Tag Archives: Upper Deck

Your Turn: 2015-16 NHL Rookies

— By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Today, 39 of the NHL’s brightest prospects have come together in Toronto at the 2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase and many of them are expected to appear on their first fully-licensed hockey cards in a few months. Leading the pack are Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and […]

Month of Marvel Giveaway No. 3

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst The Month of Marvel is unstoppable! Week 2 of our giveaways has come and gone and another collector walks away with a great prize. This week we have another question and it’s a doozy.

2015 Upper Deck Marvel Vibranium Trading Cards First Look

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor If you haven’t heard of vibranium yet, you likely will by the time the Black Panther movie arrives in 2018. It’s an important metal in the Marvel Universe, kind of like Kryptonite in the DC realm. It has been mentioned in several recent Marvel blockbusters, but it’s likely to […]

Yep, that’s a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. homage in Macklemore’s music video

Yep, that’s a 45-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. dressed as seen in his iconic 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card in the video for “Downtown” by Macklemore.

Month of Marvel Giveaway No. 2

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Last Monday, Beckett’s Month of Marvel started off with a huge bang. This week is no different as we have a new question and a new prize — 2015 Upper Deck Legendary Marvel Secret Wars deck building expansion kit.

2015-16 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey First Look

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, even a well-established brand with a strong following needs to be rebuilt in order to remain fresh with collectors and Upper Deck has decided to make some radical changes to Black Diamond after several years of remaining on a tried-and-true course. Releasing on November 26, 2015-16 Upper […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Team Canada Master Collection First Look

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The success of Canada on the international hockey scene is undeniable and some of the game’s greatest talents have proudly led their country to success over the years. Collectors have been able to track down fantastic cards of their heroes over the years, but Upper Deck has just […]

2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase participants announced

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor On September 1, hockey’s brightest prospects will be heading to Toronto for the 2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase and for the past seven years, this event has seen many of today’s top stars pose for their first NHL and NHLPA-licensed trading cards. This year’s edition will feature 40 big […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Ultimate Collection hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Ultimate Collection in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Connor McDavid puzzle promotion added to 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With less than two months left until his NHL debut, the mania for cards of Connor McDavid is picking up further momentum as Upper Deck has just announced it will be adding a special #1 Draft Pick puzzle promotion to 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee. In order to receive this card, […]

Michael Jordan was paid how much by Upper Deck?

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor $14 million — that’s what Upper Deck gave Michael Jordan to be a company spokesman between 2000 and 2012. Normally these aren’t the kinds of numbers that athletes and companies like being made public. But Jordan and his attorneys released the information as part of a lawsuit brought against […]

Hobby Q&A: Upper Deck’s Grant Sandground talks 2015-16 MVP

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The new hockey season is less than two months away, but that is not stopping collectors from rushing to their local card store to grab a box or some packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP. The company’s first release of the year, it has already grabbed some headlines […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck MVP in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 UD Premier hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 UD Premier in this latest edition of Box Busters.

John Gibson replaces teammate in 2013-14 SP Authentic

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors that had redeemed their 2013-14 SP Authentic Future Watch autograph cards of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen had been waiting quite a while for the young star to sign and Upper Deck has decided to replace these cards with one of goaltender John Gibson instead. While secondary […]

2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Hockey Autograph and Memorabilia Card Short Prints

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Autographs and memorabilia are something of a background factor in 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. But that doesn’t mean they’re not in there. And not all are available in equal amounts. Signed cards fall under three main banners. NHL Territories highlight the city where they play. Pro Sign dates […]

Let the Connor McDavid NHL card era begin — sort of

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor The release of 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Hockey not only kicks off a new season of cards, but it gives collectors their first crack at Connor McDavid NHL cards. Kind of. You won’t find the much-hyped phenom’s name on the checklist but that’s only a technicality. There is a […]

Promotions To Keep Collectors Busy At The National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention opens today in Chicago and hobbyists from all over the world are about to convene on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Whether they are breaking boxes or hunting for a great item for their personal collections, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

Beckett Radio previews the National convention

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host For the past month, Beckett Radio has previewed the National Sports Collectors Convention, which starts Wednesday in Chicago. Host Derek Ficken has interviewed numerous card companies, distributors and even the man behind the Convention, Mike Berkus. If you are planning to go to the National, or you just would like […]

Box Busters: 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The countdown to Connor McDavid rookie cards has officially begun as details have surfaced on what collectors can expect to find in packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One. While all products are certain to have their sales driven by the presence of the young phenom’s cards, his […]

Upper Deck unveils 2015-16 Young Guns design

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The release of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One is still nearly four months away, but collectors are already buzzing about the rookie card content expected next season, especially with the anticipated of Connor McDavid on the NHL scene. The first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … college cardboard

School ties are seemingly everywhere on cardboard from the past and present. Now they’re the focus here for our latest 20 Questions …

Gallery: 2014-15 UD Premier hockey cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Even though the NHL’s regular season ended a month ago, hockey card season is still in full swing throughout the summer months. Next week, Upper Deck‘s hotly anticipated 2014-15 UD Premier set is expected to reach dealer shelves and the company gave collectors a loaded sneak peek of […]

Oakland Raiders great Ken Stabler dies at 69

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship in 1977, has died. He was 69.

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 SP Authentic hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 SP Authentic in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Connor McDavid signs exclusive with Upper Deck

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Moments after the Edmonton Oilers officially announced that they were selecting Connor McDavid with the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Upper Deck made an announcement of their own and revealed that it would be the sole source for autographed trading cards of the league’s newest […]

Win a 2015 Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron box from Beckett Radio

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host Beckett Radio is pleased to announce it is giving away a box of 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron on the latest episode. Be sure to listen in to see how you can win this box from them. Send your answers in to radio@beckett.com or on their Twitter page […]

Upper Deck Overtime returns for 2015-16

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the best-kept secrets among hockey card collectors in recent years has been the Overtime promotional packs that Upper Deck has created for GTS Distribution in the United States and Universal Distribution in Canada. Not only are they a perfect promotional tool for dealers to utilize, but […]

Golf’s new star Jordan Spieth has little cardboard

Golf’s biggest star at the moment is a newcomer with very little official cardboard bearing his name — and it’s something we have seen before.

Upper Deck produces Blackhawks set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Chicago Blackhawks and their fans have been celebrating in the wake of their third Stanley Cup championship over the past six seasons, but Upper Deck has been busy putting together a commemorative set featuring the team’s top stars. With only 1,000 copies of the 18-card set available […]

First Look: 2015-16 Upper Deck Artifacts

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A decade ago, Upper Deck introduced its Artifacts brand to the hockey card market and in the time since then, it has evolved into an early-season standard which delivers a mix of autographs, rookies, and memorabilia with a ton of parallels which have either generated praise or cries […]

The Warriors are Golden once again

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst | Commentary First off, as a Bay Area native, I want to congratulate the Golden State Warriors players, front office, and especially the fans. What an amazing 2014-15 NBA season that was capped off with “dethroning” the King, LeBron James. With this recent NBA championship, many collectors should start buying into […]

Gallery: 2014-15 SP Authentic Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In two weeks, hockey card collectors will be on the hunt for boxes of 2014-15 SP Authentic and Upper Deck has given them a small preview of the inked treasures of the game’s brightest prospects and revered legends and stars that will be popping out of packs. In […]