2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Cards
Perhaps the third time's a charm for 2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey. The oft-critized NHL set gets pushed a few months earlier in the release calendar for the '19-20 season.
Like the 2018-19 edition, the set relies more on parallels and inserts as opposed to autographs. There are a few tweaks to the odds and some new inserts to track down, but not much has changed.
2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Base / Rookies
The 2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey checklist offers 100 cards in the base set. This breaks down into 31 Veterans (#/19), nine All-Stars (#/9) and 60 Rookies (#/20 or #/10). The rookie subset contains holdover rookies and three tiers of new rookies, with Tier 3 being the rarest.
While the true base cards are tough, the parallels are much more plentiful. Parallels are again split into four color-specific groups with increasing rarity.
2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Base Parallel Pack Odds/Rarity
Veterans - 1:4
All-Stars - 1:16
Holdover RC - 1:7
Rookies 1 - 1:3
Rookies 2 - 1:8
Rookies 3 - 1:80
Veterans - 1:6
All-Stars - 1:60
Holdover RC - #/799
Rookies 1 - #/799
Rookies 2 - #/599
Rookies 3 - #/399
Veterans - 1:12
All-Stars - 1:120
Holdover RC - #/299
Rookies 1 - #/299
Rookies 2 - #/199
Rookies 3 - #/99
Veterans - Jsy #'d
All-Stars - Jsy #'d
Holdover RC - Jsy #'d
Rookies - Jsy #'d
2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Inserts
The 2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey inserts include new options centered on young NHL talent. This includes the Millennial Impact (1:4) lineup featuring 8 rookies and 10 rising stars. These combine with Impactful Performers (1:4) and Sensational Seasons (1:6) to average six per box.
The Rookie Journey insert is another debut. The players come in Draft (#/999), Away (#/899) and Home (#/799) versions.
There is also the similar NHL Journey in Draft (#/999), Rookie (#/899) and Current (#/799) form, as well as All-Star Journey with 1st Appearance (#/999), 2nd or Later Appearance (#/899) and 2018-19 Appearance (#/799) editions.
Falling one per box, Exceptional Beginnings (#/999) adds Orange (#/499) and Black (1/1) parallels.
With one per case, and possibly two, the all-metal Cast for Greatness (1:60) is a tough pull.
2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Autographs
Averaging three per case, signed cards are another chase option in 2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey. This includes the main Synergy Autographs (1:48) set. The rare Black parallel falls 1:640 packs.
In addition, there are Base Autograph versions with the same print runs as the base cards (#/20 or less), and Purple Autograph cards that are numbered to match the player's jersey number.
2019-20 Upper Deck Bounty Synergy Hockey Details
As an extra incentive to complete the 100-card Red base parallel in 2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey, each collector that does so earns the exclusive #36 card from Cast for Greatness. And if you are one of the first 10 collectors to finish the UD Bounty mission, you earn the full Cast for Greatness Gold parallel set.
Estimated Release Date: December 11, 2019
Product Configuration: 3 cards per pack, 8 packs per box, 20 boxes per case (2 inners)
2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
- 6 Inserts (Impactful Performers, Millennial Impact or Sensational Seasons)
- 1 Exceptional Beginnings Insert
- 8 Red Base Parallels
2019-20 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Hobby Case Break Average
- 3 Autographs
- 1-2 Cast for Greatness Inserts
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.