2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey Details


2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey cards are all about autographs. More specifically, it’s about acetate on-card autographs. Like it’s 2018-19 debut, the checklist is a mix of transformed elements from the year’s main Upper Deck Hockey release and some new themes as well.

2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey Base Set Basics

The base set reinterprets 2019-20 Upper Deck Hockey only through a premium acetate and autograph lens. Base Autos featuring veterans are 1:11 packs. Base Rookie Autos land 1:4. Rookies have an added change that their cards fall under the main flagship look and aren’t Young Guns.

2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey Rookie Autographs

Parallels include Exclusives (veterans – /35 or /15, Rookies – /65 or /35), High Gloss (/10) and One-of-One (1/1).

Other Autographs

UD Canvas, an Upper Deck Hockey staple, makes the jump to Clear Cut once again. Canvas Signatures have 25 copies each while Red Ink parallels come numbered to the player’s jersey number. Canvas Rookie Debuts are new to 2019-20. The checklist for these has just ten players, each with ten copies. Images on these inserts come from their first NHL game.

2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey Canvas Rookie Debuts

Embedded Endorsements (/99) has a mix of veteran, rookie and retired players. Parallels include Gold (/25) and Orange (/3).

Black Amber Autographs are a new addition. These come with a dark backdrop that acts in contrast to a lot of Clear Cut’s other elements. Rookies are 1:20 while vets and past stars are 1:60.

2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey brings back the Metal Universe brand with Palladium Autographs (Veterans – 1:35, Legends – 1:25, Rookies – 1:18). The design on these is reminiscent of the acetate Titanium inserts in 1997-98 Metal Universe Basketball. Rookies have additional Black parallels, which are one-of-ones.

2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey Metal Universe Palladium Autographs

This isn’t the only place the product reaches into the past. Tribute Autographs return with a new batch of cards based on three decades worth of Upper Deck hockey cards. These take the original card, redo it on acetate and add the signature. No cards used in 2018-19 Clear Cut are repeated.

1990-91 Tribute Autographs are tough, falling 1:250 packs.

2019-20 Upper Deck Clear Cut Hockey cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 1
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 30 (two 15-box inner cases)
Set size: TBA
Release date: September 16, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1

The full 2019-20 Clear Cut Hockey checklist and team set lists will be added as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the set comes out.


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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