2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Cards

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Cards

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Splashing chromium on the main OPC design, 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey provides NHL fans with another year of the popular brand.

The '21-22 iteration sees a large change in the box output, switching from 20 packs of four cards (80 cards total) to 12 packs of 12 cards (144 cards total). Nevertheless, each Hobby box should still contain one autograph.

See also: 2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Cards

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Base / Parallels

Taking the main style from 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey and adding the familiar finish, 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey increase the base set size compared to last year.

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The full set now includes 200 veterans (instead of 150) along with 100 Marquee Rookie cards in a variety of parallels, such as Sunset.

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New editions include Hot Magma (#/399).

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2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown

Veterans (#1-200)

  • Rainbow - 1:3
  • Sunset - 1:6
  • Matte Pink - 1:9
  • Hot Magma - #/399
  • Violet Pixels - #/299
  • Red Prism - #/199
  • Arctic Freeze - #/99
  • Cosmic - #/65
  • Seismic Gold - #/50
  • Orange Checkers - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Emerald Surge - #/10
  • Golden Treasures - 1/1
Marquee Rookies (#201-300)

  • Rainbow - 1:6
  • Sunset - 1:12
  • Matte Pink - 1:18
  • Hot Magma - #/399
  • Violet Pixels - #/299
  • Red Prism - #/199
  • Arctic Freeze - #/99
  • Cosmic - #/65
  • Seismic Gold - #/50
  • Orange Checkers - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Emerald Surge - #/10
  • Golden Treasures - 1/1

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Inserts

On the insert front, the 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey checklist takes a throwback approach in Retros (1:2 packs). Limited parallels offer another chase aspect.

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Insert Parallels Breakdown

OPC Platinum Retros

  • Rainbow - 1:12
  • Blue Rainbow - #/149
  • Purple Houndstooth - #/15
  • Golden Treasures - 1/1

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The remaining choices come in each box, as well, including Photo Drive (1:3 packs), featuring stars and rookie players, Platinum Die-Cuts (1:4 packs), which is a new option for vets and rookies, and Sweet Selections (1:4 packs), just for rookies.

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Each card in the insert trio also has a one-of-one Golden Treasures edition.

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2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Autographs

Autographs close out 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey with several hard-signed sets.

The on-card Rookie Autos (1:30 packs) line works in debut Blue Traxx (1:144 packs) parallels.

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Rookie Autographs Parallels Breakdown

  • Rainbow - 1:120
  • Blue Traxx - 1:144
  • Violet Pixels - 1:288
  • Matte Pink - 1:432
  • Cosmic - 1:576
  • Red Prism - #/50
  • Seismic Gold - #/25
  • Orange Checkers - #/15 (Hobby)
  • Emerald Surge - #/10
  • Golden Treasures - 1/1

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More on-card options arrive via Retros Red Autographs, covering veterans (1:192 packs) and rookies (1:384 packs).

That leaves Blue Rainbow Autographs (1:60), which is new, plus Photo Driven Rainbow Autographs (1:576; Hobby only), Platinum Die-Cuts Rainbow Autographs (1:576; Hobby only), and Sweet Selections Rainbow Autographs (1:576; Hobby only).

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Estimated Release Date: April 27, 2022
Product Configuration: 12 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 16 boxes per case (2 inners)

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Hobby Box Break Average

  • 1 Autograph
  • 11 Base Parallels (Rainbow, Sunset AND/OR Matte Pink)
  • 5 #'d Base parallels
  • 6 OPC Retros cards
  • 1 OPC Retros Rainbow Parallel
  • 12 Inserts (Photo Drive, Platinum Die-Cuts AND/OR Sweet Selections)

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

Set Checklist

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Checklist

The checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

 

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Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph

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User Reviews

  1. I can’t believe it! Upper Deck simply doesn’t know when to stop!! And people will pay and pay and pay…

    2019-20

    4 cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 16 boxes per case (2 inners)

    1 Autograph
    2 #’d Base parallels

    Violet Pixels – #/399
    Red Prism – #/199
    Arctic Freeze – #/99
    Seismic Gold – #/50
    Orange Checkers – #/25 (Hobby)
    Emerald Surge – #/10
    Golden Treasures – 1/1

    2020-21

    4 cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 16 boxes per case (2 inners)

    1 Autograph
    2 #’d Base parallels

    BUT!!!

    Aquamarine – #/499
    Violet Pixels – #/399
    Yellow Trax – #/249
    Red Prism – #/199
    Arctic Freeze – #/99
    Cosmic – #/65
    Seismic Gold – #/50
    Orange Checkers – #/25 (Hobby)
    Emerald Surge – #/10
    Golden Treasures – 1/1

    In other words, comparing to the previous season, there were 813 more #’d parallels. The product got watered down big, big time. If before one could get 2 #’d parallels out of 783 possible #’d parallel for every player in the base list, now you get 2 #’d out of 1596 possible #’d parallel for every player in the base list, which is more than double. Obviously, the chances to hit something low are extremely bad.

    Now, let’s see 2021-22. The product must have been improved, right?

    2021-22

    12 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 16 boxes per case (2 inners)

    1 Autograph
    5 #’d Base parallels

    Hot Magma – #/399
    Violet Pixels – #/299
    Red Prism – #/199
    Arctic Freeze – #/99
    Cosmic – #/65
    Seismic Gold – #/50
    Orange Checkers – #/25 (Hobby)
    Emerald Surge – #/10
    Golden Treasures – 1/1

    Comparing to the previous year, they removed some of the high numbered parallels, so there are now 1147, not 1596 anymore. This is an improvement, right? Well, not really, since the configuration of the product has changed. There are 144 cards per box, versus 80 cards as they were in the past. So, although the number of parallels per player has slightly decreased, the price of the product will be most probably much, much higher than this year. In other words, people will pay much more for slightly better chances to get a #’d parallel.

    But that’s not the worst thing. The number of Autos remained the same comparing to the last year. You’ll still get 16 autos in a case, but again, for a much more higher price, since there are more cards in the case.

    In conclusion another watered down product…I’m wondering were will they go with this? I’m guessing they will not stop until stores will get stuck with entire cases of the products on their shelves.

  2. Addendum!

    For the season 2021-22 there are 5 #’d parallels par box, not only 2, like before. Actually, that is an improvement comparing to the previous season. It is actually almost the same ratio to hit a #’d parallel as the 2019-20 season. That being said, the price will go up like crazy for sure, not to mention that you get only 1 auto per box for a higher price.

  3. TCB. Great comparison of years above. I agree 100%. UD is just watering this down so they can mass produce and then on top of it, charge more and more. Here is the change in price for a product that is getting worse:

    19-20: $80
    20-21: $130
    21-22: $200

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