1981-82 OPC Set of 269

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Set of 269 (loose stickers)
$149.99
4 Key Rookie (RC) Stickers

Wayne Gretzky, Peter Stastny, Mike Bossy & Mark Messier.

Sticker History

This set is what is referred to the prototype sticker year. This was the first year that O-Pee-Chee wanted to test market and sell stickers to the public. O-Pee-Chee made these stickers and distributed them in small quantities to only 2 provinces in Canada (Ontario and Québec). Opening packages of these stickers was extremely frustrating as it was difficult to find stickers you needed as there were only 4 stickers per package. This small but strategic prototype sticker trial was a success and thus (in 1982) begun the North American distribution of O-Pee-Chee stickers in Canada and Topps throughout the USA. The 1981 O-Pee-Chee stickers year is the most difficult of the 9 O-Pee-Chee years to find in unused singles, unopened wax and complete sets. When finding unopened wax from 1981, it is not uncommon for the glue that held the packages to be coming undone. O-Pee-Chee distributed these stickers out of London, Ontario in Canada.

Sticker Facts

The size of each full sticker is 4.9 cm X 6.5 cm (1.93 in X 2.56 in). There were 100 packages in each wax box which originally retailed for $0.15 per pack. Each package contained 4 stickers. The minimum number of packages needed to make a full set (assuming absolutely no doubles) is 68. The original album ($0.25) cover featured Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur and Darryl Sittler. The 1981 Stanley Cup winners were the New York Islanders with Butch Goring the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoffs MVP.

Season Facts

The Quebec Nordiques caused some international intrigue by signing Czech defectors Peter and Anton Stastny. Peter Stastny went on to score 109 points and win the Calder trophy for Rookie of the Year. Mike Bossy became only the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games. Mark Howe was speared in the buttock by the goal net mooring and missed 17 games. Mark would go on to play more than a decade in the NHL. Tiger Williams was not only penalized for 343 minutes, he also netted a remarkable and unexpected 35 goals. Mike Liut was the 1st goalie to ever win the Lester B. Pearson trophy which is the NHL MVP as voted by the players. Liut would finish second to Wayne Gretzky in the running for the Hart Trophy (Wayne’s second). Rick Kehoe defeats Wayne Gretzky in Lady Byng Trophy voting.

Expansion Notes

The Atlanta Flames moved to Calgary and kept the name Flames for the 1980-81 NHL season.

Wayne Gretzky Notes

Gretzky started his tear in the NHL by setting new records for points (164) and assists (109). Wayne won his 2nd Hart Trophy and 1st ever Art Ross trophy. This series featured 3 Gretzky stickers. Wayne scored a season total of 55 goals and 109 assists for 164. His points per game ratio for this 80 games played season was 2.05.

 

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Album (empty album)
$34.88
I am currently sourcing this product out. Please check back soon.

 

 

 

If you would like to add this album to put your stickers into, I do have it available here

This album measures about 27 cm X 24 cm (10.5 inches X 9.5 inches) and comes to you in near mint condition and currently sits empty with no stickers.

 

 

 

 

 
 

1981 O-Pee-Chee Sticker Package
$2.99

 

 

 

Purchase this empty sticker package.

This package measures about 10 cm X 8 cm (4 inches X 3.5 inches) and comes to you in near mint condition and currently sits empty with NO stickers included.

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Stickers Poster
$24.99

 

 

 

Purchase this promo poster which was released from the factory folded neatly in 2. This poster was inserted into sticker album cases.

This poster measures about 25 cm X 38 cm (9.8 inches X 15 inches) and comes to you in near mint condition.

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

16 Rookie/Star Stickers From 1981-82 O-Pee-Chee:

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Front & Back of all Stickers from 1981-82:

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2 Responses to 1981-82 OPC Set of 269

  1. Thelauds says:

    Here is the checklist for the 1981-82 O-Pee-Chee NHL Sticker Set:

