2012-13 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Due Out Despite Ongoing Lockout

The lockout drags on but unlike last year’s NBA labor dispute, hockey cards are still being made. How many cards are being sold with no games to follow is a reasonable question, but the licensees march onward. This week, Upper Deck will unleash its 2012-13 Black Diamond hockey product.

The semi-high end product will feature 25 packs of five cards in each box.

Upper Deck is touting the fact that once again, they won’t have autograph redemption cards, something collectors do appreciate. Perhaps thanks to the fact that they don’t have anything else to do, players did get their cards back on time for the pack out.

The base set will consist of 250 cards, with parallels including 1/10 Emerald and 1/1 Sapphire.

Hand signed buyback autographs of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will be among the other drawing cards.

Click here to check box, case and single card prices on eBay. The checklist for 2012-13 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey is below.