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Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Offers…Diamonds

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Weather issues have disrupted the release of 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey, but you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on a box which could contain cards with real diamonds.  The product was scheduled to be released Tuesday but will arrive Thursday, December 12 instead.  The company did release a complete QuadDiamondchecklist for the $90-100 per hobby box product.

New this year in Black Diamond are Quad Diamond Rookie Gem Golden Tickets which feature the top rookies in a special shadow box style and will contain four real diamonds embedded in the card.

Each box will have 20 packs with five cards per back plus a bonus Upper Deck Ice pack.  Two multi-swatch jersey puzzle cards will be in each box.

Each case contains Four Championship Rings showcasing the 2012-13 Blackhawks, plus new All-Time Greats Lustrous Stars & Lustrous Greats, one in every other case.

Black Diamond boxBelow are other highlights and a 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond checklist as well as links to Black Diamond listings on eBay.

Rookie Gems in every box:

- Get 1-2 Quad Diamond Rookie Gems
- Get 3-4 Triple Diamond Rookie Gems
- Get 1-2 Quad Diamond Regular Cards
- Get 3-4 Triple Diamond Regular Cards
- Get 6-7 Double Diamond Regular Cards

One Ice Premieres Rookie Card per Box, plus 4 Ice Regular Cards. Plus, lower numbering – with a new level 2 – now to 249

Base Set Autograph Parallels:

- Ruby parallels are now Star Rubies, upgraded
- Superstars are now #’d to 50 for Star Rubies, remaining #’d to 10 as Emeralds and 1-of-1′s at the Sapphire level

Box Break: (on average)

Lustrous Wayne Gretzky- Six-Seven (6-7) Double Diamond Veterans
- Three-Four (3-4) Triple Diamond Veterans
- Three-Four (3-4) Triple Diamond Rookie Gems
- One (1) Quad Diamond Rookie Gems
- One (1) Quad Diamond Regular Card
- One (1) BONUS Quad Diamond Card – RC or Reg.
- At least one (1) Star Rubies, Emerald or Sapphire Parallel (look for auto versions too!)
- Two (2) Double Diamond Dual-Swatch Jersey Puzzles
- One (1) UD Ice Bonus Pack (featuring an Ice Premieres RC (four tiers, #’d from 99 to 999)
PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:

Signature & Memorabilia Cards:

Yakupov Rookie Gems- Black Diamond Dual Jerseys – inserted 1:10
- Black Diamond Dual Jerseys, Auto // – #’d to 5
- Regular Cards, Emerald Auto parallels — #’d to 10
- Rookie Gems, Emerald Auto parallels — #’d to 25
- Regular Cards, Sapphire Auto parallels — #’d to 1
- Rookie Cards, Sapphire Auto parallels — #’d to 5
- Gemography signature cards – inserted 1:110

Hot Ice Cards:

- Ice Premieres Level 4 – #’d to 999
- Ice Premieres Level 3 – #’d to 499
- Ice Premieres Level 2 – #’d to 249
- Ice Premieres Level 1 – #’d to 99
- Ice Regular Cards – 4 per box

Cool Black Diamond Inserts:

Kopitar Ring- Championship Rings – 2012-13 Champions – inserted 1:105
- Championship Ring Bearers – All-Time Greats – inserted 1:140
- Lustrous Rookies – inserted 1:240
- Lustrous Stars – inserted 1:720
- Lustrous All-Time Greats – inserted 1:1,440
- Hardware Heroes (die-cut PETG card) – #’d to 100

Black Diamond’s Great Parallel Cards and Inserts:

- Regular Cards (single, double, triple and quad diamond) – Star Rubies Parallel – #’d to 50
- Regular Cards (single, double, triple and quad diamond) – Emerald Parallel – #’d to 10
- Regular Cards (single, double, triple and quad diamond) – Sapphire Parallel – #’d to 1
- Rookie Gems (triple and quad diamond) – Star Rubies Parallel – #’d to 150
- Rookie Gems (triple and quad diamond) – Emerald Parallel – #’d to 25
- Rookie Gems (triple and quad diamond) – Sapphire Parallel – #’d to 5

Regular Set:

- 100 Regular Cards – Single Diamond
- 50 Regular Cards – Double Diamonds – inserted 1:3
- 25 Regular Cards – Triple Diamonds – inserted 1:6
- 25 Rookie Gems rookie cards – Triple Diamonds – inserted 1:6
- 25 Regular Cards – Quadruple Diamonds – inserted 1:14
- 25 Rookie Gems rookie cards – Quadruple Diamonds – inserted 1:14

2013-14 Upper Deck NHL Black Diamond Checklist 



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