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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (4-9) Contest No. 2 — A three-card lot of BGS/BCCG graded hockey cards (three winners) by Chris Olds
April 8, 2010, 5:58 pm
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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How 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.)

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Upper Deck rewards hockey fans with weekly promotion by Chris Olds

Upper Deck is set to reward hockey card collectors with a new program that can only be found in hobby shops that are among the company’s Diamond Dealers.

The program, 2009-10 NHL Biography of a Season, will give unique cards to collectors who buy $5 worth of UD hockey cards at those shops each week.

There are 30 cards planned for the set with Upper Deck already unveiling a selection of the cards. Who’s in so far? Stanley Cup winner Sidney Crosby (his card proves it), Alexander Ovechkin and top rookie John Tavares, among others.

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*** NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11/13) CONTEST No. 2 — A 2002-03 UD Artistic Impressions hockey set of Beckett Promos by Chris Olds

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NOW CLOSED. Click here for the latest contests.

We’re  starting off Free Stuff Friday with these cards that can be yours right now

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.)

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Strong to the Finnish: Upper Deck Hockey in Europe by Tracy Hackler

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In an effort to fuel the collecting passions of the NHL’s international following, Upper Deck recently made hockey and hobby history by producing its first-ever packs of Finnish- and Swedish-language Upper Deck Victory packs.

The cards were produced to take advantage of this week’s 2009-10 regular-season puck-droppers between the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues in Stockholm, Sweden, and between the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers in Helsinki, Finland. The cards will be on sale both at those games and through off-site retailers in those respective markets.

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Upper Deck signs Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman to autograph deal by Chris Olds

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Upper Deck announced on Wednesday that it has signed Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman to an autograph deal for its 2009-10 product lines.

The Detroit Red Wings legend hasn’t signed with UD in recent years. According to the Beckett Database, Yzerman has only signed 258 different cards for inclusion in packs — the most recent Upper Deck cards coming in 2005-06.

“To be able to provide collectors access to a player like Yzerman who is so popular in key hockey markets like Detroit and throughout Canada provides a huge boost to our new hockey releases for the upcoming season,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck brand manager, in a news release. “We know collectors have been waiting a long time to see content from this legendary player and Upper Deck is thrilled to deliver his autograph.”
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Preview Gallery: 2009-10 UD Black hockey cards by Chris Olds

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Upper Deck released additional preview images of cards that will be found in packs of its 2009-10 UD Black hockey set when it arrives in early September.

Each box will contain two packs — one Rookie Lettermen Patch and one autograph or multi-piece memorabilia card per pack. Black also will include an array of 12-swatch gatefold cards, Game Night Ticket autographs and Pride of a Nation patch cards.

Click on the images below for a closer look.



First look: 2009-10 Upper Deck Artifacts hockey cards by Chris Olds
July 6, 2009, 10:47 am
Filed under: NHL, Upper Deck | Tags: , , , ,

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Upper Deck has released the basic product information and preview images for its 2009-10 Artifacts hockey set.

There will be two Rookie Cards, three memorabilia cards and one autograph card in each 10-pack box.

Also to be found are Rookie Redemption cards, while one of the memorabilia cards will feature two or more players.

The set will arrive in early November, but until then here’s a sampling of what can be found …

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