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Upper Deck releases 2009-10 NHL Be-A-Player rookie card exchange checklist by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Hockey rules are slightly different when it comes to Rookie Cards, although they’re still simple.

Once you skate, you get a card.

This hampers companies slightly, but there are ways to work around it. Upper Deck created a rookie card exchange program with 2009-10 Be-A-Player, which allowed it to release the product, but also add value by having leverage to create cards for players who have to skate.

Upper Deck released the final checklist from the 60-card rookie exchange subset. It’s a solid checklist, which includes players such as Edmonton’s Taylor Hall and Boston’s Tylor Seguin.

All cards are numbered to /99. Upper Deck stated it has just started to create the cards and will take about three months to complete. They expect to be finished around February.

See the checklist after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2009-10 Upper Deck Be A Player hockey cards by Chris Olds
May 25, 2010, 4:12 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Tim Trout as they rip into a pair of 2009-10 Be A Player boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside every hit-loaded pack?

Watch and find out …



Sneak Preview Gallery: 2010 Famous Fabrics First Edition by Tracy Hackler

Dr. Brian Price — the Canadian sports card manufacturer who’s delivered memorable products from such memorable brands as In The Game, Be A Player and Sportkings — recently unveiled a whole host of images from Famous Fabrics First Edition, the newest product from his newest company, Creative Cardboard Concepts.

True to the name of its front company, Famous Fabrics delivers a creative, multisport twist on the memorabilia card concept by presenting an extremely limited product with seemingly countless unique themes and pairings.

With an overall production run of just 400 10-pack boxes, every one-card pack of Famous Fabrics includes a slabbed memorabilia or cut-signature card limited to either nine copies (Silver) or one copy (Gold).

Due out Feb. 24, Famous Fabrics incorporates legends from a bevy of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, golf, track and field, horse racing, soccer, swimming and more. Such a wide talent pool helps the product shine on poignant themed inserts such as  The Year, Rookie of the Year, MVP and Cityscapes. In addition, Famous Fabrics includes a veritable locker room full of memorabilia types, including jerseys, trunks, bats, skates, cleats, hats and gloves.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-5) Contest No. 12 — A Dany Heatley & Jason Spezza Be A Player dual autographed 8×10 hockey card by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***
We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching a dozen contests tonight — but look for a few more possibly on Friday afternoon — because we know that plenty of you are fans of  Free Stuff Friday, our weekly contests that let you have a chance at landing cool stuff. What make them cooler? We’re running them all weekend.

logoHow can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Product Preview: 2009-10 Be A Player hockey cards by Chris Olds

Upper Deck has released the basic product breakdown and preview images for its 2009-10 Be  A Player hockey card set that will arrive in May packing plenty of autographs and a few rookies hockey fans might have heard of.

Be A Player will include one autograph in every five-card back with each eight-pack box including one dual-player autograph, one Rookie or rookie redemption and one Rookie jersey card.

Every 15-box case will include  five cards signed by three players.

The standard set will consist of 200 cards, and  of course, there are rookies — lots of rookies. Guys like John Tavares, Matt Duchene, James van Riemsdyk, Jonas Gustavsson, Michael Del Zotto, Ryan Stoa, Bobby Sanguinetti, Evander Kane and so on …

New this year are autographed rookie jersey cards as well as rookie patch cards, which are limited to just 15 copies apiece.

See more images and a breakdown of the product after the jump.

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