1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey Cards

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey Cards


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1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey was released as a response to a growing number of premium brands in the hobby. With Upper Deck entering the sport and sets like 1990 Leaf Baseball proving popular, it seemed logical that the success would carry over to hockey's most recognized brand at the time. And it did.

The set was a huge success at the time of its release. And while prices have declined significantly from their peak, it's still one of the top hockey sets of the Junk Wax Era that is hindered today by high production numbers.

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey is a small set with just 132 cards. However, the checklist is loaded. It has several strong rookie cards including Jaromir Jagr, Jeremy Roenick, Sergei Fedorov, Mike Modano, Mats Sundin and Curtis Joseph. There are also plenty of notable second-tier rookies like Owen Nolan and Alexander Mogilny.

Cards have a clean design and colorful design. White borders on the front give way to a small frame around the photo. The sides and bottoms are color coordinated by team. The top has a slightly thicker gold box with the O-Pee-Chee Premier name. Photos are all crisp action shots. Backs are bright with an orange-to-red gradient dominating the background. A head shot and stats are layered over top to go along with stats and vitals inside it. Cards are printed on bright card stock.

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Like virtually every set from the era, prices have dropped from their highs of the early- to mid-1990s. Despite this, 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey is still one of the go-to sets for top rookies. Professionally graded copies from reputable companies like PSA and BGS still draw a lot of attention.

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey boxes have 36 packs of seven cards. A limited number of boxed factory sets were also made.

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1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1 Scott Arniel
2 Jergus Baca RC
3 Brian Bellows
4 Jean-Claude Bergeron RC
5 Daniel Berthiaume
6 Rob Blake RC
7 Peter Bondra RC
8 Laurie Boschman
9 Ray Bourque
10 Aaron Broten
11 Greg Brown RC
12 Jimmy Carson
13 Chris Chelios
14 Dino Ciccarelli
15 Zdeno Ciger RC
16 Paul Coffey
17 Danton Cole RC
18 Geoff Courtnall
19 Mike Craig RC
20 John Cullen
21 Vincent Damphousse
22 Gerald Diduck
23 Kevin Dineen
24 Per Djoos RC
25 Tie Domi RC
26 Peter Douris RC
27 Rob DiMaio RC
28 Pat Elynuik
29 Bob Essensa RC
30 Sergei Fedorov RC
31 Brent Fedyk RC
32 Ron Francis
33 Link Gaetz RC
34 Troy Gamble RC
35 Johan Garpenlov RC
36 Mike Gartner
37 Rick Green
38 Wayne Gretzky
39 Jeff Hackett RC
40 Dale Hawerchuk
41 Ron Hextall
42 Bruce Hoffort RC
43 Bobby Holik RC
44 Martin Hostak RC
45 Phil Housley
46 Jody Hull RC
47 Brett Hull
48 Al Iafrate
49 Peter Ing RC
50 Jaromir Jagr RC
51 Curtis Joseph RC
52 Robert Kron RC
53 Frantisek Kucera RC
54 Dale Kushner RC
55 Guy Lafleur
56 Pat LaFontaine
57 Mike Lalor RC
58 Steve Larmer
59 Jiri Latal RC
60 Jamie Leach RC
61 Brian Leetch
62 Claude Lemieux
63 Mario Lemieux
64 Craig Ludwig
65 Al MacInnis
66 Mikko Makela
67 Dave Marcinyshyn RC
68 Stephane Matteau RC
69 Brad McCrimmon
70 Kirk McLean
71 Mark Messier
72 Kelly Miller
73 Kevin Miller RC
74 Mike Modano RC
75 Alexander Mogilny RC
76 Andy Moog
77 Joe Mullen
78 Kirk Muller
79 Pat Murray RC
80 Jarmo Myllys RC
81 Petr Nedved RC
82 Cam Neely
83 Bernie Nicholls
84 Joe Nieuwendyk
85 Chris Nilan
86 Owen Nolan RC
87 Brian Noonan
88 Adam Oates
89 Greg Parks RC
90 Adrien Plavsic RC
91 Keith Primeau RC
92 Brian Propp
93 Dan Quinn
94 Bill Ranford
95 Robert Reichel RC
96 Mike Ricci RC
97 Steven Rice RC
98 Stephane Richer
99 Luc Robitaille
100 Jeremy Roenick RC
101 Patrick Roy
102 Joe Sakic
103 Denis Savard
104 Anatoli Semenov RC
105 Brendan Shanahan
106 Ray Sheppard
107 Mike Sillinger RC
108 Ilkka Sinisalo
109 Bobby Smith
110 Paul Stanton RC
111 Kevin Stevens RC
112 Scott Stevens
113 Alan Stewart RC
114 Mats Sundin RC
115 Brent Sutter
116 Tim Sweeney RC
117 Peter Taglianetti
118 John Tanner RC
119 Dave Tippett
120 Rick Tocchet
121 Bryan Trottier
122 John Tucker
123 Darren Turcotte RC
124 Pierre Turgeon
125 Randy Velischek
126 Mike Vernon
127 Wes Walz RC
128 Carey Wilson
129 Doug Wilson
130 Steve Yzerman
131 Peter Zezel
132 Checklist
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Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Reviews

  1. I collected this set back in 1990-91 and really loved it … 132 cards pure and simple no sub-sets just the main cards … wish we could do that again … I even kept the wrappers :D … any young collector today would be crazy not to have a set … since it’s reasonably cheap (Hate that they printed so many cards of all sports back then).

  2. Best hockey card set of that over saturated era.


  3. Just a ?. Did the boxes come come to the retailer shrink wrapped or just the black cardbard box, with the pic of Fedorov and Cullen? Thanks

  4. This set is and forever will be my favourite set of all time.

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