Tag Archives: Upper Deck

First Look: 2014-15 Fleer Showcase Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Fleer Showcase is back again for the 2014-15 season and it has brought a few old friends along in an attempt to make an impact with hockey collectors. With more of us looking back fondly at products that were big in the mid-to-late 1990s, the March release of […]

Key BGS 10 Peyton Manning hits auction block

A Pristine BGS 10 copy of Peyton Manning’s 1998 SP Authentic Die Cuts card — one of only two cards to receive that grade — has hit the auction block via St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co.

Upper Deck signs exclusive deal with Notre Dame

One of college football’s most-storied programs is sticking with Upper Deck.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Even though the college basketball season is in full swing, Upper Deck is looking ahead to the end of the schedule as they are ready to unleash 2014-15 NCAA March Madness Collection on February 4. The first product of its kind to be made by the company, it […]

Surprise NCAA Young Guns in Upper Deck Series 1

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Collectors breaking open boxes and packs of 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 1 may have received a special and rare 1990-91 Young Guns tribute card of one of three collegiate hockey legends and the company has confirmed that they were a special unannounced addition to the product. Since Upper […]

Beckett Football Turns 25!

The first issue of Beckett Football Card Magazine was published 25 years ago this month. That iconic picture of Bo Jackson staring you down on the cover is one of the most recognized images in the industry. A quarter of a century is very long run in the publishing business (287 issues). The magazine has […]

Top 5: Japanese players in MLB history

The final game of the Japan Series is scheduled for Thursday with MLB and Japan splitting the first six games. That got us thinking — who are the top players in MLB today and in MLB history?

Top 5: Early Pablo Sandoval cards to chase

Sandoval’s cardboard presence is a unique one — here are five early cards to consider grabbing before he signs somewhere.

First Look: 2014-15 SPx

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor SPx is back for basketball collectors and it might be better than ever – especially for those that have been enjoying Upper Deck’s roundball releases as of late. Arriving on store shelves in January, this brand has not been a part of the company’s lineup since 2008-09 and […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Even though the first series has barely hit store shelves, plans for 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 have just been released and hockey collectors can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that a Young Guns card of Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin is on the way. Hitting […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’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: 2013-14 Exquisite Collection

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Exquisite Collection basketball cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck Brings Gretzky To Private Expo Function

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Throughout this year, Upper Deck has been celebrating its 25th anniversary in fine fashion and the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that collectors have been a part of the festivities. During their recent visit to the 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, they held […]

Beckett 20 Questions … on autographs

Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions — tell us what you think with the questions below and raise a few of your own at the end if you’d like.

Top 12: Military-themed sports sets to own

If you’re gung-ho to start a military segment of your sports card collection, it won’t be tough as there are many ways you can go about it and many, many options out there for you to explore.

Show Recap: Toronto Expo Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Another successful Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo came to a close Sunday evening and thousands of hockey collectors from all over have gone home after three days of hunting for cards and collectibles at the International Centre in Toronto. Beckett Media was once again on hand for this semi-annual […]

Upper Deck Brings CFL Players, Author to Toronto Expo

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is less than 48 hours away, but Upper Deck has added even more to attract collectors to their booth by announcing that three CFL players and Ken Reid, author of Hockey Card Stories, will be making appearances during the three-day extravaganza in […]

Upper Deck Reveals 2014-15 Young Guns Checklist

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the release of 2014-15 Upper Deck Series One barely a week away, hockey collectors everywhere have been wondering about which players are going to make the cut for the Young Guns subset as many of these cards will be the first of some of the game’s biggest […]

College licensing deals offer glimpse into game

It seems that some schools are finding it advantageous to ink their own deals instead of working via the CLC, which represents nearly 200 top schools and coordinates their merchandising efforts. It also seems Panini is very determined to become a major player in the college cardboard market.

Upper Deck issues statement on CLC status

Upper Deck’s exclusive card license with the Collegiate Licensing Company that began in 201o will remain in place into next year, the company said in a statement Friday — a response to the news that Panini America had signed a trading card agreement with three major universities.

Upper Deck Reveals Complete Fall Expo Plans

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is just two weeks away and Upper Deck has just revealed their elaborate plans for this semi-annual event that draws in hockey collectors from all over the world. Recently, Beckett delivered news about the company’s tried-and-true Priority Signings promotion and these 25th […]

Hot Prospect Drouin Makes NHL Debut

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and in the case of Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin, there are a lot of good things coming his way. The third overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, he took a longer road than […]

Upper Deck Euroleague Analysis

By Derek Ficken | Basketball Price Guide Analyst With the recent news of Upper Deck’s exclusive deal with Euroleague Basketball, many are wondering how this may affect the basketball card market. There are presently a number of young, international players like Ricky Rubio, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Dennis Schroeder garnering attention on the court and in […]

Sneak Peek: 2013-14 The Cup

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The highly-anticipated release of the 2013-14 edition of The Cup from Upper Deck is almost upon us and the company has been busy on social media showing off some of the pulls collectors could potentially find in tins. While Beckett provided a First Look at the product several […]

Box Busters: 2014 UD Conference Greats

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

Upper Deck Adds Euroleague License

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The presence of European players with their pre-NBA teams in North American card sets is something that has not been utilized to its fullest potential over the years, but Upper Deck is looking to change things up as they announced today that they have entered an exclusive trading […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 The Cup hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 The Cup from Upper Deck in this episode of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck SPx Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the hobby’s flashiest sets is back again in action as preliminary details about 2014-15 SPx Hockey from Upper Deck have surfaced. For many years, this has been a huge release for many collectors as it offers up autographed memorabilia cards of the hottest rookies along with […]

The Puck Drops Here!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of excitement thundering down the corroder and onto the rink. It’s the slashing of skates, the slapping of the glass, and the bone crushing hits administered on open ice. It’s slap shots, wristers, and one-timers. It’s the cheers in the stands, the chatter in the box, and the horn when the home team scores. It’s hockey, and it’s back.

20 Questions: College autos & disgraced stars

It’s a busy time in the sports world as nearly all of the major sports are playing — and it’s just as busy of a year with headlines away from the field impacting collectables, too.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Artifacts hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Artifacts in this edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck Reveals Fall Expo Priority Signings Plans

The 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto is less than a month away and Upper Deck has delivered some early details regarding what collectors can expect from their popular Priority Signings program at the latest installment of the long-running show.

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The passage of time can have an interesting impact on even the most valuable and coveted of trading cards and Upper Deck created something special a little over a decade ago when they released their Exquisite Basketball product for the first time. Today, that issue is regarded with […]

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck CFL football cards

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

Beckett Update: O-Pee-Chee 3-D Insert Checklist Revealed

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A few weeks ago, Beckett reported on the special 3-D inserts that were popping out of packs of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Hockey from Upper Deck and there was a great deal of mystery surrounding the cards. Seeded at long and unpublished odds, the cards have performed well on the […]