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For Canadians only: National Hockey Card Day Giveaway by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Canadians can rejoice on National Hockey Card Day.

Upper Deck will be featuring another promotion dedicated to some of Canada’s best hockey players. On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, Upper Deck is giving away one free pack of cards just for visiting participating hobby shops in Canada.

The 16-card set focuses strictly on Canadian-born players and will feature athletes such as Taylor Hall, Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe.

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Upper Deck unveils Priority Signings for the 2010 Fall Expo by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Want to get your hands on one of these exclusive Wayne Gretzky autograph cards?

The only way to get one and other Upper Deck Priority Signings is at the wrapper redemption program at the 2010 NHL Fall Sports Card and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, Canada from Nov. 12-14.

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Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr’s rookie jersey set to hit auction block by Chris Olds
April 7, 2010, 11:48 am
Filed under: Hall of Fame, NHL | Tags: , , , , , ,

Update: The jersey sold for $191,200.

A game-used jersey from hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr‘s rookie season is set to hit the auction block later this month and is expected to fetch more than $100,000.

It’s the first Orr rookie jersey to be auctioned. It’s from the 1966-67 season and was a gift to its owner from Garry Young, a former scout for the Bruins. Years ago, the owner received an offer of $1,000 for the piece, which is one of only two known to exist, but he turned it down.

“You can imagine that was a lot of money to me back then,” said John Rows, the owner. “There were a couple different people interested in, actually, but I decided to hold on to it.”

The jersey will be sold as part of Heritage Auctions‘ Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction that launches on April 23.

“My uncle brought it home with him,” Rows said. “He had the Orr jersey and a Gerry Cheevers jersey and gave them to my cousins. One of them later asked me which one I liked, and I told him I really liked Orr, so he gave me that one and said he’d keep the Cheevers jersey.”

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***NOW CLOSED***FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-15) Contest No. 9 — A 2003 Upper Deck Artistic Impressions hockey PROMO complete set (cards found one per Beckett magazine) by Chris Olds

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

We’re launching 10 contests tonight because we want Free Stuff Friday to be more than just a one-day event for our readers (but we ain’t changing the name). We know you guys can’t get enough of our weekly contests, so 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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First Look: 2009-10 SP Authentic Hockey by Tracy Hackler

In a move that might be considered cruel and unusual punishment for hardcore hockey collectors, Upper Deck on Monday released a handful of drool-worthy images from 2009-10 SP Authentic.

The cruel and unusual part? The product doesn’t release until around April 1, 2010 — no fooling. The good news, though, is that the product appears to be well worth the wait based on the following images.

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