Stanley Cup Racks Up Serious Air Miles in 2013-14 Upper Deck Day with the Cup
One of the perks of winning the Stanley Cup is that you get to take it home with you. Maybe you can't keep it, but over the course of the off-season, it travels to the hometowns of players and key personnel. Upper Deck has made it a tradition to capture the celebrations and personal moments in recent years with a unique insert set. 2013-14 Upper Deck Day with the Cup follows the Stanley Cup as it travels with the Chicago Blackhawks, racking up some serious mileage in the process.
The first 18 cards in the skip-numbered set are inserted in 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey. Tough pulls, they're inserted approximately 1:1,000 hobby packs and 1:2,500 retail packs. Their rarity and the fact that they capture personal moments have made the Day with the Cup inserts very popular on the secondary market.
With much more than 18 players on the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup roster, there are more cards to come, most likely in 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey. This will also fill in the gaps in the checklist.
The 2013-14 Upper Deck Day with the Cup cards cover North America and Europe. It shows the Stanley Cup in big public celebrations, on boats and eve on a hayride. Needless to say, it's an adventure.
Many of the moments are can be found on the Hockey Hall of Fame's Stanley Cup Journal. Some of the images might even look a little familiar to card collectors.
Below you'll find the checklist as it stands right now, a complete image gallery and an interactive map that shows the Cup's various stops.
2013-14 Upper Deck Day with the Cup Checklist
DC3 Daniel Carcillo
DC5 Andrew Shaw
DC6 Jonathan Toews
DC8 Dave Bolland
DC9 Patrick Sharp
DC10 Michael Frolik
DC12 Michal Handzus
DC13 Marian Hossa
DC15 Marcus Kruger
DC16 Viktor Stalberg
DC17 Niklas Hjalmarsson
DC19 Brandon Saad
DC20 Patrick Kane
DC21 Bryan Bickell
DC24 Brent Seabrook
DC26 Corey Crawford
2013-14 Upper Deck Day with the Cup Gallery
Want to see the extent the Stanley Cup traveled in the course of making this set? Here's an interactive map that shows its various stops. It includes that dates and town as well as the card image that captures the moment. We'll add to it when the rest of the set comes out, presumably with 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey. Be sure to "go" to Europe as well.
View 2013-14 Upper Deck Hockey Day with the Cup in a larger map