2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Cards

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Cards

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Releasing after the start of the 2022-23 NHL season, 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey supplies the key high-end set of the '20-21 collecting year.

The six-card Hobby boxes contain two autograph patches and one non-memorabilia autograph card.

See also: 2019-20 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Cards

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Base / Inserts

The 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey checklist begins with a base set featuring veterans and rookies. These are each numbered to 249 copies and every box should have one.

Among the other non-autograph/relic options, look for Rookie Class of 2021 (#/249) inserts and Artists Proofs Uncut Sheet Redemptions, as well as one-of-one SP Signature Edition Legends Printing Plates and 2020-21 Upper Deck Printing Plate Booklet cards, which include Young Guns.

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Base Autographs / Relics

Collectors can also count on limited relics, autographs and auto relics for select names in the base set.

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Base Auto/Relic Foil Parallels Breakdown

Relics

  • Gold Foil Patch - #/8
  • Red Foil Tag - #/4
  • Green Foil Button - #/3
  • Black Foil Shield - 1/1
  • Patch Printing Plates - 1/1
Autographs

  • Gold Spectrum Foil Auto - #/12
  • Gold Foil Auto - #/8
  • Gold Foil Auto Patch - #/8
  • Red Foil Auto - #/4
  • Green Foil Auto Button - #/3
  • Red Foil Auto Tag - #/2
  • Black Foil Auto - 1/1
  • Black Foil Auto Shield - 1/1
  • Auto Printing Plates - 1/1

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Rookie Autographs

Next is the rookie autograph memorabilia content for 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey. Each box should have at least one card from this grouping.

The base Rookie Auto Patch series checks in at either 249 or 99 copies per player.

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2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Rookie Auto Patch Parallels Breakdown

Base Rookie Auto Patch

  • Base - #/249 or #/99
  • Gold Foil - #/24 or #/12
  • Red Foil Tag - #/4
  • Green Foil Button - #/3
  • Black Foil Shield Logo - 1/1

The impressive Autographed Monumental Rookie Patch Booklet cards have only six copies per player.

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Fans have new Exquisite Collection cards to chase, as well, including Exquisite Rookie Auto Patch (jersey #'d), with a rare Horizontal RPA (#/25) edition, and 2003-04 Exquisite Limited Logos Rookies (#/50).

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That's just the start, though, as can be seen in the large rookie autograph relic lineup below.

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Rookie Autograph Relic Rundown

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  • 2003-04 Exquisite Limited Logos - #/50
  • 2005-06 Rookie Auto Patch Retros - #/10
  • Autographed Cup Foundations Quad Jersey - #/15
  • Autographed Cup Foundations Quad Patch - #/5
    • Patch-Tag Rookies - 1/1
  • Autographed Monumental Rookie Patch Booklet - #/6
  • Autographed Rookie Gear Jersey-Patch - #/24
    • Black - 1/1
  • Brand Logo Autographed Rookie Booklets - #/3
  • Chemical Composition Inner Core Auto Patch - #/15
  • Chemical Composition Outer Core Auto Jersey - #/35
  • Dual Auto Rookie Bookmarks - #/18
    • Black - 1/1
  • Emblems of Endorsements Rookies - #/15
  • Exquisite Endorsements Relics Rookies - #/50
  • Exquisite Rookie Auto Patch - #/Jersey #
    • Shield - 1/1
  • Exquisite Rookie Auto Patch Horizontal - #/25
    • Horizontal Variation Gold - 1/1
  • Honorable Numbers Rookies - #/Jersey #
  • Inked Insignias Rookies - #/75
  • Rookie Class of 2021 Gold Foil Auto Patch - #/25
    • Black Foil Auto Patch - 1/1
  • Scripted Swatches Rookies - #/35
  • Signature Away Uni’s Rookies - #/49
  • Signature Home Uni’s Rookies - #/49
    • Home/Away Black - #/5
  • Signature Materials Rookies - #/99
  • The NHL Collection Rookies - #/35

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey - Other Autograph Relics

Past and present NHL stars also get in on the cardboard fun with 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey.

Celebrating 30 players, Signature Uni's is a new quad-relic option with Home and Away editions.

