2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey CardsBrand: Upper Deck Hockey
Adding more names to the NHL's flagship line, 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey updates the selection for collectors.
The S2 set builds on the Series 1 release from earlier in the year.
See also: 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Cards
2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Base / Young Guns / Canvas
While 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey naturally provides a fresh batch of base cards (#251-450), the most important aspect for most fans is the new Young Guns lineup of 50 cards (#451-500). Falling 1:4 packs, this rookie subset should contain any key names that missed out on Series 1.
As always, the parallels include Clear Cut (Hobby only) for base (1:96) and rookie cards (1:288). Additional choices consist of Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10), plus the new French edition for base cards (1:30) and rookies (1:120).
Collectors can also count on the next round of UD Canvas cards, which average 1:8 packs. Joining 90 veteran cards, look for the short-printed Young Guns (30 cards - 1:48), Retired High Series (15 cards - 1:192) and Team Canada Program of Excellence (15 cards - 1:192) groupings.
2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Inserts
Opting for some flashy designs, the 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey inserts add extra pop to the series. Picking up from Series 1, the UD Portraits Rookies (1:6 packs) set supplies cards #51-100. These feature Gold Foil (#/99) and Platinum Blue (#/25) parallels.
Dazzlers is back, as well, with 50 more cards to collect. Options include Blue (1:24) and Pink (1:144) versions.
Also offering a vivid style is the familiar Rookie Breakouts (#/100), printed on acetate, along with Fluorescence, which comes in Gold (#/150), Blue (#/50), Green (#/15) and Magenta (#/5) color schemes.
If you are wanting some new inserts to chase, Box Filler (1:359) highlights the enforcers on the ice with PETG plastic card stock. This insert is exclusive to 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey.
Honoring the 2019-20 Stanley Cup Champions, the elusive Day With the Cup (1:1,000) insert features stars from the Tampa Bay Lighting.
Another normal element is O-Pee-Chee Update, which brings rookies (1:6) and the '19-20 award winners (1:24) to the main 2020-21 O-Pee-Chee lineup. Parallels include Blue Border and Hobby-only Red Border. In addition, the O-Pee-Chee Retro Rookie Update set adds Black Border (#/100) parallels.
2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Relics
Although not the focus of the product, the 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey checklist contains several hits to track down.
Rookie Materials (1:55) and Rookie Dual Materials (1:576) cards are only found in Series 2.
Looking to prior seasons, Rookie Photoshoot Flashback Materials (1:576) displays images from the UD event along with an event-worn jersey swatch. Each relic set mentioned has a Patch parallel numbered to 25 or less.
Estimated Release Date: March 10, 2021
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
- 6 Young Guns Rookie Cards
- 4 UD Canvas
- 4 UD Portraits Inserts
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.