Category Archives: Hockey

2016-17 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Checklist Brings Bling

Posted on Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 06:08 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey checklist cuts right to the chase. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Parkhurst Hockey Arrives as Canadian Retail Exclusive, Get the Checklist Now

Posted on Thursday December 8th, 2016 – 03:02 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Parkhurst Hockey checklist as well as other details like the release date, configuration, insert odds and more. The set is a retail exclusive in Canada.

2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey gives the minor leagues a pro effort

Posted on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 – 12:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Many of today’s NHL players spend a little time developing in the American Hockey League and collectors can get a look at some of them before their big break with 2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey. With this being the fourth season of Upper Deck producing cards of minor […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Compendium Hockey aims to be a rewarding marathon for collectors

Posted on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 – 11:50 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Old school hockey card collectors fondly recall the larger sets of yesteryear where getting every card was part of a marathon. The quest to get them all was often a long one and completing the mission felt incredibly rewarding due to both the emotional and financial investment into […]

Acetate rules the roost once again with 2016-17 Upper Deck ICE Hockey

Posted on Monday December 5th, 2016 – 02:53 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Reconfigured last season as a product that comes incredibly close to cutting to the chase, 2016-17 Upper Deck ICE Hockey is heading to stores in late March. The brand first burst out in the hobby 20 years ago and earned collector love for its cards printed on acetate […]

2016-17 Imports Dragon NHL Figures bring hockey’s best and brightest into your home

Posted on Thursday December 1st, 2016 – 05:16 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Back for a second season, 2016-17 Imports Dragon NHL Figures are headed to store shelves with a strong lineup of players that can be set up and displayed in the comfort of your home. With the added bonus of a printed autograph on the base of some figures, […]

Plenty of parallels and autographs coming in 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey

Posted on Monday November 28th, 2016 – 10:21 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey, one of last year’s critically-acclaimed releases is back and it is loaded up with a virtual rainbow of parallels plus plenty of autographs and inserts. Coming to stores and Upper Deck ePack starting in March, this product is a shiny update to the […]

2015-16 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Checklist

Posted on Monday November 21st, 2016 – 10:02 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2015-16 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey checklist represents the top of the high-end for the sport. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Rookie redemptions revealed for 2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts and more

Posted on Monday November 21st, 2016 – 09:53 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor No matter what the sport, the wait for rookie redemption cards can be an excruciating and arduous one filled with speculation and wishes for the best possible outcome. Luckily, those holding cards from early 2016-17 hockey products from Upper Deck now have a little bit of good news […]

Look back at the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs with 2016-17 President’s Choice Blue & White Centennial

Posted on Wednesday November 16th, 2016 – 10:22 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When it was recently announced that Dr. Brian Price was coming back to the hockey card industry with President’s Choice Trading Cards, there was mention of a themed set of cards being created. Naturally, some speculated that it was to be based around the 100th anniversary of the […]

Upper Deck signs Auston Matthews to exclusive autographed trading card deal

Posted on Monday November 14th, 2016 – 03:48 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor After months of speculation as to if he would sign an exclusive autograph deal with a trading card manufacturer, Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews has come to an agreement with Upper Deck. “The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most popular NHL franchises in North America […]

Inspirational hockey player Adam Kingsmill gets a Young Guns card

Posted on Monday November 14th, 2016 – 03:25 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck has been producing cards featuring some of the most incredible athletes in the world through its Heroic Inspirations program and another promising talent named Adam Kingsmill has been recognized by the company. The 16-year-old native of British Columbia lost his right leg in an accident when […]

Beckett Media and Maple Leafs from the past and present close out the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Sunday November 13th, 2016 – 07:15 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo draws to its conclusion today and fans in Toronto are excited for the chance to interact with Maple Leafs from the past and present along with other sporting legends. Held at the International Centre, the event boasts hundreds of dealer tables, opportunities to meet with representative from trading […]

Toronto legends highlight second day of Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Saturday November 12th, 2016 – 08:00 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

After a hectic opening on Friday where thousands of collectors made their way through the doors, the dealers at the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo are ready for more action today. With a star-studded lineup of autograph guests, exciting redemption programs, and a mix of the latest and greatest hockey cards on the floor, […]

What to look for on Day 1 of the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Friday November 11th, 2016 – 11:30 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo has finally arrived and the long-running show will open its doors this afternoon for thousands of collectors. Excitement is in the air for the first in-pack rookie cards of Auston Matthews and the newest rookies, but long-time attendees know that there is so much more to experience. Held […]

President’s Choice Trading Cards pushes the envelope with limited releases

Posted on Thursday November 10th, 2016 – 03:55 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last week, hockey card collectors received word that Dr. Brian Price was returning to the market with a venture called President’s Choice Trading Cards and details about the company’s first releases have surfaced. Sold on a first-come, first-served basis via the company’s website, Price unveiled a trio of […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns Gallery

Posted on Thursday November 10th, 2016 – 02:30 AM 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.

Get ready to go retro with 2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey

Posted on Wednesday November 9th, 2016 – 10:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With each year that we put the 1990s behind us, there seems to be a growing nostalgia among hockey card collectors for some of the brands of yesteryear. Each season, Upper Deck looks to satisfy that yen for the past and 2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey is expected to […]

Frameworth offers up signed Auston Matthews memorabilia

Posted on Wednesday November 9th, 2016 – 10:21 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors are genuinely excited about Auston Matthews during his rookie season with Toronto Maple Leafs and there is certainly a great demand for his autograph. While Matthews has yet to have a certified autograph on a trading card inside of packs, the void can be filled for the […]

Heading to the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo? Check out what Beckett Media has to offer!

