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The Cup 2007-2008 Product Review

Description Every new release of The Cup brings with it a huge buzz of excitement among collectors, and there is a reason for this: this set is just too impressive. Everything from the wrapping to the base cards is jaw dropping. The Cup comes in a fairly big box, inside of which you find a tin in which there is a smaller box, and once you open that one, you can finally get your hands on the cards. Wonderful cards I must say as all of the cards are of a high quality, very thick and come so very well packed More >

Taking the Hobby on Holiday

When summertime comes around, a lot of people feel like going on holiday, and for many of those, it means hitting the beach. For me, normally, holiday means going back home to Quebec, and while one of the main attractions of this destination is seeing everyone and everything I miss, another one is to go on a hockey card spending spree. Living in England, when its time to buy cards; singles or boxes, I have to turn to the Internet as there are no shops on this side of the pond to fuel my addiction.

This year, I spent three weeks More >

Be A Player 2007-2008 Hockey Product Review

 Description After OPC Premier, Upper Deck had another release in store to ensure that hockey collectors were not bored by the summer. After catering to the high end market, they took care of the mid-end collectors with this release. The design of the set is sober, yet attractive. Each of the base cards feature a picture of the player in action against a “greyish” background and a second colour varying depending on the team the player belongs to. There is furthermore what could only be described as a scratching pattern around the player, the edges of which are reminiscent or ice. More >

2007-2008 O-Pee-Chee Premier Product Review


Description: In the early 90s O-Pee-Chee Premier was both quite popular and quite valuable. However, after one outing in 1994-95 it disappeared only to be brought back in 2007-08 with an overhauled design and as a rather high end product. With OPC now being the property of Upper Deck, it is unsurprising to find out the set has all the glitz and shinny finish of a standard Upper Deck release.

Each base card features a picture of the player in action bordered by the slick OPC Premier pattern and includes the name, position and number of the player. As with most sets, More >

How to survive the off season?

By Karine Hains

As a hockey fan and collector, every year I sort of dread the summer. Don’t get me wrong, I do not mind the hot weather, but I miss my daily fix of NHL highlights and the regular release of new products. During the regular season, so many interesting boxes come out that it’s unreal: the standard Upper Deck, Artifacts, SPx, SPA, Ice, Superlative, Heroes and Prospect and the list goes on. In the summer months, there is a clear lack of releases.

Of course, by now we all have all heard that as well as OPC Premier and NHL More >

Ovechkin’s year? A Season in Review

Well, the 2007-2008 campaign has come and gone, and it is now time to reflect on the highs and lows the NHL brought to us this season. An amazing fresh rookie crop, a venture in Europe and plenty of physical play, September was full of promises, but did the league live up to the expectations? To fully answer this question, it is necessary to step back in time and see what happened from the pre-season to Lidstrom raising the Cup first for the whole of Europe.


Before the season even began, the Penguins surprised no one in naming their new captain. More >