2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey CardsBrand: SP Authentic
A hobby favorite, the storied brand lives on with 2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey. Hobby boxes include two autographs with a chance for more.
Similar to the 2016-17 product, NHL collectors have a shot at hot boxes that feature a third autograph.
2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey Base / Inserts
Kicking things off, the 100-card base set includes new Red (1:6) parallels, which fall three to a box.
In addition to the main base set, Authentic Moments (1:6) highlights key events. Making their debut on the 2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey checklist, Rookie Year Milestones (1:6), displaying rookie-year images for established stars, combine with Authentic Moments to come seven per box. Much tougher to pull, 1990-91 Retro Draft Picks cards average 1:45 packs.
Back again, Spectrum FX inserts are a box hit, and add a bonus (second) card in roughly every other box. Veteran players average 1:18 packs, and the Future Watch subset comes in three different groupings: Level 1 (1:36), Level 2 (1:90) and Level 3 (1:360). The Spectrum FX set is also part of the Upper Deck Bounty Program. The first 50 collectors who complete the 99-card insert receive a Spectrum FX Gold set (#/50) and card #100, which can't be pulled in packs.
Allowing UD the opportunity to highlight players (or moments) that were left out of the Series 1 and Series 2 lineup, the Upper Deck Updates set extends the flagship checklist with four dropping in each box. Base update cards average 1:9 packs, while Young Guns come 1:13 packs. These each also have Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10) parallels.
2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey Future Watch Autographs
As most fans know, the Future Watch subset is where the rookies reside in 2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey. There are Autographed Future Watch (#/999), Autographed Future Watch Holdovers (#/999), Future Watch Patch (#/10) and Future Watch Auto Patch (#/100) options to hunt down. Each hobby box includes one signed Future Watch card.
2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey Autographs
2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey also contains a base Limited Autograph (1:216) parallel done in Gold Spectrum foil. Limited Auto Material (#/50 or less) puts superstars alongside their signatures and relic pieces. Adding to the inserts noted above are signed 1990-91 Retro Draft Picks, Authentic Moments (1:1,440) and Rookie Year Milestones. Other autographed choices include hobby favorites such as Global Chirography (1:576), Great White North Signatures (1:576), Immortal Ink (#/10) and Marks of Distinction (#/25). Autograph Retro Rookie Patch cards have just 25 copies.
A long-running line, Sign of the Times comes in Tier 1 (1:120), Tier 2 (1:2,304) and Rookies (#/99), as well as multi-player Sign of the Times 2 (#/25), Sign of the Times 3 (#/15), Sign of the Times 4 (#/10), Sign of the Times 6 (#/6), and Sign of the Times 8 (#/5) sets.
Dubbed "The Ultimate Buyback Auto," the already-iconic Connor McDavid Young Guns card provides a limited chase. The flagship rookie buyback is signed on-card and hand numbered to McDavid's jersey number (#/97) with an added certificate of authenticity.
Estimated Release Date: 05/16/2018
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 18 packs per box, 16 boxes per case (2 inners)
2017-18 SP Authentic Hockey Hobby Box Break
- 2 Autographs (at least one Future Watch)
- 3 Red Parallels
- 4 Upper Deck Updates
- 7 Authentic Moments / Rookie Year Milestones
- 1-2 Spectrum FX Inserts
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents subject to change.
|2017-18 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey Hobby Box||$119.95|
|2017-18 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey Hobby 8-Box Case||$894.95|
|2017-18 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey Hobby 16-Box Case||$1,784.95|