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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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National Hockey Card Day set for Jan. 30 by Chris Olds
December 20, 2009, 8:55 am
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Hockey card collectors should have it marked on their calendars right … about … now.

Set for Jan. 30, National Hockey Card Day is an event that will take place at Rexall Pharmacies, Toys R Us stores as well as a few other corporate locations and select hobby stores in Canada (A list will be found here.) Sorry U.S. residents, you will lose here — unless you cross the border. Canadian residents often lose out on giveaways and contests here in the states so now they have the upper hand.

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The National Hockey Card Day grand prize winner is … by Chris Olds
February 23, 2009, 11:38 am
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We have randomly drawn our grand prize winner for National Hockey Card Day.

The prize? A sealed box of 2008-09 SP Game-used Edition cards (six packs, six autographs or memorabilia cards per box) courtesy of Upper Deck.

And the winner is …

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National Hockey Card Day Recap by Chris Olds

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Saturday was National Hockey Card Day — and collectors in Canada were treated to free exclusive cards if they had a neighborhood card shop.

If they didn’t have a shop to visit, they could have spent the day here at The Beckett Blog, trying to win free stuff courtesy of Upper Deck.

And that they did, but we’re not done yet.

Did you not win anything or miss the contests completely? Everyone is eligible for the grand prize, which will be announced here on Monday.

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National Hockey Card Day: Contest No. 20 by Chris Olds
February 21, 2009, 10:02 pm
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Contest No. 20 … NOW CLOSED

The prize: A sealed hobby box of 2008-09 Fleer Ultra hockey cards (two autographed or memorabilia cards inside along with six rookies and a rookie redemption) from Upper Deck. (No do-overs on this one!)

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National Hockey Card Day: Contest No. 19 by Chris Olds
February 21, 2009, 9:30 pm
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Contest No. 19 … NOW CLOSED

The prize: The FINAL pack of 2008-09 SP Game-Used hockey cards (one autograph or memorabilia card guaranteed) from Upper Deck. (No do-overs on this one!)

The question: Who was card No. 265 in the 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee base set?

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