Tag Archives: Upper Deck

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 […]

First Look: 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The hobby has seen its fair share of products where classic hockey cards are repackaged and sent out into the hands of collectors once again and the results have generated both positive and negative reactions from collectors. Upper Deck has decided to step into this part of the […]

Upper Deck gives collectors second shot at promos

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors in Edmonton and Ottawa that were unable to make it to last month’s Spring 2015 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto will soon receive a chance to own the one of the special Memorable Moments promotional cards that Upper Deck produced exclusively for the show. In Edmonton, […]

Promo sets are only Jurassic World card options

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary Jurassic World opened last night to much fanfare among moviegoers. I was there and it was two hours of amazing dino action. However, one thing you won’t find much of is Jurassic World cardboard. None of the major card companies acquired a license to produce […]

Upper Deck heads to 2015 NHL Entry Draft

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2015 NHL Entry Draft is still a little over two weeks away, but Upper Deck is preparing to be a part of the annual event and will be offering fans and collectors an opportunity to win some prizes and appear on their own official trading card. Held […]

Shaq signs new deal with Upper Deck

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor One of the best-loved players in NBA history, Shaquille O’Neal gathered a legion of fans throughout his 19 NBA seasons and Upper Deck has signed a new autographed memorabilia deal which sees the creation of several premium pieces from Upper Deck Authenticated. “Shaquille O’Neal’s charisma and fun-loving personality […]

Box Busters: 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Avengers: Age of Ultron cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Upper Deck divulges plans for National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media As we get closer to the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, trading card companies are getting ready to reveal details about their redemption programs and booth activities and Upper Deck has beat them all to the punch in letting collectors know what they can expect in Chicago from July […]

BGS Diary (May): A lone Michael Jordan 10, another Lana, a rare Yankee & one USA Baseball lineup

Here is the batch of cards that I got back from BGS for May — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Masterpieces

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

Beckett 20 Questions on … having fun in the hobby

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The sports card world of just 20 years ago was immensely different from today, but one thing is the same for many collectors. They just want to have fun with their hobby … right? Defining “fun” will vary from person to person (see our Your Turn […]

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

  Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making a […]

Gallery: 2014-15 Upper Deck Masterpieces

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media One week from today, a fan favorite returns to card store shelves with the release of 2014-15 Upper Deck Masterpieces. While many collectors are excited about seeing new artistic renditions of some of the biggest names from hockey’s past, present, and future. Through its Facebook page, Upper Deck has […]

20 Questions on … USA Baseball cards

With the July issue of Beckett Baseball being prepared right now — one focusing heavily on the Red, White and Blue of cardboard — we also figured that now might be a good time for a USA-focused edition of 20 Questions.

Box Busters: 2014-15 UD Ice + win our Lemieux auto

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

First Look: 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For many that grew up appreciating hockey cards, there were few childhood moments more exciting than the arrival of the latest set and 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee is a great entry-level release that adult hobbyists can share with younger collectors and introduce them to the joys of collecting when […]

USA Baseball is common thread with emerging stars

Sure, they’re all now MLB rookies in Chicago. They’re all now under lock and key for another season before they can be free agents (thanks, Super Two rule!) and they’re all guys who have been watched closely on cardboard for some time. But that about of time is longer than you might think. Why? USA Baseball cards.

First Look: 2015-16 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the biggest hits of the 2014-15 season was Upper Deck‘s debuting Team Canada Juniors product which focused on some of the best young players in the game and delivered plenty of value to collectors with a strong mix of autographs and memorabilia. The release truly began […]