2013-14 SP Authentic Hockey CardsBrand: SP Authentic
2013-14 SP Authentic Hockey marks the 20th anniversary of the brand's ice debut. While it began as an insert in 1993-94 Upper Deck Hockey, SP Authentic since become one of the most popular brands on this side of the hobby.
The base set has 150 cards. Parallels include Limited Autographs (1:300 packs) and three levels of Autographed Patch cards numbered to 100, 25 or 10. Every case should have at least two patch cards. The main 2013-14 SP Authentic Hockey set also has two types of short prints: Future Watch and Authentic Moments.
A big reason for that has been Autographed Future Watch rookie cards. They're back, encompassing the double-rookie class. Although they're numbered to 999, historically these cards have been some of the top-selling rookies each year. Every box of 2013-14 SP Authentic Hockey has at least one Autographed Future Watch card. They also have a Patch parallel that's numbered to 100. Non-autographed Future Watch cards for players who didn't sign for the set are numbered to 1,299 and have a Limited parallel (#/25).
Authentic Moments cards are inserted 1:5 packs. Multi-player versions are even tougher, landing 1:17 packs. Both have autographed parallels. Single-player autographs fall 1:480 packs while multi-signed cards are 1:4,500 packs.
2013-14 SP Authentic Hockey brings back several perennial autograph sets as well. Sign of the Times come with up to eight signatures. Other autograph sets include Premier Chirography (#/75), SP Chirography (#/35), Marks of Distinction (#/25), and Immortal Inks (#/10).
Keeping with the anniversary of SP's hockey debut is a quartet of 1993-94 SP 20th Anniversary Retro sets. Basic SP Retro cards are inserted 1:4 packs. There are also Silver Skates Veterans, Silver Skates Rookies and Premier Prospects. Each of these are found 1:15 packs. All four of these sets also have autographed parallels.
Estimated Release Date: 4/14
Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Hockey Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders, Hit Seekers
2013-14 SP Authentic Hockey Box Break
- 1 Autographed Future Watch Rookie Card
- 2 Additional Autographs
- 5 1993-94 SP 20th Anniversary Retro Inserts
- 1 1993-94 SP 20th Anniversary Retro Premier Prospects Insert
- 1 1993-94 SP 20th Anniversary Retro Silver Skates Veterans Insert
- 1 1993-94 SP 20th Anniversary Retro Silver Skates Rookies Insert
- 5 Authentic Moments Short Prints
- 100 Total Cards