Category Archives: Hockey

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

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 must-have […]

Leaf Trading Cards signs exclusive deal with NHL prospect Nico Hischier

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

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 phenomenal […]

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

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

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 Watch […]

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

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 August, […]

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

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. Look […]

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

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

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. In […]

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

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

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 appear. […]

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

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 market […]

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

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 current […]

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

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 it […]

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

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

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 camp […]

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

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 the […]

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

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

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 staple […]

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

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 – whether […]

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

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

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 that […]

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

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 will […]

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

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 was […]

Upper Deck continues NHL arena promotions as season winds down

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

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 these […]

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.

2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey Checklist Goes Retro

Posted on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 – 02:08 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey checklist features lots of retro elements. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey Checklist Gives the Minor Leagues a Pro Effort

Posted on Wednesday March 1st, 2017 – 09:59 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck Biography of a Season sees a hobby favorite return with a new twist

Posted on Tuesday February 28th, 2017 – 08:06 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Trading cards have chronicled the events of an NHL season for decades and collectors are about to get a good look at some recent accomplishments from this year’s best rookies very soon with next week’s release of the first installment of 2016-17 Upper Deck Biography of a Season. […]

Get ready to celebrate 100 years of hockey history with 2017 Upper Deck Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial

Posted on Tuesday February 28th, 2017 – 12:21 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Early details about the hotly-anticipated 2017 Upper Deck Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial release are slowly leaking out and there is little doubt that it will be one of this year’s hottest products once it officially releases in September. A few months ago, Upper Deck teased some extremely preliminary […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey returns with lots of patches and autographs

Posted on Monday February 27th, 2017 – 05:30 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Acetate Rookie Autograph Patches are back, but there is much more to be found in tins of 2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey once it arrives in hobby shops at the end of July. Loaded up with seven premium cards per tin, expect to find four autograph or […]

2017 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist and Details

Posted on Saturday February 18th, 2017 – 10:29 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collecting hockey cards is a pastime that stretches back over a century and generations of fans have been able to bring home their favorite players from the days of pioneers such as Cyclone Taylor to modern superstars like Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews. Upper Deck has a strong […]

Upper Deck arena promotions continue with Blackhawks, Gulls, and Moose – Oh my!

Posted on Thursday February 16th, 2017 – 04:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Each season, Upper Deck holds several giveaways at a few NHL rinks, but the 2016-17 campaign marks the start of similar promotions at American Hockey League arenas and it all began earlier this week with the San Diego Gulls. In addition to the farm team for the Anaheim […]

Eric Lindros sells personal memorabilia through Classic Auctions

Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 – 05:13 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor To many hockey card and memorabilia collectors, Eric Lindros is a name that ranks among the all-time greats in the hobby. A little over 25 years ago, he burst onto the scene as a highly-touted prospect and had a remarkable career that ultimately took him to induction in […]

High-end memorabilia and rookie ink coming in 2016-17 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey

Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 – 04:11 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Around the time the Stanley Cup is hoisted later this season, high-end memorabilia inserts and plenty of ink from hockey’s biggest names will also be on the mind of collectors with the release of 2016-17 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey. Reconfigured into a four-card pack that contains at […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns Gallery — Now with Series 2

Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 – 02:44 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a complete look at all the 2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns with a full checklist, gallery, player details and more for Series 1 and Series 2.

2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Checklist Includes Patrik Laine, Mitch Marner Young Guns

Posted on Tuesday February 14th, 2017 – 01:18 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey checklist includes Patrik Laine and Mitch Marner Rookie Cards. Get full details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Imports Dragon NHL Figures offer both physical and digital play

Posted on Monday February 13th, 2017 – 01:21 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Following the release of the NHL Figures League app earlier this season, collectors were awaiting a new series of 2.5″ scale toys from Imports Dragon that they could virtually add to their lineups and display on their shelves. Information has surfaced confirming the company’s lineup for the 2016-17 […]

All 2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts, MVP Rookie Redemptions revealed

Posted on Tuesday February 7th, 2017 – 06:01 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Wondering what 2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey Rookie Redemption you have? The card maker has started to release the names of the players that will fill in the checklist as well as some of their other planned redemptions from 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio and 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP. […]