First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards

What: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Eight 1/1 cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf loads up this one for hockey fans with nothing but proof cards and printing plates in every box.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images released so far.

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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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Connor McDavid signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Upper Deck Authenticated


If you want an autographed Connor McDavid puck, jersey or photo in the future, there’s only one place to get it.

Upper Deck Authenticated.

This adds onto the overall deal for autographed trading cards that Upper Deck has had since McDavid was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers.

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Gallery: 2016-17 Leaf Ultimate hockey one-timer patches


There’s still plenty of time on the clock before the Nov. 11 arrival of 2016-17 Leaf Ultimate hockey, but that’s just more time to appreciate some of its inclusions.

Some pretty timeless inclusions.

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Leaf Trading Cards signs exclusive with NHL prospect Nolan Patrick

Nolan-PatrickNolan Patrick is the front-runner to be the top overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and the only place you’ll find his autographs between now and then — and then after that — will be with Leaf Trading Cards.

“Leaf could not be more pleased to work closely with Nolan Patrick going forward. Nolan is an exceptional talent and is likely to be one of the NHL’s brightest stars for years to come,” said Leaf CEO Brian Gray. “I saw this as a can’t-miss opportunity for our brands. I couldn’t be more excited about working with Nolan and the team from Titan Sports Management on this long-term relationship.”

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CM Punk, Silent Bob & more celebs in Upper Deck’s next NHL set

When Upper Deck first teased its High Profile Fans cards of celebrities in its forthcoming 2015-16 Upper Deck Contours set, there was one notable hockey fan who got the attention, Chicago Blackhawks fan CM Punk.

Now, with the release of a final checklist, there are a few more.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Anthology hockey cards

2015-16-Panini-Anthology-hockeyWhat: 2015-16 Panini Anthology hockey cards
 May 4
Box basics: At least four hits guaranteed per six-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini returns to hockey for one final release with a all-hits brand with plenty of mystery as no images for the cards were released.

Keep reading for more.

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Preview Gallery: 2016 In The Game The Final Vault hockey cards

card_021_144When 2016 In The Game The Final Vault hockey boxes arrive in late March, there will be quite a bit of history found inside — some big hits from the history of In The Game as well as big hits from the history of the NHL.

Every box will include 10 cards — five game-used memorabilia cards, four autographs and one mask card — with special Vault stamping noting that it came from this release.

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Preview Gallery: 2015 Leaf Ultimate hockey cards

Leaf-Ultimate-1When 2015 Leaf Ultimate hockey cards arrive on Wednesday, they’ll show up with nothing but the hits in play as the high-end brand packs some of the biggest and baddest pieces of memorabilia in any sport.

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Abe Vigoda had very few roles when it came to trading cards

vigodaActor Abe Vigoda had many roles in his acting career, but for people of a certain age his roles in Barney Miller and The Godfather might come to mind first.

Sal Tassio and Detective Fish were the most-memorable for the veteran actor during a career that spanned from the 1940s into the 2000s — nearly 100 credits. He died on Tuesday at age 94.

His roles on cardboard? They were much more limited.

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