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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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First look: 2009-10 Upper Deck Ice hockey cards by Chris Olds


Upper Deck released basic information and preview images for its 2009-10 Ice hockey set on Wednesday in advance of its Feb. 24, 2010, arrival.

Each 20-pack hobby box will include four Rookie Cards, one autographed card and two jersey cards. The base set consists of 100 cards.

Also among the inserts are Ice Premieres acetate cards, Glacial Graphs, Signature Swatches, Rinkside Signings, Frozen Fabrics and Fresh Threads cards.

Additional info is after the jump.

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