Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey cards Mega Box (Hour 10)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 UD Series 1 NHL (Mega)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Upper Deck readies National Sports Collectors Convention card sets

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is set for Aug. 3-7 in Atlantic City, N.J., but that hasn’t stopped Upper Deck from revealing the first promotional cards that will only initially be found at the event.

The company will produce a five-card VIP set along with a wrapper redemption program.

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Gallery: 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards

13083241_10153582731963951_5446063426979018766_nIt’s retro, but it’s not — and it’s arriving in hobby shops tomorrow.

It’s 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum and the hockey cards will have several colors and textures in a rainbow of autographs found one per hobby as well as a checklist that includes some of the biggest names in the game today.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio hockey cards

2015-16-Upper-Deck-Portfolio-dylan-larkin-autoWhat: 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio hockey cards
 Aug. 10
Box basics: Two autographs or memorabilia cards per 20-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The short-printed subsets are a star here, which build upon a 200-card base set with a variety of looks and approaches while presenting the stars you’d expect and plenty of Rookie Cards from this year’s talented class to build a 364-card collection.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Connor McDavid Precious Metal Gems power 2015-16 Fleer Showcase hockey cards (gallery)

2015-16-Fleer-Showcase-HK-16The recent arrival of 2015-16 Fleer Showcase hockey cards from Upper Deck included a mix of styles from the rich history of 1990s Fleer cards applied to the ice.

Like past years and other sports, the Precious Metal Gems cards have captured the attention of buyers on eBay with the card of Connor McDavid above fetching a pretty penny, despite not having one dollop of autograph ink or a jersey swatch anywhere on the card.

How much did it sell for?

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards

2016-17-Upper-Deck-MVP-larkinWhat: 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards
 Aug. 3 (and Aug. 17 or later for e-Pack)
Box basics: No hits guaranteed per 20-pack box but two autos and three memorabilia cards per case (20 boxes per case)

Final Checklist: Click here to view.

What’s buzz-worthy: A 360-card base set opens the new season with plenty of inserts and parallels along with a mix of new rookies and stars.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Upper Deck e-Pack cards of Connor McDavid, Dylan Larkin already have big asking prices on

Young-Guns---Connor-McDavidLess than 24 hours after the reveal of Upper Deck’s e-Packs, there are more than 200 Silver Foilboard parallel cards for 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey cards on, which is the initial home of the cards in their physical form once they are pulled and stacked to be eligible for reality.

One of those cards is card No. 201 of Connor McDavid. This card was made into reality by a collector buying enough e-Packs to land five digital versions of the card and then upgrading to post on the site. There are 50 Young Guns each landing one in every four packs so you can do the math. (Young Guns are eligible to immediately be made physical as regular base cards without stacking just like inserts pulled.)

Now, the real question … how much?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 27)

x-MenThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Retro breaks, Dylan Larkin, best Rookie Cards, boxing cards, hot comics & NASCAR.

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Preview Gallery: 2015-16 SP Game-used hockey cards

12552872_10153376641753951_5158140263882276832_nThe arrival of 2015-16 SP Game-used hockey cards from Upper Deck will usher in the newest wave of high-end memorabilia cards along with the newest looks at today’s young stars on a more-premium platform.

Each box will contain five autograph or memorabilia cards in a single-pack format just like last season.

Keep reading to check out a gallery of some potential pulls in the brand.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 SP Authentic hockey cards

 2015-16 SP Authentic hockey cards
Arrives: May 2016
Box basics: Three autographs per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: One of Upper Deck’s longest-running brands in all sports returns on the ice with not only the newest designs and stars of today, but also a look back into the 1990s with some Retro SP designs as well as Upper Deck Updates and Young Guns cards that keep the here and now up-to-date, too.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Upper Deck readies six-card promo set for NHL All-Star Game Fan Fair

16_All-Star_Future_Goals_F_LowRes-2-1With the NHL All-Star Game set for this weekend in Nashville, Upper Deck is readying for the event’s Fan Fair with some signings, a promo set and wrapper redemptions along with other interactive options.

The two signings at the event will include Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson and Detroit Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin, who’ll both only be signing promotional cards made for the event.

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Upper Deck MVP rookie redemptions coming soon after checklist reveal

2015-16-NHL-MVP-Upper-Deck-Connor-McDavid-Rookie-Redemption-CardUpper Deck revealed its checklist for the 2015-16 MVP rookie redemptions on Tuesday with 35 cards of newcomers headed to the printer and into collectors’ hands soon.

No surprises who’s at No. 1 — Connor McDavid has a standard card, an autograph card and a gold autographed card.

Who’s on the rest of the list? Keep reading.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Upper Deck Star Rookies hockey cards

 2015-16 Upper Deck Star Rookies hockey cards
Arrives: February
Hobby box basics: 25-card boxed set — 20 sets per case 

What’s buzz-worthy: The NHL’s No. 1 overall draft pick Connor McDavid will drive sales here along with 24 other newcomers from the latest NHL rookie crop all found inside. The main draw? One autographed parallel card per case.

See images of the autographs below.

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