Category Archives: Hockey

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2

Posted on March 3, 2016 – 1:12 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Paul Wirth as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

New Jersey Devils arena promo set features Martin Brodeur retirement card

Posted on March 2, 2016 – 9:29 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes a redemption card is worth the wait – especially if you are a fan of Martin Brodeur. On February 19, the New York Islanders made their way to Newark to face the New Jersey Devils and fans in attendance at the Prudential Center received a pack of […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey promises hard-signed autographs from the game’s brightest

Posted on March 1, 2016 – 5:25 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Steeped strongly in over a decade of hobby tradition, 2015-16 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey carries forward in the same steps of its predecessors with premium hits in every pack. Rookie content is first and foremost in Ultimate Collection as each five-card pack will include either a Rookie […]

Acetate Young Guns and more surprises in 2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey

Posted on February 29, 2016 – 9:01 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Over the past couple of weeks, collectors have been breaking open packs and boxes of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey in the hopeful chase for new Young Guns cards and other hits, but as expected by longtime fans of the brand, there are some unannounced cards that […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Young Guns Gallery

Posted on February 18, 2016 – 6:16 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full look at all of the 2015-16 Upper Deck Young Guns with a complete gallery, checklist and player details. Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Dylan Larkin highlight the set. Covers Series 1 and Series 2.

UD Canvas marathon added to Upper Deck e-Pack

Posted on February 15, 2016 – 1:14 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With 2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey reaching store shelves this week and hitting the virtual world via the company’s e-Pack website in the near future, fans breaking open packs will be interested to see that not only is there a reward for completing the full foil board […]

Victory Black Rookies found in National Hockey Card Day packs

Posted on February 8, 2016 – 1:30 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors visiting their local card store for National Hockey Card Day on February 6 may have found a surprise inside their promotional packs as Upper Deck included 10 different Victory Black Rookies featuring the biggest names from the 2015-16 freshman class. While insertion rates for the Victory Black […]

McDavid bonus card available to collectors building e-Pack foil set

Posted on February 6, 2016 – 4:46 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A week after the release of Upper Deck’s e-Pack website, collectors are starting to see the potential bonuses of upgrading their base cards and Young Guns to an exclusive foil parallel version. Those that not only build a complete foil board set of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One […]

Eichel leads Young Guns for 2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey

Posted on February 5, 2016 – 6:16 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel is finally getting his Young Guns card, and he has plenty of company as Upper Deck has announced the lineup for the ever-popular subset’s latest installment set to come in packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey. With a photo taken following […]

5 ways to make National Hockey Card Day a little more special, even if it’s not all for you

Posted on February 5, 2016 – 3:57 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Here are some simple things you can do to make National Hockey Card Day a little more fun and memorable for you and those around you.

Box Busters: 2015-16 SP Game Used Hockey

Posted on February 5, 2016 – 11:02 am Author: Justin Grunert

2015-16 SP Game Used Hockey box break. Curious what’s in the product? Here’s a video with a couple of sample boxes.

Trying not to get caught up in John Scott cards

Posted on February 1, 2016 – 1:19 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

If you’re thinking about getting some John Scott cards following the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, it might pay to be patient.

Imports Dragon offers exclusive NHL All-Star Game figures

Posted on January 30, 2016 – 10:24 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Imports Dragon, the exclusive manufacturer of NHL and NHLPA-licensed action figures, is offering visitors of the 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair in Nashville, Tennessee an opportunity to own two figures of their hometown heroes. Available for sale at the company’s booth for the first time were Premium Sports […]

The inside story of how Upper Deck’s e-Pack came to life

Posted on January 29, 2016 – 9:09 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The recent announcement of, e-Pack, Upper Deck’s foray into the world of digital trading cards created waves in the hobby as it will be the first company to offer collectors the opportunity to take their virtual cards and give them the opportunity to eventually hold them in their […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Hockey binders include exclusive Super Snipers inserts

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 4:53 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out what’s included with 2015-16 Upper Deck Hockey binders as well as the checklist for the exclusive Super Snipers inserts that come with them.

The NHL All-Star Game has a strong cardboard history

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 4:52 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For 25 years, hockey collectors have been able to experience the excitement of the NHL All-Star Game at home with their cards and as strange as it seems, it started with one of the most-maligned sets of all-time, 1990-91 Pro Set Hockey. During the Parkhurst, Topps, and O-Pee-Chee […]

2015-16 SP Game Used Hockey Short Prints

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 1:31 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a quick and easy checklist of the 2015-16 SP Game Used Hockey short prints for autographs and jersey cards that aren’t serial numbered.

