Friday, April 24, 2020

John Kruk: O PEE CHEE's

Well, I found a small gap in my John Kruk collection and filled the void on one fell swoop. Rather than do a single post for each card, I thought I'd show them all off together as a unit. That void was in some O-Pee-Chee representation.

First up is the 1987 OPC sticker featuring, also, Mickey Hatcher.


Next up is 1988 OPC sticker with Trammell on the back. The wrong player is in the Hall of Fame.

The 1989 OPC sticker with two players. The Tigers Mike Henneman and the Cubs Shawon Dunston.

Now for some real cards. 1990.

1992 with the pretty card back.

1993.
And 1993 Premier. This is a great action card of Kruk rounding third base. I'm willing to bet good money he wasn't in the act of tagging up at second base and attempting to score.

I'm sure I asked this before but what they hell does O-Pee-Chee even mean? It's Canadian but it sounds like a Native American tribe or something. Maybe I'll Google it.

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. That mane is flowing nicely in the 93Premiere

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  2. The name O-Pee-Chee is an Ojibwe word meaning "the Robin"

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    1. Oh, thank you! Between drafting and posting that blog post, I admit I never looked it up. Now I don't have to. Thanks!

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    2. Nice. I'm sure I'll forget this tidbit of info, but I'm happy to know what it means in the present.

      P.S. It's weird how they went with the Topps logo on the 1990 O-Pee-Chee cards.

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