2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey CardsBrand: Upper Deck Ice
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
- Red Auto - #/5
- Rookies Red Auto - #/5
- White Snowflake Auto - 1:240
- Rookies White Snowflake Auto - 1:60
- 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.
2020-21 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Ice Box 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
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.
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.
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.
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
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.