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2012 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist and Information

2012 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist and Information

Upper Deck's National Hockey Card Day has been a popular and successful Canadian hockey card promotion for many years now. However 2012 National Hockey Card Day marked the introduction of the promotion to the United States contest. Upper Deck distributed cards for the event, which took place, via hobby shops as well as through limited online channels.

Canadian collectors will find a similar 15-card set. The subsets are Rookies, Pride of Canada and Heroes. A Sidney Crosby Team Canada card will be offered as a gift to those making purchases. Canadian retailers London Drugs and Toys 'R Us will also be in on the action, offering over-sized cards.

2012 National Hockey Card Day Checklist - American

The American base set has 15 cards spread over three subsets: Stars in Stripes, American Legends and America's Teams. A special 16th card of Bruins goaltender, Tim Thomas, was also available with purchase. A limited number of autographs will also be inserted.

Stars in Stripes:

  • Ryan Kessler
  • Patrick Kane
  • Ryan Miller
  • Zach Parise
  • Andy Miele

American Legends

  • Willie O'Ree
  • Mike Modano
  • Brett Hull
  • Brian Leetch

America's Franchises

  • Alexander Ovechkin
  • Henrik Lundqvist
  • Pekka Rinne
  • Ryan Kesler
  • Zdeno Chara
  • Gabriel Ladeskog

2012 National Hockey Card Day Checklist - Canadian


  • Brett Connolly
  • Sean Couturier
  • Cody Hodgson
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
  • Mark Scheifele

Pride of Canada

  • Taylor Hall
  • Roberto Luongo
  • Steven Stamkos
  • P.K. Subban
  • Jonathan Toews


  • Martin Brodeur
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Mario Lemieux
  • Mark Messier
  • Bobby Orr
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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.

User Comments


Are the Willie O’Ree, Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas cards only available in the US or will they be available in Canada as well?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

The Canadian and US versions are completely different. I do suspect that most will be heavily traded across borders so collectors on both sides can complete master sets. The purchase incentive cards will likely be the trickiest to come by, but even then there should be lots.

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