2013-14 Upper Deck Hockey Series One is set for release in early November and the company has released product information including the final checklist for all cards, inserts and autographs. Anticipation has been high for hockey cards this season because last year’s work stoppage resulted in what is essentially a double rookie card class this season.
Each pack of Series One contains eight cards and there are 24 packs per box. There will be an average of six Young Guns cards per box. Short-printed Young Guns Canvas rookie cards are also being inserted at a rate of 1 for every 48 hobby packs. Regular issue Canvas cards fall four per box.
The Young Guns inserts, despite not having a lot of bells and whistles, have been popular with collectors across North America who seem to like the player selection and the fact that they’re attainable without spending a fortune. Young Guns made their debut more than 20 years ago, but didn’t really catch on until the beginning of the 21st century.
Each 2013-14 Upper Deck hockey box features two jersey cards per box along with some low numbered patch cards, two Shining Stars inserts, five MVP cards along with one MVP rookie and two 1980’s Hockey Heroes.
Each case will offer up one Clear Cut Acetate hit, one Signature Sensations, one Shining Stars Gold Rainbow Parallel and six regular set exclusive parallels.
Here’s the final 2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Series 1 Final Checklist and the 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Checklist.
You can see cards from the sets now available on eBay here.
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