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It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. Yesterday, The Hockey Writers released an article on the Top Ten Hockey Card Mullets and we are proud to say that Upper Deck’s cards were on the list several times including Owen Nolan, Steve Smith, Bob McGill, Vladimir Vujtek and claimed the #1 spot with Jaromir Jagr’s 1990-91 Upper Deck card. So this week we are switching it up a bit and asking our fans to submit a throwback photo of themselves with a mullet! Please email your photo to upperdeckmarketing@upperdeck.com to score 5 packs of SPx Hockey!

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Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one photo per person/ email address. Please state your first name and last name initial upon submission.
  2. Photos are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Photos deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
  3. You have until Friday morning, February 27th at 8:00 a.m. PTto submit your photo before this promotion is closed.
  4. Upper Deck will review the photos submitted and select one (1) fan who we believe has the best and funniest mullet.
  5. The customer selected will be contacted via email after the promotion is closed.
  6. All submissions will be posted to Upper Deck’s Facebook page during and after the promotion has closed.
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Collectors firmly believe that Upper Deck NHL® Young Guns rookie cards are the most collectible in the industry. And nothing gets fans more excited than finding out which young stars made the cut to receive an Upper Deck Young Guns card. With the 2014-15 NHL® Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns available for fans to collect today, the big question has been, which players will receive a Young Guns card in the Series 2 set.

With National Hockey Card Day coming to the USA this Saturday, February 21 where fans can score FREE NHL® packs from Upper Deck at retail shops throughout the nation, we thought now would be the perfect time to share the 2014-15 NHL® Upper Deck Series 2 Young Guns checklist with fans. Enjoy!

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2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-David-Pastrnak

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Jonathan-Drouin

Joe Morrow Boston Bruins
Marko Dano Columbus Blue Jackets
Markus Granlund Calgary Flames
Rob Zepp Philadelphia Flyers
Tobias Rieder Arizona Coyotes
Scott Harrington Pittsburgh Penguins
Darnell Nurse Edmonton Oilers
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oilers
Colin Smith Colorado Avalanche
Joel Armia Buffalo Sabres
Jyrki Jokipakka Dallas Stars
Phillip Danault Chicago Blackhawks
Cedric Paquette Tampa Bay Lightning
Shayne Gostisbehere Philadelphia Flyers
Joni Ortio Calgary Flames
Scott Wilson Pittsburgh Penguins
Andre Burakovsky Washington Capitals
Melker Karlsson San Jose Sharks
Jordan Binnington St. Louis Blues
Bogdan Yakimov Edmonton Oilers
Seth Griffith Boston Bruins
Seth Helgeson New Jersey Devils
Brendan Shinnimin Arizona Coyotes
Borna Rendulic Colorado Avalanche
Derrick Pouliot Pittsburgh Penguins
John Klingberg Dallas Stars
Jonathan Drouin Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrei Vasilevskiy Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrew Agozzino Colorado Avalanche
Petteri Lindbohm St. Louis Blues
Adam Clendening Chicago Blackhawks
Curtis McKenzie Dallas Stars
Christopher Gibson Toronto Maple Leafs
Mirco Mueller San Jose Sharks
Barclay Goodrow San Jose Sharks
Anton Forsberg Columbus Blue Jackets
Max Friberg Anaheim Ducks
Josh Jooris Calgary Flames
Tyler Graovac Minnesota Wild
Kevin Hayes New York Rangers
Chris Wagner Anaheim Ducks
Andy Andreoff Los Angeles Kings
Sven Andrighetto Montreal Canadiens
Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks
David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
Brett Ritchie Dallas Stars
Dominik Uher Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott Darling Chicago Blackhawks
Kerby Rychel Columbus Blue Jackets
Drouin/Pouliot/Horvat Tampa Bay/Pittsburgh/Vancouver Lightning/Penguins/Canucks

Fans can find 2014-15 NHL® Upper Deck Series 2 in stores on February 25, 2015. Below are more images of some of the Young Guns rookie cards in the set.

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2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Shayne-Gostisbehere

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Seth-Griffith

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Micro-Mueller

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Laurent-Brossoit

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Kevin-Hayes

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Derrick-Pouliot

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Christopher-Gibson

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Bo-Horvat

2014-15-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-Two-Young-Guns-Andre-Bruakovsky

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It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. This weekend is National Hockey Card Day in the USA and with all the positive response we received from Canada’s promotion last week, we are more than excited to head into the weekend. One of my favorite cards is from the 2011 NHCD set of Alex Ovechkin from the Washington Capitals. So let’s put up his throwback card and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for a lucky fan’s opportunity to score 5 packs of this year’s National Hockey Card Day USA set!

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Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
  3. Make sure to review other caption before you post. If you have the same comment as someone else or make slight improvements to it, the credit will go to the first person who posted the comment.
  4. You have until Friday morning, February 20th at 8:00 a.m. PT to post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select one (1) fan who most skillfully shares a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customer selected to receive the card set will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.
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2015 National Hockey Card Day USA Packs!

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Many youngsters dream of growing up to be a professional sports star, but for 99.999% of us, our dreams do not come true. There are options however to still be around the sports you love and one of those is to open up a trading card shop.

