CSG Card of the Month: 2019-20 O‑Pee‑Chee Platinum Cale Makar

Posted on 11/3/2022

With the NHL season underway, the Colorado Avalanche star will be crucial to the team's hopes of defending their Stanley Cup title.

Click images to enlarge.

Sport: Hockey

Set: 2019-20 O-Pee-Chee Platinum

Card: #175 Cale Makar

What makes it special? This is a popular card for Cale Makar, a defenseman who has played with the Colorado Avalanche since his NHL debut in 2019. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year that season. In 2022, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the 2022 playoffs, which ended with the Colorado Avalanche winning their third Stanley Cup.

Did you know? O-Pee-Chee, the company name for this set, began as a Canadian candy company in 1911. Later, O-Pee-Chee got involved in trading cards, including the 1979 set whose Wayne Gretzky card is seen as the gold standard among all hockey cards. The company was acquired by Nestle in 1996, and Topps licensed the O-Pee-Chee name from 1997 to 2004. Currently, Upper Deck has the right to use the O-Pee-Chee name.

Total graded by CSG: There are 26 examples of this card in the CSG Population Report, as of early November 2022. This includes eight cards with variations that include Rainbow Color Wheel, Rainbow, Arctic Freeze, Sunset and Matte Pink.

Click images to enlarge.

CSG median grade: CSG 9

CSG highest graded: There are 4 examples graded CSG Gem Mint 10, including one Sunset and one Matte Pink.

Sales highlights: An example graded CSG 8.5 sold in July 2022 for $23 while an example graded CSG 9 sold for $74 at the same time, both through PWCC.

CSG Registry: As of October 2022, there are seven Cale Makar Hockey Player Sets in the CSG Registry. These are led by BamaFan's RollTide4Life set, which has a Matte Pink card graded CSG 8. This card is also part of JD’s Sports Cards' Cale Makar set, which includes a standard example graded CSG 9.5.

Related Link:
More CSG Card of the Month articles

Stay Informed

Want news like this delivered to your inbox once a month? Subscribe to the free CGC eNewsletter today!


You've been subscribed to the CGC eNewsletter.

Unable to subscribe to our eNewsletter. Please try again later.

Articles List

Add CGC Card

Create a Set

Join CGC for free to add cards, track your collection and participate in the CGC Trading Cards Registry or CGC Sports Cards Registry.

Join CGC

Already a member? Sign In
Add to CGC Card Registry Example
Add to CGC Card Registry Example