cards. That ended an 11-year run where 396 cards was the standard. The design was simplified as well, which was a welcome change to the ever-growing elaboration among sports card sets as the 1980s wore on due to competition and the proliferation of auxiliary sets. 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee Hockey fronts feature a game-action photo of a player. The top border of the picture have a wave pattern, with the logo of the player’s team in a top corner. A strip along the bottom names the player and gives his position. Backs are oriented horizontally and printed in red, salmon and blue. A strip along the top contains the card number inside a box and the player’s name. His vital stats appear just below that. The main area of the card contains a year-by-year statistic review and a short biography in both English and French where it fit. Card 110 is a memorial to Pelle Lindbergh, who died tragically the previous season. Cards 257-264 featured the individual league leaders in several statistical categories. There are also two checklist cards in the set. The key card in 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is the Mario Lemieux rookie, which accounts for a large percentage of its value. Other notable rookies include Kevin Dineen, Dave Ellett, Kelly Hrudey, Al Iafrate, Al MacInnis, Kirk Muller, Tomas Sandstrom and Peter Zezel. 48 packs with 7 cards per pack will have 336 cards in the box. In essence, the set was short printed overall compared to its previous sets that carried almost, if not, more then double the amount of cards per pack. Along with the Lemieux rookie card the box also contains these other key cards. Mario Lemieux RC #9. S teve Yzerman #29. Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Card #110. Mario Lemieux LDR #262. Al MacInnis RC #237. Visit our site for other options. Super nice, Super price!!!!!! A+++++++++ Accurate grading, RECOMMENDED!!! A++ CGC Graded it an 8! Excellent grading, as a pro I agreed with you on all comics. Comics arrived on time and were better than I hoped for!!!! Nice To See Accuracy For Non CGC Graded Books!! The item “1985-86 O-PEE-CHEE HOCKEY BOX MARIO LEMIEUX BOTTOM VARIANT RC 48 SEALED PACKS” is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Ice Hockey Cards”. The seller is “pnjcomics” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Product: Box
- Year: 1985
- Card Manufacturer: O-PEE-CHEE
- League: NHL
- Era: Modern (1970-Now)