UPDATE: Upper Deck announces SP info for GTS, Universal cards
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
GTS and Universal are giving hockey collectors a chance for exclusive cards.
GTS, U.S. distributor, and Universal, a Canadian distributor, partnered with Upper Deck to create a 30-card set featuring players such as Chris Kreider, Steven Stamkos and Alexander Ovechkin, with the opportunity to get gold foil parallels and autographs.
To get one three-card pack, order a box of 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck Series 1 or 2012-13 Black Diamond from the respective distributors. Ordering a box of 2012-13 SP Game Used will yield two GTS packs.
Collectors that have already ordered these boxes don’t have to worry, they are already included in the offer.
Autographs of 27 of the 30 players are available and fall at a rate of 1 in 36 packs. Autographs of Jakob Silfverberg, Jason Zucker and Tyler Cuma are not available.
Update: Gold parallels are included in the exclusive set, falling at a rate of 1 in every four packs.
As for autographs there are four levels of scarcity in the product. Group A (1:495), Group B (1:310), Group C (1:563), Group D 1:47).
Here is the checklist for the set, including the autograph group of the respective player.
P1 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals (Group A)
P2 Adam Henrique New Jersey Devils (Group C)
P3 Taylor Hall Edmonton Oilers (Group B)
P4 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins (Group A)
P5 Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs (Group B)
P6 Eric Lindros Philadelphia Flyers (Group A)
P7 Dion Phaneuf Toronto Maple Leafs (Group B)
P8 Evander Kane Winnipeg Jets (Group B)
P9 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton Oilers (Group A)
P10 Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning (Group B)
P11 Nikolai Kulemin Toronto Maple Leafs (Group A)
P12 Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens (Group A)
P13 John Tavares New York Islanders (Group B)
P14 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks (Group B)
P15 Thomas Vanek Buffalo Sabres (Group C)
P16 Chris Kreider New York Rangers (Group D)
P17 Chet Pickard Nashville Predators (Group D)
P18 Jaden Schwartz St. Louis Blues (Group D)
P19 Jake Allen St. Louis Blues (Group D)
P20 Jakob Silfverberg Ottawa Senators (No auto)
P21 Akim Aliu Calgary Flames (Group D)
P22 Tyson Barrie Colorado Avalanche (Group D)
P23 Jussi Rynnas Toronto Maple Leafs (Group D)
P24 Sven Baertschi Calgary Flames (Group D)
P25 Scott Glennie Dallas Stars (Group D)
P26 Jason Zucker Minnesota Wild (No auto)
P27 Tyler Cuma Minnesota Wild (No auto)
P28 Casey Cizikas New York Islanders (Group D)
P29 Carter Ashton Toronto Maple Leafs (Group D)
P30 Cody Goloubef Columbus Blue Jackets (Group D)