Saturday is National Hockey Card Day in Canada

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Saturday might be normally reserved for “Hockey Night in Canada” but this week Saturday also marks National Hockey Card Day for Canadian fans.

As part of its celebration, Upper Deck is giving away thousands of NHCD card packs free to collectors at Canadian hobby shops and selected retail stores as part of the second-annual celebration of Canada’s unofficial national pastime.

“Hockey is the national sport in Canada so Upper Deck wanted to come up with a way to celebrate that incredible devotion,” said Chris Carlin, Upper Deck’s sports marketing manager. “We started this program last year and it was a huge success with countless hockey fans and trading card collectors visiting hobby shops and retailers across Canada. We expect the same kind of excitement this time around.”

See a video about NHCD along with a checklist and details about how Canadians can get these cards after the jump.

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This year, Upper Deck is producing a 15-card set consists of some of the top Canadian-born rookies, current stars and legends — a checklist that includes John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Jamie Benn, Evander Kane, Logan Couture, Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin Brodeur, Mike Richards, Rick Nash, Jarome Iginla, Jonathan Toews, Roberto Luongo, Wayne Gretzky and Steve Yzerman.

Each NHCD pack will include  five randomly assorted cards. For more information about National Hockey Card Day, click here.

One Comment

  1. Mark Sikorski
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    My son pulled one of the 87 signed Crosby cards from the National Hockey Card set. Any idea of it’s worth? Was that the only memorabilia? Were there any inserts?

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