So Canadian card collectors (and for that matter, collectors in the United States) will be circling August 26 on their calendars. That’s the date Upper Deck is releasing its Team Canada Master Collection product. A full checklist for the product is available below.
The set will be limited to 499 serial numbered sets and will be released exclusively across Canada. Each box will contain 86 cards—50 base, a complete 22-card set of Winning Standard jersey cards, 10 autograph cards and an additional four memorabilia cards.
A key selling point for collectors — the set will be free of redemptions.
Base cards will be numbered to 499, with 1/1 parallels. The Winning Standard jersey cards, featuring members of the 2010 men’s Team Canada squad) will have four swatches on each card, and there will be signed jumbo patch variations, name plates and Winning Standard Trios (three players on a card, with two swatches per player).
Quad patch autographs are also a possible pull from the box, as are Team Canada Signature Moments booklets.
Upper Deck said the set will include autographs from stars such as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Phil Esposito, Sidney Crosby, Marcel Dionne and Bobby Hull.
No word on pricing yet from Upper Deck.