Non Junk Wax...classic wax? Modern era? Whatever you call it, the O-Pee-Chee sets from Gretzky's debut in the 1979-80 set right up to the Roy and Lemieux years defined a classic period of card collecting. The 8 sets from the pre-boom era include not only Gretzky, Roy, and Lemieux but also Messier, Bourque, Coffey, Savard, Fuhr, Hawerchuck, Carbonneau, Yzerman, Gilmour, and MacInnis. Quite a Hall of Fame class.

the set-o-matic year picker

1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87