Each spring, hockey collectors get excited about the NHL® Stanley Cup Playoffs and the release of Upper Deck NHL® ICE. Upper Deck was able to schedule the release of the fan favorite product on the same day as the start of the playoffs so many a fan grabbed a box or two on the way home to watch the games. This year’s release has collectors and dealers signing it’s praises as you can see from these Twitter posts.
Most will notice that Mitch Marner, one of the most highly touted prospects this season, has redemption exchange cards in the product. Good news, Mitch was able to get these signed prior to the start of the Toronto’s playoff run and we hope to have them in and ready to ship shortly!
Fans definitely appreciate the additional value the Upper Deck Exquisite overlay program adds to the product in terms of huge hits as well!
New to the product this year are the Sub-Zero insert cards and like this collector shares, you really need to see these in person to appreciate their beauty as there some light f/x graphics implemented into the design that really make these cards special.
Worthy of note, there are a variety of unannounced content in the product. These “Easter Egg” inclusions have created some questions so we will let the cat out of the bag on one of them. There is a special high-series for the Sub-Zero insert cards that have different photos and much different insert ratios for some of the hotter rookies in the product. Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine, William Nylander, Jesse Puljujarvi and Auston Matthews all have regular rookie Sub-Zero insert cards, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE A SECOND, ever more rare, high-series card. Here is the checklist for those:
SZ-96 Mitch Marner (Group B, 1:836 packs)
SZ-97 Patrik Laine (Group B, 1:836 packs)
SZ-98 William Nyander (Group C, 1:480 packs)
SZ-99 Jesse Puljujarvi (Group C, 1:480 packs)
SZ-100 Auston Matthews (Group C, 1:3,471 packs)
Cumulatively these high-series Sub-Zero cards fall 1:288 packs.
We hope everyone continues to enjoy the product! Let us know in the comment section below how you do!