The National Sports Collectors Convention served as the backdrop of a new standard for the Hobby, as a 1970 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie graded PSA 10 sold for a record $465,000 in Goldin Auctions’ $3.1 million sale.
Upper Deck has entered the digital card fray with e-Packs, digital trading cards that are bought, collected, sold and traded like regular cards, that also feature a physical component. COMC is the partner behind the project.
Toronto Sports Card Expo celebrates its 25th season of shows, boosted by new hockey HOF members and success of Blue Jays in 2015. Al Sinclair shares some of his thoughts.
In the final installment of George Vrechek’s “Collect it All” series, the author looks at collecting vintage hockey, boxing, golf and other sports cards, breaking down the total available in the market. At the end, see what collecting level you are at with your collection.
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding and Upper Deck have teamed up to spread awareness of Multiple Sclerosis with Heroic Inspirations cards in Upper Deck’s 2014-15 NHL O-Pee-Chee.
Upper Deck comes through again for a big-time sports fan who is battling a life-threatening disease. Enter Sam Tageson and the San Jose Sharks.
In a new multi-year deal, Upper Deck, NHL, and NHLPA have agreed to make Upper Deck the exclusive manufacturer of NHL trading cards starting with the 2014-15 season. Panini’s NHL license ends June 30.
This year marks the sixth year Upper Deck has run this event as a way not only to thank existing collectors for their support, but more importantly, to encourage hockey fans, youngsters and lapsed collectors to enjoy the fun of opening a pack of new hockey cards. Fans throughout Canada and the United States simply need to visit a participating retailer on Saturday, Jan. 18 to receive a free pack of Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day cards.
Leaf Trading Cards is taking over Famous Fabrics from In the Game immediately, as In the Game seeks an NHL license. Meanwhile, the Dallas company has also issued the Ichiro Immortals Collection.
Approximately 200 Team Canada alumni will have autograph cards in the set, making this the largest autograph trading card set ever produced for Hockey Canada.