2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Cards

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Cards

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2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey highlights top NHL players of past, present and future in a high-end format.

Each Hobby box has just six cards and should average one autograph or Diamond Relic card.

The initial wave of Exquisite Collection adds another layer to the annual Black Diamond release.

See also: 2020-21 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Cards

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Base / Parallels

Getting things underway for 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey, the 100-card base set is limited to 349 copies with Pure Black (#/50) parallels in play.

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Every box has at least one base card or parallel. Of course, there are premium parallels, as well.

This includes Base Diamond Relics in Single, Double, Triple and Quad versions. Each card is numbered to five copies and has a one-of-one Pure Black edition.

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown

Base Parallels

  • Base Pure Black - #/50

Base Auto Parallels

  • Base Pure Black Auto - #'d
Base Relic Parallels

  • Premium Relics - #'d

Base Diamond Relics

  • Base - #/5
  • Pure Black - 1/1

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Inserts / Tech / Relics

From there, the Diamond Legends, Diamond Stars and Diamond Futures cards supply a three-headed insert lineup. Each base insert has 249 copies.

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Collectors can uncover young talent in Rookie Gems (#/399). The Spectrum parallels are limited to 99.

Black Diamond also boasts a variety of distinct inserts, several being capped at just 99 copies.

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Insert Rundown

  • Diamonation - #/99
  • Diamond Cutters - 1:15
  • Diamond Gallery - 1:15
  • Diamond Might - #/99
  • Run for the Cup - #/99

Moving to the memorabilia in 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey, Team Logo Jumbos is one of several relic sets. The 45-card series offers a manufactured logo patch split into nine pieces. Featuring the 1997 All-Star Game, Stars, Devils, Nordiques and Lightning, these cards can be collected to form the entire logo.

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The all-new Maple Leafs Retired Numbers Patches set (#/99) is another manufactured memorabilia line.

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Relic Rundown

Diamond Debut Relics

  • Base - 1:3

Diamond Mine Relics

  • Base - 1:4
  • Premium - #/25

Diamond Mine Dual Relics

  • Base - 1:12
  • Premium - #/15

Diamond Mine Triple Relics

  • Base - 1:36
  • Premium - #/10
Cup Winners Patches

  • Base - 1:12
  • Gold - #'d

Maple Leafs Retired Numbers Patches

  • Base - #/99
    Gold - #/Jersey #

Team Logo Jumbo Patches

  • Base - 1:5
  • Gold Full Team Logo - #/15
  • Gold Full Team Alt Logo - #/5
  • Gold NHL Shield Logo - 1/1

Rookie Team Logo Jumbo Patches

  • Base - 1:3
  • Retro Logo - 1:10

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Diamond Relics

Featuring anywhere from one to six diamonds per card, the 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond checklist still delivers the namesake shine.

The Diamond Relic Rookies cards come in Single, Double, Triple and Quad diamond form, with the key rookies featuring four diamonds. These are limited to 99 copies with Ruby (#/49), Emerald (#/10) and Pure Black (1/1) parallels.

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Collectors can also find Diamond Relic Rookies Retro Quad Diamond cards, numbered to 25, plus Ruby (#/15), Emerald (#/10) and Pure Black (1/1) parallels.

A new choice is the eye-catching Band of Color, complete with six different colors (red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple). The legend/veteran players are numbered to 21 copies and each rookie has 22 copies.

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On top of that, look for autograph diamond relics in Diamond Legends (#/10), Diamond Stars (#/10), Diamond Futures (#/10), and Gemography (#/25).

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2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Diamond Relics Autographs Rundown

Gemography

  • Base - #/25
  • Ruby - #/10
  • Emerald - #/5
  • Pure Black - 1/1

Diamond Legends

  • Base - #/10
  • Pure Black - 1/1

Diamond Stars

  • Base - #/10
  • Pure Black - 1/1

Diamond Futures

  • Base - #/10
  • Pure Black - 1/1

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Autographs

Turning to the non-relic autographs, 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey works in numbered Diamond Legends Auto, Diamond Stars Auto and Diamond Futures Auto (#/99 or #/49) cards.

