Tag Archives: Upper Deck

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 […]

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 […]