First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

The Young Guns will be here in November, brandishing a crop of Rookie Cards that hasn’t been seen since Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin first graced NHL cards.

Upper Deck Series 1 will feature the top rookies from last season such as Nail Yakupov, Alex Galchenyuk, Jonathan Huberdeau and Vladimir Tarasenko along with this year’s draft class of players that make the NHL roster.

Upper Deck Series 1 is a basic set with several inserts and a base set made for set collectors. But the heavy focus this year will likely be on the Rookie Cards.

There will be six Young Guns in every box and Young Guns Canvas cards will fall at a rate of 1 in every 48 packs. The Young Guns Rookie Cards are not too tough to pull, but rare enough to get collectors chasing.

Upper Deck Series 1 will feature 24 eight-card packs. MVP Rookies will fall at a rate of one per box with a chance to find UD Exclusives and MVP Script parallels. Overall, collectors can expect to find four UD Canvas cards, two jersey cards, two Hockey Heroes 1980s and two Shining Stars inserts in every box, on average.

Each case will also have one Clear Cut acetate and one Signature Sensations.

Download the 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 1 checklist.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Hockey. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.



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  1. David 14 July, 2013 at 23:00

    Surprise- same boring/ugly UD cards as previous years. With all the time they have on their hands- having limited licenses, you would think that they might come up with a new innovative design.

  2. Zhi 12 September, 2013 at 01:36

    Come on upperdeck . Do you get it? Big game used patch jersey and on card auto sell. Sticker auto and small jersey are for loser.

  3. Chris 9 November, 2013 at 22:51

    Not very impressed with the Young Guns. I bought two hobby boxes and all 12 Young Guns cards had creases on the back of the cards. The front of the cards were ok, but the backs are horrible.

  4. Alain 26 December, 2013 at 12:59

    I just opened up a sealed box which includes 24 packs. I did not get even one Signature Sensations card or a Clear Cut acetate. What kinda bs is that?

    • Susan Lulgjuraj 26 December, 2013 at 17:44

      The autographs and acetate cards are one per case not per box. The majority of people opening these won’t get autos or acetate cards.

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