Other favorites include Rookie Gems Pure Black Signatures (#/199 or less), Sparkling Scripts and Silver on Black Rookie Signatures.

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2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Autographs Breakdown

Rookie Gems Pure Black Signatures

  • Tier 1 - #/199
  • Tier 2 - #/99
  • Tier 3 - #/49
  • Spectrum - 1/1

Sparkling Scripts

  • Veterans/Legends - 1:6
  • Rookies - 1:12
  • Spectrum - #/25
Silver on Black Rookie Signatures

  • Tier 1 - #/149
  • Tier 2 - #/99
  • Tier 3 - #/49
  • Spectrum Tier 1 - #/25
  • Spectrum Tier 2 - #/10

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Autograph Relics

The final hit possibility under the Black Diamond banner exists via the autograph relics.

Up first, there are Premium Relic Auto editions for Diamond Legends (#'d), Diamond Stars (#'d) and Diamond Futures (#/25) subjects.

Look for more choices in Auto Rookie Team Logo Jumbo Patch and Diamond Debut Auto Patch.

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Auto Relic Breakdown

Auto Rookie Team Logo Jumbo Patch

  • Full Logo Patch #1 - #/99
  • Full Logo Patch #2 - #/49
  • Full Logo Patch #3 - #/25
  • Full Logo Patch #4 - #/10
  • NHL Shield Logo Patch - 1/1
Diamond Debut Auto Patch

  • Tier 1 - #/49
  • Tier 2 - #/25

Among the remaining hits, Jewels of the Draft (#/99) is joined by the new All-Time Jewels of the Draft set.

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2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Auto Relic Rundown

  • Cup Winners Patches Gold Auto - #'d
  • Maple Leafs Retired Numbers Patches Gold Auto - #/Jersey #
  • Jewels of the Draft - #/99
  • All-Time Jewels of the Draft - #'d

2021-22 Exquisite Collection Hockey Part 1

As usual, 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey is home to the first round of Exquisite Collection.

Every box has one Exquisite insert.

2021-22 Exquisite Collection Hockey Insert Rundown

Exquisite Rookies

Base - #/299
Gold - #/99
Gold Spectrum - #/25

Exquisite Rookie Draft Day

Base - #/399
Gold - #/99
Gold Spectrum - #/Draft Position

Exquisite Moments

Base - #/399
Gold - #/5

2007-08 Retro Veterans/Rookies

Base - #/299
Gold - #/99
Gold Spectrum - #/25

There are Exquisite relics to chase, as well.

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2021-22 Exquisite Collection Hockey Relic Rundown

Exquisite Rookies Patch

  • Base - #/99
  • Gold - #/25
  • Gold Spectrum - 1/1

Exquisite Rookie Jumbo Materials

  • Base - #/10
  • Gold - #/5
  • Gold Spectrum - 1/1
Exquisite Veteran Materials

  • Base - #'d
  • Gold - #/10
  • Gold Spectrum - 1/1

Extra Exquisite Jersey Rookies

  • Base - #/299
  • Patch Gold - #/5

Extra Exquisite Jersey Vets/Legends

  • Base - #'d
  • Gold - #'d

Estimated Release Date: January 26, 2022
Product Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 5 boxes per inner case

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Box Break Average

  • 1 Autograph or Diamond Relic
  • 1 Base Card
  • 3 UD Black Diamond Cards
  • 1 Exquisite Bonus Card

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

 

Set Checklist

2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Checklist

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

 

Team Logo Jumbo Patches Set Checklist

9 cards from each subset.

1997 All-Star Game
Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils
Quebec Nordiques
Tampa Bay Lightning
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Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph or Diamond Relic

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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.

User Reviews

  1. Another overpriced product that under delivers on most boxes. Same old story.

  2. Wow, you aren’t even guaranteed an auto. Black Diamond has been the worst product for value for the last 6 years. The old format was so much better.

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