O-Pee-Chee Factory between 1984-1986September 29 2011 at 5:15 PM
|Anonymous (Login marcnitka)|
I've heard that the 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee product was so overproduced that
they had to dispose of over 11,000 wax boxes of the product. I've heard it was a problem because the cardboard recycler wouldn't take it due to all the gum, but I never heard what ended up with all those extra wax cases.
Anyone here know ?
Also, I've heard that in 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee really cut back on the amount
of product customers could buy. Don't get me wrong, you can find Lemieux
rookies all over ebay and other sources, but I've heard that 85 O-Pee-Chee
is in "shorter supply" then 84-85 O-Pee-Chee.
I'm mainly interested to know if anyone knows exactly what happened
to all that 84-85 product that they tried to destroy. Did they drop
it next to all the 1952 Topps baseball wax in the bottom of the Atlantic ?
Re: O-Pee-Chee Factory between 1984-1986
|September 30 2011, 1:14 PM |
Yes the 1984-85 OPC product was way over produced, but i thought the over supply was eventually absorbed by the rise of the hobby in the late 80's early 90's. ???
As for production and as far as i can tell ~ I'm thinking O Pee Chee most likely wanted to avoid the over supply headache of 1984-85 and cut their production levels for the following 1985-86 & 1986-87 years to something similar to that of the 1979-80 and 1980-81 production years.
Thanks to the 1985 Mario Lemieux and 1986 Patrick Roy RC's and not to mention a stark rise in the hobby tide, those two years were a huge success and sold out quickly. Because of continuing dealer demand production rose to at least 30% more for the 1987-88 year (just a guess)
As for 1988-89 (the Brett Hull year) and continuing hobby demand they started to pump out more vending cases ~ a trend that would continue 3x for the 1989-90 year ~
just a guess
|October 3 2011, 12:13 PM |
two dump sites were used by o-pee-chee, south side of the intersection of adelaide and commissioners rd., or south of the city on wellington road at the ferguson line, city of london, ontario, the adelaide street dump is the older site which has been closed for years