The newly released 2011-12 Upper Deckhockey product will have no autograph redemption cards in Series One. The company says it was able to secure all of the autographs it needed prior to launch.
The company’s base brand again features the “Young Guns” rookie cards spotlighting up-and-comers like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton), Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado), Cody Hodgson (Vancouver), Sean Couturier (Philadelphia) and Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg) among others.
“A rookie is just not a rookie until they have an Upper Deck ‘Young Gun’ card produced of them,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck’s Hockey brand manager. “This year’s rookie crop is performing really well to start off the season so we are excited to see they are living up to the hype. We think fans will jump at the chance to own rookie cards of these future stars.”
A new insert set in the product is “Honored Members” which pays tribute to Hall-of-Fame legends on a unique acetate card, giving it the look of plaques found in the Hall. Another new addition are the UD Canvas cards that have the look and feel of a painted card.
The Heroes insert set has been expanded to showcase a variety of hockey greats from the 1950’s. There is also an autographed version of these cards that are limited to just fifteen copies each. Additionally there is one very rare painted autograph card in the set that features autographs of Brett Hull, Andy Bathgate and Gordie Howe numbered to just ten copies.
2011-12 Upper Deck Hockey packs hold eight cards in every pack and 24 packs per box. The product is available in stores now. See the slideshow below.
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