Tag Archives: Upper Deck

Upper Deck signs top NBA pick Ben Simmons to exclusive deal

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Ben Simmons, the first overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Upper Deck which covers both trading cards and autographed memorabilia. “We are pleased to welcome Ben Simmons to Upper Deck’s world-renowned roster of NBA greats and look forward to providing […]

Upper Deck pays tribute to Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Pittsburgh Penguins have won their fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history and Upper Deck has fired up the presses in order to get a cardboard tribute ready for the team that is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Made up of 18 players that […]

Upper Deck reveals its plans for the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Upper Deck has announced some major plans for the 38th National Sports Collectors Convention and collectors visiting their booth at the show in Atlantic City from August 3 to 7 have a chance to obtain cards that are exclusive to the show. Plenty of promotional packs […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Overtime Hockey preview

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The idea of getting an extra pack of cards when you open a box is always well-received and for the past few years, Upper Deck has partnered up with both Universal Distribution and GTS Distribution to do exactly that. The bonuses are going to be back again next […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey details

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The NHL is in full playoff mode at the moment, but collectors have been getting a sneak peek at next year’s early products as of late. The road leading up to Upper Deck‘s flagship release in November continues with 2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey and it has the […]

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Hockey details

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor It may be hard for some collectors to believe, but a decade has passed since Upper Deck took over the O-Pee-Chee name and over the years, the company has done its best to preserve some of the things that make it a hobby favorite in addition to adding […]

2016-17 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors Hockey details

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For the past three seasons, the best junior talent in Canada has been celebrated with a trading card release and collectors will be able to get an in-depth look at some players that will have an impact on the game in the near future with 2016-17 Upper Deck […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Hockey details

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Since its inception, Upper Deck has long been respected within the hobby for its uncanny ability to select strong photos for many of its sets and with 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Hockey, collectors are going to be able to build a large set with an emphasis on game […]

No April Fool’s joke – Upper Deck to produce All-Star Skills Competition Tribute cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When the news dropped early on April Fool’s Day, some collectors may have been a bit skeptical about the news that Upper Deck was producing a special set of All-Star Skills Competition Tribute cards. The company has been known for sharing a tall tale on April 1 in […]

2015-16 Upper Deck Premier Hockey details

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last season, Upper Deck brought back a familiar name to the hobby and generated some positive buzz and 2015-16 Upper Deck Premier Hockey looks to build on that excitement once it comes to card shops this summer. Packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Premier Hockey are going to be […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 SPx Hockey

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

2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey leads off next season for collectors

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Even though the 2015-16 season is in the home stretch and teams are jockeying for playoff position, Upper Deck is hard at work on the next campaign’s early releases and has unveiled preliminary details regarding 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. MVP has been a hobby fixture for over […]

Upper Deck reveals 2016 Spring Expo plans

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2016 Spring Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is mere weeks away, but Upper Deck has put the finishing touches on its plans for the world’s biggest hockey card show. Taking place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from April 8 to 10, thousands of collectors will be […]

Box Busters: 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Dossier

Join Beckett analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Dossier. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Exclusive Jack Eichel Young Guns redemption card available through Upper Deck and Dave & Adam’s arena promotion

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Buffalo Sabres may have had their fair share of struggles on the ice in recent years, but the club does have several promising and talented young players that may help them evolve into a playoff contender in the near future. Since fans in the city are fiercely […]

Expect the unexpected in 2015-16 Upper Deck Champs Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, a rest can be a great thing for a trading card brand. In the case of 2015-16 Upper Deck Champ’s Hockey, it has been six-year wait and the end result could become a summertime hit once it is released on June 29. When Upper Deck brought Champ’s […]

Upper Deck e-Pack marathon cards feature McDavid and Eichel

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors that have been breaking packs and boxes of the e-Pack version of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One have noticed that there are two exclusive insert sets found inside with Code to Greatness and Instant Impressions. What they may not realize, however, is that there are reward cards […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2

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

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

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 […]

UD Canvas marathon added to Upper Deck e-Pack

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The NHL All-Star Game has a strong cardboard history

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 […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

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 …

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

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 is […]

Upper Deck announces 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Fair plans

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 with […]

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

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.

2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Rookie Redemption checklist announced

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 […]

Teemu Selanne joins Upper Deck Authenticated roster

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 […]

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Vibranium

Join 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

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 […]