Upper Deck to issue Oilers Biography of a Season cards at Edmonton’s Summit Show
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor
The Summit Show in Edmonton, Alberta has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and Upper Deck is going to be in attendance at the next edition at Millennium Place on April 22 and 23.
Thanks to a partnership with Universal Distribution and Grosnor Distribution, collectors will be able to receive an exclusive 10-card Biography of a Season set featuring some of the biggest moments of the 2016-17 season that have been witnessed by Edmonton Oilers fans.
What does it take to get a pack of these promotional cards? Those that purchase a 2016-17 Upper Deck hobby box or a premium hobby pack of brands like Black Diamond or SP Game Used from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show can take it to the company’s booth and open it in front of one of its representatives. It should be noted that the sets are limited to five per person each day, but supplies will be limited.
The checklist includes many of the team’s top stars along with the legendary Mark Messier. There are two cards of Connor McDavid as well.
Upper Deck Authenticated will also be on hand displaying pieces that may be of interest to local fans.
As mentioned by Beckett Media recently, fans in attendance also have an opportunity to receive a free eight-card promo set of cards from the recently-released Goon: The Last Enforcer. All it takes to receive one is to be wearing a hockey jersey at the show and simply ask an Upper Deck representative for one.
There will also be several autograph guests at the Summit Show. On the Saturday, guests will include Marcel Dionne, Lanny McDonald, Michel Goulet, and Mike Palmateer. The second day of the show sees appearances from Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Shayne Corson, and Warren Skorodenski.
Beckett Grading Services will also be in attendance at collectors will be able to submit their items for Raw Card Review.
Admission is $10.00 per day for adults, with a two-day pass available for $15.00. Children 12 and under are admitted free. There is also a $50.00 VIP Weekend Pass. For more information on the show visit www.summitshow.com.
Stephen Laroche is the editor of Beckett Hockey, Beckett Basketball, and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.