2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey

2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey

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Upper Deck brings back its popular tiered hockey set with 2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey. Boasting four levels of base cards, the set is a welcome challenge for those willing to take it on. New inserts this year include Championship Rings and Lustrous Rookies. Upper Deck is also folding their UD Ice brand into the release in the form of box topper bonus packs.

Estimated Release Date: 12/11
Product Configuration: 24 packs and one UD Ice bonus pack per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Hockey Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Rookie Card Collectors, NHL Hockey Fans, Memorabilia Card Collectors

Box Break

  • Six Double Diamond Veterans
  • Three Triple Diamond Veterans
  • Three Triple Diamond Rookie Gems
  • One Quadruple Diamond Rookie Gems
  • One Parallel Card
  • Two Game-Used Jersey Cards
  • One UD Ice Bonus Pack featuring four veterans and one numbered Ice Premieres rookie card
  • 125 Total Cards

Product Highlights:

  • Base Set: 100 Single Diamond, 50 Double Diamond (1:4), 25 Triple Diamond Veterans (1:8), 25 Triple Diamond Rookie Gems (1:8), 25 Quadruple Diamond Veterans (1:24), 25 Quadruple Diamond Rookie Gems (1:24).
  • Base Set Parallels inserted one per box: Ruby (/100), Gold (/1) and Platinum (/1).
  • Championship Rings (1:72) is a new insert set that highlights both the 2010-11 Boston Bruins and other all-time legends who have hoisted the Stanley Cup.
  • Lustrous Rookies (1:288) is another new insert set. This case hit offers tough odds on a freshman face.
  • Die-cut Hardware Heroes (/100) are an additional case hit.
  • Black Diamond Game Jerseys fall two per box. As a added spin, teammates fit together to form a mini-puzzle.
  • GEMography (1:60) are the only autograph cards in the set.
  • Each box has a five-card UD Ice bonus pack. Each pack has four veteran cards and one numbered Ice Premieres rookie card numbered to 1999, 999, 499 or 99.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His 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.

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