Nikita Kucherov autographs remain tough, hot with Tampa Bay Lightning on verge of Stanley Cup Final

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If you’re a long-time reader of The Buzz, then you already know what makes Nikita Kucherov a bit of a hobby anomaly these days, but now that his Tampa Bay Lightning are a win away from a Stanley Cup Final appearance his trivia is even more important.

He’s one of those players who didn’t have a signed Rookie Card — or at least something — signed and available shortly after he hit the ice. Collectors had to wait for packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks to find his rookie ink, though he’s appeared in a handful of releases since that one. In all, he appears on just 16 different autographed cards right now.

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New Buzz: Products out this week (Jan. 10-16) include looks at Civil War, hockey, USA Soccer & more

2015-16-Upper-Deck-TrilogyThis week’s new release schedule is a bit icy, a bit historic and a bit patriotic despite there being just six products set to arrive in hobby shops.

Coming on Wednesday is 2015-16 Upper Deck Trilogy hockey, which will include one rookie autograph, one memorabilia card and one “premium” autograph per box. Among them will be Tryptichs like you can see above and variations based on stats and debut seasons. The wide mix of possibilities should make these eight-pack boxes ones that get ripped quickly.
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