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At the Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo collectors tend to get serious for Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption programs. Fans flock to the Upper Deck booth to participate in order to score FREE Priority Signings autograph cards for opening up boxes with the UD team.

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With so many collectors opening Upper Deck packs, boxes and cases, it was only a matter of time before they discovered something great!

It gets very exciting during these times as collectors will naturally pull a variety of incredible cards. Here’s a quick look at some of the awesome cards we saw pulled from fired up collectors at the show!

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A Gretzky buyback autograph!

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Another Gretzky buyback autograph!

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A Mario Lemieux buyback autograph!

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A Jari Kurri buyback autograph!

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A Michael Jordan autograph card!

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The last pack in the last box of the case had this card hiding within. Never leave a pack behind!

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There were even some larger than life pulls by these two Habs fans!

Collectors opening up cases can score some amazing cards and memorabilia from Upper Deck. Take a look at what these fans scored in their case breaks!

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A NHL Draft ticket signed by every 1st round pick!

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A NHL rookie signed helmet!

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A Gretzky Priority Signings Exclusive autograph card!

The big card everyone was looking for was the Nathan MacKinnon autograph rookie patch card from The Cup. And wouldn’t you know it? We caught a fan opening one LIVE!

Some collectors just bring incredible cards by the Upper Deck booth as well. Check this out!

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It’s incredible to see one of these Crosby rookie cards from The Cup, but to see three with such amazing patches was incredible. The collector shared he was offered $95,000 for all three and turned it down.

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Cultivating the next generation of collectors is important for Upper Deck so at every trade show we attend, we look for ways to engage younger fans. The recent Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo was certainly no different as kids had an incredible experience courtesy of Upper Deck. Take a look at some of the fun that was had by the future of the hobby at the show!

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While they may be smaller than full grown collectors, make no doubt about it, these young collectors are serious!

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And they can pull BIG cards just like the big guys. This young man was thrilled to pull a Carey Price autographed memorabilia card!

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And just try to get this box of Upper Deck Team Canada cards away from this young man. Good luck! We are pretty sure he went to bed with them that night!

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Upper Deck staff loved getting the opportunity to show kids how trading cards were made on large uncut sheets!

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Lots of kids took the opportunity get their very own Upper Deck trading card made. Even this Young Gun for Team Canada!

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When it came to promotions like our Lights Out hockey tournament, kids dominated as well. The youngster to the left dominated the competition!

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UD hosted a dance party in the booth where kids could score cool prizing!

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At the end of the show we had two groups of kids have a sing off. This group known as “Boys to Boys” sand a stunning rendition of “The Hockey Song” to score a victory!

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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. Wednesday night was rivalry night in the NHL as the Boston Bruins took on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings went head to head against the Anaheim Ducks. Leaf’s broke the Bruins’ 5-game winning streak and Phil Kessel (a former Bruin) had a thing or two to do with it. Finishing the game with 2 goals and now posting NHL-best 8th multi-point game this season, it was evident that Kessel brought his A-game last night. 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 your opportunity to score five packs of 2014-15 Upper Deck UD1 Series Hockey!

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  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, November 14th 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 share a comical comment to coincide with this card.
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When we heard the news of the terrible tragedy in Ottawa, Ontario where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo lost his life, we were all shocked. When Upper Deck made our plans to attend the Fall Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo in nearby Toronto at the same time as Remembrance Day, we felt inclined to do something in his honor.

Upper Deck contracted artist Tim Carroll who is incredibly talented and uses his unique style to create incredible mosaics using trading cards. Upper Deck had Carroll use Team Canada Hockey cards for the special tribute to Cpl. Cirillo. Carroll who felt some pressure in bringing this piece to life said, “This is probably one of the most important pieces of my career.

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Canadians visiting the show seemed to feel the same way as they were inspired watching the piece come together as Carroll labored three days on the mosaic. Even famous athletes were moved by it as baseball great Andre Dawson stopped by more than once to check it out. Media also came by to interview Tim about the piece.

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On Saturday night Upper Deck hosted a private 25th Anniversary celebration at the Hockey Hall-of-Fame with special guest Wayne Gretzky. We thought it would be powerful to have this hockey icon sign and inscribe the piece in memory of Cpl. Cirillo. The inscription he added to the mosaic says, “Real Hero.”

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When we unveiled the finished piece to hundreds gathered around the Upper Deck booth on Sunday, the crowd seemed very appreciative and moved. We felt we had to do something and we hope this is a moving tribute to a real heroic inspiration. Our plans now are to have the piece framed and donate it to his family.

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Thank you to all the veterans for their service and especially to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending their nation.

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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. The release of Upper Deck UD1 Series Hockey has hit hobby shops, and we are excited to start hearing about the great pulls people are getting from the set. This hockey season marks 25 years of hockey for Upper Deck, bringing us back to 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey, which included players such as Jaromir Jagr, Pavel Bure, Sergei Fedorov and Mike Modano. 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 your opportunity to score five packs of 2014-15 Upper Deck UD1 Series Hockey!

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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, November 7th 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 share 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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