Category Archives: Hockey

2016-17 Leaf Lumber Kings Hockey offers up pieces of the game’s history

Posted on August 30, 2016 – 9:45 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While most modern hockey players use a composite stick made up of a variety of materials that are meant to give them a competitive edge, there are still some loyal types that swear by the trusty wooden stick which evolved over decades. Pieces of game-used sticks have long […]

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Checklist and Details

Posted on August 25, 2016 – 10:36 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a massive checklist and simple inserts. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors Hockey Checklist and Details

Posted on August 25, 2016 – 9:41 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2016 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors checklist features current and past players from the men’s and women’s teams. Get the checklist, full details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey returns with new configuration and hot rookies

Posted on August 23, 2016 – 1:12 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With an all-new configuration, 2016-17 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey is looking to step a bit outside of its normal method of delivering collectors some of the first rookie autograph cards of the season and an impressive array of signed cards and memorabilia hits. This season, the product moves […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey Checklist

Posted on August 18, 2016 – 1:05 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey checklist, hobby box breakdown, details and release date. Virtually every card in the product is an autograph or memorabilia card.

Vintage Gordie Howe jersey offered by SCP Auctions nears $70,000 mark

Posted on August 12, 2016 – 9:50 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With a little over a week to go before the hammer comes down, the Detroit Red Wings jersey worn by Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe during the late stages of his time with the club has edged toward $70,000.00 and SCP Auctions estimates that it could reach […]

NHLPA Smashfest gets a cardboard treatment from Upper Deck

Posted on August 9, 2016 – 11:38 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Each summer, several members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association get together in Toronto for Smashfest – an event where hundreds of fans get up close to their heroes as they play in a ping-pong tournament to raise funds for charity. Those lucky enough to attend enjoyed […]

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Price for a Hockey Card

Posted on August 5, 2016 – 5:37 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A new record price for a hockey card has been established and it is only fitting that it is for the only 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. Last night, the intense bidding for the PSA 10 card reached its culmination and sold via […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey brings the bling

Posted on August 1, 2016 – 9:08 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last season, Upper Deck took a brand which had grown quite set in its ways and revamped it as a premium release which offered up some big hits from a strong rookie class and many NHL stars and legends. The experiment appears to have been a success and […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Hockey Checklist, Details

Posted on July 29, 2016 – 2:02 am Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Hockey checklist stresses photography throughout. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown and release date.

Imports Dragon to produce 2016 World Cup of Hockey figures

Posted on July 28, 2016 – 9:23 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last season, Imports Dragon made its debut with its collection of NHL Premium Sports Action figures and the company is almost ready to release a limited collection of new items featuring players participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Drawing from some of the biggest names in […]

Upper Deck issues statement on unauthorized 2013-14 The Cup cards

Posted on July 28, 2016 – 7:08 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck has confirmed that two Autographed Rookie Patch cards from 2013-14 The Cup were taken by an unauthorized third party and are being sold on the secondary market. The cards in question are of Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens (#138) and Sean Monahan of the Calgary […]

Upper Deck to issue 2016 World Cup of Hockey promotional set

Posted on July 27, 2016 – 2:53 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2016 World Cup of Hockey is just a few weeks away and fans all over the globe are looking forward to seeing the game’s brightest stars challenging for international glory. Many hockey collectors have been hoping that the event would get some cardboard coverage and Upper Deck […]

2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey leads off next season for collectors

Posted on July 27, 2016 – 12:15 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey checklist kicks off a new season. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and ePack exclusives.

Max Domi discusses diabetes, signing autographs, and a successful rookie season

Posted on July 13, 2016 – 10:08 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, an athlete has to work through tremendous adversity in order to make it to the professional level. There are major sacrifices to make along the way, but the struggle can become even greater when that athlete is also a Type 1 diabetic and needs to manage their […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Series One Hockey preview

Posted on July 11, 2016 – 7:01 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey card collectors, there are but a few staples that they have come to count on, year in and year out. The annual arrival of Upper Deck’s flagship product in card stores is one of those things and this November, there is little doubt that 2016-17 Upper […]

2015-16 Upper Deck e-Pack Fusion Hockey Debuts as a Platform-Exclusive

Posted on July 6, 2016 – 2:21 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor After testing the waters with digital versions of its earlier releases, Upper Deck has created a product exclusively for e-Pack, 2015-16 Upper Deck e-Pack Fusion Hockey. Not only does it offer up affordable packs to collectors using the platform, but there are still be inserts and parallels to […]

Black Gold Ink Future Watch Autographs Among Surprises in 2015-16 SP Authentic Hockey

Posted on June 30, 2016 – 11:52 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the 2015-16 SP Authentic Hockey Black Gold Ink Future Watch Autographs and other surprise inserts like new Acetate Young Guns.

