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mybestbretts
01-06-2014, 04:29 PM
I don't know much about the opc graybacks. Any information would be
greatly appreciated.

4reals
01-10-2014, 12:47 AM
I haven't heard anything about opc gray backs but since nobody else has responded I will share that opc typically used a white card stock similar to what factory topps traded cards used. Topps used the gray card stock for their base sets. My guess is that if opc gray backs do exist it would have been some kind of rare mix up during the printing process and the numbers on such a variation would probably be extremely low.

Where and what have you heard on the topic? If you read an article can you share a link?

HasselhoffsCheeseburger
01-10-2014, 08:58 AM
I'm assuming he's talking about 1981. I don't know much about them either.

mybestbretts
01-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Thank you for responding. I am talking about the 1981 OPC gray back.
I recently acquired one and didn't have a feel for this card other then
they are in the registry.
I now know I am a pretty lucky LADY to have acquired it :)

bnorth
01-11-2014, 07:45 PM
I looked through some 81's today and the grey backs accounted for about 25% of what I seen.

Gmrson
01-15-2014, 10:09 AM
I looked through some 81's today and the grey backs accounted for about 25% of what I seen.


That's a good ratio, but if you actually bought them in '81 you probably got them all at once. They are much tougher than the white backs. Years ago, a Canadian dealer told me that when OPC went to do a second printing, the white stock wasn't available and that the second printing was much smaller than the initial run. For what that's worth....

4reals
01-15-2014, 01:00 PM
Interesting, I must say I was unaware of the 1981 card stock variations. I hadn't researched OPC's very much at all. Any leads on where i can pick some 81 gray backs up? Are the 54 "Canadian" gray backs considered OPC?

tsalem
01-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Interesting, I must say I was unaware of the 1981 card stock variations. I hadn't researched OPC's very much at all. Any leads on where i can pick some 81 gray backs up? Are the 54 "Canadian" gray backs considered OPC?

Check opcbaseball.com

4reals
01-16-2014, 12:07 AM
will do, thanks!

Gmrson
01-16-2014, 01:09 PM
will do, thanks!

you can also check COMC.com, they are not segregated, but at least you can look at card backs. If you are just looking for Dodgers, I believe you can narrow your sort by "dodgers" as well.

4reals
01-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Thanks Mike, I did that but the few that are on there are in horrible shape...or miscut.

Rich Klein
03-09-2017, 01:42 PM
Bringing up this old thread -- I'm moving as many cards as I can figure out on COMC to the newly created gray back set. Please feel free to send corrections through the site if I missed either way

Thanks!
Rich

scottbdoug
03-09-2017, 08:34 PM
i have hundreds of '81 OPC baseball, The grey backs and white backs are pretty much interchangeable here in Canada, neither has any premium attached to iit that I heard of.

Zach Wheat
03-10-2017, 08:53 AM
Interesting, I must say I was unaware of the 1981 card stock variations. I hadn't researched OPC's very much at all. Any leads on where i can pick some 81 gray backs up? Are the 54 "Canadian" gray backs considered OPC?

Joe,

www.OPCBaseball.com used to be the best source.

Z