2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey CardsBrand: Upper Deck Ice
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey tweaks the formula for the latest NHL season. Naturally, acetate remains the focus along with hard-signed autographs. In fact, the autographs in the set are 100% on-card.
Whereas the 2018-19 boxes offered five cards per pack and six packs per box, 2019-20 edition drops that to five packs per box. However, the key contents are the same as '18-19, including one on-card autograph, two Ice Premieres rookie cards and one relic or Exquisite insert. There are now three inner cases of eight boxes each instead of two inner cases of 10 boxes.
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Base / Rookies / Inserts
As in previous releases, 2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey features a standard base set (with parallels) and a special subset for rookies.
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown
- Green - 1:1
- Orange - 1:6
- Ice Cube - 1:40
- Red - #/5
- Black - 1/1
Broken down into several levels, the Ice Premieres rookie cards start at 1,499 copies for Level 5 and drop as low as 99 for Level 1 names.
There's also Ice Premieres Retro (#/149) cards. All of the Ice Premieres have one-of-one Black parallels.
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Premieres Rookie Levels
- Level 5 - #/1,499
- Level 4 - #/999
- Level 3 - #/499
- Level 2 - #/249
- Level 1 - #/99
Sub Zero inserts are back for another go, as well. Star players average 1:20 packs while rookie subjects are numbered to 999 copies. Gold parallels are limited to eight copies for the stars and 24 copies for the rookies. In addition, Sub Zero Rookie Variant cards fall every 240 packs.
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Autographs / Relics
Many collectors are here for the on-card autographs, and 2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey does not skimp on the hard-signed choices. Rookies are featured across several lines, including Ice Premieres Autographs.
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Premieres Rookie Autograph Tiers
- Tier 1 - #/399
- Tier 2 - #/299
- Tier 3 - #/199
- Tier 4 - #/99
The rare Ice Premieres Autograph Patch cards have only 10 copies.
Glacial Graphs returns at 1:75 packs, adding a numbered Black parallel with silver ink. Fire & Ice is a new 20-subject set with two different versions (Fire or Ice) for each player and 40 cards overall. The Fire and Ice versions each average 1:120 packs.
Another debut option is Ice Buckets with mini-helmets.
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Buckets Autographs
- Tier 1 - #/99
- Tier 2 - #/25
- Rookies Tier 1 - #/199
- Rookies Tier 2 - #/99
- Tier 1 - #/5
- Tier 2 - #/5
- Rookies Tier 1 - #/25
- Rookies Tier 2 - #/10
The carboard freeze continues with Sub Zero Blue Autographs for stars (1:360) and rookies (1:50), plus Green versions for the rookie variants that are numbered to 25.
And we can't forget jumbo-relic Signature Swatches in numbered base and Black editions, rookie-fueled Superb Script (#/49 or #/25) and Superb Script Portraits (#/15 or #/10), or shadowbox Under Glass Signatures (Base - 1:220; Rookie - 1:200) with Red (#/5) parallels.
Memorabilia fans can look forward to Rookie Relic Jumbos (#/199) and Patch (#/15), as well as Ice Premieres Jersey cards (1:12).
In addition to the five base parallels noted above, base subjects come in Jersey (1:20) and Gold Patch (#/15) parallels.
2019-20 Exquisite Collection Hockey - Part 2
The 2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey checklist also houses the second run of 2019-20 Exquisite Collection Hockey. The first batch came in 2019-20 Black Diamond.
Part two of Exquisite provides Exquisite Rookies Platinum (#/399 or #/299), Gold (#/19) and Black (1/1) cards.
Autographs consist of numbered Exquisite Signatures, Exquisite Rookie Signatures Platinum (#/199 or #/99) and Exquisite Material Signatures. These each have Gold (#/25 or #/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.
UD also looks back at past designs via 2003-04 Exquisite Rookie Auto Patch Tribute (#/25) and 2009-10 Exquisite Rookie Auto Tribute (#/99). The Gold (#/25 or #/5) and Black (1/1) parallels finish things out.
Estimated Release Date: May 2020
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 5 packs per box, 24 boxes per case (3 inners)
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
- 1 Autograph
- 2 Ice Premieres
- 1 Relic card or Exquisite insert
- 1 Sub Zero insert
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.