The Flagship NHL Release for the Year Debuts This Week

Loaded with superstars and depth matched by few other classes, the 2007/2008 rookie class for Hockey is not one to be missed.  Collectors will have a new shot to add these rookies to their collections when 2007/2008 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey releases on November 9th.  Each 8 card pack carries a SRP of just $2.99.

Since becoming the NHL’s sole licensee for trading cards, Upper Deck has made a practice of holding off using late season call-ups.  This practice adds value to early season sets by using rookies who can make an immediate impact in the NHL.  Some of the most sought after rookies to be included in Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey are Patrick Kane, Carey
Price, Marc Staal, Sam Gagner, Jack Johnson and Nicklas Backstrom. Collectors can expect to find six of the Young Gun rookie cards per hobby box on average.

The popular UD Exclusive and High Gloss parallel cards will return to provide chase elements for collectors.  Other key drivers for the hobby are the inclusion of the Big Playmakers jersey cards which feature four memorabilia swatches, the very unique die-cut Clear Cut Winners cards and the Signature Sensations Autograph cards.  For this release, Upper
Deck was able to secure all autograph content prior to launch, so the product will not include any autograph redemption cards.

“There always is a huge demand for this staple product, mostly because collectors know what to expect and appreciate the value in each box,” said Wayne Wagner of Wayne’s Sports Cards in Edmonton, AB.  “The Young Guns are always some of the most sought after rookie cards of the year. People initially said this year which was supposed to be an off year for rookies, but that’s not the case as they are all performing so well. Today I had over twenty inquiries about the product alone, so there is no denying the excitement tied to this release.”

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The first chance to get rookies who skate in ’07/08!  Collect an average of six Young Guns rookie cards per box!
  • Find two game-used memorabilia cards per box on average!
  • Grab Signature Sensations – averaging one in each case!
  • Collect the entire Upper Deck set!
  • Awesome, award-winning photography year in and year out!
  • Popular die-cut cards return in the Clear Cut Winners insert -1 per case on average!
  • Look for Big Playmakers jersey and patch cards!
  • Exclusives and High Gloss parallels of the regular set round out UD’s strong lineup!

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:

  • Rookie Cards – Young Guns – inserted 1:4
  • Signature & Memorabilia Cards
    • UD Game Jersey – inserted 1:12
    • Big Playmakers Jersey -  #’d to 50
    • UD Game Patch cards – #’d to 15
    • Big Playmakers Patch cards -  #’d to 10
  • Big Hits
    • Signature Sensations autograph cards – inserted 1:288
    • Clear Cut Winners die-cut cards – #’d to 100
  • Parallel Cards and Inserts
    • UD Exclusives regular set parallel – #’d to 100
    • UD High Gloss regular set parallel – #’d to 10
    • Superstar Inserts
  • NHL’s Best – inserted 1:12
  • Hometown Heroes – inserted 1:12
  • NHL Award Winners – inserted 1:24
  • Lord Stanley’s Heroes – inserted 1:24
  • Regular Cards
    • 200 Regular Cards