By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
After Winnipeg got its beloved Jets back, it was only a matter of time before the hobby saw a commemorative card set.
Rejoicing Jets fans will just have to wait until Nov. 8, when Upper Deck‘s 15-card tribute takes flight as a special gift with purchases made at UD Certified Diamond Dealers in Manitoba. According to the company’s announcement, collectors who buy a “select amount of 2011-12 Upper Deck NHL packs” will receive a three-card pack, comprised of current Winnipeg wonders seen after the jump.
For those looking to land the likes of Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler in commemorative form, the minimum pack-purchase requirement can be satisfied with 2011-12 Upper Deck Series One — which should arrive in the same shipment as the special set.
Below is a list of participating dealers throughout Manitoba … and an all-important visual preview, of course.
Uptown Cards and Collectibles
Galaxy Comics and Collectibles
Joe Daley’s Sportscards
Sports Card Connection
Superstars Sports Collectibles
Cancentral Card & Supply
EJ’s Sports Cards
Thompson Book Nook