2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Cards - Early images

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Cards – Early images

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Providing the next crop of Young Guns cards to collectors, 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey kicks off the flagship collecting season.

Each Hobby box contains a wide assortment of inserts and parallels.

The ePack edition should arrive no sooner than one month after the Hobby release.

See also: 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Cards

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Base / Young Guns

The main lineup for 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey totals 250 cards, including 198 base cards, 49 Young Guns and three checklist cards.

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Of course, the new season also offers a fresh Young Guns design while adding another batch of rookie talent to the overall YG checklist.

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As far as the Young Guns rookies, the 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey checklist leads off with Cole Caufield as card #201. The 50-card subset (#201-250) averages 1:4 packs.

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The entire lineup is treated to a few parallels, as well. This includes the Hobby-only Clear Cut.

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown

Base (#1-200)

  • French - 1:30 packs
  • Clear Cut - 1:96 packs
  • Exclusives - #/100
  • High Gloss - #/10
Young Guns (#201-250)

  • French - 1:120 packs
  • Clear Cut - 1:288 packs
  • Exclusives - #/100
  • High Gloss - #/10

In addition, the UD Canvas set offers base (1:7 packs) and Young Guns (1:48 packs) subjects with Printing Plates (1/1).

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2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Inserts

As usual, the 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey insert lineup is extensive, featuring many common choices along with chase sets.

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Debut options consist of Electromagnetic (1:14 packs), for superstars, along with Honor Roll (1:12 packs), which reboots the former insert line, and Hundo P (1:12 packs), for the players that hustle.

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The well-known UD Portraits series adds all-new Black & White editions.

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Another returning option is the colorful Dazzlers.

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2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Inserts Rundown

  • Dazzlers
    • Green (Retail)
    • Orange (Retail)
    • Red (Retail)
    • Blue - 1:24
    • Pink - 1:144
  • Debut Dates - 1:16
    • Gold - 1:192
    • Printing Plates - 1/1
  • Electromagnetic - 1:14
    • Gold - 1:160
    • Printing Plates - 1/1
  • Honor Roll - 1:12
    • Rainbow - #/250
    • Gold Rainbow - #/25
    • Printing Plates - 1/1
  • Hundo P - 1:12
    • Gold - 1:192
    • Printing Plates - 1/1
  • Rookie Retrospective - 1:20
    • Gold - 1:240
    • Printing Plates - 1/1
  • UD Portraits - 1:14
    • Black & White - #/250
    • Printing Plates - 1/1
  • UD Portraits SPs - 1:120
    • Black & White - #/25
    • Printing Plates - 1/1

From there, 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey turns to the tougher inserts. The new Daylight Nightlight (1:864 packs) cards are distinctively designed. Per UD, "hold one in your hands—day or night—and you’ll see what we mean!"

Other rarities include Day With The Cup Flashbacks (1:2,880 packs) and Day With The Cup Flashbacks SPs (1:12,960 packs). These elusive cards highlight former Stanley Cup winners.

Acetate fans can try their luck with Clear Cut Foundations (1:360 packs), Clear Cut Honoured Members (#/100) and Clear Cut Leaders (1:4,000 packs). New this year is Clear Picks (1:1,152 packs) for only the first-round draftees.

Retail Tins feature exclusive O-Pee-Chee Glossy Rookies cards via a three-card bonus pack. Look for Bronze (1:9 packs) and Gold (1:27 packs) parallels.

Fans can find the exclusive Sophomore Sensations inserts in Starter Kits.

On top of that, Hobby promises one "wildcard" per box, but no further details were provided.

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Autographs / Relics

Hits remain more of a background element in 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, but they are still in the mix.

Find game-worn memorabilia in UD Game Jersey (1:72 packs), UD Game Patch (#/15) and UD Game Patch 25th Anniversary (#/15).

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UD Canvas Signatures features on-card autographs and a print run limited to the player's jersey number.

Estimated Release Date: November 4, 2021
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Hobby Box Break Average

  • 1 Clear Cut Parallel, UD Game Jersey or Other Hit Card
  • 6 Young Guns Rookie Cards
  • 4 UD Canvas
  • 6 Inserts (Debut Dates, Electromagnetic, Hundo P and/or Rookie Retrospective)
  • 2 UD Portraits Inserts
  • 2 Honor Roll Inserts
  • 1 Dazzlers Blue Insert
  • 1 Base French Parallel
  • 1 Wildcard

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Hobby Case Break Average

  • 8 UD Game Jersey Relics
  • 4 Clear Cut Parallels (3 base & 1 Young Guns)
  • 6 UD Canvas Young Guns Rookies
  • 1 Clear Cut PETG 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 Series 1 Hockey Checklist

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

 

Base Young Guns Set Checklist

201 Cole Caufield - Montreal Canadiens
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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.

User Reviews

  1. Young Guns design is terrible! The picture and the graphics on the front should be in sync, so that one does not have to turn the card to read it. Message to UD, change it!!!

  2. It’s definitely not up to par with recent years. Not only is the Young Guns design terrible, but the odds are tougher for almost everything, and what the heck is a ‘Hundo P’?

  3. Positives:

    -More content within series 1 than years past

    -Black and white portraits (I like them more)

    -One hit per box (clear cut, jersey, or “other hit)

    -Cool new inserts

    Negatives:

    -Odds seem to have increase for everything.

    -Bad young gun design

    -Base card design looks meh as well

    It’s too early to judge, I’m optimistic UD series 1 will be a decent release.

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