Tag Archives: Upper Deck

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 […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Fleer Ultra hockey cards

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

New Fleer Ultra Hockey Release Features Surprise Parallel Cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes a redemption card can be a bit of a disappointment for a collector. After pulling one from a pack, there is often a wait associated with it and what is ultimately received might not live up to expectations. In the case of the redemption cards for Ultra […]

Upper Deck Becomes Exclusive American Hockey League Licensee

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Back in July, Upper Deck released its first product featuring players from the American Hockey League and the boxed set was the precursor to a new exclusive deal between the NHL’s top development league and its lone licensed trading card producer. Over the years, a mind-boggling number of […]

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck Canada Junior hockey

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

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 […]