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4600 Miles of Joy and Dreams (and Back)

By Tomi Hanka aka Vonkale In the early 90s I became a Marty Brodeur fan even before he played his first NHL game. Back then, everyone was picking favorite teams and players. Most of the folks were cheering for Oilers, Kings and Jets here in Finland. Gretzky, Kurri, Tikkanen and Selanne later on…I wanted something different.The Devils had such a great name and logo. For a little kid, those were the most important factors. This Mickey Mouse organisation as Wayne Gretzky once put it picked Marty. As a goalie fan he was the inevitable choice as my favorite player. It More >

2009-10 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey Card Preview

2009/10 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey releases on 30 Dec, 2009. Each box contains nine packs and each pack contains five cards. Collectors can expect one hit per pack or three autograph, three rookie and three memorabilia cards per box. Check out eBay for the best box prices!

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS: Get one autographed plexi-glass card in each box on average! - Also find multi-player cards of these cool collectibles!

Added this year: - Autographed Jersey cards! - Three distinct inserts numbered to just 5!

Look for Classic Confrontations dual-sided jersey cards! - These great hits fall 2 per case!

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2009-10 Upper Deck Champ’s Hockey Card Preview

2009-10 Upper Deck Champ’s Hockey is scheduled for release in March, 2010. Each box will contain 20 packs with each pack holding five cards (two will be mini’s). Collectors can expect four Mini Autograph or Memorabilia cards per box.

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-Get 4 Mini Autograph or Memorabilia cards per box! (on avg.) -Pull 1-2 mini signatures -Seize at least 2 mini threads collectibles -Find Mini Rookie Cards – all of the year’s best! -Look for 4 tiers of mini rookies + 4 tiers of regular mini parallels!

Break Summary: Box Break: 4 Signature or Jersey cards -1-2 Mini Signatures At least More >

2009-10 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Card Preview

2009-10 Upper Deck Ice Hockey is scheduled to release in February 2010 and will cost about $80 per box. Each box of 2009-10 UD Ice Hockey will contain 20 packs with each pack holding five cards. Collectors can expect four Ice Premieres Rookie Cards, one autograph cards and two Jersey or Patch cards per box. Discuss this product in our hockey forum and check eBay for the best prices on boxes!

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-Get highly collectible Ice Premieres Rookie Cards! -The numbering starts at 99, with value through & through! -Four tiers in all, setting a strategy for success! -Grab 1 signature card More >

Coaching Upper Deck’s 2009 NHL Rookie Boot Camp

By Andrew Long aka Samuwry7

Mississauaga, Ontario – 9 A.M., inside the Hershey Center. I alternate my stare between the vacant rink and the rumpled, dog-earred paper with my Upper Deck-approved lines on it. I know them backwards and forwards, and I also know I’ll almost certainly improvise beyond them, but for now, it’s the only thing to do from being overtaken by nerves.

Nearby, middle managers and minnows of Upper Deck scuttle, making preparations. In just an hour, 14 NHL rookies will arrive to begin shooting the 2009 Upper Deck NHL Rookie Debut Boot Camp, and on the first “action” call More >

2009-10 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Card Preview

2009-10 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey releases on 9 Feb, 2010. Each box contains 24 packs with each pack containing eight cards. Collectors can expect six Young Gun rookie cards and two memorabilia cards per box on average. Expect to pay around $65 per box. Discuss this product on the Hockey Forum!

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2009-10 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Content Highlights Update Your 2009-10 Young Guns Collection! – Averaging 6 per box! Get More Rookie Gear With Rookie Materials Cards! – Collect 2 swatch cards in each box on avg.! Look For Winter Sports Athletes! – More >