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First look: 2009-10 Upper Deck Black Diamond hockey cards

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Upper Deck released basic set information and preview images for its 2009-10 Black Diamond hockey set this week, a product that looks to be rich in its Rookie Cards and insert lineup.

Set for release in mid-December, every 24-pack hobby box of Black Diamond will include six Triple Diamond cards, two Quad Diamond cards, six Double Diamond cards, two quad-swatch jersey cards, two Horizontal Perimeter die-cut cards and one parallel card numbered to 100 or less.

Among the Rookie Cards, each box will deliver three Triple Diamond RC’s and a Quad Diamond RC. The insert lineup includes four jersey parallels — one signed and limited to just five copies — as well as Hardware Heroes die-cut cards, which will be found two per 12-box case.

Read more — and see additional images — after the jump.

Also to be found are Role-Reversal die-cuts (two per box) as well as uncut versions (one per two boxes) as well as  Gemography autograph cards (one per two boxes) and Ruby, Gold and Platinum parallels.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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