Saturday, October 17, 2015


This series is all about you, the readers. My opinion is mum on every subject, however, you guys have the open mic per say on here. So without further ado, here is today' topic:

Upper Deck and collecting hockey cards.

As you all know, I am a big Upper Deck fan but with recent lost licenses from the CLC along with the other hard to deal with past losses NFL, NBA and MLB, I fear the once hobby giant is losing ground in the hobby with only an NHL license.

I will say I do collect hockey, but it's mainly third on my collecting list. Not sure where it lands on yours. However, when I do collect it, I mainly do UD Series 1 and 2. I like the layout of the product. No focus on hits, nice looking base set, fun inserts with things like the Canvas. However it's these that really do me in.....


Can't wait to try and pull a McDavid. And I know trying to pack pull one will be my best shot as you will probably have to pour out a ton to buy one. Not to mention, pack busting makes it more fun and the chase! 

The product mocks a 90's product. 1:4 rookies cards, not an insert in every pack, rare autographs, and tough to find top notch jersey card players.

My question to you is, how many of you have given their hockey cards a try for your Upper Deck fix with no other newer Upper Deck options on the market for the main 4 sports? I am talking us die hard NFL, NBA, MLB or college collectors. Not ones who have already been collecting hockey. How many of you are trying it now? And for those of you who do collect already, I wanna know your thoughts on Series 1 and how excited you are.

Many questions to answer and I look forward to your responses.


  1. Oh I Cant Wait For Series 1 Too Come Out Been Out OF Hockey Cards For a Few Years But This YEars Rookie Class Has me Pumped So Many Great Rookies And Like You I Want A McDavid YG Card..

  2. I haven't bought a box of Upper Deck hockey cards in years and probably won't start. I usually pick up 10 to 25 new SJ Sharks cards (mainly relics and autos) for my collection each year, but last year it was probably closer to 5 or 6.

    It sucks that Upper Deck has lost its grip on the hobby. They created some of my favorite products and designs back in the day. It's a shame that there were a few rotten apples (heck maybe it was only one), but regardless... it definitely spoiled the lot and they lost the trust and faith of certain people. Hopefully one day they will make a giant comeback. If and when they do, I'll support them.