Tag Archives: Upper Deck

Victory Black Rookies found in National Hockey Card Day packs

0120000 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 […]

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

020001 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 […]

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

0880000 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 […]

The NHL All-Star Game has a strong cardboard history

050001 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 […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

060000Join 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 …

2015-16 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey to deliver the game’s hottest ink

0460000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of this season’s most-anticipated releases, 2015-16 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey is ready to offer up a strong selection of signatures from the biggest names in the game along with the hottest rookies. With an expected release date of May 11, 2015-16 Upper Deck SP Authentic […]

Upper Deck announces 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair plans

0320001 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 […]

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

0460000 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 […]

The high-end bar to be set again with 2016 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection

0180000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor In the seemingly never-ending competition to raise the bar for what is the most expensive and limited trading card release to date, collectors are about to see a new standard established with 2016 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection. Limited to just 200 boxes and […]

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

010001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Many of the NHL’s big names experience an apprenticeship in the American Hockey League and hockey card collectors have a chance to collect tomorrow’s stars before they get their official rookie cards with 2015-16 Upper Deck AHL Hockey. Coming to card stores in March, each 20-pack box […]

2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Rookie Redemption checklist announced

080000 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 […]

Teemu Selanne joins Upper Deck Authenticated roster

030001 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 […]

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Vibranium

030000Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Vibranium.  

Upper Deck reveals 2016 Winter Classic card store promotion

020000 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 […]

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

050000 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 […]

Universal Distribution reveals early Youth Hockey Sponsorship Program details

000001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Supporting kids in their quest to make it to the NHL or even simply enjoy the game is not always possible without the kind support of the community and card stores everywhere often consider throwing their time, money, and effort behind a local club. Universal Distribution is […]

Kevin Love signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Upper Deck

020000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck has announced an exclusive multi-year deal with Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. The agreement allows the company to produce a new line of signed memorabilia items which will include unique limited edition pieces in addition to jerseys, basketballs, and photos. “Kevin Love is a great […]

Rookie and celebrity autographs highlight 2015-16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey

0120001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck is adding an all-new release to its lineup this season and 2015-16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey is bound to make a strong impression within the hobby with plenty of die-cuts, colorful patches, and autographs from both hockey players and celebrity fans of the fastest game […]

National Hockey Card Day is back again in 2016

2016 National Hockey Card Day takes place on February 6. Find out about the event as well as details and checklists for both the Canadian and American sets.

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One Hockey

020001Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Dan Hitt as they rip into boxes of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One Hockey in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out … We will be giving away the Connor McDavid which is now graded at a BGS 9.5. To enter […]

2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey to focus on rookies and parallels

0100001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Back for a sophomore effort this season, 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey is out to build on its intriguing debut release with even more rookie and parallel power inside of packs. Essentially a souped-up and shiny version of the traditional O-Pee-Chee set, there have been some minor changes […]

Upper Deck allows fans to vote on Series Two Young Guns photos

040001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck staff members are hard at work putting together the second series of the company’s flagship set and it has once again allowed collectors to vote on photos that will appear on its regular and canvas Young Guns cards. Set to be released in February, 2015-16 […]

2015-16 Fleer Showcase Hockey First Look

0140001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors who love old school inserts are about to get their annual fix from Upper Deck with 2015-16 Fleer Showcase Hockey as it is set to deliver today’s biggest stars and rookies on classic designs. The brand is swiftly becoming an annual tradition as it offers autographed […]

Box Busters: 2015 Firefly The Verse

030000Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open 2015 Firefly The Verse. Leave a comment below and you could win an unopened box. A winner will be selected on November 20. Good luck!

Will Connor McDavid’s Young Guns card be impacted by injury?

000001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor | Commentary On Wednesday night, Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid went down with a broken left clavicle during his team’s victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a major blow to the young phenom and his club, but there is little doubt that it could not have […]

Hobby Stars of the Week: Marchand, Allen, Hall

040001 By Eric Norton | Beckett Analyst It’s Tuesday and that means we run down the players that collectors should be making note of. Brad Marchand, LW, Boston Bruins: Marchand shared first billing in the NHL last week with four goals to go along with his two assists as he and the Bruins tallied three wins. […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks Giveaway

090000Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Dan Hitt as they rip into boxes of 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out … To enter to win the Patrick Roy auto comment below and let us know what you think about Upper Deck […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey First Look

060001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While collectors await the release of the first series of Upper Deck’s flagship product for this season, the company has revealed several details regarding its follow-up, 2015-16 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey that is expected to hit card stores in February. The big draw for this product […]

NHL Hobby Stars of the Week: Kuznetsov, Markov, Quick

040001 By Eric Norton | Beckett Analyst It’s Tuesday and that means we run down the players that collectors should be making note of. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals: Kuznetsov was the standard for scoring last week posting three goals and six assists (3-6-9) helping the Caps to wins in all three of their outings. He […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Young Guns checklist announced

0160001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The wait is over. With the November 5 release of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One, the hobby can finally get its hands on a fully-NHL and NHLPA-licensed Connor McDavid card, the most-anticipated Young Guns rookie card since the debut of Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby a decade […]

Halloween Retro Busters Preview: 1991 Addams Family

020000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary It’s almost time once again for a pack of ghouls and ghosts to rise from the grave, for black cats to cross everyone’s path, and millions of trick-or-treaters to run around like chickens with their heads cut off and suffer from a gluttonous […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Artifacts

000001Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Dan Hitt as they rip into boxes of 2015-16 Artifacts in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 The Cup Plus Giveaway

000001Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Dan Hitt as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out … Alexander Ovechkin was drafted #1 overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, but the 2005 draft class was one of the strongest in […]

Upper Deck officially reveals Connor McDavid Young Guns rookie card

0240001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Not long after one of the hottest prospects in hockey made his NHL debut, Upper Deck gave collectors a chance to vote on the photo that would appear on the Connor McDavid Young Guns rookie card that will be available in packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series […]

2015-16 Upper Deck SPx Hockey First Look

040001 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A hobby favorite returns in February with 2015-16 Upper Deck SPx Hockey and collectors will have a chance to check out what Upper Deck has done to take the brand to a new level. For starters, it has made some changes to the look of its rookie […]