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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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Upper Deck releases Young Guns, photos NHL rookie video by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Upper Deck wants you to know about the NHL’s best rookies.

Upper Deck released photos for 2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1‘s Young Guns Rookie Cards, which will feature top young stars and will fall on average of six per box.

The company also released its second NHL rookie-themed video “Never Throw a Teammate under the Bus” with Edmonton Oiler rookies Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Magnus Paajarvi.

See a gallery of Young Guns images, as well as get a checklist, after the jump.

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Ten NHL rookies to watch in 2010 by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing editor

The NHL kicked off its season last week. There have already been a handful of hockey products to hit the market, but there are still many sets for collectors to put their hands on.

As I went through hockey rosters, I’ve put together a list of 10 rookies to look for 2010. Most of these players do not have official Rookie Cards yet, but can be found in prospects sets such as 2009-10 In the Game.

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ITG “Super Boxes” of 2008-09 Heroes and Prospects by ejahnke

In honor of the Canadian National U20 Junior Team winning the gold at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championship, In The Game is issuing 400 special edition Heroes & Prospects Super Boxes.

The “Super Box” contains thirty packs of 2008-09 Heroes & Prospects plus a specially-stamped autograph card from one of these nine players:

John Tavares

Thomas Hickey

Alex Pietrangelo

P.K. Subban

Jordan Eberle

Tyler Ennis

Angelo Esposito

Zack Boychuk

Cody Hodgson

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