2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey Cards

2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey Cards

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With 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey, Upper Deck continues to use the Fleer name to emphasize nostalgia and inserts over autographs and memorabilia hits. While boxes deliver several inserts, signatures and jerseys aren't among what's promised. Rather, it's about different designs and technologies.

The 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey base set has 200 cards. Parallels are a couple of familiar names for those who collected Ultra in the past. Gold Medallion cards land 1:2 packs. Platinum Medallion average one per hobby box and are numbered to 99.

Because the product releases prior to the start of the new season, it limits the number of rookies it can have. Enter the Rookie Redemptions, which will be good for players debuting during the 2014-15 season. Like the base set, there are Gold Medallion (1:96 packs) and Platinum Medallion (#/25) parallels.

The 2013-14 NHL postseason is showcased in Road to the Championship. Landing one per hobby box, the cards include a replica playoff ticket. Every game, from the first match-up of the round of 16 through the last game of the Stanley Cup Finals is featured. Each round acts as a different tier. Conference Quarterfinals are the most common, landing 1:35 packs. Other levels are Conference Semifinals (1:58 packs), Conference Finals (1:164), and Stanley Cup Finals (1:300).

Photo Vault Film Slides (1:48 packs) come with images that have never been used before. They come from the Upper Deck vault and include players from multiple generations. Autographed versions are numbered to 10.

National Heroes come with a satin mini flag embedded in them. The checklist includes 40 total players from Canada (1:60), USA (1:150), Russia (1:225), Sweden (1:360) and Finland (1:360). Signed versions (#/25) are also randomly inserted.

Every 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey hobby box comes with four basic inserts that are die-cut on rainbow foil stock. Buckets are the easiest to find, landing 1:9 packs. Others include Gongshow Grinders (1:18), New View (1:36), Premier Pad Men (1:54) and Rule 76 (1:108).

Other than signed versions of pre-existing inserts, additional autographs can be found in Fresh Ink Signatures (1:120).

Every third pack of 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey comes with an EX bonus pack. They come with two base cards and one of the following: Legends (#/299), Phenoms (#/249), Essential Credentials, Future, Essential Credentials, Now, and Jambalaya (1:112).

Estimated Release Date: 9/14
Product Configuration: 18 packs per box, 6 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Nostalgic Collectors

2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Road to the Championship Ticket Insert
  • 4 Rainbow Foil Die-Cut Inserts
  • 1 Rookie Redemption
  • 1 Platinum Medallion Parallel
  • 9 Gold Medallion Parallels
  • 108 Total Cards

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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  1. So this stuff want worth while to produce when there was competition with Panini, but now it is I guess. Upper Deck is going back wards, instead trying to progress card collecting. Ultra was exactly where it belonged in Showcase (product of the year so far in my opinion….guess Upper Deck didn’t want to stock with oneof the few great products they havemade inthe past 3 years) as secondary hits with only rookies and jambalaya cards (only cards in the set people care about). Not to mention there will be no good rookies besides the redemptions that collectors will receive after the young guns are out and nobody will care about them any more. I’m sure Upper Deck will have more unoriginal rehashed products to come. I hope this product is $40, or it probably will be two weeks after it cones out.

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