2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey News
by, 09-18-2012 at 12:28 PM (1010 Views)
The disappointing news about Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey (due out mid-November) was just given to me. The Young Guns Rookie Cards will only contain players who played at the end of last season and weren't included in last year's series 2. Unlike 2009-10 when Tavares, Duchene, Bozak and such were photographed at the rookie photo shoot and put on cards Upper Deck says that won't be done this year. What does this mean ? Most of all NO NAIL YAKUPOV !! Interest in this product will take a big hit knowing that the #1 Draft Pick won't be in the set. Of course to go hand in hand with this comes the threat that this product may be only available by pre-order and sold out much like 2010-11 Series 2 was. Does this have anything to do with the current NHLPA Strike ? Can't get a firm answer from anyone on this but if I have a limited audience interested in my product because there are no games going on would I put out my usual product ? Not likely. More to follow.