An annual tradition where free is actually free, 2019 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day offers a complimentary pack to collectors in Canada and the United States just for showing up at their local participating card shop on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
However, unless you are planning to be in both countries that day, you will need to rely on friends to trade with or check around online to build the entire set.
2019 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Set Details
Once again split across country lines, the 2019 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day checklist has two different versions.
The Canadian set offers 16 cards with special subsets for Canada's Rookies, Pride of Canada, and Hockey Heroes.
Similarly, the version in the United States also works with 16 cards, using subsets honoring America's Rookies, Stars in Stripes, and American Icons. These subjects are either born in the USA or they are international players.
The 16th and final card in each 2019 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day release is not issued in packs. Instead, these act as a purchase incentive for collectors to buy $10+ of UD collectibles during NHCD. Doing so in Canada earns a John Tavares Memorable Moments card that celebrates his hat trick with the Maple Leafs on October 7. The USA incentive is Alex Ovechkin raising the Stanley Cup on June 7.
Inserts include Victory Black rookies, NHL Global Series cards, and a few limited autographs.
And both American and Canadian collectors should be able to find uncut sheets at select retailers for the event.
An updated list of participating shops is found at the Upper Deck NHCD website.
Release Date: February 23, 2019
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack
2019 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Checklist
There are separate releases for the USA and Canada.
Base Canada Set Checklist
CAN-1 Elias Pettersson - Vancouver Canucks
CAN-2 Evan Bouchard - Edmonton Oilers
CAN-3 Kristian Vesalainen - Winnipeg Jets
CAN-4 Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Montreal Canadiens
CAN-5 Brady Tkachuk - Ottawa Senators
Pride of Canada
CAN-6 Brock Boeser - Vancouver Canucks
CAN-7 John Tavares - Toronto Maple Leafs
CAN-8 Max Domi - Montreal Canadiens
CAN-9 Drew Doughty - Los Angeles Kings
CAN-10 Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers
CAN-11 Darryl Sittler - Toronto Maple Leafs
CAN-12 Jarome Iginla - Calgary Flames
CAN-13 Mark Messier - Edmonton Oilers
CAN-14 Maurice Richard - Montreal Canadiens
CAN-15 Johnny Bower - Toronto Maple Leafs
Memorable Moments **
CAN-16 John Tavares - Toronto Maple Leafs
Base USA Set Checklist
NHCD-1 Rasmus Dahlin - Buffalo Sabres
NHCD-2 Ryan Donato - Boston Bruins
NHCD-3 Casey Mittelstadt - Buffalo Sabres
NHCD-4 Andrei Svechnikov - Carolina Hurricanes
NHCD-5 Miro Heiskanen - Dallas Stars
Stars and Stripes
NHCD-6 John Gibson - Anaheim Ducks
NHCD-7 Jakub Voracek - Philadelphia Flyers
NHCD-8 Patrick Kane - Chicago Blackhawks
NHCD-9 Auston Matthews - Toronto Maples Leafs
NHCD-10 Paul Stastny - Vegas Golden Knights
NHCD-11 Chris Chelios - Chicago Blackhawks
NHCD-12 Mike Modano - Dallas Stars
NHCD-13 Tom Barrasso - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHCD-14 Wayne Gretzky - Los Angeles Kings
NHCD-15 Tony Amonte - Chicago Blackhawks
Memorable Moments **
NHCD-16 Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals
NHL Global Series Finland/Sweden 2018 Checklist
GS-2 Travis Zajac - New Jersey Devils
GS-3 Taylor Hall - New Jersey Devils
GS-4 Evgenii Dadonov - Florida Panthers
GS-5 Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers
GS-6 Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers
GS-7 Milan Lucic - Edmonton Oilers
GS-8 Oscar Klefbom - Edmonton Oilers
GS-9 Patrik Laine - Winnipeg Jets
GS-10 Blake Wheeler - Winnipeg Jets
Victory Black Rookies Set Checklist
V-12 Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Montreal Canadiens
V-13 Evan Bouchard - Edmonton Oilers
V-14 Dillon Dube - Calgary Flames
V-15 Brady Tkachuk - Ottawa Senators
V-16 Michael Rasmussen - Detroit Red Wings
V-17 Sam Steel - Anaheim Ducks
V-18 Kristian Vesalainen - Winnipeg Jets
V-19 Andrei Svechnikov - Carolina Hurricanes
V-20 Barrett Hayton - Arizona Coyotes
Autographs Set Checklist
CAN-EP Elias Pettersson - Vancouver Canucks
CAN-JT John Tavares - Toronto Maple Leafs
CAN-PR Patrick Roy - Montreal Canadiens
USA-CM Casey Mittelstadt - Buffalo Sabres
USA-MP Max Pacioretty - Vegas Golden Knights
USA-PR Patrick Roy - Colorado Avalanche
Past National Hockey Card Day Details
Check out the details regarding the earlier Upper Deck NHCD sets with our other product profiles.
- 2018 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day
- 2017 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day
- 2016 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day
- 2015 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day
- 2014 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day
- 2013 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day
- 2012 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day