The Winnipeg Jets unveiled their new logo last week, which should clear the way for their inclusion in 2011-12 Upper Deck hockey sets.
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In the Game has announced further plans for the National, including their VIP card set and two wrapper redemption programs for exclusive game-used cards.
After a nearly 40-year wait, Taro Tsujimoto finally has a rookie card to call his own. The fictitious player came into being during the 1974 NHL Draft as an actual 11th-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres. The team’s GM at the time was Punch Imlach and he had become annoyed by the arduous process of [...]
Some collectors are content with traditional pieces of sports memorabilia. Signed pucks, jerseys or sticks are often the most common choices amongst hockey fans because they’re directly related to the sport and are in steady supply. It takes a true hockey connoisseur to appreciate an item born out of a night celebrating the Bruins’ 2011 [...]
Upper Deck will be on-hand for the 2011 NHL Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota and has several events planned. Minnesota Wild defenseman, Brent Burns, will appear at the UD booth to sign oversized 5 x 7 cards from 11 AM to 12 PM on Saturday. Promotional giveaways at the draft include a six-card set of [...]
Panini’s announced that Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will appear at the Panini booth during the 2011 NHL Draft. Byfuglien will sign free autographs for fans starting at 10 AM on Saturday, June 25th. Byfuglien was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005 and won a Stanley Cup with them last season. He was [...]
In the Game announced that Washington Capital’s star Alexander Ovechkin is returning to their product line. The news was released on the blog of Dr. Brian Price, In The Game’s president Ovechkin first appeared as an international prospect in 2004-05 Heroes and Prospects, the first edition of the product. Going forward, Ovechkin will appear in [...]
Today, Panini announced two more short prints included in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey. The short printed cards are all autographed rookie tickets and include Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri. Previous players revealed to have short prints in the set are Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers), Jeff Penner (Boston Bruins), Tyler [...]
The Atlanta Thrashers are no more and Winnipeg has finally has an NHL team again. The Manitoba city has been without one since the Jets relocated to Phoenix in 1996. Speculation had been building for a while and a deal was finally completed on May 31st. The last step in the process is formal approval [...]
Following a giveaway in Vancouver during the second game of the Stanley Cup Finals, Upper Deck has more cards ready for Bruins fans. The cards will be handed out to all in attendance at Wednesday’s fourth game of the best-of-seven series between the Bruins and Canucks. Five Bruins players will be highlighted in the promo [...]
The 2011 Stanley Cup run of the Vancouver Canucks was filled with big plays and emotional moments. In the middle of many of these memories was left winger Alexandre Burrows. Originally un-drafted, he was signed by Vancouver as a free agent after working his way up through the ranks. Burrows has emerged as a clutch [...]
Upper Deck has announced plans for a hockey card giveaway at game two of the Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver. Eight-card promo packs will feature five Vancouver Canucks (Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin), one checklist, one promo card for Upper Deck’s upcoming 2011 Stanley Cup Championship Box Set and [...]
A collector in St. Catharine’s, Ontario who claimed police stole over $808,000 in valuable sports cards and memorabilia, was awarded just $1,200 of the $2.8 million sought in his lawsuit. Trevor Glode told the civil court judge that police seized all the items while executing a search warrant and never returned them. The search warrant [...]
The road to NHL superstardom didn’t come quickly or easily for goalie Tim Thomas. Drafted by the Nordiques in the 9th round of the 1994 draft, Thomas would spend several years bouncing around leagues in North America and Europe honing his skills. He’d have to wait until the 2002-03 season to make his NHL debut. [...]
Complete checklist of every Roberto Luongo RC from the 1997-98 hockey card season with bonus pictures for each and ever rookie card! Cardboard Connection, re-connecting sports fans with sports cards.
After knocking off the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. Ryan Kesler has been the breakout star for the team, notching clutch goals in each of the first three rounds. Selected with the 23rd pick of the 2003 [...]
The Minnesota Wild are hosting a fan-centered event in honor of this years’ NHL draft. The first round of the NHL Draft starts at 7PM on June 24th at the Xcel Energy Center. The “Fan Fest” runs that afternoon at the Crowne Plaza – St. Paul Riverfront from 12 -5 PM. Highlights of the upcoming [...]
NHL Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille has been in the news lately due to his financial troubles, which are detailed here. On a more positive note, he plans to raise money for his charity, Echoes of Hope, through an auction of his personal memorabilia. “The Luc Robitaille Collection” has a wide range of items that [...]