Category Archives: Hockey

Rookies and stars are set to sparkle in 2017-18 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey

Posted on Wednesday July 26th, 2017 – 08:30 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor All that glitters is not gold, but 2017-18 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey is definitely going to sparkle and shine with the new crop of rookies and more once it is released at the end of November. With each box containing five cards plus a one-card 2017-18 […]

A smashing good time: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dominic Moore on Smashfest and hockey cards

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 01:54 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This Thursday evening, over 20 members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association will be in attendance at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto and participating in a table tennis tournament as part of SmashfestVI. The annual event, which was created by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dominic […]

Carryover rookies and fresh new stars on the way in 2017-18 Upper Deck Series One Hockey

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 05:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00900 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For many, hockey card season does not truly begin until Upper Deck releases its flagship brand each year in November with the latest crop of Young Guns Rookie Cards. It is a hobby tradition that continues to run strong and there is bound to be plenty of […]

Upper Deck 2017 National Convention Plans and Exclusive Cards

Posted on Friday June 30th, 2017 – 01:35 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck plans to have a big presence at the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago during the last week of July and is once again holding a wrapper redemption program for collectors that stop by its booth. Those that come to the Upper Deck booth […]

Smashing! Upper Deck produces 2017 NHLPA Smashfest promotional set

Posted on Thursday June 29th, 2017 – 09:18 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most exciting events for hockey fans in the Toronto area during the summer months is the annual NHLPA Smashfest, which sees several current and retired NHL players convene for a table tennis tournament and raise money to benefit concussion and rare cancer research Now […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey Checklists Highlights High-End Memorabilia, Autographs

Posted on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 – 11:29 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Thursday June 15th, 2017 – 11:15 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017-18 Leaf In The Game Used Hockey delivers memorabilia from the game’s past and future

Posted on Wednesday June 7th, 2017 – 07:53 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Since diving into the hockey market three years ago, Leaf Trading Cards has occasionally utilized some of the brands that were established by In The Game – especially those that focus on vintage memorabilia. One of those releases is going to help kick off the next collecting […]

Auston Matthews, Fanatics Sign Exclusive Memorabilia Deal

Posted on Monday June 5th, 2017 – 02:29 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Auston Matthews signing an exclusive memorabilia and collectibles deal with Fanatics Authentic.

2016-17 Hockey Card Release Dates and Set Information

Posted on Friday June 2nd, 2017 – 07:46 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 hockey card release dates, calendar, set information and more. Use this as a starting point for all the year’s products and to shop for hobby boxes.

2017 President’s Choice Best In Net pays tribute to hockey’s greatest goalies

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 11:28 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor If there is one thing that collectors can generally agree upon, it is the fact that goalie cards have always been special. President’s Choice Trading Cards realizes this and has given Beckett Hockey an exclusive first look at an all-new release which could prove to be a […]

Leaf Trading Cards signs exclusive deal with NHL prospect Nico Hischier

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 04:47 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00700 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Another salvo has been fired by Leaf Trading Cards as the company has just announced an exclusive multi-year autographed trading card pact with prospect Nico Hischier, who is regarded as the potential second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Halifax Mooseheads star had a […]

Unannounced and limited hits coming out of 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 12:41 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck is at it again as collectors breaking open boxes and cases of 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey quickly noticed that some unannounced hits were showing up in packs. Last year, Upper Deck decided to add an incredibly scarce Black Gold Ink parallel for the signed Future […]

2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey Checklist Includes Plenty of Rookie Ink

Posted on Wednesday May 17th, 2017 – 10:13 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey checklist continues to focus on rookie autographs. Get the full checklist, team sets, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Catch a glimpse of hockey’s up-and-coming stars with 2017 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors

Posted on Saturday May 13th, 2017 – 03:03 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Canadian hockey fans were tantalizingly close to seeing their national teams win gold at the World Junior Championship and the Women’s World Championship events earlier this year and those teams are a big part of the upcoming 2017 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors release. Arriving in late […]

2017-18 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey loaded up with parallels, Rookie Redemptions, and more

Posted on Thursday May 4th, 2017 – 05:07 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Just before the next NHL season begins, collectors can get hyped up for all the on-ice action when they break open packs of 2017-18 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey. Once again, hobby boxes will contain eight packs and each one has a hit in one form or another. […]

Upper Deck Bounty program to start with 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey

