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GTS Distribution Announces Exclusive Upper Deck Hockey Set

GTS Distribution Announces Exclusive Upper Deck Hockey Set

GTS Distribution is partnering with Upper Deck to create an exclusive set of hockey cards.

The 30-card set includes rookies, veterans and retired stars. In total, half of the set is first-year players. Cards come in three-card packs.

Dealers will get packs based on their orders with the distributor as well as Universal Distribution. For every box of 2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey and 2012-13 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey dealers order, they will get one pack of the GTS-exclusive set. Every box of 2012-13 SP Game Used Hockey is good for two packs.

Besides the regular cards, the set also has two parallels. Gold Foil cards fall 1:4 packs. All players except Jakob Silfverberg, Jason Zucker and Tyler Cuma also have an autograph. Signed cards are inserted 1:36 packs.

Dealers who have already placed their orders with GTS or Universal Distribution already qualify for packs. According to GTS, packs will start shipping in mid-November.

This set is not available directly to collectors. It is intended as an incentive for dealers to share with their customers.

Get the full checklist below as well as an image gallery.

2012-13 Upper Deck GTS Hockey Checklist

30 cards.

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Foil 1:4 packs, Autographs 1:36 packs (Silfverberg, Zucker and Cuma do not have autographs)

P1 Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
P2 Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils
P3 Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers
P4 Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
P5 Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
P6 Eric Lindros, Philadelphia Flyers
P7 Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs
P8 Evander Kane, Winnipeg Jets
P9 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
P10 Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
P11 Nikolai Kulemin, Toronto Maple Leafs
P12 Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens
P13 John Tavares, New York Islanders
P14 Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
P15 Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres
P16 Chris Kreider, New York Rangers
P17 Chet Pickard, Nashville Predators
P18 Jaden Schwartz, St. Louis Blues
P19 Jake Allen, St. Louis Blues
P20 Jakob Silfverberg, Ottawa Senators
P21 Akim Aliu, Calgary Flames
P22 Tyson Barrie, Colorado Avalanche
P23 Jussi Rynnas, Toronto Maple Leafs
P24 Sven Baertschi, Calgary Flames
P25 Scott Glennie, Dallas Stars
P26 Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild
P27 Tyler Cuma, Minnesota Wild
P28 Casey Cizikas, New York Islanders
P29 Carter Ashton, Toronto Maple Leafs
P30 Cody Goloubef, Columbus Blue Jackets

Card Gallery:

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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