The Toronto Expo keep s bringing in fans north of the border, thanks to an ever-growing list of impressive signers. But the behind-the-scenes cooperation between the NHL, manufacturers and dealers has led to greater sales in the hobby as well.
On Veteran’s Day, Upper Deck announced it will be donating more than 6,000 packs of NHL cards to Defending the Blue Line, a charity with the mission of ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey.
For hockey fans, one of the highlights of the year is Upper Deck’s Series One Hockey. Nail Yakupov, Nathan MacKinnon, Tomas Hertl, Seth Jones and two years for stellar NHL rookie “Young Guns” cards can be found in this new trading card release, hitting shelves in time for the Toronto Expo.
Upper Deck has relaunched its online store, offering a new look and a tiered cash back program through September 2, 2013.
Upper Deck multi-year extension gives the company an opportunity to create a massive stand-alone trading card set for Hockey Canada in 2013!
Amid a healthy autograph lineup at the Toronto Expo, topic of brick-and-mortar stores vs. online shops still a lively discussion
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.