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.
Frozen Pond offered artifacts from the Maple Leaf Gardens in an auction that ended this week. Total sales topped $300,000 – final bid for the dressing room toilet was $5,300.
The auction of the artifacts of the Maple Leaf Gardens, which ends Nov. 14, continues with a 1967 Stanley Cup banner at $13,000 and a toilet from the dressing room at $1,550.
From banners and benches to framed photos and toilets, hockey collectors are clamoring for artifacts from the Maple Leaf Gardens now at auction through Frozen Pond.
Hockey fans take note: The latest superstar athlete to put their personal collection up for auction is Phil Esposito. The sale, to be conducted ion November, will include Esposito’s awards, rings, artworks and game-used items.
Among the draws of Panini’s Prime Hockey in 2012 are sweater lace cards, hockey helmet cards and the captain “Cs” from game-used jerseys.
Upper Deck has produced a hockey trading card set devoted solely to NHL legends. It’s called Parkhurst Champions and it’s available today.