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Nine-Year-Old Caps fan wins Upper Deck’s 2011 Winter Classic Stick Kid promotion by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

The Winter Classic is almost here and fans are geared up for the match up between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Day.

But tomorrow, one 9-year-old boy gets to live a dream when he gets to be the 2011 Winter Classic Stick Kid, which was sponsored by Upper Deck.

A promotion was conducted last month where 50 children between the ages of 8 and 14 submitted essays as to why they should be picked.

Robert Janson of Oakton, Va., won.

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Father and son win trip to 2011 NHL Winter Classic from Upper Deck by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

In just 24 hours after Upper Deck announced the “Collect the Set & Win” hockey contest, the company already found a winner.

That didn’t take long at all.

As soon as Jim and AJ Ramsay heard about the promotion, they set out to win the top prize of a trip to the 2011 NHL Winter Classic in Pittsburgh.

The father and son duo were set up at the 2010 Fall Expo in Toronto, Canada when a customer told them about the contest. All they had to do was complete the 2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 20th Anniversary 250-card insert set, which was released Wednesday.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-5) Contest No. 11 — An Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals game-used jersey patch keychain courtesy of Relic Wear (SRP, $40) by Chris Olds

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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching a dozen contests tonight — but look for a few more possibly on Friday afternoon — because we know that plenty of you are fans of  Free Stuff Friday, our weekly contests that let you have a chance at landing cool stuff. What make them cooler? We’re running them all weekend.

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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Relic Wear lets collectors take their memorabilia everywhere by Chris Olds

Every collector knows that storage and display of their prized memorabilia pieces presents challenges.

But there’s a new product that solves that and allows the owner to take their memorabilia with them anywhere they go.

Well, as long as they’re wearing it.

Relic Wear is a new line of limited-edition bracelets, keyrings and pendants which include at least one piece of game-used sports memorabilia from some of the biggest names in baseball and hockey.

“At the moment [we’re] geared toward hockey and the Winter Olympics,” said Alex Malone, the founder of Relic Wear, via email. “[But] we will even be providing a service for collectors to send us their game used patches to be made into custom pendants for them.”

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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.

See more images after the jump.

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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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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.)

Get the questions after the jump …

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Preview: 2009-10 Upper Deck SPx Hockey cards by Chris Olds

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Upper Deck has released preview images and basic product information for its 2009-10 SPx hockey set which will arrive later this year.

Each 18-pack hobby box will include two Rookie Jersey Cards — one of which will come autographed — as well as one Winning Materials and one Winning Combos card and three SPx Rookies or SPxcitement cards.

Each 14-box case will include one Autographed Rookie Jersey card (numbered to 499), one Shadowbox card, one signed Flashback Fabrics, card, two Flashback Fabrics cards, two Winning Trios Jersey cards and as many as four Spectrum parallel cards.

See more of the cards after the jump.

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