The Boston Bruins have a long and storied tradition which features some of the greatest defensemen in NHL history. From the days of tough-as-nails Eddie Shore to the exciting and revolutionary Bobby Orr and the iconic Raymond Bourque to the gigantic Zdeno Chara; fans in Beantown have always appreciated someone whose game is rooted in defensive fundamentals.
Today, there is a promising new hope on the blue line in Boston in Charlie McAvoy and he is proving to be one of the most impressive defensemen in the early stages of this season. While some collectors already are on the hunt for his cards, those needing a reason to chase them have some important facts to consider:
Luckily for McAvoy’s fans, he was part of the exciting carryover rookie card class that has been a major part of Upper Deck’s early 2017-18 releases. The first of them came in packs of 2017-18 Upper Deck MVP and it has several parallel versions – some of which can be found via Upper Deck e-Pack.
There were some more to track down in O-Pee-Chee and Artifacts – the latter product having his first autograph and memorabilia cards along with an Aurum insert which is part of the latest Upper Deck Bounty program.
With the upcoming arrival of 2017-18 Upper Deck Series One, collectors are going to be racing to grab his Young Guns rookie card as well, but there is also a UD Canvas Young Guns card to find along with the Canvas Young Guns Checklist which features McAvoy alongside fellow freshman Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes. As the season continues, there will be plenty of other cards of “Big Mac” to collect in Upper Deck products – but the time to start chasing him is now.
Stephen Laroche has been actively involved in the hockey collectibles industry in a variety of roles for nearly 20 years. In the past, he has been a writer and editor with Beckett Media and SLAM! Collectibles in addition to working as a trading card company executive and consultant. He is available for freelance work and can be contacted at email@example.com