Tag Archives: Upper Deck

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.

Fab 4: Early cards of a new Hall of Fame class

Three pitchers and a member of baseball’s 3,ooo-hit club were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday and each of them has readily attainable and affordable early cardboard that collectors can chase.

Gallery: 2014-15 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Expected on store shelves in a little over a week, 2014-15 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Hockey has an all-new configuration this season that may prove to be a success with collectors. With five cards in each box which includes four or five autograph or memorabilia hits. Upper Deck […]

BGS Diary Predictor (Jan.): What will he submit?

We want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

ESPN’s Stuart Scott loses cancer battle

Long-time ESPN anchor Stuart Scott who helped bring personality and non-traditional approaches to broadcasting and SportsCenter lost his long-time battle with cancer on Sunday. He was 49.

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part II

Compiled by Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year. – CHRIS CARLIN – Upper Deck’s Sr. Marketing & Social Media Manager “Upper Deck will continue to run […]

First Look: 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most popular hockey card releases each season has traditionally come under the O-Pee-Chee banner and Upper Deck is taking the collector favorite to a new level in April with the debut of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum. With every card printed on chromium stock, this product will […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck ICE

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A release that had been relegated to being a box topper bonus in recent years, Upper Deck ICE has long held a prominent place in the hearts of collectors and the company is finally bringing it back as a full-fledged product for the 2014-15 season. With an […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck AHL Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Over the past few months, Upper Deck became the exclusive licensee for both the American Hockey League and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association and it was announced that the company would be producing a stand-alone product this season. Set to release in March, 2014-15 Upper Deck AHL Hockey […]

Box Busters: 2014 SP Authentic football cards

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

Sunday Conversation: Upper Deck’s Grant Sandground

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the 2014-15 season in full swing, hockey card collectors are gearing up for some new releases featuring the hottest rookies and one of the key people behind the products they open in Grant Sandground, who is Upper Deck’s Director of Product Development. He recently took the time […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

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

National Hockey Card Day Is Back Again In 2015

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The celebration continues for Upper Deck‘s 25th season of making trading cards licensed by the NHL and NHLPA and collectors on both sides of the border will reap the benefits when they visit their local hobby shop for the 2015 editions of National Hockey Card Day. Canadian hobbyists […]

What’s your best haul from a group break?

In the comments below, show us an image (link) of your best pull, what it might have cost you (if you remember) and where you got it from.

Brodeur’s Back

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last night, Martin Brodeur returned to NHL action as a member of the St. Louis Blues and while the league’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts looked a bit rusty between the pipes, fans were excited to see him back on the ice. While facing the Nashville Predators […]

Upper Deck showcases international collector

While some collectors may think that a product made in the United States stays in the United States, the action in the U.S. sports world captures the attention of fans from around the world.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Black Diamond

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

Upper Deck Offers NHL Team Patches in Blasters

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While it has been out for a few weeks now, 2014-15 Upper Deck Series One keeps on delivering surprises as it was announced earlier this week that certain blaster boxes of the product would contain special Team Logo patches that have not only added some strong value, but […]

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.