By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
It’s now America’s turn to celebrate National Hockey Card Day.
The popular event from Upper Deck takes place Saturday in the United States with dozens of cards shops around the country taking part in the promotion.
To see a list of participating stories, click here.
Collectors can get a free pack of cards just by showing up. Packs include five cards from the 16-card set. But the only way to get the final card is to make a purchase.
Upper Deck sent packs to several other locations, including outlets participating in Try Hockey for Free Day. Also, fans attending the New York Islanders home game against the New Jersey Devils will receive a free pack. On Sunday, those attending the Dallas Stars home game will also get packs while supplies last.
Some collectors could pull autograph cards, but the odds are difficult. Autograph cards include Brendan Smith, Chris Kreider and Alex Ovechkin.
If you don’t have a participating hobby shop near you, enter a drawing to get free packs. Check out Upper Deck’s site for more information.