Tag Archives: Upper Deck

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 […]

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 […]