2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey Details

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2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey marks the return of the perennial favorite. Headlined by its cornerstone Future Watch autographs, the checklist includes lots of other signatures, inserts and parallels. There’s also a new Bounty chase that can lead to exclusives not available in packs.

Hobby boxes continue to deliver a pair of autographs, at least one of which falls under the Future Watch banner.

2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey Checklist Overview

The main set has 200 total cards split evenly between a veteran shell set and Future Watch Rookie Cards.

While most Future Watch cards are autographed, not all are. In both instances, base versions come numbered to 999 — even the top players. This is part of the reason why SP Authentic has been so popular with set builders for such a long time. For those that are signed, the first 50 copies will also include an inscription with their debut date.

2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey Future Watch Autographs Shane Wright

Limited parallels come in a handful of levels:

  • Red – 1:3 packs
  • Blue – /399
  • Green (Future Watch only) – /199
  • Gold – /99
  • Black – 1/1
2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey Future Watch Blue Owen Power

Standard Future Watch parallels do not have autographs.

Select cards do have hit-based upgrades as well.

Limited Autographs covering the veterans are 1:60 packs while Limited Auto Material cards are numbered to 100 or less. Future Watch Auto Patch cards have 100 copies each plus a one-of-one Mystery Black copy.

Throwback Content

Like most Upper Deck products, 2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey has some throwback elements that use designs from past sets. Here, it’s 2002-03 Retro Autographed Future Watch (/399 or /99), 2002-03 Retro Sign of the Times (1:120 packs), 2012-13 Retro Autographed Future Watch (/699 or /199), and 2012-13 Retro Future Watch Auto Patch (/100, /50 or /25).

Retro Acetate Future Watch cards recreate RCs from the past, this time on the plastic stock.

Additional Autographs and Inserts

Chirography (1:160 packs) and Sign of the Times (1:32 packs), both of which have roots dating back to the brand’s early days in the 1990s, are back. For Sign of the Times, there are also versions with two (/25), three (/15), four (/10), six (/5) and eight (/5) signers.

2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey Sign of the Times 2

UD Authentics has both standard Autographs (1:70 packs) and Auto Patch (/49 or /25) versions.

2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey UD Authentics Auto Patch Connor McDavid

Other autograph themes in 2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey include Immortal Ink (/10), Marks of Distinction (/25), Curated Signatures and Telemetry Autographs (1:480 packs). Curated Signatures and Telemetry Autographs are both making their debuts.

Among the other standard inserts are Future Icons (/399), Holofoils (1:160 packs), Collaborations (1:5 packs, Blue 1:24 packs, Green 1:120 packs), Pageantry (1:2 packs, Red 1:10 packs), and Top Rookies (1:3 packs, Blue 1:12 packs).

2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey Bounty

There is a Bounty chase in 2022-23 SP Authentic. To qualify, collectors must build a full set of 91 Spectrum FX cards. These come in four tiers of rarity:

  • Veterans – 1:10 packs
  • Future Watch Level 1 – 1:20 packs
  • FW Level 2 – 1:42 packs
  • FW Level 3 – 1:160 packs

The first 50 collectors to complete the set and register it through the Upper Deck Bounty website receive a 100-card Gold Spectrum FX set plus a mystery bonus. Everyone else who finishes the Bounty get a nine-card Spectrum FX Bounty set.

2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 9
Packs per box: Hobby – 10
Boxes per case: Hobby – 16
Set size: 200 cards
Release date (subject to change): September 20, 2023

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Future Watch Autographs – 1
  • Additional Autographs – 1
  • Collaborations, Top Rookies or True Leaders – 10 Total
  • Pageantry – 6
  • Pageantry Red – 1
  • Spectrum FX Bounty Card – 1
  • Numbered or “Tech” Inserts – 1 Total
  • Limited Red Parallels – 8

Recent SP Authentic Hockey releases:

The full 2022-23 SP Authentic Hockey checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the product’s release.

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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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