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price difference between OPC and Topps non sport

February 23 2017 at 7:10 PM
BigBlock396  (Login BigBlock396)

I am not a big eBay person so I like to try and use Beckett pricing when I can.But I notice with non sport they(Beckett) will list most sets that were released by Topps.But when the same set also had an OPC version they say NA when it comes to pricing.I know with sports cards the older OPC baseball is much higher than the same cards produced by Topps.It is like 2X the value for OPC vs Topps.Now I think the only reason for this is that it was produced in much smaller quantities.Likely at no more than 10% of the Topps version.So for you non sport collectors what are your thoughts on the OPC vs Topps pricing.Thanks for any insight that you can offer.

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Amit Benyovits
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February 27 2017, 6:46 PM 

From my experience i haven't noticed any premiums attached for OPC products vs Topps in the area of Nonsports cards.

I should qualify that i have seen higher prices on OPC Empire Strikes back full boxes and asking prices on all the Star Wars series too.

Even on the sports side it took a long time for collectors to appreciate the relative scarcity of OPC Baseball cards and only in the past few years have i noticed a significant uptick in prices on those cards..i suspect most of that is coming from those grading cards.

Also it doesn't seem to apply evenly to all years of OPC baseball.

Hockey is a different beast and OPC has always had higher prices.

I think two factors are in play here..One is the personal preference of collectors of Topps over OPC nonsports.

Secondly more discerning collectors appreciate the scarcity of OPC products and hope that in the future collectors/investors will too.

Just my humble opinion and i'm sure others cn chime in here and express their experiences with OPC Nonsports cards.


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