Nazem Kadri. That is the last Toronto Maple Leafs rookie of regard that had any buzz in the card collecting hobby. His Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card was in the 2010-11 Upper Deck set and it sells for between $5-$30 based on condition today.
This year there are three Toronto Maple Leafs Young Guns rookie cards coming out in 2016-17 NHL® Upper Deck Series One that will sell for more than that right out of the pack at the 2016 Fall Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo. There are a bevy of other talented young prospects for the Maple Leafs to collect in the product as well. So if you are a Maple Leafs fan, you’ve got to find a way to get to the 2016 Fall Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto on November 11, 12 and 13 as this will be your first opportunity to collect the next generation of Toronto stars.
Here is a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs Young Guns rookie cards fans will be chasing in Toronto at the Expo from 2016-17 NHL® Upper Deck Series One which releases the day prior to the start of the show on November 10.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Upper Deck is branding the VIP, exhibitor, sponsor and show staff badges with Young Guns imagery from this year and years prior!
There will be three different wrapper redemption programs for the show and to participate in them, you just need to purchase qualified product from Certified Diamond Dealers in attendance. They will be easy to spot as they will have large yellow balloons flying above their booths. They will give you a special voucher to bring to the Upper Deck booth or the Grosnor Break Zone with your product to claim your prize(s). Here are the wrapper redemption promotions:
Toronto Maple Leafs SP Draft Promotion
Open three (3) sealed hobby boxes of 2015-16 NHL® Upper Deck Series Two or 2016 Upper Deck Team Canada World Juniors and receive one (1) Mitch Marner or one (1) William Nylander SP Draft promotional card. These cards are exclusive to the Fall Expo and limited in nature. These are available while supplies last.
Box Breaker Wrapper Redemption
Open one (1) sealed box of 2016-17 NHL® Upper Deck Series One or 2016-17 NHL® Artifacts to receive one (1) FREE UD Fall Expo promotional pack.
Randomly inserted into each two-card UD Fall Expo promotional pack are the following types of cards:
2016-17 Upper Deck Series One Midnight Parallels – This rare parallel of the entire 200-card base set of 2016-17 Upper Deck Series One is limited to just 25 total copies.
2016-17 Parkhurst Priority Signings Autograph Cards – These limited-edition cards feature authentic autographs of some of Canada’s top players and prospects.
2016-17 Upper Deck Victory Black Rookie Cards – There are sixteen different rookies to collect in the 2016-17 Upper Deck Victory Black rookie card set. Ten additional subjects will be released in Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day packs available in February. You’ll need to start the set with these cards however that are available ONLY at the Fall Expo!
Upper Deck Instant Redemption Cards – A limited amount of prize cards are available in packs that are good for a signed Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia item available to pick up immediately during the show at the Upper Deck booth. So don’t wait until you get home to open those packs!
Case Breaker Wrapper Redemption
Open one (1) sealed case of 2015-16 NHL® UD Black (4-count case), 2015-16 NHL® Ultimate Collection (5-count case) or 2015-16 NHL® Premier (5-count case) and received five (5) UD Fall Expo promotional packs, one SP card of Marner or Nylander, plus one (1) bonus item consisting of either a signed Parkhurst Exclusive Priority Signings card or a limited-edition signed memorabilia item!
Additionally, Upper Deck will be pulling out all the stops to make the show a memorable one by hosting a variety of activities that fans in attendance will love:
Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt – This fun interactive event has become a hit at the Expo! Upper Deck staff will hide 25 Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness envelopes around the show floor. If you find one, you can bring it to the Upper Deck booth to score prizes like Upper Deck insert cards, boxes of cards or Upper Deck Authenticated signed memorabilia! All the envelopes are white and have a red Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness call out on them like this:
Upper Deck staff will provide clues throughout the day on Friday as to where the unclaimed envelopes can be found and it’s always fun to watch kids scatter in search of these finds!
Upper Deck Kids Promotion – Upper Deck is passionate about teaching the next generation of collectors, the fun of the hobby. Kids (age 12 and under) can attend the Expo for FREE courtesy of Upper Deck and also score a collector binder by visiting the Upper Deck booth!
Free Upper Deck Raffles – Upper Deck would like to thank fans for making us the collector’s choice on Saturday and Sunday of the Fall Expo. The company will host free raffles at 2:00 p.m. each day. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to score a variety of awesome collectibles!
Upper Deck Authenticated – As always, Upper Deck will have a variety of authentic signed collectibles from exclusive spokesmen like Wayne Gretzky and Connor McDavid. UDA is also pleased to share the company has done a deal with William Nylander, the NHL® Rookie of the Month for October! The first opportunity to walk away with the new Upper Deck Collection for this highly touted Toronto Maple Leafs prospect will be at the Fall Expo.
Breakfast with Tim Horton’s – Look for Upper Deck exclusive Tim Horton’s trading cards at nearby locations if they still have them. It’s a great way to start the day with cards and coffee before the show opens!
Cloutsnchara Customer Appreciation Party – Collectors can earn an invitation to the Cloutsnchara Customer Appreciation Night party on Friday night by making qualified purchases through this dealer on Friday at the show. Upper Deck will be contributing prizing and those in attendance will enjoy free food, live group breaks, incredible sales and incredible giveaways.
Expired Redemption Raffle – Those collectors who submitted expired redemptions can score them in the Upper Deck Expired Redemption Raffle on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Make Memories with the Entire Family – Have your phone charged and grab photos or video of the fun throughout the weekend. Make sure to tag @UpperDeckHockey on Twitter and @UpperDeckSports on Instagram! And use the #CollectConnor hashtag, especially when you score one of his rookie cards. It’s always exciting when that happens at the Expo!