2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Goes Beyond Traditional Game Gear


2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey cards go primarily for the hits. Four of the six cards in each box are autographs, memorabilia cards or a combination of the two. And of those, Upper Deck promises that one will come from a premium part of the checklist.

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Base Set Basics

Outside of the relics, one of the defining features of SP Game Used has become the base cards. They rank among the toughest in the hobby, each numbered to the player’s jersey number. Like 2018-19, the checklist has 200 cards that’s split evenly between vets and the Authentic Rookie subset.

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Base Authentic Rookies

Parallel colors are similar for both parts of the base set, but the way they’re structured is a little different. For current players, there’s Orange Rainbow (/100 plus the number of year’s they’ve been in the NHL), Rainbow (/275), Black Rainbow (/5) and Green Snow Storm (1/1).

Authentic Rookie parallels include Rainbow (/200 plus their birth year), Orange Rainbow (/100 plus their draft year), Black Rainbow (/5) and Green Snow Storm (1/1).

One-of-one Printing Plates are also available for all base cards.

Beyond these, the base set is a launching pad for some of 2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey’s autographs and memorabilia cards.

On the vet side, these include:

  • Gold Jersey – 1:5 packs
  • Blue Autographs – 1:7 packs
  • Red Auto Jersey – 1:20 packs
  • Gold Spectrum Jersey – numbering varies
  • Red Spectrum Auto Premium – numbering varies
  • Black Autographs – /5
  • Green Snow Storm Autographs – 1/1

Signature and memorabilia versions for rookies come in:

  • Blue Autographs – 1:5 packs
  • Red Auto Jersey – 1:12 packs
  • Gold Jersey – /599
  • Gold Spectrum Patch – /65
  • Red Spectrum Auto Patch – /15
  • Black Autographs – /5
  • Purple Spectrum Auto Tag – /3
  • Green Snow Storm Autographs – 1/1

Special Event Memorabilia

As has been the case for several years now, SP Game Used delves into several of the NHL’s special events and showcase games for some of its memorabilia content.

Net Cord cards are available for the 2019 All-Star Game (/35), Stadium Series (/35), Winter Classic (/35) and Stanley Cup Finals (/25). There are also All-Star Games Dual Net Cords that have 25 copies each.

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Stanley Cup Finals Materials

The 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition has Fabrics (1:3 packs), Dual and Quad Fabrics (each 1:120), Patch (/35), Patch Duals (/25) and Patch Quads (/10). Scarce premium versions use Tags (/2), Duals Tag (1/1) and Quads Tag (1/1). There are also separate All-Star Skills Competition Relic Blend cards that are numbered to 125 as well as patch versions that have 15 copies each.

2019 NHL Stadium Series Fabrics are 1:12 packs. Other sweater pieces around this theme are Quads (/35), Patch (/35), Quads Patch (/10), Tag (/2) and Quads Tag (1/1).

Game Gear cards cover both the All-Star Skills Competition and Stadium Series. In each instance, cards come numbered to 6.

Game-Used Pucks are tough pulls. Biscuits from the Stanley Cup Finals, Skills Competition, NHL 100 Classic, Global Series and Winter Classic are each 1:780 packs.

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Winter Classic Puck

Back for another year are Banner Year cards that use pieces from articles hanging at and around the specific event. They bring with them lots of colorful combinations, similar to how what a patch can do with a traditional memorabilia card. Banner Year events include various drafts (1:12), 2019 Stanley Cup Finals (1:15), 2019 All-Star Game (1:16) and the 2019 Winter Classic (1:18). Autograph versions are also available.

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Banner Year Autographs

Additional Autographs and Memorabilia Cards

New to 2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey are one-of-one Tonight’s Lineup cards. Like other parts of the checklist, these look to relic alternatives, this time through official lineup cards and the names within.

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Tonights Lineup

Supreme cards return, all boasting oversized pieces of gear such as patches, sticks, gloves, pads and stakes. These all have 15 copies each.

Combining signatures and memorabilia are Inked Sweaters (/99). Tougher versions include Rookie Patch (/49), Patch (/15) and Rookie Tag (/2). There are also basic Rookie Sweaters (/199) that don’t have a signature.

Basic Showcase Standout cards are 1:4 packs. Parallels land with Patch (/25), Jersey Auto (/50 or /25) and Patch Auto (/10).

Draft Day Marks use manufactured jersey letters as a foundation for autographs. For some, the chase for these comes with spelling out the player’s name, similar to a puzzle. Veterans have ten copies for each letter while rookies have 35.

Additional memorabilia inserts in 2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey include Rookie Relic Blends (/125, Patch – /15), A Piece of History (/99, Premium – /15), Locker Essentials Jersey (1:7) and Patch (/5), Draft Swag, Tools of the Game, and Frameworks (1:16).

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey Frameworks

2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 6
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 200 cards
Release date: January 29, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Premium Autograph or Memorabilia Cards – 1
  • Additional Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 3 Total

Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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