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Another debut, Stick and Move pairs on-card autographs with game-used stick relics.

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Returning favorites include Limited Logos with game-worn patches.

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Once again, there are many other choices available. This includes Brand Logo Autographed Booklets (1/1).

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Autograph Relic Rundown

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  • 2003-04 Exquisite Auto Patch Retired - #/10
    • Gold - 1/1
  • 2003-04 Exquisite Auto Patch Veterans - #/25
    • Gold - 1/1
  • 2003-04 Exquisite Limited Logos (Tier 1) - #/15
  • 2003-04 Exquisite Limited Logos (Tier 2) - #/10
  • Autographed Cup Foundations Quad Jersey - #/15
    • Patch - #/5
    • Patch-Tag - 1/1
  • Autographed Monumental Patch Booklets - 1/1
  • Autographed Pro Gear Jersey-Patch - #/12
    • Black - 1/1
  • Brand Logo Autographed Booklets - 1/1
  • Chemical Composition Inner Core Auto Patch - #/15
  • Chemical Composition Outer Core Auto Jersey - #/35
  • Dual Honorable Numbers - #/Jersey #
  • Dual Scripted Sticks - #/5
  • Dual Scripted Swatches - #/15
  • Dual Signature Materials (Tier 1) - #/15
  • Dual Signature Materials (Tier 2) - #/5
  • Emblems of Endorsements - #/15
  • Exquisite Endorsements Relics (Tier 1) - #/50
  • Exquisite Endorsements Relics (Tier 2) - #/25
  • Exquisite Endorsements Relics (Tier 3) - #/10
  • Honorable Numbers - #/Jersey #
  • Inked Insignias - #/25
  • Limited Logos (Tier 1) - #/50
  • Limited Logos (Tier 2) - #/25
  • Limited Logos (Tier 3) - #/10
  • Scripted Sticks - #/15
  • Scripted Swatches - #/35
  • Signature Away Uni’s - #/35
  • Signature Home Uni’s - #/35
    • Home/Away Black - #/5
  • Signature Materials (Tier 1) - #/99
  • Signature Materials (Tier 2) - #/25
  • Signature Materials (Tier 3) - #/10
  • Stick and Move Gold Foil Auto - Varied #'ing
    • Black Foil Auto - 1/1
  • The NHL Collection (Tier 1) - #/25
  • The NHL Collection (Tier 2) - #/10
  • The NHL Collection (Tier 3) - #/5

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey - Other Autographs

Shifting to the non-memorabilia autographs, the 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey boxes average one of these signed cards.

Brilliance (1:9 boxes) is back with shadow box-style acetate.

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Another established insert line, the Enshrinements (#/99 or #/25) and Enshrinements Duos (#/25 or #/10) cards are all hard-signed.

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One new option is Lamp Lighters, which is a PTEG-covered rainbow foil set.

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Multi-signed cards include Legends of Hockey Triple-Signed Booklets (#/9) and 9-Way Signature Booklets (#/9).

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The remaining autograph selection is also quite large, including 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 1 & 2 Signed Printing Plate Booklets (1/1).

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Autograph Rundown

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  • 2003-04 Exquisite Auto Veterans & Retired - #/25
    • Gold - 1/1
  • 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 1 & 2 Signed Printing Plate Booklets - 1/1
  • 9-Way Signature Booklets - #/9
  • All-Time Alum Gold Foil Auto Inscription (Tier 1) - #/50
  • All-Time Alum Gold Foil Auto Inscription (Tier 2) - #/25
    • Black Foil Auto Inscription - 1/1
  • Auto Rookie Masterpiece Printing Plates - 1/1
  • Brilliance - 1:9
  • Chemical Composition Mantel Auto 1:18
  • Chemical Composition Mantel Auto Rookies 1:18
  • Day With The Cup Signatures 1:25
  • Day With The Cup Signatures Combos 1:120
  • Enshrinements (Tier 1) - #/99
  • Enshrinements (Tier 2) - #/25
  • Enshrinements Duos (Tier 1) - #/25
  • Enshrinements Duos (Tier 2) - #/10
  • Lamp Lighters Retired - 1:40
  • Lamp Lighters Rookies - 1:13
  • Lamp Lighters Veterans - 1:12
  • Legends of Hockey Triple-Signed Booklets - #/9
  • NHL Glory Autos - #/10
  • Rookie Class of 2021 Gold Foil Auto - #/50
    • Black Foil Auto Inscription - #/5
  • Signature Renditions - 1:13
  • Signature Renditions Combos - 1:120
  • Top 10’s - #/Draft Pick #
    • Black Foil - 1/1

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Relics

That leaves only the memorabilia cards in 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey.

