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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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Saturday is National Hockey Card Day in Canada by Chris Olds

Saturday might be normally reserved for “Hockey Night in Canada” but this week Saturday also marks National Hockey Card Day for Canadian fans.

As part of its celebration, Upper Deck is giving away thousands of NHCD card packs free to collectors at Canadian hobby shops and selected retail stores as part of the second-annual celebration of Canada’s unofficial national pastime.

“Hockey is the national sport in Canada so Upper Deck wanted to come up with a way to celebrate that incredible devotion,” said Chris Carlin, Upper Deck’s sports marketing manager. “We started this program last year and it was a huge success with countless hockey fans and trading card collectors visiting hobby shops and retailers across Canada. We expect the same kind of excitement this time around.”

See a video about NHCD along with a checklist and details about how Canadians can get these cards after the jump.

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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11/6): A preview by Chris Olds


It’s a new month and we’ve got plenty more on tap for Free Stuff Friday as we enter a our fifth week of day-long contests with the mission to get free stuff into collectors’ hands.

We’ll kick it all off with an Early Bird Contest starting later tonight, which will run until we start giving stuff away at 10 a.m. Central time right here on The Beckett Blog (click that link for the latest contests in the morning).

All you have to do is be here and be ready to answer questions…

What will we have on tap? See it all after the jump.

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