HGA Grades O-Pee-Chee Cards

Established in 1911 by brothers J.K. and D.H. McDermid, the O-Pee-Chee Gum Company began as a chewing gum manufacturer in London, Ontario. The company’s name, derived from the Ojibwe word meaning “the Robin,” mirrored a connection to nature. Venturing into the trading card market in the 1930s, O-Pee-Chee produced diverse sets, including baseball, hockey, Mickey Mouse, and Fighting Forces cards.
During World War II, O-Pee-Chee focused on war contracts, supplying dried egg powder. The post-war period saw the company’s continued commitment to gum, notably with the production of Thrills, an enduring product.
In 1958, O-Pee-Chee entered a marketing agreement with the Topps Company, introducing annual trading card sets in Canada. Collaborating with Topps in the 1960s, O-Pee-Chee played a crucial role in expanding the NHL, producing sets reflecting the league’s growth.
The 1970s brought bilingual cards and diverse sets, including WHA, CFL, and entertainment-themed cards. Collaborating with Topps continued into the 1980s, featuring annual album and sticker series.
By 1990-91, O-Pee-Chee faced new competitors in the NHL card market. The unique O-Pee-Chee Premier hockey series gained collector popularity. However, industry changes in the mid-1990s led to shifts in production, marking the end of the O-Pee-Chee MLB series in 1994. O-Pee-Chee’s legacy reflects a journey from gum manufacturing to a prominent role in the trading card realm, marked by innovation, collaboration, and adaptability.
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Graded cards often have a higher resale value and are more sought after by serious collectors to display, invest, and sell. It doesn’t matter if it is for personal collection or you are selling your cards, the first step to upgrading your collection is to get it graded.

Importance of Grading O-Pee-Chee Cards

Grading is an important part to any collector who wants to preserve, protect, and authenticate their collection. Grading your cards gives you assurance and piece of mind of the following points.

Condition Determination

A card’s grade can significantly influence its market value. A mint condition card can fetch prices exponentially higher than its worn counterparts.


Grading ensures the card’s authenticity, protecting collectors from counterfeit cards. As well as being labeled with the detailed information about the cards set, release and variation.


Once graded, cards are sealed in a tamper-resistant, protective case, preserving their condition. Allowing you to display and show off your cards without fear of damage or wear.

Our Unique Label Designs Enhance Your Cards

HGA’s custom labels enhance graded O-Pee-Chee cards by offering a personalized and visually striking touch that complements the design aesthetics of O-Pee-Chee’s trading cards. The ability to tailor labels with custom designs and colors allows collectors to create a cohesive and unique presentation that resonates with the themes of the O-Pee-Chee cards. This level of customization not only adds an extra layer of visual appeal but also serves as a storytelling element, allowing collectors to highlight specific details or commemorate special moments associated with their O-Pee-Chee cards. As a result, the combination of O-Pee-Chee’s quality cards and HGA’s custom labels creates an individualized collector experience, fostering a deeper connection between the collector and their graded O-Pee-Chee cards.

Importance of Grading Your Panini Cards

What Makes Grading With HGA Different

With the launch of HGA in 2021 a revolution in the grading industry began. HGA focuses on bringing a new focus to the many things that customers had been wanting from existing companies for years. Focusing on these 4 principles HGA continues to improve the grading process and strives to push grading to the next level.


Our hybrid grading approach combines the best of technology with human expertise, ensuring accurate and consistent grades.

Turnaround Time

We pride ourselves on our efficient grading process, ensuring you get your cards back in a timely manner. Your turnaround is guaranteed, or the grading is free of charge.

Customer Service

Our team is always available to answer any queries and guide you through the submission process. We’re committed to customer service.


With HGA, you’ll always know the status of your card, from submission to return.

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