Category Archives: Hockey

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 […]

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 preview

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 […]

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Hockey details

Posted on April 27, 2016 – 6:36 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor It may be hard for some collectors to believe, but a decade has passed since Upper Deck took over the O-Pee-Chee name and over the years, the company has done its best to preserve some of the things that make it a hobby favorite in addition to adding […]

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 […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors Hockey details

Posted on April 18, 2016 – 2:41 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For the past three seasons, the best junior talent in Canada has been celebrated with a trading card release and collectors will be able to get an in-depth look at some players that will have an impact on the game in the near future with 2016-17 Upper Deck […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Hockey details

Posted on April 15, 2016 – 12:02 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Since its inception, Upper Deck has long been respected within the hobby for its uncanny ability to select strong photos for many of its sets and with 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Hockey, collectors are going to be able to build a large set with an emphasis on game […]

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 […]

No April Fool’s joke – Upper Deck to produce All-Star Skills Competition Tribute cards

Posted on April 1, 2016 – 7:26 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When the news dropped early on April Fool’s Day, some collectors may have been a bit skeptical about the news that Upper Deck was producing a special set of All-Star Skills Competition Tribute cards. The company has been known for sharing a tall tale on April 1 in […]

Beckett Media announces Spring 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo plans

Posted on March 31, 2016 – 6:58 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the Spring 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo just a week away, Beckett Media is proud to announce some of the special deals it will have for collectors attending the show. Held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from April 8 to 10, thousands of hobbyists will […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Premier Hockey details

Posted on March 31, 2016 – 12:54 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last season, Upper Deck brought back a familiar name to the hobby and generated some positive buzz and 2015-16 Upper Deck Premier Hockey looks to build on that excitement once it comes to card shops this summer. Packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Premier Hockey are going to be […]

In The Game reveals plans for Final Vault at 2016 Spring Expo

Posted on March 29, 2016 – 8:40 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Spring 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo will have another redemption program opportunity for collectors in attendance as Dr. Brian Price has announced that those breaking open sealed boxes of 2015-16 In The Game Final Vault at the In The Game booth will receive an additional one-of-one card. […]

Leaf announces 2016 Spring Expo redemption program plans

Posted on March 21, 2016 – 12:20 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With 2015-16 Leaf In The Game Enshrined Hockey being released in time for the 2016 Spring Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga, ON on April 8, it was only natural that Leaf Trading Cards would put together another strong redemption program for the event. For each box of […]

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

Posted on March 17, 2016 – 12:15 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Even though the 2015-16 season is in the home stretch and teams are jockeying for playoff position, Upper Deck is hard at work on the next campaign’s early releases and has unveiled preliminary details regarding 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. MVP has been a hobby fixture for over […]

Upper Deck reveals 2016 Spring Expo plans

Posted on March 15, 2016 – 6:53 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2016 Spring Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is mere weeks away, but Upper Deck has put the finishing touches on its plans for the world’s biggest hockey card show. Taking place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from April 8 to 10, thousands of collectors will be […]

Exclusive Jack Eichel Young Guns redemption card available through Upper Deck and Dave & Adam’s arena promotion

Posted on March 11, 2016 – 9:40 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Buffalo Sabres may have had their fair share of struggles on the ice in recent years, but the club does have several promising and talented young players that may help them evolve into a playoff contender in the near future. Since fans in the city are fiercely […]

Expect the unexpected in 2015-16 Upper Deck Champs Hockey

Posted on March 10, 2016 – 5:39 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, a rest can be a great thing for a trading card brand. In the case of 2015-16 Upper Deck Champ’s Hockey, it has been six-year wait. When Upper Deck brought Champ’s to the market back in 2008-09, it proved to be a cult hit with hockey collectors […]

New 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Hockey All-Star variations uncovered

Posted on March 6, 2016 – 11:15 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set has long been known to collectors for a variety of reasons, including its clean design, strong rookie card selection, and the first cards featuring members of the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. More advanced hobbyists, however, are well aware of some of its […]