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Tag Archives: Upper Deck

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Back in 2000-01, Upper Deck was one of the first hockey card manufacturers to embrace the concept of having a game-used memorabilia card included in every pack of a product. Their debut SP Game Used release hit store shelves that season and it was an instant smash hit. […]

Box Busters: 2014 Flair Showcase football cards

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

Box Busters: 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Good things sometimes seem to come in groups of three and the upcoming release of 2014-15 Trilogy Hockey from Upper Deck is certainly hoping to put that theory to the test once again later this year. Arriving in time for the holiday season, Trilogy has traditionally offered up […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … memorabilia cards

It’s all memorabilia cards all the time as we prep The Game-used Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, so it is right here, too. Here is the latest installment of 20 Questions — all about mem cards.

Upper Deck Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal with CFL

  By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor Football licensing deals continue to dominate headlines in the collecting industry. Upper Deck has reached an exclusive, multi-year agreement with the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) to produce officially licensed trading cards. The first Upper Deck CFL product set is […]

Unannounced 3-D Cards Found in 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee

Some lucky collectors busting packs of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee have uncovered rare 3-D insert cards that Upper Deck decided to put in as a special unannounced surprise.

More mem than ever: Memorabilia card total jumps 35 percent in less than three years

You might think that we’re seeing fewer game-used memorabilia cards in our packs these days as collector tastes continue to evolve and new creations capture our attention. You’d be wrong.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open a box of 2013-14 Ultimate Collection Hockey from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Game-used memorabilia cards are still cool — if they are creative

Their canvas is our cardboard and their creativity is what we collect.

Upper Deck Creates Heroic Inspirations Card for Goalie Josh Harding

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Today marks the release of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee from Upper Deck and the annual collector favorite will see the company’s Heroic Inspirations campaign gets a new twist with the insertion of a special inscribed and autographed card from Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis […]

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck to Release 25th Anniversary Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This week, collectors heading to their local card store or particiating in an authorized group break featuring Upper Deck products are in for a surprise treat coming in the form of special 25th Anniversary Promo Packs. The five-card packs will contain a special 110-card base set from several […]

Trading Card Industry Tackles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Individuals from throughout the trading card industry – and even groups of staff members from Upper Deck and Topps – have invested in the wildly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the past few weeks. As you would expect, the videos are priceless. The highlight so from an engagement perspective has been a head-to-head challenge […]

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck The Cup

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck The Cup By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey card collectors, the 2013-14 season saw many great releases from manufacturers that featured a strong double rookie class and plenty of eye-catching cards that have created plenty of buzz in the hobby. With the highly-anticipated release of 2013-14 The […]

Upper Deck Announces Return of O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Program

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For Canadian hockey card collectors, the annual O-Pee-Chee issue is a tradition with deep roots that speaks to generations of fans that have fond memories of breaking packs and putting sets together. Since Upper Deck took over the brand in 2006-07, the product has evolved with each passing […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Edmonton Oilers Collection

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open a box of 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers Collection from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck AHL Boxed Set

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open the 2013-14 AHL Boxed Set from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Stars of Tomorrow Shine at 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For a single day, over 30 of hockey’s brightest young prospects returned to the site of some of the game’s greatest moments as the 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase took place at the site of the former Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on Saturday. In recent years, the […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Ultimate Collection hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Ultimate Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck, GTS and Universal Bring Back Overtime Packs for 2014-15

Back again for 2014-15, the upcoming release of 2014-15 Overtime from Upper Deck will be taking things to a whole new level and both collectors and dealers are ready to reap the benefits.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Expected to arrive just in time for the holidays, 2014-15 Black Diamond from Upper Deck should be one of this season’s most talked-about releases. Since the 1996-97 season, the brand has been quite popular with collectors and in recent years, it has delivered the hottest rookies along with […]

NHLPA Announces 2014 Rookie Showcase Participants

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In recent years, the National Hockey League Players’ Association has held an annual event that shows off the game’s young stars that are expected to make an impact during the upcoming season. The 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase is set to take place on August 23 at the Mattamy […]

Box Busters: 2014 Marvel Premier trading cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2014 Marvel Premier cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck is ready for another exciting season of collegiate-themed basketball card products and they will kick things off in November with the release of 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen. Boasting an average of two autographs per box, at least one of the signatures pulled will be a highly-coveted […]