Category Archives: Hockey

2017-18 O-Pee-Chee Hockey prepares to deliver old-school collecting fun

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 10:41 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey card collectors, the annual O-Pee-Chee set is part of a tradition that goes back for decades. While its roots go back to the 1930s, it really caught on in the late 1960s during the expansion era as Canadian collectors had a set specific to that market […]

2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey Checklist Shows Off the Past – and the Future

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 09:03 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey checklist is an all-hits affair. See the full checklist, other details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Hockey Card Release Dates and Set Information

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 07:46 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 hockey card release dates, calendar, set information and more. Use this as a starting point for all the year’s products and to shop for hobby boxes.

2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection to provide fun for collectors of all ages

Posted on Thursday April 20th, 2017 – 02:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most popular hobby diversions for hockey collectors is back again and the 2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection is expected to hit stores once the next season is ready to begin this Fall. Expect to find many of the best and brightest moments of the current […]

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Thursday April 20th, 2017 – 12:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Leaf Trading Cards announces a pair of redemption programs for the Spring Expo

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 03:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is a less than three weeks away and anticipation among hockey card collectors from around the world is high for the semi-annual event. Leaf Trading Cards will once again be set up in the corporate area at the show and it […]

Historic Willie O’Ree memorabilia up for bids via Goldin Auctions

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 07:46 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Nearly 60 years ago, Willie O’Ree broke the NHL’s color barrier as a member of the Boston Bruins and two remarkable pieces of memorabilia related to his time with the team are now on the auction block. In addition to the letter inviting O’Ree to attend training camp […]

Auston Matthews Rookie Cards and More

Posted on Thursday April 13th, 2017 – 05:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Auston Matthews Rookie Cards checklist and analysis. Check out all of his Rookie Cards, key early cards, redemptions and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck ICE Hockey Checklist and Details

Posted on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 – 01:25 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2106-17 Upper Deck Ice Hockey checklist, team set checklists, hobby box breakdown, product details, release date and more.

2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects Hockey is Leaf’s CHL swan song

Posted on Saturday April 8th, 2017 – 05:49 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, it is better to go out with a bang instead of a mere whimper. At least, that is the approach Leaf Trading Cards is taking with its final product featuring a full slate of future stars from the Canadian Hockey League. It was recently revealed that the […]

2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey drops the puck on next season

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 05:21 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The current regular hockey schedule is just coming to a close and the playoffs are upon us, but Upper Deck is already looking toward the future as details have arrived regarding the company’s first release of the next campaign – 2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. A summer staple […]

Upper Deck Grandeur Coin Collection marks company’s arrival in collectible coin market

Posted on Tuesday April 4th, 2017 – 05:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In the collectibles world, the gap between trading cards and other types of memorabilia is not as broad as one might think. There are often similar concepts between genres and it all boils down to the root idea of an item having some sort of value – whether […]

Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo autograph roster shaping up

Posted on Thursday March 30th, 2017 – 11:12 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Frameworth Sports Marketing is bring in plenty of legendary names to sign for fans at the Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo at the International Centre in Mississaga, Ontario next month and over the course of three days, some of the biggest names in hockey history will appear. […]

Change in the air at the Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Wednesday March 29th, 2017 – 12:33 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For those that are new to the hobby or those that have never had the pleasure of attending, the Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is a bucket list experience that every hockey card collector should strive to enjoy. With the opportunity to purchase cards from hundreds of dealers that […]

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 Fleer Showcase Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 12:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

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 Upper Deck AHL Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 11:19 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Patrik Laine Signs Exclusive Memorabilia Deal with Fanatics Authentic

Posted on Monday March 13th, 2017 – 12:09 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Patrik Laine signing an exclusive deal with Fanatics Authentic covering memorabilia and game-used gear.

2016-17 SPx Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Friday March 3rd, 2017 – 11:05 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 SPx Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

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 […]

2016-17 Upper Deck SPx Hockey Gets a Super-Premium Makeover

Posted on Tuesday February 21st, 2017 – 04:33 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016-17 Upper Deck SPx Hockey checklist gets a super-premium overhaul. Get details on the changes, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

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 […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Friday February 17th, 2017 – 11:00 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

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 […]

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 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 […]