    1 Stanley Cup Trophy
    2 Stanley Cup Trophy
    3 Stanley Cup Trophy
    4 Stanley Cup Trophy
    5 Stanley Cup Trophy
    6 Stanley Cup Trophy
    7 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    8 Glenn Anderson Oilers
    9 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    10 Glenn Anderson Oilers
    11 Jari Kurri Oilers
    12 Pat Riggin Flames
    13 Willi Plett Flames
    14 Rick St.Croix Flyers
    15 Willi Plett Flames
    16 Rick St.Croix Flyers
    17 Mike Bossy Islanders
    18 Denis Potvin Islanders
    19 Conn Smythe Trophy
    20 Butch Goring Islanders
    21 Billy Smith Islanders
    22 Steve Payne Stars
    23 Ken Morrow Islanders
    24 Dino Ciccarelli Stars
    25 Ken Morrow Islanders
    26 Steve Christoff Stars
    27 Prince-of Wales Trophy
    28 Prince-of Wales Trophy
    29 Guy Lafleur Canadiens
    30 Bob Gainey Canadiens
    31 Larry Robinson Canadiens
    32 Steve Shutt Canadiens
    33 Brian Engblom Canadiens
    34 Doug Jarvis Canadiens
    35 Yvon Lambert Canadiens
    36 Mark Napier Canadiens
    37 Rejean Houle Canadiens
    38 Pierre Larouche Canadiens
    39 Rod Langway Canadiens
    40 Richard Sevigny Canadiens
    41 Guy Lafleur Canadiens
    42 Larry Robinson Canadiens
    43 Bob Gainey Canadiens
    44 Steve Shutt Canadiens
    45 Rick Middleton Bruins
    46 Peter McNab Bruins
    47 Rogatien Vachon Bruins
    48 Brad Park Bruins
    49 Ray Bourque Bruins
    50 Terry O’Reilly Bruins
    51 Steve Kasper Bruins
    52 Dwight Foster Bruins
    53 Danny Gare Sabres
    54 Andre Savard Sabres
    55 Don Edwards Sabres
    56 Bob Sauve Sabres
    57 Tony McKegney Sabres
    58 John Van-Boxmeer Sabres
    59 Derek Smith Sabres
    60 Gilbert Perreault Sabres
    61 Mike Rogers Whalers
    62 Mark Howe Whalers
    63 Blaine Stoughton Whalers
    64 Rick Ley Whalers
    65 Jordy Douglas Whalers
    66 Al Sims Whalers
    67 Norm Barnes Whalers
    68 John Garrett Whalers
    69 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    70 Anton Stastny Nordiques
    71 Jacques Richard Nordiques
    72 Robbie Ftorek Nordiques
    73 Dan Bouchard Nordiques
    74 Real Cloutier Nordiques
    75 Michel Goulet Nordiques
    76 Marc Tardif Nordiques
    77 Dennis Maruk Capitals
    78 Bob-Houndog Kelly Capitals
    79 Dennis Maruk Capitals
    80 Bob-Houndog Kelly Capitals
    81 Grant Mulvey Capitals
    82 Cameo Whalers
    83 Denis Herron Canadiens
    84 Dan Bouchard Nordiques
    85 Grant Mulvey Capitals
    86 Grant Mulvey Capitals
    87 Rick Middleton Bruins
    88 Bobby Smith Stars
    89 Don Beaupre Stars
    90 Al MacAdam Stars
    91 Craig Hartsburg Stars
    92 Steve Payne Stars
    93 Gilles Meloche Stars
    94 Tim Young Stars
    95 Tom McCarthy Stars
    96 Wilf Paiement Maple Leafs
    97 Darryl Sittler Maple Leafs
    98 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    99 Bill Derlago Maple Leafs
    100 Ian Turnbull Maple Leafs
    101 Rick Vaive Maple Leafs
    102 Dan Maloney Maple Leafs
    103 Laurie Boschman Maple Leafs
    104 Pat Hickey Maple Leafs
    105 Michel-Bunny Larocque Maple Leafs
    106 Jiri Crha Maple Leafs
    107 John Anderson Maple Leafs
    108 Bill Derlago Maple Leafs
    109 Darryl Sittler Maple Leafs
    110 Wilf Paiement Maple Leafs
    111 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    112 Denis Savard Blackhawks
    113 Tony Esposito Blackhawks
    114 Tom Lysiak Blackhawks
    115 Keith Brown Blackhawks
    116 Glen Sharpley Blackhawks
    117 Terry Ruskowski Blackhawks
    118 Reg Kerr Blackhawks
    119 Bob-Frederick Murray Blackhawks
    120 Dale McCourt Red Wings
    121 John Ogrodnick Red Wings
    122 Mike Foligno Red Wings
    123 Gilles Gilbert Red Wings
    124 Reed Larson Red Wings
    125 Vaclav Nedomansky Red Wings
    126 Willie Huber Red Wings
    127 Jim Korn Red Wings
    128 Bernie Federko Blues
    129 Mike Liut Blues
    130 Wayne Babych Blues
    131 Blake Dunlop Blues
    132 Mike Zuke Blues
    133 Brian Sutter Blues
    134 Rick Lapointe Blues
    135 Jorgen Pettersson Blues
    136 Dave Christian Jets
    137 Dave Babych Jets
    138 Morris Lukowich Jets
