2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Cards
Take two for the insert/parallel-driven NHL set, 2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy offers up some rare cards, unique looks, and a whole lotta color.
Although the 2017-18 product was not very well received, the '18-19 release does not appear to make any big changes. Hobby boxes again deliver a mix of parallels and inserts.
However, there are several tweaks to the output. One difference is that the autographs are a bit easier this time at around 1:3 boxes. The signed cards were more like 1:5 boxes for '17-18. Collectors can also expect 6-7 of the more premium cards per box, including numbered cards, metal/tech cards, or autographs. 2017-18 only had one of these cards per box.
2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Base / Rookies
The 100-card set in 2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey can be a little tricky because the actual base set is very rare while many of the parallel sets are quite common. Base veterans have just 18 copies, legends are limited to eight copies, and rookies are numbered to either 19 or nine copies.
Whereas 2017-18 reserved the last two base cards (#99 and #100) for the UD Bounty Program, no such limitation exists for 2018-19.
Again broken into four different color tiers, versions include Red, Blue, Green, and Purple. Red editions average one per pack, and the other three colors combine to fall five per box. Although none of the base parallels were numbered in 2017-18, many of the rookie parallels and all of the Purple cards are numbered this time.
2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Base Parallel Pack Odds
Veterans - 1:2
Legends - 1:10
Rookies 1 - 1:2
Rookies 2 - 1:8
Rookies 3 - 1:80
Veterans - 1:8
Legends - 1:48
Rookies 1 - #/999
Rookies 2 - #/699
Rookies 3 - #/399
Veterans - 1:16
Legends - 1:96
Rookies 1 - #/399
Rookies 2 - #/199
Rookies 3 - #/99
Veterans - Jsy #'d
Legends - Jsy #'d
Rookies 1 - Jsy #'d
Rookies 2 - Jsy #'d
Rookies 3 - Jsy #'d
2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Inserts
Building on that, the 2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey checklist features a new crop of inserts to chase. Combining to average six per box are the Last Line of Defense (1:5), Post Season Perfection (1:4), and Significant Selections (1:5) cards. All three sets have Green (#/149) and Purple (#/49) parallels, as well.
Numbered to 999, Exceptional Talent falls two per box. These have only a Black parallel that is numbered to 35.
One tougher option is Cast for Greatness (1:67 packs), which is the metal set carried over from last year.
Upper Deck also teased more unannounced content that they call "easter eggs." Last year had the surprise Color Shift set that changes color in bright light.
2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Autographs
With overall odds of 1:24 packs, collectors should uncover around 6-7 autographs per case. The selection consists of Synergy Autographs and Rookie Autographs.
2018-19 Upper Deck Bounty Synergy Hockey Details
Those busting large amounts of 2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy can check out the UD Bounty program mission. The first 50 collectors to complete the entire 100-card base set in the Red parallel earn a Bounty-exclusive Cast of Greatness card (#36 Elias Pettersson) and a 36-card Gold parallel for the entire Cast of Greatness set. All collectors who finish the full Red parallel set earn Cast of Greatness #36.
It is important to note that not every Red parallel card has the redeemable code on the back that is required to complete the set. The odds show that every third Red parallel should have the code. These unique codes are used to essentially mark the card off in pursuit of the set using the online platform.
Estimated Release Date: 02/27/2019
Product Configuration: 3 cards per pack, 8 packs per box, 20 boxes per case (2 inners)
2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
- 6 Last Line of Defense, Post Season Perfection, or Significant Selections inserts
- 2 Exceptional Talent inserts
- 8 Red parallels
- 5 Blue, Green or Purple Parallels
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.
2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Checklist
This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.
Tentative Signers Checklist