Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018-2019 Upper Deck Hockey

I'm a casual hockey fan at best and that may even be a stretch.  But I do like hockey cards and Upper Deck so I always pick up some if I can.  This is my first look at the 2018-2019 Upper Deck hockey.  While not an action shot this Mitch Marner card really stood out to me.  The blue from the great Maple Leafs jersey and background combine for a cool looking card.  Marner is leading the league in assists this season (had to look at hockey-reference.com).  These cards have a nice look to them.  Fairly simple giving you the player's name, number and position and the team logo though it is a bit tough to make out in the foil (in hand and in the scans).  Again I'm not an NHL expert so I'll just show off some of my pull.
 My two inserts were a checklist card and the UD Canvas card though a checklist card probably doesn't count as an insert.  I do like that the checklist cards have player photos and are something plain.  I'd really like to see the old art cards Upper Deck used to use on their checklist cards.  Those canvas cards have a nice feel to them. 
Three of the four St. Louis Blues players I pulled. Someone local will appreciate these someday.
The photos really are nice.  Upper Deck always does a good job.  Personally, hockey always seems like a sport made for good photos.
I like the backs.  Simple but hits all the marks for me.
BREAKDOWN:
32 – Total Cards
1 – UD Canvas
1 – Checklist

8 comments:

  1. Leading off with that Marner was a great call. Beautiful card.

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  2. I am not a hockey expert either, but I do have a collection of hockey goalkeeper cards. Plus I am slowly starting a Blue Jackets and Golden Knights collection.

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    1. I'll keep you in mind. Always willing to help.

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    2. I found some of these new Upper Deck hockey cards today. Are you collecting anything from the set?

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    3. Calgary, Boston and Toronto players.

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  3. This year's UD design is really sharp. The photography is always on point, and the white backgrounds are a nice change from the previous flagship sets.

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    1. I definitely agree that UD gets the photos right.

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