Mike Rucinski reached his ultimate dream of playing in the NHL with his beloved Chicago Blackhawks. However, knee injuries forced him to take a new direction in the sport he has enjoyed his entire life.
In an extremely popular event, Upper Deck will once again be celebrating National Hockey Card Day by giving away free packs of hockey cards at participating hobby shop dealers. The event will be held Feb. 16 in the U.S. and Feb. 9 in Canada.
There are a bevy of new insert sets that will have collectors clamoring to crack these packs of SP Game-Used Hockey. First up are the “Draft Day Marks” autograph cards that profile talented rookies and veterans on the day they were drafted.
Topps first attempt at hockey cards for 1954-55 didn’t win over fans immediately, but nearly 60 years later, the set grows on you. With bright colors, unique card back information and a manageable size, the set is a hit among hockey collectors.
In addition to the Priority Signings wrapper redemption program at the spring Toronto Expo, Upper Deck will also feature a case breaker program that will qualify for instant prizes.