Hockey Canada and Upper Deck Extend Trading Card and Memorabilia Deal

Hockey Canada and Upper Deck Extend Trading Card and Memorabilia Deal

Upper Deck and Hockey Canada are extending their memorabilia and exclusive hockey card deal. Under the multi-year agreement, Upper Deck will continue to create cards of the Canadian national teams as well as develop more high-end pieces of autographed memorabilia.

Hockey Canada products will be exclusive to Canadian stores. However, Upper Deck does plan to continue to include national team cards in the main hockey card products that are available globally.

"We have enjoyed seeing how they are working to grow the hockey market through programs like National Hockey Card Day and we believe Canadians everywhere will enjoy the new line of collectibles they produce for Canada’s National Team," said Mike Ross, Hockey Canada's Chief Business Officer in a statement.

Jason Masherah, Upper Deck president, said, "Fans can expect Upper Deck to branch out by creating some compelling trading card releases for Hockey Canada in the future, while continuing to deliver meaningful content to existing hockey and multi-sport products."

2013 Upper Deck Team Canada, a hockey card release dedicated solely to the national squad, is scheduled to release in the fall. The set includes two autographs in every box.

Upper Deck Team Canada cards date back to 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey, their first set for the sport. World Junior Championship cards were among the key cards in High Series packs.

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1990 Upper Deck Felix Potvin #458 RC Autograph PSA DNA Authentic Team Canada
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13-14 Team Canada Erik Gudbranson 175 Auto Program Of Excellence Upper Deck
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UPPER DECK TEAM CANADA 2013-14 ANDREW LADD AUTOGRAPH JETS
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Ron Hextall autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Bill Ranford autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Glenn Anderson autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Mike Gartner autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Al MacInnis autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Paul Coffey SP autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Bobby Hull autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Ray Bourque SP autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Doug Wilson autograph insert Team Canada
$12.99
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Luc Robitaille SP autograph Team Canada # 355
$39.99
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Phil Esposito SP autograph insert Team Canada
$49.99
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Scott Niedermayer autograph insert Team Canada
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2011 Upper Deck World of Sports Doug Gilmour SP autograph insert Team Canada
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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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