    139 Norm Dupont Jets
    140 Ron-Lee Wilson Jets
    141 Danny Geoffrion Jets
    142 Barry Long Jets
    143 Pierre Hamel Jets
    144 Charlie Simmer Kings
    145 Mark Howe Whalers
    146 Don Beaupre Stars
    147 Marcel Dionne Kings
    148 Larry Robinson Canadiens
    149 Dave Taylor Kings
    150 Mike Bossy Islanders
    151 Denis Potvin Islanders
    152 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    153 Mike Liut Blues
    154 Rob Ramage Rockies
    155 Bill Barber Flyers
    156 Clarence Campbell Trophy
    157 Clarence Campbell Trophy
    158 Mike Bossy Islanders
    159 Denis Potvin Islanders
    160 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    161 Billy Smith Islanders
    162 Anders Kallur Islanders
    163 Bob Bourne Islanders
    164 Clark Gillies Islanders
    165 Ken Morrow Islanders
    166 Anders Hedberg Rangers
    167 Ron Greschner Rangers
    168 Barry Beck Rangers
    169 Eddie Johnstone Rangers
    170 Don Maloney Rangers
    171 Ron Duguay Rangers
    172 Ulf Nilsson Rangers
    173 Dave Maloney Rangers
    174 Bill Barber Flyers
    175 Behn Wilson Flyers
    176 Ken Linseman Flyers
    177 Pete Peeters Flyers
    178 Bobby Clarke Flyers
    179 Paul Holmgren Flyers
    180 Brian Propp Flyers
    181 Reggie Leach Flyers
    182 Rick Kehoe Penguins
    183 Randy Carlyle Penguins
    184 George Ferguson Penguins
    185 Peter Lee Penguins
    186 Rod Schutt Penguins
    187 Paul Gardner Penguins
    188 Ron Stackhouse Penguins
    189 Mario Faubert Penguins
    190 Mike Gartner Capitals
    191 Dennis Maruk Capitals
    192 Ryan Walter Capitals
    193 Rick Green Capitals
    194 Mike Palmateer Capitals
    195 Bob-Houndog Kelly Capitals
    196 Jean Pronovost Capitals
    197 Al Hangsleben Capitals
    198 Pat Ribble Capitals
    199 John Tonelli Islanders
    200 Andy Moog Oilers
    201 John Tonelli Islanders
    202 Andy Moog Oilers
    203 Mike Bossy Islanders
    204 Mike Bossy Islanders
    205 Wayne Stephenson Capitals
    206 Wayne Stephenson Capitals
    207 Mike Allison Rangers
    208 Bob Gainey Canadiens
    209 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    210 Mark Messier Oilers
    211 Jari Kurri Oilers
    212 Brett Callighen Oilers
    213 Matti Hagman Oilers
    214 Risto Siltanen Oilers
    215 Lee Fogolin Oilers
    216 Eddie Mio Oilers
    217 Glenn Anderson Oilers
    218 Kent Nilsson Flames
    219 Guy Chouinard Flames
    220 Eric Vail Flames
    221 Pat Riggin Flames
    222 Willi Plett Flames
    223 Pekka Rautakallio Flames
    224 Paul Reinhart Flames
    225 Brad Marsh Flames
    226 Phil Russell Flames
    227 Lanny Mcdonald Rockies
    228 Merlin Malinowski Rockies
    229 Rob Ramage Rockies
    230 Glenn-Chico Resch Rockies
    231 Ron Delorme Rockies
    232 Lucien DeBlois Rockies
    233 Paul Gagne Rockies
    234 Joel Quenneville Rockies
    235 Marcel Dionne Kings
    236 Charlie Simmer Kings
    237 Dave Taylor Kings
    238 Mario Lessard Kings
    239 Larry Murphy Kings
    240 Jerry Korab Kings
    241 Mike Murphy Kings
    242 Billy Harris Kings
    243 Thomas Gradin Canucks
    244 Per-Olov Brasar Canucks
    245 Glen Hanlon Canucks
    246 Chris Oddleifson Canucks
    247 Dave-Tiger Williams Canucks
    248 Kevin McCarthy Canucks
    249 Dennis Kearns Canucks
    250 Harold Snepsts Canucks
    251 Art Ross Trophy
    252 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    253 Mike Bossy Islanders
    254 James Norris Trophy
    255 Randy Carlyle Penguins
    256 Richard Sevigny Canadiens
    257 Georges Vezina Trophy
    258 Denis Herron Canadiens
    259 Michel-Bunny Larocque Maple Leafs
    260 Lady Byng Trophy
    261 Rick Kehoe Penguins
    262 Calder Memorial Trophy
    263 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    264 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    265 Hart Memorial Trophy
    266 Charlie Simmer Kings
    267 Marcel Dionne Kings
    268 Dave Taylor Kings
    269 Bob Gainey Canadiens

  2. Check out this cool link to some more information about this set:

    http://1981opcstickers.blogspot.ca/

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