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2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Cards

2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Cards

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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

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.

2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey

Numbered to 999, Exceptional Talent falls two per box. These have only a Black parallel that is numbered to 35.

2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey

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 Synergy Hockey

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.

2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey

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

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change. 

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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

Andrei Svechnikov
Bobby Orr
Brady Tkachuk
Carey Price
Connor McDavid
Elias Pettersson
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
John Tavares
Marc-Andre Fleury
Mario Lemieux
Patrick Kane
Patrick Roy
Sidney Crosby
Wayne Gretzky

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 or Google+.

User Reviews

  1. My LCS sold exactly zero boxes of this last year.. they already told their distributor that they absolutely dont want any of this – this year…
    apparently if they dont take this – why? they won’t sell it — they will get less of other UD product ..really??

  2. Talk about a product that NOBODY is looking forward to
    Last Years release of Synergy was easily the Stupidest set UpperDeck put out, not to mention I think it took the place of Fleer Showcase

  3. I still hate myself for buying a box last year, little to no value and almost zero interest in the secondary market.

  4. Why are they keeping a set that was a complete BOMB. Would much rather they brought back Fleer Showcase. But than I miss the old Black Diamond, SPx, and SP Game Used also.

  5. It’s not Upper Deck’s products that are necessarily bad, but it is their pricing for those products. With exclusive licensing, there is no competition to keep prices reasonable. Synergy should be a $16/box product. If another card manufacturer was permitted to put out products, low-value products like Synergy would have to be priced in accordance with the value that the collector gets. I hope the hobby sends a message to Upper Deck with their dollars and avoids Synergy. Only then will they get the message.

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