Upper Deck’s 2012-13 Black Diamond Hockey is live

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

With the NHL lockout in full swing, and games canceled through the end of the year, one of the few things keeping collectors going is the small doses of new product.

Panini had Classics Signatures come out last week with a focus on retired players.

This week, Upper Deck released 2012-13 Black Diamond. This product has no redemptions. Essentially, what you see is what you get.

Here’s the preview for Black Diamond and the checklist in the Beckett database.

Let’s also look at early cards coming out.

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Rookie Gems WAYNE GRETZKY

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Rookie Gems JORDAN NOLAN

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Premieres MARK STONE /999


- 2012-13 Black Diamond Ruby parallel CAREY PRICE


- 2012-13 Black Diamond Lustrous Greats MARIO LEMIUEX

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Championship Rings TYLER SEGUIN

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Hardware Heroes EVGENI MALKIN /100

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Championship Rings JEAN BELIVEAU


- 2012-13 Black Diamond Puzzle Dual Jersey RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Puzzle Jersey JAROME IGINLA


- 2012-13 Black Diamond Emerald Auto CODY GOLOUBEF

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Emerald Auto DAVID PERRON

- 2012-13 Black Diamond Gemography auto VALTERRI FILPPULA

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Hockey. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.


Tony G

You say the same thing every single time Buster. You are the biggest troll in the world and you don’t even know anything about the hobby.

Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:08 am | Permalink
Boston Blackie

Well, look who’s mom let them out of the basement, and forgot to give them their special vitamins. Are you even involved in the hobby, or do you just need to act out?? You trash Upper Deck, Panini, and even ITG. Please just go play in traffic….

Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:05 am | Permalink

i think hes a disgruntal ex-employee

if ud wants to spice up a 12/13 product
they should make a bettman and fehr
dart board cards -

Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

All trolling aside, Black Diamond is a brand whose design and content got old a dozen years ago. Upper Deck should either completely change the design or just give up the brand entirely.

Of course, just about every brand UD makes looks the same year after year after year (although I really like the design of its base brand this year) …

Posted December 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

i always love black diamond for some reason…maybe cuz it reminds me of the 90’s and how there were a lot of cards that were shiny and neat looking…idk.
anyway, i wish the price pt was a little lower on the product and maybe have a few more inserts. i really dont like spending 20 bucks for 4 packs and having my best card be a ryan suter double diamond ya know, but overall looks good to me!

Posted December 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

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