2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey CardsBrand: Premier
Although many UD hockey sets have seen considerable overhauls for the '16-17 season, 2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey bucks that trend with a familiar hit-based format. Like the 2015-16 product, every hobby box averages five autographs or relics with one rookie patch autograph.
In addition to the 100 base Rookies and Legends that combine to fall two per box, along with the base Rookie Variations (#/299 or #/199), the rest of 2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey exists in the hit realm. Enhancing the base set, limited relic parallels extend to many of these options, including Base Jersey (#/199 or less), Base Premium Materials (#'d), Base Neckline (#/6), and Base Tag (#/3). First-year subjects offer Rookie Jersey (1:2), Rookie Patch (#/25), Rookie Neckline (#/12) and Rookie Tag (#/3) parallels.
The top draw for many, Acetate Rookie Auto Patch cards (#/299 or #/199) average one per box with a jumbo patch piece and autograph signed directly on the card. Gold Spectrum, numbered to 25, and one-of-one Blue Spectrum parallels provide increased rarity. Autograph Rookies, numbered to 399, also have the same parallels noted above as well as Silver Spectrum (#/25 or #/10). Looking back to an earlier design, 2003-04 Rookies Auto Patch Tribute inserts are limited to 99 copies with a low-numbered Gold parallel (#/15).
Moving to more seasoned NHL players, 2002-03 Veteran Auto Patch Tribute (#/25 or #/15) also looks back to earlier sets with a Gold (#/5) parallel. Established subjects lend their signatures to other lines such as Acetate Stars Auto Patch (#/49 or #/25), Inked Script (#'d), Premier Signatures (Stars - 1:5, Legends - 1:30), Signature Award Winners (#'d), and Signature Champions (#'d). Silver Spectrum parallels bring the print run down to five copies for these signed choices.
Other hits in 2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey include the Mega Patch insert line. Single-player editions come as game-used Chest Logos (Hand #'d), Commemorative Logos (#/3), Shoulder Logos (#/3), and Sleeve Numbers (#/4) memorabilia pieces from star subjects. In addition, Duos (#/25) and Trios (#/5) versions exist for the Mega Patch and Mega Stick multi-player sets.
Showcasing a multi-relic layout, Premier Gear (#/15 or #/10) is new to 2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey with a variety of items that total five pieces per card. There are also Premier Duals Jersey (#/99), Trios (#/75), Quads (#/49 or #/25) and Swatches (#'d) inserts with Premium parallels for each.
Estimated Release Date: 7/26/2017
Product Configuration: 7 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 5 boxes per inner case
2016-17 Upper Deck Premier Hockey Hobby Box Break
- 1 Rookie Autograph Patch
- 4 Additional Autograph or Relic Cards
- 2 Base Cards
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Final contents and designs are subject to change.