Posted on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 – 08:58 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck recently took a long look at the growing impact of online group breaks and other influencing factors on collecting and the impact they were having on the secondary market values of cards and the long-term impact they were having on the practice of building sets. […]

More names added to the Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo autograph roster

Posted on Wednesday April 26th, 2017 – 02:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Frameworth Sports Marketing is bring in plenty of legendary names to sign for fans at the Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo at the International Centre in Mississaga, Ontario next month and over the course of three days, some of the biggest names in hockey history will […]

2017-18 O-Pee-Chee Hockey prepares to deliver old-school collecting fun

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 10:41 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

00900 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey card collectors, the annual O-Pee-Chee set is part of a tradition that goes back for decades. While its roots go back to the 1930s, it really caught on in the late 1960s during the expansion era as Canadian collectors had a set specific to that […]

2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey Checklist Shows Off the Past – and the Future

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 09:03 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey checklist is an all-hits affair. See the full checklist, other details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection to provide fun for collectors of all ages

Posted on Thursday April 20th, 2017 – 02:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most popular hobby diversions for hockey collectors is back again and the 2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection is expected to hit stores once the next season is ready to begin this Fall. Expect to find many of the best and brightest moments of the […]

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Thursday April 20th, 2017 – 12:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Leaf Trading Cards announces a pair of redemption programs for the Spring Expo

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 03:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is a less than three weeks away and anticipation among hockey card collectors from around the world is high for the semi-annual event. Leaf Trading Cards will once again be set up in the corporate area at the show and […]

Historic Willie O’Ree memorabilia up for bids via Goldin Auctions

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 07:46 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Nearly 60 years ago, Willie O’Ree broke the NHL’s color barrier as a member of the Boston Bruins and two remarkable pieces of memorabilia related to his time with the team are now on the auction block. In addition to the letter inviting O’Ree to attend training […]

Auston Matthews Rookie Cards and More

Posted on Thursday April 13th, 2017 – 05:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Auston Matthews Rookie Cards checklist and analysis. Check out all of his Rookie Cards, key early cards, redemptions and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck ICE Hockey Checklist and Details

Posted on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 – 01:25 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2106-17 Upper Deck Ice Hockey checklist, team set checklists, hobby box breakdown, product details, release date and more.

2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects Hockey is Leaf’s CHL swan song

Posted on Saturday April 8th, 2017 – 05:49 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, it is better to go out with a bang instead of a mere whimper. At least, that is the approach Leaf Trading Cards is taking with its final product featuring a full slate of future stars from the Canadian Hockey League. It was recently revealed that […]

2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey drops the puck on next season

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 05:21 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The current regular hockey schedule is just coming to a close and the playoffs are upon us, but Upper Deck is already looking toward the future as details have arrived regarding the company’s first release of the next campaign – 2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. A summer […]

Upper Deck Grandeur Coin Collection marks company’s arrival in collectible coin market

Posted on Tuesday April 4th, 2017 – 05:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In the collectibles world, the gap between trading cards and other types of memorabilia is not as broad as one might think. There are often similar concepts between genres and it all boils down to the root idea of an item having some sort of value – […]

Change in the air at the Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Wednesday March 29th, 2017 – 12:33 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For those that are new to the hobby or those that have never had the pleasure of attending, the Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is a bucket list experience that every hockey card collector should strive to enjoy. With the opportunity to purchase cards from hundreds of dealers […]

Upper Deck to issue Oilers Biography of a Season cards at Edmonton’s Summit Show

Posted on Friday March 24th, 2017 – 07:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Summit Show in Edmonton, Alberta has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and Upper Deck is going to be in attendance at the next edition at Millennium Place on April 22 and 23. Thanks to a partnership with Universal Distribution and Grosnor Distribution, collectors […]

Get ready for lots of lumber with 2016-17 In The Game Stickwork Hockey

Posted on Friday March 24th, 2017 – 07:04 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The hockey stick can be a thing of beauty when pieces of it appear in a card, and collectors have long coveted shards from the tools used by their heroes to score and even prevent goals. Several years ago, a line dedicated to these pieces of lumber […]

Upper Deck continues NHL arena promotions as season winds down

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 05:46 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The playoff race is in full swing, but hockey card collectors at certain NHL rinks are getting a special bonus as they come through the gates in the form of a pack of trading cards produced by Upper Deck. While Beckett Hockey has reported on some of […]

2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 12:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Checklist Has Plenty of Parallels and Autographs

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 01:06 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey checklist, team set lists, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.