2016 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day

2016 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day


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While many collectors are quite particular, free cards are hard to turn down. Continuing their tradition of a special day for NHL collectors for the fifth straight year, 2016 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day offers free packs for both American and Canadian collectors at select hobby stores, with exclusive cards available in each country.

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Including a total of 16 cards in the set, the American version features subsets like Stars in Stripes, American Rookie and American Icon. The final card is for Jack Eichel and includes a special Memorable Moments card that is a gift for collectors who spend $10 or more.
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The specifics for the Canadian are similar to the American version with 16 cards spread across subsets like Pride of Canada, Canada's Rookies and Hockey Heroes. Coming as no surprise, Connor McDavid is the more limited Memorabilia Moments option available with a $10 purchase.
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Limited Autographs can be found for both releases and Upper Deck mentioned that there is also a surprise Victory Black insert set that will allow American collectors the chance to find Canadian Rookies, like Connor McDavid, Max Domi, and Sam Bennett, and offer Canadian collectors a shot at US and International rookies such as Artemi Panarin, Dylan Larkin and Jack Eichel. The card numebering starts at VB-17 as the first 16 cards were issued at the 2015 Fall Expo.

Given the hoopla surrounding McDavid and other key rookies, the 2015-16 hockey card market has been quite strong and should result in considerable interest for these promo cards.

The American set is a hobby-only release that is exclusive to Certified Diamond Dealers in the United States. Canadian collectors can also find free nine-card retail card sheets at select London Drugs and Toys R Us locations.

The specific date for the National Hockey Day for both the U.S. and Canada is scheduled for February 6, 2016. There is a limit of one pack per customer and supplies are limited.

View a PDF listing of the participating store locations here:

More details about the promotion can be found at the official Upper Deck site for National Hockey Card Day.

Release Date: 2/6/2016
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack

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Set Checklist

2016 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

American Set Checklist

16 cards. There is also a checklist card.
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Stars in Stripes
USA-1 John Carlson - Washington Capitals
USA-2 Phil Kessel - Pittsburgh Penguins
USA-3 Zach Parise - Minnesota Wild
USA-4 Kevin Shattenkirk - St. Louis Blues
USA-5 Corey Schneider - New Jersey Devils
American Rookie
USA-6 Jack Eichel - Buffalo Sabres
USA-7 Dylan Larkin - Detroit Red Wings
USA-8 Noah Hannifin - Carolina Hurricanes
USA-9 Artemi Panarin - Chicago Blackhawks
USA-10 Oscar Lindberg - New York Rangers
American Icon
USA-11 John Vanbiesbrouck - New York Rangers
USA-12 Doug Weight - New York Islanders
USA-13 Chris Chelios - Detroit Red Wings
USA-14 Brett Hull - St. Louis Blues
USA-15 John LeClair - Philadelphia Flyers
Memorable Moments
USA-16 Jack Eichel - Buffalo Sabres

Canadian Set Checklist

16 cards. There is also a checklist card.
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Pride of Canada
CAN-1 John Tavares - Islanders
CAN-2 Carey Price - Canadiens
CAN-3 Taylor Hall - Oilers
CAN-4 Andrew Ladd - Jets
CAN-5 Sean Monahan - Flames
Canada's Rookies
CAN-6 Connor McDavid - Oilers
CAN-7 Sam Bennett - Flames
CAN-8 Robby Fabbri - Blues
CAN-9 Max Domi - Coyotes
CAN-10 Nicolas Petan - Jets
Hockey Heroes
CAN-11 Wayne Gretzky - Canada
CAN-12 Bobby Orr - Bruins
CAN-13 Lanny McDonald - Flames
CAN-14 Glenn Anderson - Oilers
CAN-15 Doug Gilmour - Maple Leafs
Memorable Moments
CAN-16 Connor McDavid - Oilers 

Autographs Set Checklist

Work in progress.
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Jacob de la Rose
Kyle Turris
Henrik Samuelson

Victory Black Rookies Set Checklist

10 cards. Continuation from Victory Black promo at 2015 Fall Expo.
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VB-17 Connor McDavid
VB-18 Jake Viratanen
VB-19 Nikolaj Ehlers
VB-20 Robby Fabbri
VB-21 Max Domi
VB-22 Dylan Larkin
VB-23 Artemi Panarin
VB-24 Mike Condon
VB-25 Noah Hanifin
VB-26 Jack Eichel

Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author
Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

User Reviews

  1. Where can you get these cards here in Canada? Specifically Vancouver?

  2. Jacob Co Upper Deck usually releases a list of participating locations as the date gets closer.

  3. I got a nice surprise in one of my packs this morning. Among all the Hockey Day in Canada cards I suddenly pulled an Upper Deck Victory Black Max Domi Rookie.

  4. Someone told me there are Victory Black Rookies available in these sets, specifically Connor McDavid.

    Does anyone know if that’s true?

  5. SJP Appears to be the case as several are popping up, McDavid included. We started compiling a checklist.

  6. Hats off to UD for organizing this. It was a lot of fun to see kids getting their first cards, and the chance to meet other collectors was fun too.

    The only negative has nothing to do with UD, but all the dealers who tried to capitalize on the inserts included in the pack.

    The day before the event some had the autos and victory rookie cards and sets listed for sale on

    This promotion was meant to give free cards to collectors, not to make a profit for dealers.

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