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At Upper Deck, we love surprising our fans. Unannounced “Easter Egg” surprise content in products has been something we’ve been leading the category on for years. In particular we love these types of surprises on new brands. One we have created is too cool not to share details on however. Recently we shared an image gallery of the new NHL® Chronology Volume 1, but something we haven’t shared is that there will be five exchange cards for premium memorabilia items.
The final item can only be called a “Great One.” Take a look!
Wayne Gretzky’s 1987 NHL All-Stars vs. USSR Ring – An epic clash of world hockey powerhouses, Rendez-Vous ’87 was a two-game series between a Western team dubbed the NHL All-Stars and the CCCP – the best of Soviet hockey. Taking place in February, the NHL All-Stars led by Wayne Gretzky would take the first game 4-3 before losing the return match to the powerful Russians, 5-3. Hailing from that historic eventis the Rendez-Vous ’87 ring that was presented to Wayne Gretzky, and it comes with the added bonus of first originating with the Cornish family of Rexdale, Ontario, later purchased by Gretzky collector extraordinaire Shawn Chaulk. Size 8 1/2 with an approximate weight of 17 grams, the Rendez-Vous logo appears centralized on the tableau above a pair of diamonds. The inner band has been stamped “10K” along with a small “B.”
The ring will be placed on the top of the card, featuring acrylic facings on 3-sides and strategically placed at a 45-degree angle so it will view nicely.