Upper Deck announces preliminary 2015 Fall Expo plans
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor
The 2015 Fall Expo is less than two months away, but Upper Deck is already busy with their plans to create one of their most exciting redemption programs ever to coincide with the release of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One. The first product where collectors will be able to find Young Guns rookie cards of Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and many others will release on November 6 and it factors heavily into their plans.
Collectors attending the 2015 Fall Expo at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from November 6 to 8 will be able to participate in a revamped redemption program where they will receive special packs for opening certain Upper Deck hockey products. While the official list of eligible releases is expected soon, the company did reveal that each two card pack will contain one of 200 different 2015-16 Upper Deck Midnight parallel cards that are numbered to 25 copies each and the second card in the pack will either be another Midnight parallel, a limited Victory Black rookie card, a Parkhurst Priority Signings cards limited to 75 copies or less, or an instant redemption card good for an autographed Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia piece.
The promotion is expected to last all weekend while supplies last.
What else does Upper Deck have planned for the Expo and fans in Edmonton? Find out after the jump.
Case breakers at the 2015 Fall Expo will be able to crack open premium products in exchange for some extremely limited cards and UDA pieces. While 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One is not eligible, those breaking cases of that hotly-anticipated release will receive something for their effort which will be revealed soon.
As expected, Upper Deck will also hold bubble hockey tournaments and its ever-popular Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt in addition to free and expired redemption raffles. The company is also the sponsor of Kids Day at the show and youth aged 6 to 12 can come in for free with an adult. They will also get a voucher to bring to Upper Deck’s booth to exchange for a card.
In the days leading up to the Expo, Upper Deck staff members will be visiting trading card shops in Edmonton from November 3 to 5 in order to help create buzz for the release of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series One. More details on these events are expected in the coming weeks.
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