This year Upper Deck asked trading card shop owners to put together a business plan for how they would make National Hockey Card Day a memorable event in their store (as if free NHL® packs to customers were not enough) to share the hobby with as many potential collectors as possible and we were very impressed with the responses we received. For their efforts they earned some awesome promotional items to share with their fans!

Check out twenty of our favorite unique activities some of our Certified Diamond Dealers have planned for this annual celebration of hockey card love coming February 14, 2015 in Canada and February 21, 2015 in the U.S.A. This is your one chance of the year to get a FREE NHL® pack courtesy of Upper Deck and our partner shops!

  • Grow the Hobby: For every non-customer/collector you bring in you will score a raffle ticket for a grand prize item and the non-customers will get two free National Hockey Card Day packs.
  • Rise & Shine: The first 5 customers to arrive will receive 20% off select Upper Deck Hockey products.
  • Get in the Spirit: Fans wearing team gear will get an extra NHCD pack and raffle ticket for a cool prize.
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Show some love for the home team and SCORE!

  • Spelling Bee: Shop will run a spelling contest throughout the day for hockey player names to win prizes.
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“Man, how do you spell Gaudreau???”

  • Embracing the Future: Shop will give away prize bags to kids under 13 to encourage them to become collectors.
  • Pack Bingo: One shop created custom bingo cards with slots for actual Upper Deck cards. Cards pulled from packs can be used to fill in those spots. Spot examples are player names and inserts like a 2-color-jersey card, regular memorabilia card, Young Guns Rookie, Canvas card, Autograph card, etc. The first customers to pull all those cards in a row wins!
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Four Young Guns in a row! BINGO!!!

  • Spin & Win: Spend $20 in Upper Deck Hockey purchases and spin the prize wheel to win UD packs!
  • Balloon Pop: For every $25 you spend in Upper Deck Hockey cards you can pop a balloon in the shop. Inside the balloon is a prize. There are several high-end prizes up for grabs and over 100 balloons!
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Pick a winner and “POP!”

  • Kids Art Contest: Kids draw their own trading cards on decoys and submit them for prizes on National Hockey Card Day. Every kid gets two NHCD packs for participating and can earn more prizes!
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Kids love drawing their own trading cards using blank decoys.

  • Focus on Family: Have promotions and giveaways catered to entire families that visit. Families that collect together, stay together!
  • Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Promotion (in Canada) where every girl who comes in will get a Hershey’s Kiss and one will receive a bouquet of flowers.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: Shop will put together hand written letters thanking their best customers for their support and include some goodies selected just for them. The only way they could potentially get them however is if they walk in the door on National Hockey Card Day. They are selecting 25 customers randomly to receive these goodies in appreciation of UD’s 25th Anniversary of NHL® cards.
  • Collector Show & Tell: Seasoned collectors bring in their best cards to share the fun of collecting with new fans. Different collectors show at different times of the day and the schedule is shared through the shop.
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One collector shows off two of his Sidney Crosby autograph patch rookie cards from The Cup valued AT LEAST $20,000 each.

  • Free Appraisals: An expert staff member will be on site to provide appraisals on your hockey cards and the best way to sell, trade or donate them.
  • Bid & Win: Bid board event run on National Hockey Card Day with only Upper Deck Hockey cards!

  • Raffles and Drawings: A variety of these will be held throughout the day for hockey tickets, gear, collectibles and more every hour!
  • Getting the Word Out: Promote the event in person at local arenas, schools, churches, Boy Scout groups, sports bars and more!
  • Meet Your Heroes: Shops are bringing in autograph signers for the event from local teams!
  • Pack Wars: Stores will run free pack war events throughout the day with awesome prizes for fans.
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Pack Wars are an easy and fun way to get fans to interact with trading cards by offering rewards for pulling cards with key content on them (tallest player, player with the most career goals, etc.).

  • Case Breaks: Shops will run specials on case purchases and have breaks throughout the day where collectors can get in for low prices.

With all these activities, you’ll want to make sure you are checking in with all the different participating shops in your area. Find a full list of participating National Hockey Card Day shops here! And if you don’t have a shop near you, remember to check out our participating Authorized Internet Retailers!

If you are an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer taking place in National Hockey Card Day, share some of the promotions you will be running in the comment section below!

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It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. This weekend is National Hockey Card Day in Canada and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off this year’s events! We started the promotion back in 2009-10 and it is becoming more popular each year. In 2009-10 we had an awesome rookie card in the set of New York Islanders’ John Tavares, so let’s put up a throwback card and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for a lucky fan’s opportunity to score 5 packs of this year’s National Hockey Card Day set!

Upper-Deck-Throwback-Thursday-John-Tavares

Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
  3. Make sure to review other caption before you post. If you have the same comment as someone else or make slight improvements to it, the credit will go to the first person who posted the comment.
  4. You have until Friday morning, February 13th at 8:00 a.m. PTto post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select one (1) fan who most skillfully shares a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customer selected to receive the card set will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.
5 packs of National Hockey Card Day Canada Packs!

5 packs of National Hockey Card Day Canada Packs!

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