2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair offers fun for collectors

Posted on January 25, 2016 – 3:04 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor On Thursday, hockey fans in the Nashville area will be able to walk into the Music City Center for the 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair and there is a chance to celebrate the game and meet some of its biggest stars. In addition to the excitement planned at […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

Posted on January 25, 2016 – 12:13 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Matt Bible as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Upper Deck announces 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair plans

Posted on January 22, 2016 – 8:08 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2016 NHL All-Star Game is coming next weekend and in advance of the mid-season classic, collectors in Nashville, Tennessee will be able to interact with staff from Upper Deck at the 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair. Beginning on Thursday, January 28, the company has announced its plans […]

Artemi Panarin Rookie Cards and Beyond

Posted on January 21, 2016 – 6:37 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the various Artemi Panarin rookie cards and some of his other important early cards.

NHL to auction Winter Classic-themed jerseys to benefit injured Denna Laing

Posted on January 19, 2016 – 2:16 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Tonight, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins will face off for the first time since the 2016 Winter Classic and both teams are coming together for a cause greater than the game itself – supporting the injured Denna Laing of the Boston Pride. Laing was hurt during the […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Black Hockey marks the return of a hobby favorite

Posted on January 18, 2016 – 3:38 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A familiar name is coming back to card stores soon with 2015-16 Upper Deck Black Hockey and at a first glance, it is certainly striving to be better than ever with visually striking rookie and autograph content. Presently scheduled as a mid-April release, 2015-16 Upper Deck Black Hockey […]

2015-16 Leaf Metal Hockey to showcase the game’s prospects and legends

Posted on January 15, 2016 – 3:45 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Following a strong debut last season, Leaf Trading Cards is bringing back their solid mix of hockey’s brightest prospects and many of its greatest legends with 2015-16 Leaf Metal Hockey. 2015-16 Leaf Metal Hockey has five autograph cards per box. Printed using the company’s metal technology that has […]

2015-16 In The Game Final Vault Hockey ends a chapter of hockey card history

Posted on January 14, 2016 – 1:20 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor All things inevitably come to an end, and in the case of the old incarnation of In The Game, an era of hockey card history is about to close with the release of 2015-16 In The Game Final Vault Hockey. A product born out of some controversy regarding […]

Tomorrow’s prospects to be found in 2015-16 Upper Deck AHL Hockey

Posted on January 12, 2016 – 5:44 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

The American Hockey League is where many NHL stars start out and Upper Deck is set to feature the best of them in its 2015-16 Upper Deck AHL Hockey set.

Jack Eichel’s first Sabres jersey sold at auction

Posted on January 12, 2016 – 5:26 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel made a strong impression in his first NHL game by scoring a highlight reel goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets back on October 8 and the jersey he wore that night sold for a whopping $39,112.00 via NHL Auctions on January 11. The […]

2016 Leaf Best of Hockey to combine premium buybacks with Jack Eichel autographs

Posted on January 11, 2016 – 12:28 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor 2016 Leaf Best of Hockey takes the brand to a new level with the inclusion of cards of Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel. Back in August, Leaf Trading Cards caused shock waves within the hobby by signing the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Black Diamond Hockey

Posted on January 11, 2016 – 12:21 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Hockey‘s Dan Hitt and Eric Norton as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Black Diamond in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Rookie Redemption checklist announced

Posted on December 29, 2015 – 2:55 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The summer release of 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Hockey saw a great deal of hype for offering the first #1 Draft Pick redemption cards for Connor McDavid, and as a result, some collectors may have overlooked the presence of 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Rookie Redemption cards representing each […]

How the 1990-91 Upper Deck World Junior Champions subset changed hockey cards forever

Posted on December 29, 2015 – 2:52 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey was an important set for several reasons. The World Junior Champions subset, which featured top prospects from Team Canada, is one of them.

Bring on the rookie cards! 2015-16 NHL rookie debut tracker

Posted on December 29, 2015 – 2:35 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor One of the nice things about hockey is that there isn’t a lot of confusion when it comes to NHL rookie cards. Simply put, players don’t get to appear in an NHL set before they debut with their big club. Even though many knew heading into the year, the […]

Teemu Selanne joins Upper Deck Authenticated roster

Posted on December 28, 2015 – 6:28 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Retired NHL legend Teemu Selanne is one of the greatest internationally-trained performers the game of hockey has ever seen and his autograph has consistently been in demand since he broke into the league with the Winnipeg Jets back in 1992-93. That season was a magical one as he […]

Upper Deck reveals 2016 Winter Classic card store promotion

Posted on December 21, 2015 – 3:13 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The National Hockey League will ring in the New Year with the 2016 Winter Classic on January 1 as the Boston Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens. Not only will Upper Deck be present at the event, but fans that are unable to attend in person can get in […]

Acetate is back again with 2015-16 Upper Deck ICE Hockey

Posted on December 15, 2015 – 2:53 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Acetate cards have long been a favorite of hockey card collectors and last season, Upper Deck brought back its iconic ICE brand after several seasons of being a box topper pack. With a significant rookie class, 2015-16 Upper Deck ICE Hockey is bound to carry on the brand’s […]