2008/09 Upper Deck Hockey preview

15 08 2008

No sell sheets yet, but presells are already available.  I found them while looking for Black Diamond boxes for the previous post.  Go figure. 

Upper Deck’s standard hockey release gets the standard treatment.  24 packs, 8 cards per pack.  Short printed Young Guns appear 1:4, and there are two game used jersey cards per box, just like last year. 

As usual, there are 2 inserts seeded 1:12 (Hat Trick Heroes and Winter Classic) and 2 seeded at 1:24 (Sophomore Sensations and Captains Calling).  This means that Upper Deck has finally put to rest the Hometown Hero insert.  Thank goodness for that.   

Also look for quad jersey cards, patch cards #’d to 15, Signature cards (1 a case), #’d acetate cards, and 2 parallels (exclusives numbered to 100 and high glossy #’dto 10).  These are randomly inserted through the product.  No guaranteed odds on these, but last year I pulled an exculsive parallel (the ones out of 100) from each box I broke.

It’s scheduled for a November release, and presells fall in the 60-65 dollar range.



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