The one-of-one CA United (Captains United) combines the game-worn team captain ("C" letter) and alternate captain patch ("A" letter) in the same booklet.

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Collectors can also chase more relics noted in the list.

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Relic Rundown

  • All-Time Alum - #/249
  • CA United - 1/1
  • Championship Etching - #/15
  • Cup Foundations Quad Jersey - #/49
    • Patch - #/5
    • Patch-Tag - 1/1
  • Cup Foundations Quad Jersey Rookies - #/99
    • Patch Rookies - #/10
    • Patch-Tag Rookies - #/2
  • Cup Trios - #/35
    • Button Green - 1/1
    • Premium Materials Gold - #/10
    • Premium Materials Red - #/2
  • Cup Quads - #/25
    • Button Green - 1/1
    • Premium Materials Gold - #/5
    • Premium Materials Red - #/2
  • Cup Sixes - #/15
    • Button Green - 1/1
    • Premium Materials Gold - #/3
    • Premium Materials Red - #/2
  • Cut Signatures - 1/1
  • Monumental Patch Booklets - 1/1
  • Notable Nameplates - #/Nameplate Qty
  • Rookie Class of 2021 Patch - #/49
  • Stick and Move - Varied #’ing

 

Estimated Release Date: November 16, 2022
Product Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 6 boxes per case

2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Hobby Box Break Average

  • 1 Rookie Patch Autograph
  • 1 Additional Patch Autograph (Rookie, Veteran or Legend)
  • 1 Autograph Card (Non-Memorabilia)
  • 2 Non-Autographed Inserts, Memorabilia, Printing Plates AND/OR Redemption Cards
  • 1 Base Card (#/249)

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2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Checklist

 

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Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 2 Autograph Patches

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Trey is 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.

User Reviews

  1. At what point is it too late to release product from prior years and still be able to label the first year players as rookie cards? No one considers the mid-90s releases of the “lost” Parkhurst sets from the 60s to be true rookies of anyone in that set.

  2. “Releasing after the start of the 2022-23 NHL season, 2020-21 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey supplies…” – CC making a statement how late it is. Exquisite Limited Logos (have to see a live card) is off looking. Really wish grey and beige was banned from UD’s colour pallette. Otherwise I think I’ll look forward to seeing some breaks. Not joining breaks as the greedy @#$%# will jack this to a level where you would have to be a fool to join. UD has bowed to the breakers. Such is life.

  3. The Cup? 2020-21 as we embark upon 2022-23?

    I am admittedly biased as The Cup is my antimatter. I’d rather self-immolate while snorting a human fungal, blue cheese, substance than purchase The Cup. This was true too when boxes were $250.

    The fact is I don’t wear eye-searing cologne, nor am I ostentatious and insecure, with an undiagnosed rash on my crotch and a propensity to traffic little children. So, there is no universe where I would buy The Cup, and its garish, unimaginative, mind-numbingly boring cards. I’d rather donate to Doctors Without Borders than throw fist fulls of money out the window on this pablum, for those unable to reconcile their own meagre mortality.

    I know the value of a dollar. And, I know the value of having values. If you are an i-banker or have a gambling and sobriety problem, I’m sure it’s your go-to product. I love card collecting for sentimental reasons, and it being a hobby not baseless speculation on unconscionable, disastrous odds. But you do you, boo.

  4. DA is already listing 6 box case preorders at $7500
    $1250 a box???? That is insane with only one rookie patch auto per box. The chances of any return on your money is a guaranteed loss. Look at Clear Cut for example. It was an atrocious release.

  5. Embarrassing product, even by Upper Deck standards (which aren’t great).

    The cup should have two autopatches, an additional autograph, non autographed patch, a mem card, and a base card. The price point should be $500 USD at most

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