Upper Deck has released 2010-11 SP Game-Used Hockey. Upper Deck says the product will include insert cards including “Supreme Sticks” – huge, game-used stick pieces numbered to just five – and “Championship Marks,” highlighting the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.
“We are very excited with all the new elements being unveiled inside this season’s SP Game-Used launch,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck’s Hockey brand manager. “There is no doubt collectors are going to have a lot of fun cracking packs of this product.”
The 200-card base-level set boasts out one memorabilia insert or autograph card in every pack, on average. Another new addition to this year’s offering includes “Career Legacy” cards, which feature players who have made major impacts on multiple teams. Some of the standouts in that lineup include Brian Leech (Rangers and Bruins), Gordie Howe (Red Wings and Whalers), Phil Esposito (Bruins and Rangers), Patrick Roy (Canadiens and Avalanche) and Ray Bourque (Bruins and Avalanche).
Collectors can expect to pull upwards of three rookie cards per box, on average. Top first-year standouts that are part of the “Authentic Rookies SP” lineup include Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Jeff Skinner and Nazem Kadri.
Signature and game-used memorabilia cards, as always, are part of the mix in SP Game-Used Hockey.
The “Letters of Distinction” roster, which features the A’s and C’s off jerseys from either a team’s alternate captain or captain, will include Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) and Evgeni Malkin (Penguins) alongside legends like Steve Yzerman (Red Wings) and Gretzky (Kings). Upper Deck will even have “Famous Fight Strap” memorabilia cards (numbered to 10) from current scrappers like Joe Thornton, Jarome Iginla and Ovechkin, as well as icons like Mark Messier, Guy Lafleur and Gretzky.
Rookie standouts like Hall, Seguin, Kadri and Kevin Shattenkirk will be uncovered in the “Rookie Exclusives” lineup, while the “Extra SIGnificance” assortment (numbered to 25 apiece) will each sport dual-autographs from legendary combos including Gretzky and Howe, Stan Mikita and Dennis Savard, and Bobby Orr and Larry Robinson.
Upper Deck’s 2010-11 SP Game-Used Hockey set holds three cards per pack and six packs per box. Boxes have been selling in the $130-160 range on eBay.