2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Cards

2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Cards

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Again tweaking the format, 2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey still stresses acetate designs and on-card autographs.

The Hobby box format now totals 12 packs of six cards with an expected output of two hits that can be autographs and/or relics.

See also: 2019-20 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Cards

2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Base / Rookies

The 200-card set from 2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey has 100 regular base cards (#1-65) and rookies (#65-100). These mix in multiple parallels, including a few new choices.

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2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown

  • Green - 1:1
  • Orange - 1:6
  • Lavender - 1:12
  • Royal Blue - #/99
  • Ice Blue - 1:60
  • Red - #/5
  • Black - 1/1

Adding to the main lineup is the 100-card Ice Premieres rookie subset that breaks down into smaller rarity tiers. There is a one-of-one Black parallel, as well.

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2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Premieres Rookie Levels

  • Level 5 (#101-130) - #/1,299
  • Level 4 (#131-160) - #/999
  • Level 3 (#161-180) - #/499
  • Level 2 (#181-190) - #/249
  • Level 1 (#191-200) - #/99

 

Once again, the cutoff date for rookies to qualify for inclusion is February 12.

2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Inserts

Insert fans can enjoy several insert debuts in 2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey. Electric Ice (#/50) boasts the top NHL players and Lethal Lines (1:6.67 packs) identifies the top lines in the league via a three-card puzzle.

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In addition, acetate inserts include Ice Premieres Retro (#/149), with a Black (1/1) edition, and Ice Rink Favorites (1:10 packs), which is new.

Sub Zero is a returning series that offers Sub Zero Stars (1:38 packs) and Sub Zero Rookies (#/799 or #/499). Supplying more rarity is the Gold parallel for the Stars (#/8) and Rookies (#/24). The young talent is also enhanced with rare Sub Zero Rookie Variants (1:960 packs).

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2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Autographs / Relics

Another key element of the 2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey checklist is on-card content.

The base set is featured in several forms, including autographs and relics.

2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Base Auto/Relic Parallels Breakdown

Base Autographs

  • Red Auto - #/5
  • Rookies Red Auto - #/5
  • White Snowflake Auto - 1:240
  • Rookies White Snowflake Auto - 1:60
Base Relics

  • Jersey - 1:60
  • Rookies Jersey - 1:30
  • Gold Patch - #/15
  • Rookies Gold Patch - #/25

Likewise, the Ice Premieres line adds a signature to the mix for top names.

2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Premieres Rookie Autograph Rundown

  • Tier 1 - #/199
  • Tier 2 - #/99
  • Auto Patch - #/10
  • Auto Patch Black - 1/1

There is also an Ice Premieres Jersey parallel at 1:30 packs.

From there, the all-autograph Ice Box insert is a new selection in 2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey.

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2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Box Autographs

Base Ice Box Autos

  • Tier 1 - #/99
  • Tier 2 - #/25
  • Rookies Tier 1 - #/199
  • Rookies Tier 2  - #/99
Red Ice Box Autos

  • Tier 1 - #/5
  • Tier 2 - #/5
  • Rookies Tier 1 - #/25
  • Rookies Tier 2  - #/10

That leaves Glacial Graphs (1:150 packs) and Signature Swatches (1:288 packs), plus Fire & Ice, which features different Fire Autos (1:432 packs) and Ice Autos (1:432 packs) cards for each player.

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Still going, Sub Zero Rookies Blue Auto (1:96) and Sub Zero Rookie Variants Green (#/25) showcase rookie standouts.

2020-21 Exquisite Collection Hockey - Part 2

As usual, the Exquisite Collection series continues in 2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey.

Leading off is Exquisite Collection Rookies, numbered to 399 or 299, with Gold (#/20) and Black (1/1) parallels

As for the Exquisite hits, Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures (#/199 or #/99) has Gold (#/25) and Black (1/1) parallels. These are joined by Exquisite Collection Material Signatures, also featuring Gold (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.

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Honoring an earlier design, look for Exquisite Collection 2003-04 Rookie Auto Patch (#/25), Exquisite Collection 2009-10 Rookie Auto (#/99), each with limited Gold and Black versions.

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Estimated Release Date: July 14, 2021
Product Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 12 packs per box

2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Hobby Box Break Average

  • 2 Hits (Autographs and/or Relics)
  • 2 Ice Premieres/Retro
  • 3 Base Parallels (Orange and/or Lavender)
  • 3 Inserts (Ice Rink and/or Lethal Lines)
  • 1 Sub Zero insert

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

 

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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.

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  1. I’m a fan of ICE, cards look great as always. I would have rated the product a four or five, but you aren’t even guaranteed an autograph. Still, the product always seems to deliver.

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