Upper Deck Delivers the Most Comprehensive Team Canada Hockey Card Set Ever Produced!
Hundreds of current and former Team Canada players slated to appear in the new trading card set from Upper Deck loaded with autograph cards and other unique inserts!
Carlsbad, CA (December 09, 2013) – For decades Hockey Canada has been a force to be reckoned with in international hockey play. Team Canada is among the world leaders in medals and championships. Upper Deck celebrates that rich history of excellence by releasing the 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey card set featuring an amazing assortment of role players, stars and legends from Canada’s National Teams. The 230-card set will be a “must have” collectible for any hard-core Hockey Canada fan!
“It has been our goal to bring fans of Hockey Canada an affordable set with plenty of fun chase elements to it,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck’s hockey brand manager. “The 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey set is the perfect gift for the holidays. Collecting the set is also a great way to learn more about the players and history of Hockey Canada before the next round of international play begins in 2014.”
Collectors can find two autograph cards in every box on average with every third box boasting an additional “Program of Excellence” autograph card! Approximately 200 Team Canada alumni will have autograph cards in the set making this the largest autograph trading card set ever produced for Hockey Canada. Rare “Black Signature” parallel autograph cards are limited to just five copies, making them highly coveted collectibles. Fans can even find rare one-of-one printing plate cards of the entire base set! Special trade cards can be found one per case on average that can be redeemed for rare cards of top rookies Nathan MacKinnon and a player to be named later. Also look for super-rare autograph versions of these trade cards!
While Upper Deck has included Team Canada hockey content in previous releases, there has never been such a comprehensive set produced. And this truly is the ultimate Team Canada collection! The 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada trading card product features 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack and is currently available at hobby and retail locations exclusively in Canada.
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit www.upperdeck.com.
About Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 provincial branch associations of over 700,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada, provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast, manages numerous regional, national and international hockey championships and events, and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international hockey competition. Hockey Canada's mission is to "lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences."
For more information, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media at www.Facebook.com/HockeyCanada and www.Twitter.com/HockeyCanada.