By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Upper Deck is bringing its O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Program back to Canada this year.
After collecting 50 hobby wrappers, collectors can redeem them for a six-card pack featuring red-bordered OPC parallels and an OPC stamp card.
The red-bordered set consists of 600 cards, including 100 from the 2013-14 rookie class. Players such as Vladimir Tarasenko, Nail Yakupov, Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Huberdeau will be part of this special set. The OPC stamp checklist has 50 names on it.
Collectors can’t redeem the wrappers on their own. They have to bring groups of 50 wrappers to a Certified Diamond Dealer in Canada only where the wrappers will then be shipped to Upper Deck. UD will return the OPC Wrapper Redemption packs back to the shop where collectors will pick them up.
Upper Deck says there are no extra charges associated with these packs, but card shops may ask for a shipping and handling fee to send the cards Upper Deck’s Canadian Fulfillment Center.
The redemption packs will be ready to ship when OPC releases in August.