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Ultimate Guide to 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch Cards

Ultimate Guide to 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch Cards

Since the set's debut in 2005-06, The Cup Auto Rookie Patch have consistently been the most valuable rookie cards in hockey. The 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch checklist has a total of 72 cards. All but six are numbered to 249. The remaining cards, which include most of the set's biggest names, are limited to 99 copies each.

The cards are vertically designed and combine the most desirable elements in the hobby: rookies, low numbering, on-card autographs and patches. Although some of the swatches are plain, many come with wild designs that should command a premium.

The biggest drawback of the 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Patch cards are the number of redemptions. Racing to get the set out before the NHL lockout, 24 of the 72 cards weren't available when the set was packaged. Among those available via redemption are Galbriel Landeskog, Cody Hodgson and Adam Larsson.

The cards have several parallels. Gold cards are numbered to the player's jersey number. There are also Black versions that come with tags and Printing Plates. Rookie Gold Spectrum cards (#/25) have the same checklist but do not have autographs or patch swatches.

Auto Rookie Patch cards fall one per single-pack box of 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup.

2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch Gallery

Please note that redemption cards have be omitted.

2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch Checklist

Level I - #/249

109 Ryan Ellis, Nashville Predators
110 Marcus Foligno, Buffalo Sabres
111 Zack Kassian, Buffalo Sabres
112 Brayden McNabb, Buffalo Sabres
113 Leland Irving, Calgary Flames
114 Brendan Smith, Detroit Red Wings
115 Peter Holland, Anaheim Ducks
116 Gustav Nyquist, Detroit Red Wings
117 Colten Teubert, Edmonton Oilers
118 Andy Miele, Phoenix Coyotes
119 Jake Gardiner, Toronto Maple Leafs
120 Carl Klingberg, Winnipeg Jets
121 Mika Zibanejad, Ottawa Senators
122 Dmitry Orlov, Washington Capitals
123 Aaron Palushaj, Montreal Canadiens
124 Adam Larsson, New Jersey Devils
125 Matt Read, Philadelphia Flyers
126 Matt Frattin, Toronto Maple Leafs
127 Blake Geoffrion, Nashville Predators
128 Devante Smith-Pelly, Anaheim Ducks
129 Erik Gudbranson, Florida Panthers
130 Jonathon Blum, Nashville Predators
131 Anton Lander, Edmonton Oilers
132 Brandon Saad, Chicago Blackhawks
133 Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils
134 Brett Connolly, Tampa Bay Lightning
135 Harri Sateri, San Jose Sharks
136 Joe Colborne, Toronto Maple Leafs
137 Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks
138 Greg Nemisz, Calgary Flames
139 Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets
140 Simon Despres, Pittsburgh Penguins
141 Keith Kinkaid, New Jersey Devils
142 Stefan Elliott, Colorado Avalanche
143 Roman Horak, Calgary Flames
144 John Moore, Columbus Blue Jackets
145 Colin Greening, Ottawa Senators
146 Cam Atkinson, Clumbus Blue Jackets
147 Tomas Vincour, Dallas Stars
148 Yann Sauve, Vancouver Canucks
149 Alexei Emelin, Montreal Canadiens
150 Cody Eakin, Wahington Capitals
151 Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
152 Cameron Gaunce, Colorado Avalanche
153 Joe Vitale, Pittsburgh Penguins
154 Brendon Nash, Montreal Canadiens
155 Erik Gustafsson, Philadelphia Flyers
156 Raphael Diaz, Montreal Canadiens
157 David Savard, Columbus Blue Jackets
158 Tim Erixon, New York Rangers
159 Teemu Hartikainen, Edmonton Oilers
160 Ben Scrivens, Toronto Maple Leafs
161 Carl Hagelin, New York Rangers
162 Craig Smith, Nashville Predators
163 Patrick Wiercioch, Ottawa Senators
164 Calvin de Haan, New York Islanders
165 Brett Bulmer, Minnesota Wild
166 Stephane Da Costa, Ottawa Senators
167 Viatcheslav Voynov, Los Angeles Kings
168 Roman Wick, Ottawa Senators
169 Mike Murphy, Carolina Hurricanes
170 Lance Bouma, Calgary Flames
171 Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks
172 Ben Holmstrom, Philadelphia Flyers
173 Corey Tropp, Buffalo Sabres
174 Lennart Petrell, Edmonton Oilers

Level II - #/99

175 Louis Leblanc, Montreal Canadiens
176 Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
177 Cody Hodgson, Vancouver Canucks
178 Sean Couturier, Philadephia Flyers
179 Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
180 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers

2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch

The following cards are redemptions. Redemption cards have a stated expiry date of August 17, 2014.

Ultimate Guide to 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch Cards 49110 Marcus Foligno
112 Brayden McNabb
113 Leland Irving
115 Peter Holland
120 Cal Klingberg
122 Dmitry Orlov
124 Adam Larsson
125 Matt Read
129 Erik Gudbranson
135 Harri Sateri
137 Marcus Kruger
141 Keith Kinkaid
142 Stefan Elliott
143 Roman Horak
155 Erik Gustafsson
160 Ben Scrivens
161 Carl Hagelin
167 Viatcheslav Voynov
168 Roman Wick
169 Mike Murphy
170 Lance Bouma
173 Corey Tropp
177 Cody Hodgson
179 Gabriel Landeskog

Ultimate Guide to 2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Auto Rookie Patch Cards 50Making purchases through affiliate links can earn the site a commission
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.

User Comments


@Dave: those cards were sent to the respective players for signing months in advance of product release. The non-auto/memorabilia parallels feature updated photography.


Sucks that with all this time, upper deck couldn’t get Kassian in Vancouver jersey and Hodgson in a Sabres jersey. Total laziness by UD.

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