It can be frustrating pulling a redemption card sometimes for collectors as there can be delays with them and obviously we would love to deliver the experience of pulling a live autograph from packs, but that is not always possible. So, as part of Upper Deck’s Random Acts of Kindness program we decided to spread a little holiday cheer to 25 random collectors who had redemptions shipping out in December as a way of also celebrating our 25th Anniversary.

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Recently they received their redemptions with a FREE hobby box inside and letter thanking them for their support. Here was some of the feedback we received so far:

“Just wanted to take a minute to say Thank You!  I received a nice gift today along with my redemption…a box of 2012 SP Authentic Golf.  Cannot tell you how much I appreciate the thought.  In this day and age, high level customer service is paramount and you have shown yourself to be ahead of the curve with gestures such as this.” – Rod K.

“I recently redeemed a couple of cards nothing spectacular. I received my cards really quickly. I was told it would take up to 12 weeks which was fine. To my excitement the cards arrived today, only 2 weeks after I emailed through my redemption. So thank you very much for the quick response and quick delivery. Living in Australia it’s hard to find anywhere decent to purchase Basketball cards so I have found a good shop in the US to buy them from. When I opened the box you sent to find a box of North Carolina Basketball and a greeting card I was ecstatic. So thank you very much!” – Adam F.

“A simple thank you for the package I received today (box of Goodwin Champions).  Very nice of you and the UD team.  Right in time for Christmas!” – Luc O.

“I just received my redemption for my 13-14 SP LaPhonso Ellis By The Letter card as well as your Random Act of Kindness 14-15 Letterman box. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity! I’m a long time collector and obviously a big fan of Upper Deck. This proves why Upper Deck is the best.“ – Justin S.

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Thanks to all the fans who have offered Upper Deck your support this year and over the last 25 years! We are excited to share we will be continuing our Random Acts of Kindness promotion into 2015 as fans have really enjoyed it. To see more of the fun stories the program brings to collectors, search #UDRAK on Twitter!

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This November Upper Deck released 2014-15 NHL® Upper Deck Series One which marked the 25th consecutive release of the product officially licensed by the NHL® and NHLPA. There is a variety of exciting content in the product including buyback cards from the original set, some of which are autographed!

Here at Upper Deck we believe it is important to get out and personally say, “THANK YOU” to the collectors and shops who have helped us enjoy so much success over the last 25 years. Therefore we will be hosting 25 parties during this season to do just that at hobby shops throughout the United States and Canada.

The first Silver Celebration party took take place in Ottawa, Ontario at Gambreakers Sports Cards on Saturday, December 27. We hosted a raffle based on new Upper Deck purchases for all sorts of goodies like apparel, memorabilia cards, autograph cards, signed pucks and the grand prize which is a 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase signed helmet from over 20 NHL® Draft Picks!

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Fans packed in Gamebreakers in order to score some goodies from Upper Deck!

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It was a busy day and hockey collectors were thrilled to see Upper Deck in the shop.

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Shop owner Hans was thrilled with the turnout!

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All the winners were so excited with the collectibles they scored!

Upper Deck will hosted two other Silver Celebration parties in the Maryland area around the 2015 NHL® Winter Classic where we gave away a pair of tickets to the game! These were held on December 30, 2014 and fans who attended loved the giveaways Upper Deck provided these two shops!

Baseball Card Outlet
Website: www.bbcoutlet.com

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Upper Deck arrives on site to provide tickets to the 2015 NHL Winter Classic for the Baseball Card Outlet to giveaway to their fans!

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The guys at Baseball Card Outlet were excited about the tickets and memorabilia they could offer their customers from Upper Deck!

Dugout Zone
Website: http://www.dugoutzone.com/

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The Dugout Zone was another local shop who got some great items from Upper Deck.

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Owner Rick Hubata was thrilled with the items and wasted no time getting to word out on the event to his customers!

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The event was a big success with dozens of collectors fired up about the giveaways!

Look for more Silver Celebration events in the future at locations throughout the United States and Canada!

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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. Everyone is in the holiday spirit between shopping, decorating and family pictures; even Kevin Garnett got in the mood with this festive photo! 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 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball cards!

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Fans at the 2014 Fall Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo had a ball with all the different giveaways that Upper Deck had going on. One of the more unique card sets Upper Deck created was the Young Guns Tribute cards of standout players who never had a Young Guns rookie card. The cool thing about the cards is that it showed the athletes in their rookie seasons and with ten different versions to collect, it was exciting for collectors to try to put together the set or capture their favorite player’s card. These cards will also be available through Upper Deck Authorized Internet Retailers and Authorized Group Breakers in the future.

There will be fifteen more cards released as well that fans should be on the lookout for bringing the total amount of cards in the set to 25. Below is a breakdown on all the cards that will be in the set and how you can get them!

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Jonathan Quick was a late season call-up so he never had a Young Guns rookie card, until now!

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Martin Brodeur fans love the idea of being able to score a Young Guns rookie card like this!

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We worked hard with our photo teams to get the players from when they were new to the league!

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It’s fun to see where many of these iconic players got their start.

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You’ll find a few Hall-of-Famers in the set as well!

The first ten cards were available at the 2014 Fall Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo and through Upper Deck’s network of Authorized Internet Retailers and Authorized Group Breakers:

UD25-DH Dominik Hasek Chicago Blackhawks
UD25-JQ Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings
UD25-KV Kris Versteeg Chicago Blackhawks
UD25-MS Martin St. Louis Calgary Flames
UD25-DG Doug Gilmour St. Louis Blues
UD25-TL Trevor Linden Vancouver Canucks
UD25-GC Guy Carbonneau Montreal Canadiens
UD25-DA Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators
UD25-MB Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils
UD25-CJ Curtis Joseph St. Louis Blues

The next group of five cards will be available in Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day in Canada packs on February 14, 2015 and through and through Upper Deck’s network of Authorized Internet Retailers and Authorized Group Breakers:

UD25-RF Ron Francis Hartford Whalers
UD25-PT Pierre Turgeon Buffalo Sabres
UD25-VD Vincent Damphousse Toronto Maple Leafs
UD25-TF Theo Fleury Calgary Flames
UD25-DH Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens

The group of five cards will be available in Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day in the USA packs on February 21, 2015 and through Upper Deck’s network of Authorized Internet Retailers and Authorized Group Breakers:

UD25-CC Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks
UD25-JB Johnny Boychuk Colorado Avalanche
UD25-PF Peter Forsberg Philadelphia Flyers
UD25-CO Chris Osgood Detroit Red Wings
UD25-BL Brian Leetch New York Rangers

The last group of five cards will be available at the 2015 Spring Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo and through Upper Deck’s network of Authorized Internet Retailers and Authorized Group Breakers:

UD25-BR Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning
UD25-JW Joel Ward Minnesota Wild
UD25-MG Mike Gartner Washington Capitals
UD25-AO Adam Oates Detroit Red Wings
UD25-BP Brad Park New York Rangers
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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. Cleveland Cavaliers face off against Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in a much anticipated matchup between arguably two of the best players in the game, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Reigning MVP Durant is newly healthy and ready to hit the ground running, while James and the Cavs are on an 8-game winning streak and it seems that nothing can get in their way. 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 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball cards!

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  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.
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