2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist and Details
Who doesn’t love free cards? 2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day falls on February 15 — one sleep after Valentine’s Day. Once again, the promotion runs in both Canada and the United States. And this time, Gritty and some of hockey’s other mascots are getting in on the action.
The overriding idea behind National Hockey Card Day is simple — get collectors out to card shops and reward them with free packs. Many places make bigger events out of it, offering contests and other promotions to help build a sense of community showcase the hobby to some who may be new to collecting or returning after a long break.
While the structure of the set is similar on both sides of the border, the checklists in Canada and the United States are different.
2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day – Canada
The main base set in Canadian packs features 15 cards. All players either play on Canadian teams or come from the Great White North.
The checklist is broken into three subsets: Canada’s Rookies, Pride of Canada and Hockey Heroes. Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom are among the NHL freshmen in the set. Other big names include Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon and Joe Sakic.
The 16th and final card in the Canadian set belongs to Canucks rookie, Quinn Hughes and it isn’t available in packs. Rather, it’s an incentive to those making a $10 Upper Deck purchase at the shop.
A handful of chase cards are randomly inserted. Victory Black Rookies return with five new cards.
The new Mascot inserts feature furry friends from a handful of Canadian teams including Carlton the Bear from Toronto and Calgary’s Harvey the Hound. There’s also former Montreal Expos cheerleader, Youpii who now finds himself cheering for the Canadiens.
Three autographs, the toughest pulls in packs, represent hockey’s past, present and future. Lanny McDonald, Marc-Andre Fleury and Ryan Poehling are the available signatures.
2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day – USA
Like the Canadian set, the 2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day USA checklist has 15 base cards plus one that’s available with a similar qualifying purchase.
The subsets here are America’s Rookies, Stars in Stripes and American Icons. Flipping the borders, all players in USA packs either call the country home during hockey season or grew up there. Notable names include Kaapo Kakko, Cale Makar and Joe Pavelski.
Card #16, the one that comes with a $10 purchase, is Jack Hughes, the first overall pick in the 2019 draft.
Victory Black Rookies in American packs include Kakko, Adam Fox and Cody Glass.
Gritty headlines the Mascot chase cards.
USA autographs include Pavelski, Brock Boeser and Detroit’s Taro Hirose.
2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day at a glance:
Cards per pack: 5
Set size: Canada – 16 cards, USA – 16
Release date: February 15, 2020
2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist
2020 Upper Deck NHCD Canada Checklist
CAN-1 Nick Suzuki, Montreal Canadiens
CAN-2 Ville Heinola, Winnipeg Jets
CAN-3 Ryan Poehling, Montreal Canadiens
CAN-4 Rasmus Sandin, Toronto Maple Leafs
CAN-5 Erik Brannstrom, Ottawa Senators
Pride of Canada
CAN-6 Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
CAN-7 Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
CAN-8 Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
CAN-9 Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames
CAN-10 Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
CAN-11 Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Oilers
CAN-12 Lanny McDonald, Toronto Maple Leafs
CAN-13 Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings
CAN-14 Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
CAN-15 Joe Sakic, Quebec Nordiques
CAN-16 Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks – available with qualifying purchase
CAN-LM Lanny McDonald, Toronto Maple Leafs
CAN-MF Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
CAN-RP Ryan Poehling, Montreal Canadiens
M-6 Carlton the Bear, Toronto Maple Leafs
M-7 Harvey the Hound, Calgary Flames
M-8 Fin the Whale, Vancouver Canucks
M-9 Youppi!, Montreal Canadiens
M-10 Spartacat, Ottawa Senators
Victory Black Rookies
V-18 Cale Fleury, Montreal Canadiens
V-19 Rasmus Sandin, Toronto Maple Leafs
V-20 Ville Heinola, Winnipeg Jets
V-21 Nick Suzuki, Montreal Canadiens
V-22 Conor Timmins, Colorado Avalanche
2020 Upper Deck NHCD USA Checklist
USA-1 Adam Fox, New York Rangers
USA-2 Kaapo Kakko, New York Rangers
USA-3 Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
USA-4 Taro Hirose, Detroit Red Wings
USA-5 Cody Glass, Las Vegas Golden Knights
Stars in Stripes
USA-6 Joe Pavelski, Dallas Stars
USA-7 Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
USA-8 Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars
USA-9 Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets
USA-10 Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets
USA-11 Keith Tkachuk, Arizona Coyotes
USA-12 Tony Amonte, New York Rangers
USA-13 Chris Chelios, Montreal Canadiens
USA-14 Pat LaFontaine, Buffalo Sabres
USA-15 Mike Modano, Minnesota North Stars
USA-16 Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils – available with qualifying purchase
Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks
Joe Pavelski, Dallas Stars
Taro Hirose, Detroit Red Wings
M-1 Gritty, Philadelphia Flyers
M-2 SJ Sharkie, San Jose Sharks
M-3 Bernie the St. Bernard, Colorado Avalanche
M-4 Tommy Hawk, Chicago Blackhawks
M-5 Bailey, Los Angeles Kings
Victory Black Rookies
V-13 Kaapo Kakko, New York Rangers
V-14 Max Jones, Anaheim Ducks
V-15 Adam Fox, New York Rangers
V-16 Cody Glass, Las Vegas Golden Knights
V-17 Nikita Gusev, New Jersey Devils