What: 2016-17 Upper Deck Artifacts hockey cards
Arrives: Sept. 28
Box basics: Three autograph, memorabilia or Aurum cards per eight-pack box (20 boxes per case via two inners)
What’s buzz-worthy: Artifacts returns for another season with new Aurum gold cards alongside the memorabilia cards and other inclusions collectors have come to expect. Also in the mix? Lord Stanley’s Legacy Relic and autographs of players who have reached the pinnacle of the game.
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The Basics: The base set will consist of 100 cards with a selection of Stars (/499), Legends (/499) and Rookies (/999) capping the basic release. There will be Ruby, Emerald, Orange, Gold Spectrum and Black parallels for all of those cards along with Black Autograph versions. These will be as rare as just five copies per card. None are 1/1 creations. … Aurum cards will be found one in every 21 packs (eight per case) with a Gold Spectrum version found one in 473. … Rookie Redemptions will be found one in every nine packs, while parallels of these cards will be as rare as 1:47,360 for he I-V Black Patch Tag versions. … Among the autograph and memorabilia sets will be Honored Members, Autofacts, Top 12 Rookie Sigs, Frozen Artifacts, the Lord Stanley sets, Year One Rookies Sweaters, Tundra Teammates, Piece de Resistance, standard card parallels and auto/memorabilia sets for the Stars, Legends and Rookies.