When 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio arrives in hobby shops on Aug. 17, collectors will find some surprises when they dig in with cards of stars from the past, present and future in play.
Yep, that means there are cards for rookies from the 2016-17 rookie class — a crop led by Toronto’s late-season call-up William Nylander — found inside along with an impressive array of memorabilia, ink and more in this otherwise redemption-free product.
Each box of 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio will include one autograph and one memorabilia card per box with plenty more inside beyond the hits. Check out our First Buzz preview here for more details.
According to Upper Deck, the last three rookie exchange cards (Nos. 4-6) will be holdovers like Nylander. The first three will be rookies who debut with the new season with No. 1 being the best player — and all will have autographs.
Rookie #1 – The top debuting rookie in 2016-17.
Rookie #2 – The next-best debuting rookie in 2016-17.
Rookie #3 – The third-best debuting rookie in 2016-17.
Rookie #4 – William Nylander (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Rookie #5 – Anthony Mantha (Detroit Red Wings)
Rookie #6 – Pavel Zacha (New Jersey Devils)
Also in the mix will be the first live autographed Rookie Cards for Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray as well as Masterpiece Portraits art cards and 2015-16 SP Game-Used Update cards.