Tag Archives: Upper Deck

Upper Deck Confirms Chris Osgood Error Card

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With National Hockey Card Day taking place throughout the United States tomorrow, collectors will be busting plenty of special promotional packs containing 25th Anniversary Retro Young Guns – but there will be one card that will look a bit strange to anyone that remembers watching Chris Osgood during […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This June, hockey fans will be watching the 2014-15 NHL season wind down with the Stanley Cup Final, but those that collect cards will have something new to bust while watching the action on the ice as Upper Deck is set to release its latest edition of Ultimate […]

Upper Deck Reveals Series 2 Young Guns

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 slated to hit the hobby next week, many collectors have been discussing the players that they are hoping to see as a part of its popular Young Guns subset. This afternoon, Upper Deck revealed its list of the rookies that made the […]

Upper Deck and Basketball – Where Do They Go From Here?

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The recent announcement that Panini America was taking over as the sole and exclusive trading card licensee for the Collegiate Licensing Company has sent shockwaves throughout the hobby and immediately collectors wondered: How would this announcement impact Upper Deck? Just before press time for the next issue of […]

Carolina Hurricanes To Hold Trading Card Giveaway

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Fans of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes are in for a treat tomorrow evening as the team is holding a trading card giveaway that comes compliments of Upper Deck. While the Hurricanes currently reside at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, they will be facing the Toronto Maple Leafs, […]

Hobby Q&A: Sketch card artist Jason Crosby

Not so long ago, in hay fields a few states away, 38-year-old artist Jason Crosby grew up just like any other Georgia kid.

NBA Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: LaVine, Whiteside, Teague

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 Zach LaVine – PG – Minnesota […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 SPx hockey cards

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

NASCAR continues to explore its card options

Blake Davidson, NASCAR’s Vice President of Licensing and Consumer Products, told Beckett Media in an email on Wednesday that the organization is continuing to consider its options for a future trading card licensee.

Card Gallery: 2014-15 SPx Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Earlier today, Upper Deck gave collectors visiting their Facebook page a sneak preview of some of the big pulls that are headed into packs of 2014-15 SPx Hockey, which is slated to hit card stores next week. With a tradition that goes back nearly 20 years, SPx has […]

Dave & Adam’s, Upper Deck Team Up For Arena Giveaway

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This Sunday, the first 10,000 fans entering the First Niagara Center for the clash between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting New York Islanders are in for a special treat as Dave & Adam’s Card World and Upper Deck have partnered to offer a special six-card pack of […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 SP Authentic Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For over a decade, the SP Authentic brand has been an institution for hockey card collectors and Upper Deck has released some preliminary details about this year’s edition that is expected to his hobby store shelves in May. Loaded up with three signed cards in every box, those […]

Upper Deck Announces NHL Rookie Redemptions

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Hockey card collectors will be pleased to hear that Upper Deck has just announced the players that they will receive for rookie redemption cards from four different products that were released earlier this season. Found in packs of 2014-15 Upper Deck MVP, 2014-15 Fleer Ultra and 2014-15 Artifacts, […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy hockey

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

Box Busters: 2014-15 SPx basketball cards

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

NHL 3 Hobby Stars: Midseason Rookie Review

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst It’s safe to say that if you follow hockey then you are fairly familiar with the big-name rookies that are making in impact. Even the causal fan has had to have heard the name “Johnny Hockey” by now. But beyond Johnny Gaudreau and Aaron Ekblad there are a […]

2014-15 NHL Rookie Card Deadline Announced

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck confirmed today that the cut-off date for rookie eligibility for 2014-15 trading card products has passed and any player making their debut after January 15, 2015 will have to wait until next season’s releases to appear on a card for the first time. There are 152 […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Whiteside, Thompson, Noel

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 Hassan Whiteside – C, Miami […]

Five key cards of rookie All-Star Filip Forsberg

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst Yesterday, the NHL announced that Nashville Predators star rookie Filip Forsberg would be added to the All-Star roster for this weekend’s festivities, as the league’s best gather in Columbus. He was already scheduled to a part of the rookie events, but with Sidney Crosby out with a lower-body […]

Gallery: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Earlier today, hockey collectors were given a quick tease of some of the hits they can potentially pull in packs of 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy on the company’s Facebook page. Scheduled to arrive in hobby shops next week, the product features some new twists like Triptych relic and […]

Top 5: Early Max Scherzer cards to own

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary Baseball’s $210-million man officially has his contract — and his baseball cards remain affordable. Max Scherzer’s deal with the Washington Nationals will last seven years. In seven big-league seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers, Scherzer has gone 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA and 1,321 strikeouts in […]

First Look: 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With Upper Deck‘s agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company coming to a close, the company is looking to go out in a strong fashion with a 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball. Expected to arrive on card shop shelves on March 31, the main focus of this release will be […]

BGS Diary: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” Randy Savage … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted five 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. Here […]

2015 NHL Fan Fair Provides Fun For Collectors

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2015 NHL All-Star Game will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday and thousands of fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the game at the 2015 NHL Fan Fair at the Greater Columbus Convention Center starting this Friday. Collectors that choose to participate in the festivities […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Premier

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A hobby favorite is coming back again later this season after a long hiatus as 2014-15 Upper Deck Premier is set to make its way to card shops and deliver some memorable hits. Scheduled for a mid-May release, Premier will be issued in seven-card tins that breaks down […]

Upper Deck Gets Funny In New Packs To The People

Packs To The People is back again and going where it has never been before. In the newest episode, Upper Deck pays a visit to the Spectacles Improv Engine, an Orange County-based comedy theatre company, and makes the cards part of the show. Host Andrew Long gets the troop members to check out 2014-15 Upper […]

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck USA Football

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck USA Football in this latest edition of Box Busters.

NHL Hobby Stars of the Week

  By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst Every Wednesday throughout the rest of the NHL season we will select our three Hobby Stars of the Week and provide a run down of why collectors should notice them. Below are the hobby stars for the past week. David Backes, C, St. Louis Blues Last week, Backes was […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Masterpieces

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Slated to be hitting your local card store in April, 2014-15 Upper Deck Masterpieces marks the return of a hobby favorite that many feared had become a one-hit wonder since it had not returned since its impressive 2008-09 debut. The original issue was lauded for its strong selection […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 SP Game-used Edition hockey

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

Second Wave Of Upper Deck Overtime Coming Soon

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor There’s nothing like receiving a bonus pack of cards when purchasing a box from your local dealer and hockey collectors have been able to once again Upper Deck‘s Overtime program once again this season. Split up into three waves, the second group of packs is almost ready to […]

Upper Deck responds to CLC exclusive with Panini

Upper Deck issued the following reaction to the news that Panini America had signed an exclusive deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company on Thursday. It had held a CLC exclusive since 2010, which runs through March. The statement echoes the previous comments from the company about the changes to the CLC card landscape.

Upper Deck To Make Rob Zepp Young Guns Card

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Even though he is not truly considered a rookie by NHL standards, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Rob Zepp will be receiving a Young Guns card in 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 once it hits store shelves in late February. On December 21, Zepp took to the ice for the […]

Jameis Winston to NFL: Do you want his cards?

Controversial Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is headed to the NFL — and he already has trading cards made by Topps and Upper Deck.