Category Archives: Hockey

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 […]

2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey shows off the past – and the future

Posted on Thursday February 16th, 2017 – 11:03 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Even though the 2017 NHL Draft is still a few months away, excitement is starting to build among collectors for the players that are eligible to be selected. Leaf Trading Cards is looking to keep building that hype with the release of 2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey – which […]

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. […]

Wayne Gretzky added to NHL Figures League app

Posted on Thursday January 26th, 2017 – 01:48 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The NHL Figures League app from Imports Dragon has been running for several weeks and players from around the world have been able to compete head-to-head using their collection of figurines featuring the best current pro talent. Well, it looks like there is a hockey legend joining that […]

Upper Deck reveals plans for 2017 NHL Fan Fair

Posted on Wednesday January 25th, 2017 – 05:45 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For collectors attending the 2017 NHL Fan Fair that is being held in conjunction with the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles this weekend, there is an opportunity to interact with staff from Upper Deck at the company’s booth and participate in a variety of hobby-friendly activities. […]

Winnipeg Jets fans get Upper Deck arena promo set

Posted on Saturday January 21st, 2017 – 04:34 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Winnipeg Jets fans were happy to see their team end a dangerous four-game losing streak as they defeated the visiting Arizona Coyotes on January 18, but the game was also special for those in attendance at the MTS Centre as they were given a set of promotional hockey […]

Upper Deck creates special Jorge Alves Young Guns card

Posted on Friday January 20th, 2017 – 05:02 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Once in a while, a professional hockey team needs to have an emergency backup goalie on the bench when an established netminder is injured. For many of these players, it is a thrill of a lifetime just to be on the edge of stepping into the net and […]

Anaheim Ducks and Upper Deck hold arena promotion

Posted on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 – 10:28 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Fans that went to see the game between the St. Louis Blues and the host Anaheim Ducks on January 15 got a special treat on the way into the Honda Center as sets of Upper Deck hockey cards featuring the home team were handed out. A six-card collection […]

2016-17 Upper Deck SP Game Used Hockey Checklist Connects Fans to the Sport’s Biggest Moments

Posted on Monday January 16th, 2017 – 05:45 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Upper Deck SP Game Used Hockey checklist is heavy on memorabilia. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important details.

Patrick Roy signs exclusive with Upper Deck

Posted on Monday January 16th, 2017 – 01:56 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck has added another legend to its roster of exclusive signers in Hockey Hall of Fame member Patrick Roy. An icon with both the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche that influenced a generation of goaltenders, Roy will now have a unique collection of signed memorabilia pieces available […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Black Hockey Highlights Hard-Signed Autographs and Rookies

Posted on Friday January 13th, 2017 – 03:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Upper Deck Black Hockey checklist is highlighted by on-card autographs and limited rookies. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two Young Guns revealed

Posted on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – 05:09 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The wait is finally over for hockey collectors that have been anxious to see which players were slated to be Young Guns in 2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two. The checklist was revealed today at Upper Deck’s Certified Diamond Dealer Conference in Phoenix and posted on Twitter by Mojobreak.com. […]

Upper Deck kicks off New Year with Centennial Classic promo set

Posted on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 – 03:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Fans attending the NHL’s Centennial Classic in Toronto on New Year’s Day got a chance to be on their own hockey card from Upper Deck as the company made a splash in the Fan Arena before the big game. As Auston Matthews of the Maple Leafs thrilled the […]

Imports Dragon launches NHL Figures League app

Posted on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 – 01:01 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When most of us were children, our toys and games could only be played with in a physical way. This was not a bad thing, but can you imagine what it would have been like to play with your toy cars or action figures with other people from […]

Tis the Season for Unannounced 2016-17 Parkhurst Hockey Inserts

Posted on Tuesday December 27th, 2016 – 09:55 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

Details on surprise 2016-17 Parkhurst Tis the Season inserts including a checklist of confirmed players.

Hot rookie crop slings the ink for 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey

Posted on Friday December 23rd, 2016 – 03:13 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

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

2016-17 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey Checklist

Posted on Friday December 23rd, 2016 – 10:30 AM 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 […]

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 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 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 […]