2023-24 - UPPER DECK - SERIES 2 HOBBY BOX (MARCH 6, 2024)


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2023-24 - UPPER DECK - SERIES 2 HOBBY BOX

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Release: (MARCH 6, 2024)

Each 2023-24 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Hobby Box contains 12 packs with 12 cards in each pack!

Refresher on the Refresh! We made notable changes to the Upper Deck Series to deliver an even more compelling collecting experience! For the first time in more than 20 years, we changed the configuration (cards per pack/packs per box). We also increased the number of inserts per pack and expanded the base set parallel lineup. And while the configuration changed (fewer packs per box), we maintained the Young Guns® card count (6 per box, on average). In summary:

  • Three (3) inserts per pack, on average (formerly 1 per pack, on average)
  • Four (4) new base set parallels, three (3) of which are serial-#’d
  • No change to the number of Young Guns® cards per box (6, on average)

Series 2 sports the next 250 cards (251-500) of the 2023-24 Upper Deck base set. Annually, the Upper Deck base set is the most widely-collected base set in hockey. The set includes 198 veteran cards, 49 Young Guns® cards (the most anticipated rookie cards of the season!) and three checklist cards. As noted above, we expanded the parallel lineup. