Beckett Hockey

1985-86 O-PEE-CHEE BOX BOTTOMS I-L WITH MARIO LEMIEUX

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$810 (EBAY)

There’s no telling what spurred the tall foreheads at OPC to feature alternate versions of cards on the bottoms of the company’s 198586 boxes, but it’s one of the all-time great ideas those folks ever had. Among the players pictured was Lemieux, who went on to have the kind of career that ensured significan­t interest in a card that was largely discarded by retailers when the box emptied out. Today it’s tough to find the card in any condition let alone on an intact box like this, so it was no surprise to see a flurry of bidders take a run at it. It’s a good bet that it’ll be headed for grading sooner than later. A PSA 7 NM copy of the card recently sold for $1,330.

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