Upper Deck’s 2009-10 NHL Champ’s set again includes some decidedly non-hockey contact including dinosaur bones and teeth, autograph and memorabilia cards of Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, LeBron James and Tiger Woods.
The set’s theme is sort of a throwback as many of the insert cards are the size of vintage tobacco cards. Autograph and memorabilia cards combine to fall at a rate of four per box on average.
“Champ’s is really a different type of set designed to take collectors back to the tobacco era, while integrating new technologies to deliver some really innovative cards like the ‘Museum Pieces’ inserts,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck’s hockey brand manager.
“The vintage design and feel of the cards really take collectors to yesteryear. Besides having key inserts like autographs and memorabilia cards of the greatest rookies and stars from the NHL and beyond, 2009-10 NHL Champ’s is just a lot of fun to open.”
The “Wonders of the World” insert set captures popular locations around the world like the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza to name a few. The “Natural History” insert set spotlights endangered species and extinct creatures like the Grizzly Bear, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Triceratops. The “Historical Figures” insert set provides a biographical look at many top politicos throughout history like Lester B. Pearson, George Washington and Barack Obama.
One of the most popular inserts returns in the Champ’s “Museum Pieces” set which include fossils, teeth and even tools from prehistoric times.
Upper Deck’s 2009-10 NHL Champ’s boasts five cards per pack and 20 packs per box.
Boxes and singles are selling on eBay with boxes running in the neighborhood of $75-10.