Upper Deck readies promotional card set for NHL Draft

2016-Upper-Deck-NHL-Draft-Pick-Set-Connor-McDavidThis year’s NHL Draft is set to start on June 24 and Upper Deck will be ready for the event with a set of trading cards available to collectors.

Cards of past draft picks since, you know, those strict rules about Rookie Cards are still in play.

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Al Capone’s fingerprints up for grabs this week via Heritage Auctions

Heritage14The impressive stash of 1992 Olympic Dream Team memorabilia will probably get the post-sale attention, but there are a few other big-ticket items presently the auction block and ending in the next few days via Heritage Auctions.

The weirdest? Al Capone‘s fingerprints.

In 1929, Capone provided these prints after he was sent to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It’s an 8-inch square document that’s also signed by Capone — and it’s presently sitting at $44,000 ($52,580 with a buyer’s premium) with two days remaining in the sale.

Sure, it’s not a sports item — but there are some big pieces in that world that more than a few collectors would want to get their hands on in this auction. Keep reading for more.

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Upper Deck readies exclusive cards for Winter Classic showdown

2015-16-NHL-Upper-Deck-Winter-Classic-Commemorative-Set-Montreal-Max-PaciorettyHockey fans will have some extra things to look out for after the NHL’s Winter Classic on Friday when the Montreal Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins in Gillette Stadium.

Upper Deck hockey cards will be made just for the event and also will be distributed at participating hobby shops in the Boston area as well as in and around Montreal.

As with any premiere event, there also will be interactive displays and other unique cardboard for hockey fans (and collectors) to pick up outside the stadium.

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