Tag Archives: Upper Deck

Gaudreau Goes First In Rookie Gems Draft

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The wait was over for 11 lucky hockey card collectors on Tuesday as Upper Deck held their Black Diamond Rookie Gems Draft for the second straight year. Redemption cards were found in packs of 2014-15 Black Diamond and each one ensured that the owner would end up getting […]

Upper Deck Announces Spring Expo Priority Signings

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While Upper Deck had recently announced plans for special promotional cards of Connor McDavid and Andrew Hammond along with the final installment of 25th Anniversary Retro Young Guns being offered to collectors at the 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, hockey card enthusiasts have been patiently waiting […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 SP Authentic basketball cards

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

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel 3D

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2015 Upper Deck Marvel 3D in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Basketball Hero Lauren Hill Passes Away

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The sporting world lost one of its most inspirational athletes this morning as Lauren Hill passed away at the age of 19. Back in November, she made headlines for stepping into an NCAA basketball game for the first time for Mount St. Joseph’s as she bravely battled an inoperable […]

Gallery: 2014-15 SP Authentic basketball cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The Collegiate Licensing Company era for Upper Deck comes to a close today with the arrival of 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball, but the manufacturer is ending things in a manner that should please many collectors. Hobbyists and dealers were expecting to see plenty of strong content coming out of […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Marresse Speights

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Kawhi Leonard – SF, San Antonio […]

Gallery: 2014-15 Upper Deck ICE

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most-loved hockey card brands is back again as a stand-alone release once again this season and 2014-15 Upper Deck ICE reaches store shelves on April 15. Earlier today, Upper Deck provided collectors with an extensive look at some of the big hits that will be […]

Upper Deck Creates Hammond Spring Expo Promo

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last week, Upper Deck announced some of their preliminary plans for the upcoming 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo, and their schedule of activities has been bolstered by the presence of an additional special promotional card featuring Andrew Hammond, who is one of the hottest goaltenders during the second […]

Sam Bennett Ready For NHL Debut

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Early 2015-16 hockey card releases from Upper Deck will have another big rookie card to chase as it has been announced that Sam Bennett will be joining the Calgary Flames lineup for the rest of the season instead of being sent to their AHL affiliate in Adirondack. The […]

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck football cards

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

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck AHL hockey cards

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

Upper Deck Reveals OPC Platinum Variations

   By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors break packs of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum has potentially noticed that variations for the base set have begun to pop up and Upper Deck has confirmed that 50 different cards have different photos or different players entirely. Seeded once in every 160 hockey packs or coming once […]

Hobby Q&A: Crosby Collector Carlos Pinheiro

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst A couple of weeks ago, we had Sidney Crosby on listed as the second star in the NHL Hobby Stars of the Week because he was tied for second in points with Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell. That piece caught the eye of Beckett reader Carlos Pinheiro from […]

Upper Deck Offers Connor McDavid Expo Redemption

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is just one month away, but Upper Deck has been busy solidifying their plans for the world’s biggest trade show dedicated to hockey cards and collectibles. As part of the festivities, collectors breaking a box of certain Upper Deck releases they have […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Stephen Curry, Nikola Mirotic, & Blake Griffin

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Stephen Curry – PG, Golden State […]

Quad Rookie Gems Draft To Be Held On April 9

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last season saw the debut of some of the most eye-catching hockey cards ever made as Upper Deck debuted their Quad Rookie Gems cards featuring a solid cast of freshmen and they are back once again in 2014-15. Collectors and dealers that attended the recent 2015 Industry Summit […]

Sunday Conversation: Philadelphia Eagles Guard Evan Mathis

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host The Philadelphia Eagles have been in the news recently for all of their Free Agent signings, but I was able to catch up with Offensive Guard and two time Pro Bowl-er Evan Mathis. Evan is an avid collector of all sports, vintage and modern, and we sat down […]

Liam Fitzgerald Receives Upper Deck Card

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes there’s more to life than hockey cards or even the game itself, yet there are occasions when the things that are truly important intersect with the hobby and create positive feelings for everyone involved. A perfect case of this recently took place when the team at Upper […]

First Look: 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2014-15 regular schedule has just a few games left, but hockey card enthusiasts are already getting a glimpse of next season’s first offering as details have come to light on 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP. Last year, the long-established brand returned as a stand-alone product and it is […]

Gallery: 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Earlier today, Upper Deck revealed several quality control images for their upcoming 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum release via their Facebook page and collectors caught an early glimpse at some big cards from the hotly-anticipated product that releases next week. Loaded up with tons of parallels and plenty of hard-signed […]

Contest: Legendary Fear Itself

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst The only thing we have to fear… Upper Deck‘s newest Marvel deck-building game is an expansion of the current Legendary series, which has included titles devoted to such franchises such as Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fantastic 4. However, Fear Itself follows the Marvel story […]

Unannounced Cards In Upper Deck Series 2

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors breaking boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 may have noticed that they have found some cards that were not officially listed on any checklists or sales materials and the company has confirmed the existence of these tough pulls. One of the most important of all of […]

Upper Deck Extends Jordan Exclusive

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck has just announced that their exclusive agreement with Michael Jordan has been renewed on a long-term basis. The announcement came earlier today during their address at the 2015 Industry Summit in Las Vegas and maintains the company’s status as the lone producers of trading cards, memorabilia […]

BGS Diary: WWE Divas Paige & Lana, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax and Sy Berger, too

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Football Inscriptions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Tarasenko Signs For Earlier Upper Deck Releases

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The wait is over for collectors that have redeemed or held on to several different Vladimir Tarasenko autograph cards produced by Upper Deck last season. As announced via company’s blog yesterday, the St. Louis Blues sniper finally sat down for a signing session and those that have sent […]

First Look: 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst They’ve been rock stars for 65 million years and counting. Now, Upper Deck has announced the release of 2015 Dinosaurs. With vivid imagery and a variety of inserts and relics, this product could appeal to children and adults alike. The hobby configuration is 20 packs per box […]

Gallery: 2014-15 Fleer Showcase Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the release of 2014-15 Fleer Showcase Hockey being pushed to next week, Upper Deck has offered some consolation to collectors that were waiting to break packs in the form of a sneak preview of some of the product’s big hits through their Facebook page. Now scheduled to […]

Sunday Conversation: Industry Summit’s Kevin Isaacson

(Isaacson pictured left with Dr. Jim Beckett, Industry Summit 2001) By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host Kevin Isaacson, the man behind the Industry Summit, joins us for this week’s Sunday Conversation. He sits down to talk all about the Industry Summit and what we should expect this year. — Q: Why should shop owners […]

First Look: 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media A quirky collector favorite is back again this year as early details have surfaced regarding 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions. Known as the place to find truly unique pieces of memorabilia along with a strong mix of athletes from a variety of sports, this brand has established a reputation […]

Lauren Hill Receives Heroic Inspirations Card

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck has announced that they are creating a Heroic Inspirations card for Mount St. Joseph freshman player Lauren Hill, who overcame tremendous adversity to play collegiate basketball. While making her dream come true, she has battled an inoperable brain tumor and has served as an inspiration for […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football

By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor The first football card product of the year from Upper Deck will be Upper Deck Inscriptions. As the name suggests, there are plenty of autographs and, well, inscriptions. Lots of them.

Upper Deck signs several top NFL prospects

  By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor The NFL Combine is underway in Indy, and the NFL Draft is about two months away. To usher what looks to be another exciting rookie class deep in talent and hobby appeal, card companies are gearing up the first draft picks cards of 2015. Upper Deck recently […]