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Thread: The Double RC Class is Coming..
05-14-2013, 08:00 AM #1
The Double RC Class is Coming..
With Upper Deck's new images promoting the upcoming double rookie class, what are your thoughts?
Upper Deck Promo Images: http://tinyurl.com/UDPromos
- Will this class be similar to 05/06?
- How will this affect the hobby market?
- Who will be the SP's /99 in The Cup(2013/14)?
Just some food for thought!
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05-14-2013, 08:05 AM #2
05-14-2013, 10:04 AM #3
How will this affect the market? I would imagine by Upper Deck & Panini raising prices on most their products (recoup revenues they didn't make this year) despite selling us essentially the same thing.
Who will the SP'd rookies be in The Cup? If I had to guess, UD will tripple the number of /99s (get them closer to being a case hit) so that means you're going to get anyone nominated for the Calder, and anyone drafted in the top 5 from both years. Anyone with a bit of hype. From the 12/13s, I expect all of Yakupov, Huberdeau, Gallagher, Galchenyuk, Schultz, Conacher, & Hamilton to get RCs /99, and they'll find just as many from next year's class.
I know Upper Deck's product lineup much better than I do Panini's. As a result, I'll use them as an example here.....
What I would do, spread the rookies out. Early season releases, only use 12-13 RCs (UD Series 1, Black Diamond, Trilogy) Mid Season Releases, use the new 13-14 guys (UD Series 2, SP Game Used, SPx), and the late season / higher end ones use both (SPA, Ultimate, The Cup). That still leaves two sets..... OPC & Artifacts (both early season). Artifacts I imagine will have live RCs of the 12-13 players, and the 13-14 guys will be redemptions. OPC.... live with the 12-13s, and maybe an update set later in the season with the 13-14.
If UD & Panini followed a formula like that, I think they'd keep the values on a lot of the 12-13 guys higher. Yakupov, unless he's owning the league next year, is not going to get near the hobby love he would have this year - if his cards are being released at that same time as Nathan MacKinnon (for example). It will also mean that the sets coming out in January will have a lot of anticipation behind them, becuase that's when the first live 13-14 RCs would be.
05-14-2013, 01:10 PM #4
Sean I do believe that UD is following that exact formula for Trilogy and OPC. Both are out before the dawn of the 2013-14 NHL season and the previews indicate that they're going to have a lot of fun with SP's on the top guns from this past season. I also really like the suggestion of splitting UD1 & UD2 Young Guns.
05-14-2013, 01:47 PM #5
It wouldn't suprise me to see the return of Rookie update to address the RC numbers issue.
05-14-2013, 02:19 PM #6
Probably a good chance of this.
Originally Posted by RGM81
My count may be a little bit off, but I think there's been 125 players this year, that would be eligable for RCs next season (that includes guys that played RS games, Playoff Games, Backups who didn't get onto the Ice).
Can already start guessing the UD Series 1 YG list:
Something like that, anyway. Going to make both halves of the set very nice. You can cherry pick the best of group (forgive me if I missed someone I should have included there, being part of the "top 49 names" from this past season). Normally Series 1 is a bunch of holdovers from the year before (half, or more of the series is like that) with most of the stars / big names. Series 2 comes along, and they save a couple of decent names for it.... but for the most part, it'll be a bunch of guys that most of us have never heard of. Don't need to use the one-game-wonders nearly as often (though as an Oilers collector, I do hope I'll see at least one RC of Mark Arcobello next year, lol)
05-14-2013, 05:22 PM #7
Here's the double rookie class video I made for the UD Volunteer Alliance:
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05-14-2013, 05:44 PM #8
05-15-2013, 01:37 PM #9
I don't think the talent pool for this upcoming double class is anywhere near as intense as 05-06 was, but it's gonna get hyped that way for sure. UD's money hole must be running so dry that they're gonna make sure everyone and their grandma "feel" the hype.
I wouldn't be one bit surprised if products got watered down like 05-06 did. 05-06 SPA anyone?
05-15-2013, 01:46 PM #10