Posted on Friday November 4th, 2016 – 02:34 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The excitement among hockey collectors for the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto is starting to reach a feverish pitch and Beckett Media will be in the thick of things as we plan to offer all of our latest titles along with an opportunity to get your […]

Imports Dragon releases NHL two-packs exclusive to Clark Toys

Posted on Thursday November 3rd, 2016 – 01:02 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Heading into its sophomore season of making Premium Sports Action figures of NHL stars, Imports Dragon has combined the 3″ and 6″ formats into a single packaged piece for some of the sport’s biggest names. What makes these Signature Edition two-packs so special as opposed to buying individual […]

Dr. Brian Price returns to the hobby with President’s Choice Trading Cards

Posted on Thursday November 3rd, 2016 – 11:38 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor After two years of sitting on the sidelines, Dr. Brian Price is ready to get back into the hockey card game. While details of his new company, President’s Choice Trading Cards are scant at this point, the hobby veteran briefly spoke with Beckett Hockey to confirm that new […]

Upper Deck reveals redemption program plans for 2016 Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 – 06:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With a little over a week to go before the doors open on the 2016 Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, Upper Deck looks to generate more excitement among the collectors that plan to attend by revealing details about its popular redemption program. Starting on Friday, November […]

Get behind the mask with 2016-17 Leaf Masked Men

Posted on Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 – 12:47 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Leaf Trading Cards is adding another new hockey product to its lineup this season and goalie collectors are sure to be interested in the debut of 2016-17 Leaf Masked Men when it hits card stores in early February. With three autograph or memorabilia hits per pack along with […]

Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo reveals VIP packages and more new features for visitors

Posted on Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 – 08:21 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Earlier this year, Stevie Menzie took over ownership of the long-running Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo and was looking to revitalize the biggest hockey card show in the world. As a part of the changes attendees can expect when they converge just outside of Toronto for the Fall 2016 […]

Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo to bring in plenty of local favorites

Posted on Tuesday November 1st, 2016 – 06:57 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is just a few weeks away, but autograph hunters are already gearing up for a lineup which has some of the greatest players to ever skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs along with others from the sporting world that are sure […]

Look for Patrik Laine Young Guns and more in 2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey

Posted on Monday October 31st, 2016 – 02:29 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While the hobby buzzes about the upcoming release of this season’s Young Guns rookie cards featuring some of the NHL’s hottest prospects, Upper Deck is giving collectors a glance of what is to come in February with the release of 2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey. Led by […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Series One Hockey Checklist

Posted on Monday October 31st, 2016 – 01:01 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Upper Deck Series One Hockey checklist as well as a box breakdown, release date and complete details.

NWHL game-used jerseys to be offered via MeiGray

Posted on Friday October 28th, 2016 – 02:12 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) may not have a mainstream trading card set, but collectors can get on the ground floor when it comes to other forms of memorabilia as the MeiGray Group has become its official source for game-used jerseys. With an exclusive agreement covering both […]

Leaf announces Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo redemption program

Posted on Thursday October 27th, 2016 – 08:58 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In two weeks, collectors from all over the globe will converge on the International Centre just outside of Toronto for the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. As part of the festivities, Leaf Trading Cards will have plenty to offer through its redemption program which revolves around 2016-17 […]

Auston Matthews leads the 2016-17 Upper Deck Series One Young Guns roster

Posted on Friday October 21st, 2016 – 09:32 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Auston Matthews headlines the 2016-17 Upper Deck Series One Young Guns checklist. See the full list for both the regular and UD Canvas Young Guns.

Upper Deck produces Heritage Classic promo sets for Winnipeg and Edmonton collectors

Posted on Thursday October 20th, 2016 – 10:29 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This weekend, the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic takes place in Winnipeg and before the visting Edmonton Oilers take on the hometown Jets, Upper Deck is going to be part of the action as it is visiting both local card stores and the hotly-anticipated outdoor game. Heading into the […]

Braden Holtby’s Tragically Hip-themed mask raises over $27,000 for charity

Posted on Tuesday October 18th, 2016 – 11:07 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While Braden Holtby was not able to get into game action for Canada’s winning squad at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the mask he wore during warm-ups and practices has accomplished something even greater as it has raised over $27,000.00 at auction. With a design that meshed […]

2016-17 Upper Deck SP Game Used Hockey connects fans to the sport’s biggest moments

Posted on Friday October 14th, 2016 – 03:51 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Cutting to the chase is a big thing for many collectors and in 2016-17 Upper Deck Game Used Hockey, there is a real emphasis on connecting fans with the biggest moments from the past year through relics connected to events like the NHL All-Star Game and the Stanley […]

Topps NHL Skate 2017: Hockey Card Trader gives collectors a digital option

Posted on Wednesday October 12th, 2016 – 09:30 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Topps has been out of the hockey card marketplace since the end of the 2003-04 season, but it is back in digital form as the Topps NHL Skate 2017: Hockey Card Trader app was released on Wednesday. Coinciding with the opening night of the 2016-17 NHL season, it […]