2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day in the United States and Canada has been set for Saturday, February 15.
The long-running program offers free packs of NHCD cards and special promotions at participating hobby shops across North America. Heavily attended in areas where the NHL is popular, the promotion is designed as a mid-winter “celebration of hockey” according to Upper Deck, which offers support to shops who purchase the free packs to give away to customers.
The packs will carry cards from a 15-card base set—one focused on Canadian players and the other on U.S. players. The sets will include a five card subset focused on rookies. The American set will feature Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche) and Taro Hirose (Detroit Red Wings). Other cards will include cards featuring current and former stars.
Victory Black Rookies will be a five-card set while a five-card mascot set is also in the works.
Those who make an in store purchase of Upper Deck cards totaling $10 or more will get a 16th card. In the U.S., the bonus “Rookie Moments” card will feature the debut of Jack Hughes (#NHCD-16) while in Canada, the card will showcase Quinn Hughes’ inaugural game with the Vancouver Canucks.
Autographed cards will again be randomly seeded into packs. We know that the U.S. autographs will include Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks), Joe Pavelski (Dallas Stars) and Hirose.
More details will be released closer to February 15.