Jack Eichel and Nico Hischier Autographs Coming from Upper Deck


Jack Eichel and Nico Hischier have yet to have any certified NHL autograph cards included directly in packs. But that’s about to change. Upper Deck has signed both of the young stars to autograph deals.

The announcement came at Upper Deck’s Certified Diamond Dealer Conference in Los Angeles.

Previously, Eichel and Hischier had exclusive deals with Leaf. Because Upper Deck has the exclusive NHL card rights, that meant no rookie autographs with their team logos. The first are slated for 2018-19 SP Authentic Hockey.

That’s about to change and collectors can expect to see some autographed “cards that never were.”

Upper Deck also announced that they’ve signed a deal with the NHL Alumni Association. This gives the card maker access to hundreds of retired players for their products.

And speaking of retired players, one place you’ll find them is in the new Upper Deck Chronology Hockey, the first part of which is all players from the past.


A similar format was used for basketball in 2006-07.


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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1 comment

  1. David Hollingsworth 10 January, 2019 at 00:42

    Good to see– glad to have both doing auto’s

    So what other players are still missing from UD auto’s– nolan Patrick?

    Like the idea of Chronology hockey also

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