2015 Upper Deck CFL football card details
By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
The league might not have the same clout as the NFL, but the Canadian Football League still has its fans. And it’s not like the league produces dozens of sets per year. Currently, there’s 2015 Upper Deck CFL on the calendar and that’s it.
Like Upper Deck’s first CFL set in 2014, the structure is relatively simple and straightforward. At the same time, there’s a comprehensive feel to it for those looking to build the set. For memorabilia fans, there are two game-used cards per box.
The main 2015 Upper Deck CFL set has 200 cards. One hundred of these are regular-print base cards of players on offense. The other half of the set consists of short prints, which combine to fall one per pack. These fall into three categories: Star Rookies (1:4 packs), All-Stars (1:4) and Defense/Special Teams (1:2).
The inserts in the product cover a range of rarities. On the easiest side are O-Pee-Chee Retro cards, which are inserted 1:3 packs. These bring back the name and logo that’s synonymous with card collecting in Canada. As the name suggests, they have a vintage look and feel. A total of 50 cards make up the OPC Retro checklist.
Sticking with the OPC theme are O-Pee-Chee Team Logo Patch cards. Landing 1:128 packs, the set has 20 cards.
2014 Grey Cup Moments is one of the product’s toughest inserts. The short print can be found 1:384 packs.
Mike “Pinball” Clemons, a CFL legend, is featured in CFL Heroes (1:768). Signed versions are numbered to 25.
Forty players have UD Game Jersey cards. Patch versions come serial numbered to 15.
Autographs are tough in 2015 Upper Deck CFL. CFL Marks are inserted 1:384 packs. Base cards can also be found with signed versions. Offense Autograph parallels fall approximately 1:4 boxes. Defense/Special Teams Autographs are 1:256 packs while All-Star Autographs come numbered to 25 copies.
2015 Upper Deck CFL football at a glance:
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Boxes per case: 16
Set size: 200 cards
Release date: October 21, 2015
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Game Jersey Cards – 2
- O-Pee-Chee Retro Inserts – 8
- Short Prints – 24