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Upper Deck Adds More Exclusive Autographs to National Redemption

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Even with all of the events and activities that Upper Deck announced last week for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, they have added more excitement to their redemption packs. Partnering up with Amazon.com, they have created four extremely limited autograph cards from their four core sports. Numbered [...]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors Hockey

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When it comes to making cards of members of Canada’s national junior team, Upper Deck has a long tradition that goes back to their first season of making hockey cards back in 1990-91. At that time, collectors busting packs and boxes were on the hunt for the [...]

Panini Reveals Tools of the Trade Update Memorabilia Cards For Release at The National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor It didn’t take them long. Panini America has made their first new cards of LeBron James in a Cavaliers uniform and, fittingly enough, they will be released in Cleveland at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention later this month. What makes this card that much more special is [...]

Upper Deck Ready To Celebrate 25th Anniversary at The National

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck has released some early details about the exciting events and activities that will be taking place at their booth at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and it will be a celebration fit for marking the company’s 25th anniversary. From July 30 [...]

Upper Deck to Produce an American Hockey League Boxed Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Prospects from the American Hockey League rarely get much hobby love during their time in the minors, despite the fact that some of them are just a step away from making an impact at the NHL level. In fact, 87 percent of current NHL players have made an [...]

First Look: 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the end of their hockey line looming, Panini America is looking to go out with a bang instead of a whimper. The highly-touted release of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey has already created some buzz in collector circles due to the line’s success in other sports. Set to [...]

First Look: 2014-15 NHL Artifacts hockey cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Believe it or not, but 2014-15 marks the 10th season that Upper Deck’s NHL Artifacts brand will be on store shelves and some collectors may find that more value has been jammed into packs. Traditionally released early in the season, Artifacts once again will offer up a strong [...]

Upper Deck Gives Collectors a Sneak Peek at 2014-15 Young Guns

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Now heading into its 25th season, the traditional hockey set from Upper Deck has a long and storied tradition which is rarely matched in the trading card industry. Traditionally released in early November, 2014-15 Upper Deck Hockey Series One is set to feature many top rookie performers on [...]

Leaf Trading Cards Reveals Big Plans for the National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Attendees of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio are sure to take notice of the Leaf Trading Cards booth as the company looks to make a major impact at this year’s event. The excitement begins with their 5,000 square foot store (located at booth 569) [...]

Panini Unveils Multi-Sport Redemption Program and VIP Set for the National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America has given collectors a small glimpse into their plans for the upcoming 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and they will be focusing on the hottest rookies around in addition to today’s brightest stars. It all begins with a special treat for VIP attendees [...]

Upper Deck and Hockey Hall of Fame Combine for Cool Summer Promotion

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is on the bucket list of most fans as it gives them a chance to look at many of the game’s priceless artifacts and potentially have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup. During this [...]

Panini Gives NBA Fans a Virtual Look at the 2014 Draft Class

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The first cards of next season’s freshman class will hit store shelves with the release of 2014-15 NBA Hoops in October and one of the product’s designs was previewed in virtual trading cards revealed recently over the course of the 2014 NBA Draft via their Twitter feed. Panini [...]

LeBron James Leads NBA Free Agent Frenzy

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Free agent season has officially opened in the NBA and over the next few days, players and teams began negotiating on deals that are sure to make headlines. Eligible players are able to negotiate with prospective new teams at this point, but they are unable to officially sign [...]

Ekblad Leads the Pack at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

The annual NHL Entry Draft took place in Philadelphia recently and collectors throughout the world are now ready to track down cards of many young players that are on their way to becoming household names.