The OPC collecting season normally involves a large base set along with several inserts and a new round of manufactured patches, and 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey keeps that legacy going.
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Base / Parallels
The massive base set gives the 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist a boost via the 600-card lineup.
The final 100 cards form the high-series subset, which includes Marquee Rookies (35 cards; #501-535), Rookie Season Reviews (#536-550), Team Checklists (31 cards; #551-581), League Leaders (9 cards; #582-590), and Season Highlights (10 cards; #591-600). These base short prints combine to fall in every other pack.
Like last year, there are a variety of base Image Variations.
Exclusive to Hobby, look for new Neon Green Border (#/50) editions and Printing Plates (1/1) among the base parallels.
For the Base OPC Retro versions, falling in every pack, there are Hobby-only Black Border (#/100) and Printing Plates (1/1) to chase.
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown
- Base Blue Border - 1:3 packs
- Base Red Border - 1:18 packs
- Base Neon Green Border - #/50
- Base Printing Plates - 1/1
- Retro - 1:1 packs
- Retro Black Border - #/100
- Retro Printing Plates - 1/1
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Inserts
Very familiar to OPC fans, 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a few returning inserts.
The OPC Playing Cards insert is only available in Hobby boxes. While they average at least four per box overall, the tiered rarity makes the Aces and Jokers/Mascots cards much tougher to uncover.
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey OPC Playing Cards Rundown
- 2s to 10s - 1:6 packs
- Jacks to Kings - 1:34 packs
- Aces - 1:101 packs
- Jokers/Mascots - 1:202 packs
There are also the OPC Premier Tallboys minis, which stand 2" x 3.5". Split into tiers, as well, including Rookies SP and Rookie Updates SSP, the insert offers the Patterned Rainbow Foilboard parallel. These new editions are only in the Hobby format.
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey OPC Premier Tallboys Rundown
Base - 1:1.5 packs
- Patterned Rainbow Foilboard - 1:297 packs
Rookie SPs - 1:52 packs
- Patterned Rainbow Foilboard - 1:3,120 packs
Rookie Updates SSPs - 1:35 packs
- Patterned Rainbow Foilboard - 1:2,080 packs
Unannounced content includes OPC Premier Full-Size and OPC Platinum Preview along with 3D Marquee Rookies inserts and redemptions.
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Manufactured Patches
The famed OPC Patches maintain the manufactured chase with a variety of Trophy Winners cards as well as SSP Hall of Fame Logo and OPC Logo Update cards.
These, too, are exclusive to 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Hobby packs.
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Manufactured Patches Rundown
- Art Ross Trophy - 1:960
- Bill Masterson Trophy - 1:960
- Calder Memorial Trophy - 1:960
- Conn Smythe Trophy - 1:960
- Frank J. Selke Trophy - 1:960
- Hall of Fame Logo - 1:2,250
- Hart Memorial Trophy - 1:960
- James Norris Trophy - 1:960
- King Clancy Trophy - 1:960
- Lady Bing Trophy - 1:960
- Maurice Richard Trophy - 1:960
- Presidents' Trophy - 1:960
- Stanley Cup Trophy - 1:1,875
- Ted Lindsay Award - 1:960
- Vezina Trophy - 1:960
- William M. Jennings Trophy - 1:960
- OPC Logo Update - 1:2,250
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Upper Deck Bounty Program
If you really want to take on a challenge, 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey comes with a special UD Bounty Program promo. The Top Rookie Puzzle Bounty set promises prizes to those who can collect all nine cards in the puzzle.
The first 25 to redeem the full set earn a card "featuring a top rookie selected in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft," as well as the Black Border (#/65) version and an autograph card (#/25). If you are in the next 40 collectors to finish the task, you receive the award card and the Black Border version. Everyone else that redeems the completed set is awarded the main card.
Release Date: February 24, 2022
Product Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 18 packs per box, 16 boxes per case
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
- 1 Rare Chase Card
- 2 #'d Base Parallels
- 7 Additional Base Parallels
- 18 Base Retro Cards
- 4 OPC Playing Cards Inserts
- 4 OPC Premier Tallboys Inserts