Tag Archives: Upper Deck

Box Busters: 2014-15 SPx basketball cards

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

NHL 3 Hobby Stars: Midseason Rookie Review

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst It’s safe to say that if you follow hockey then you are fairly familiar with the big-name rookies that are making in impact. Even the causal fan has had to have heard the name “Johnny Hockey” by now. But beyond Johnny Gaudreau and Aaron Ekblad there are a […]

2014-15 NHL Rookie Card Deadline Announced

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck confirmed today that the cut-off date for rookie eligibility for 2014-15 trading card products has passed and any player making their debut after January 15, 2015 will have to wait until next season’s releases to appear on a card for the first time. There are 152 […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Whiteside, Thompson, Noel

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 Hassan Whiteside – C, Miami […]

Five key cards of rookie All-Star Filip Forsberg

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst Yesterday, the NHL announced that Nashville Predators star rookie Filip Forsberg would be added to the All-Star roster for this weekend’s festivities, as the league’s best gather in Columbus. He was already scheduled to a part of the rookie events, but with Sidney Crosby out with a lower-body […]

Gallery: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Earlier today, hockey collectors were given a quick tease of some of the hits they can potentially pull in packs of 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy on the company’s Facebook page. Scheduled to arrive in hobby shops next week, the product features some new twists like Triptych relic and […]

Top 5: Early Max Scherzer cards to own

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary Baseball’s $210-million man officially has his contract — and his baseball cards remain affordable. Max Scherzer’s deal with the Washington Nationals will last seven years. In seven big-league seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers, Scherzer has gone 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA and 1,321 strikeouts in […]

First Look: 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With Upper Deck‘s agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company coming to a close, the company is looking to go out in a strong fashion with a 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball. Expected to arrive on card shop shelves on March 31, the main focus of this release will be […]

BGS Diary: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” Randy Savage … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. Here […]

2015 NHL Fan Fair Provides Fun For Collectors

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The 2015 NHL All-Star Game will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday and thousands of fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the game at the 2015 NHL Fan Fair at the Greater Columbus Convention Center starting this Friday. Collectors that choose to participate in the festivities […]

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.