Category Archives: Hockey

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 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.

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 […]