2015-16 SP Authentic Hockey Inscriptions List

Posted on June 29, 2016 – 3:24 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get full details on the various 2015-16 SP Authentic Hockey Inscriptions including checklists, info on the inscriptions themselves and print runs.

2015-16 SP Authentic Hockey Checklist Deliver the Game’s Hottest Ink

Posted on June 28, 2016 – 5:36 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2015-16 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey checklist features more Future Watch autographs. Get full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown and release date.

2016-17 Panini NHL Stickers preview

Posted on June 28, 2016 – 10:26 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the best ways to introduce youth to the world of hockey cards and related collectibles is through the annual hockey sticker collection produced by Panini America. With a wide selection of players, coverage of key moments, and the perpetual appeal of foil, 2016-17 Panini NHL Stickers […]

2015-16 Leaf In The Game Used Hockey Details

Posted on June 24, 2016 – 5:38 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of last year’s surprise hits will be back in time for the 37th National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City and fans of the fastest game on ice are about to get their hands on some seriously limited vintage memorabilia with the release of 2015-16 Leaf In […]

Nolan Patrick Signs Exclusive Deal with Leaf Trading Cards

Posted on June 22, 2016 – 11:00 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Nolan Patrick, who is projected to be a top pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, has signed an exclusive deal with Leaf Trading Cards. Hear from both Patrick and Leaf’s Brian Gray on the deal.

Upper Deck pays tribute to Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted on June 13, 2016 – 8:07 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Pittsburgh Penguins have won their fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history and Upper Deck has fired up the presses in order to get a cardboard tribute ready for the team that is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Made up of 18 players that […]

RIP Gordie Howe

Posted on June 10, 2016 – 8:59 am Author: Stephen Laroche

Beckett Media would like to offer its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the legendary Gordie Howe. “Mr. Hockey” 1928-2016

2016-17 Upper Deck Overtime Hockey preview

Posted on June 7, 2016 – 10:22 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The idea of getting an extra pack of cards when you open a box is always well-received and for the past few years, Upper Deck has partnered up with both Universal Distribution and GTS Distribution to do exactly that. The bonuses are going to be back again next […]

2015-16 Leaf Genesis Hockey preview

Posted on June 6, 2016 – 4:07 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The roots of the sport of hockey run deep and collectors have a strong appreciation for the legends and tales of the game’s pioneers that have been passed down for generations. By the same token, those that collect also focus their attention to hockey’s future and Leaf Trading […]

Upper Deck reveals plans for 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Posted on June 2, 2016 – 7:43 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Stanley Cup Final is in full swing and the eyes of the hockey world are on the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, but once their battle is over, the attention of both fans and collectors will be turned to the 2016 NHL Entry Draft that will […]

2015-16 Leaf Metal Hockey Pre-Production Proofs preview

Posted on May 27, 2016 – 9:48 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The process of creating cards includes a proofing stage where a manufacturer has to take a look at what it is about to unleash upon the hobby. In the case of Leaf Trading Cards, it has decided to take its proofs from its most recent hockey release and […]

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky rookie card up for auction once again

Posted on May 26, 2016 – 4:46 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Wayne Gretzky rookie card from the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set has long been considered one of the hobby’s most celebrated and iconic cards and finding a high-grade copy can be a challenge for even the most advanced collectors – even if they have deep pockets. Now, collectors […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey details

Posted on May 11, 2016 – 10:41 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The NHL is in full playoff mode at the moment, but collectors have been getting a sneak peek at next year’s early products as of late. The road leading up to Upper Deck‘s flagship release in November continues with 2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey and it has the […]

2015-16 Leaf In The Game Heroes & Prospects Hockey details

Posted on April 24, 2016 – 8:52 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the 2016 NHL Entry Draft about two months away, fans of teams that did not make it to the postseason are buzzing about the potential prospects that could join their clubs in coming years. While some of these promising talents have already made their way into some […]

2015-16 Panini Anthology Hockey details

Posted on April 13, 2016 – 8:30 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Panini America‘s license to produce hockey cards featuring members of the National Hockey League and its Players Association expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, but it appears that the company is not quite done with the sport as early details have surfaced regarding 2015-16 Panini Anthology […]

Molson Stanley Cup Rings return for 2016

Posted on April 12, 2016 – 7:03 am Author: Stephen Laroche

Molson Stanley Cup Rings return for 2016 but there is some bad news for collectors that built the set last year as the lineup of 20 rings remains the same.

Unreleased cards added to In The Game Final Vault

Posted on April 7, 2016 – 4:34 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With In The Game Final Vault officially hitting the floor at the 2016 Spring Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo on Friday, a last-minute announcement about bonus content being added to some packs was made via Dr. Brian Price’s official blog. Random boxes will include an 11th card to go […]