First Buzz: 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards


What: 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards
 March 15
Box basics: One autograph per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The rainbow of parallels returns once again with a modern-retro feel and some new touches that add to the overall legacy of the brand.

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The Basics:
 In addition to the ink, each box includes five Rainbow parallels, six Retro cards, one Retro Rainbow parallel, two Ice Blue Traxx, two other numbered parallels and three cards from the NHL Logo Crest, Puck Personas or Platinum Phenoms (all diecuts) sets. All three diecut sets will have  auto versions that are tough pulls at 1:650 or 1:1,400. … The base set will consist of 200 cards (150 veterans, 50 Marquee Rookies) and there will be just four cards per pack. … There will be eight types of parallels for base cards and Marquee Rookies with Rainbow, Ice Blue Traxx, Red Prism (/199), Royal Blue Cubes (/99), Seismic Gold (/50), Emerald Surge (/10) and 1/1 Golden Treasures. The 100 Retro cards will have six parallels, including a Black auto version. … Rookie Autos will include Orange and Emerald Surge as well as 1/1 Golden Treasures in the mix.

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