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The Great Sports Card Search Begins – BOLO – What We Buy & Finding Value in 1980’s Hockey Card & Wax Box Guide

Presented is a simple guide to the best hockey cards of the 1980’s. These are the cards we are looking for as they are among the most desirable with collectors. With that said, condition is the most important variable in what we are looking for. Specifically, in the category of 1980’s hockey we are only looking for highly graded cards (cards that are 9 or better) or unopened wax boxes and/or cases.

This is because values are always determined by condition. All cards that come in go through a cursory evaluation process before being accepted. We recommend getting cards graded by one of three companies – PSA, Beckett or SGC. With hockey cards, KSA is also a popular grading company that is Canadian.  Note, that ungraded (raw) cards do have value but have a lower value range.  Once a card is graded, it is more desirable and easier to determine the value according to the market.

As part of our auction service, we can provide assistance to those consigners who have eligible cards that need to be graded. The following list shows cards that are eligible to be consigned or sold through Memorabilia Expert.   Provided are photos of what these cards look like with many in the examples that have already been graded. Also shown in this desirable (BOLO) section, are wax boxes and card set boxes.

1980-81 Topps 

1980-81 Topps – Ray Bourque Rookie Card (RC) #140.
1980-81 Topps – Wayne Gretzky #250.
1980-81 Topps Hockey Wax Box (36 Packs).

1980-81 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1980-81 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Ray Bourque Rookie Card (RC) #140.
1980-81 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Wayne Gretzky #250.
1980-81 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Mark Messier Rookie Card (RC) #289.
1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Wax Box (36 Packs).

1981-82 Topps

1981-82 Topps – Wayne Gretzky #16.
1981-82 Topps Hockey Wax Box (36 Packs).

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Wayne Gretzky #106.
1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Jari Kurri Rookie Card (RC) #107.
1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Paul Coffey Rookie Card (RC) #111.
1981-82 O-Pee Chee (OPC) – Mark Messier #118.
1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Wax Pack Box.

1982-83 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Grant Fuhr Rookie Card (RC) #105.
1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Wayne Grezky #106.
1981-82 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Dale Hawerchuk Rookie Card (RC) #380.
1981-82 O-Pee Chee (OPC) Wax Pack Box.

1983-84 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1983-84 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Wayne Gretzky #29.
1983-84 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Scott Stevens Rookie Card (RC) #376.
1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Wax Pack Box.

1984-85 Topps 

1984-85 Topps – Steve Yzerman Rookie Card (RC) #49.
1984-85 Topps Wax Pack Box.

1984-85 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1984-85 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Steve Yzerman Rookie Card (RC) #67.
1984-85 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Doug Gilmour Rookie Card (RC) #185.
1984-85 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Chris Chelios Rookie Card (RC) #259.
1984-85 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Cam Neely Rookie Card (RC) #327.
1984-85 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Hockey Wax Box.

1985-86 Topps

1985-86 Topps – Mario Lemieux Rookie Card (RC) #9.
1985-86 Topps – Mario Lemieux Box Bottom #1.
1985-86 Topps Hockey Wax Box.

1985-86 O-Pee-Chee

1985-86 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Mario Lemieux Rookie Card (RC) #9.
1985-86 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Steve Yzerman #29.
1985-86 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Wayne Gretzky #120.
1985-86 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Mario Lemieux Rookie Card (RC) Scoring Leaders #262.
1985-86 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Hockey Wax Box.

1986-87 Topps

1986-87 Topps – Wayne Gretzky #3.
1986-87 Topps – Patrick Roy Rookie Card (RC) #53.
1986-87 Topps Hockey Wax Pack Box.

1986-87 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1986-87 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Patrick Roy Rookie Card (RC) #53.
1986-87 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Mario Lemieux #122.
1986-87 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Wax Pack Box.

1987-88 Topps

1987-88 Topps Hockey Wax Pack Box.

1987-88 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1987-88 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Luc Robitaille Rookie Card (RC) #42.
1987-88 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Wayne Gretzky #53.
1987-88 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) – Grant Fuhr Rookie Card (RC) #105.
1987-88 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Hockey Wax Pack Box.
1987-88 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Factory Set.

1988-89 Topps

1988-89 Topps – Wayne Gretzky #120.
1988-89 Topps – Brett Hull Rookie Card (RC) #66.
1988-89 Topps Hockey Wax Pack Box.

1988-89 O-Pee-Chee (OPC)

1988-89 O-Pee-Chee – Brett Hull Rookie Card (RC) #66.
1988-89 O-Pee-Chee – Brendan Shanahan Rookie Card (RC) #122.
1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wax Pack Box.
1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Factory Set.

 

 

 

 

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