Second Wave Of Upper Deck Overtime Coming Soon
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor
There’s nothing like receiving a bonus pack of cards when purchasing a box from your local dealer and hockey collectors have been able to once again Upper Deck‘s Overtime program once again this season. Split up into three waves, the second group of packs is almost ready to hit the hobby.
Only available from GTS in the United States and Universal Distribution in Canada, dealers that pre-ordered boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy, 2014-15 SP Game-Used and 2014-15 SPx will get special four-card early bird packs to distribute to their customers when they purchase one of these products. One of the cards in the pack will be a Rookie Review insert exclusive to advance buyers. Those that order after the product is released will receive a different version has three cards inside instead.
The Rookie Review inserts will have two non-autographed Green (#’d to 25) or Blue (#’d to 10) parallels in addition to an autographed version this is limited to just three copies.
As for the base set, there are 60 different base cards in the second Overtime wave and 20 of them will be rookies (3:5 packs). Additionally, collectors may pull limited Blue (1:2.5 veterans, 1:10 rookies), Green (veterans and rookies #’d to 99) or Gold (1:90 veterans, 1:60 rookies) parallel cards.
A third and final wave of Ovation packs is expected later this season and the base set will then be complete at 180 cards.
Stephen Laroche is the editor of Beckett Hockey and Beckett Basketball magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at SLaroche@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.