The next hockey card product will arrive just as the NHL returns from this weekend’s All-Star break. 2015-16 Upper Deck Game Used Hockey promises five hits per pack upon its February 3 release. Upper Deck has released the checklist for the product and it’s available for download below.
The set starts off with Wayne Gretzky at #1 and while there’s a “base set”, it’s a bit of a misnomer as each card will again be produced in a quantity limited to the player’s jersey number. There will be 87 Sidney Crosbys but only one of goalies who might wear that digit. Players will sign the card that matches their jersey number.
Autographs card highlights include:
– Inked Sweaters (Auto Jerseys) – #’d up to 99
– Inked Rookie Sweaters – #’d to 149
– Inked Sweaters – Patch Parallel – #’d up to 10
– Inked Rookie Sweaters, Patch Parallel – #’d to 49
– Draft Day Marks (Veterans) – #’d to 10 per letter
– Regular Cards Autograph Parallel – 1:5
– Authentic Rookies Autograph Parallel – 1:1.75
Cards including pieces of actual NHL goal nets return, with some coming from major NHL events. Net Cord cards will include net pieces from the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, Stadium Series, NHL Winter Classic & Heritage Classic along with vintage Winter Classic and Heritage Classic games. Standard cards are numbered to 25 or 35 with Red Light parallels limited to 3 or 5. NHL Shield Logo variations are 1/1.
Upper Deck has acquired jerseys worn by players during the 2015 All-Star Skills competition and those cards will be among the memorabilia hits.
Other relic cards will include Supreme Patches, Supreme Gloves and Pads featuring 1” x 2.75” swatches of those items, numbered to 15.
New in 2015-16 Game-Used Hockey are Media Guide Booklet cards featuring jersey, patch or tag from a combination of players numbered as low as 3.
Boxes are available on eBay for around $140.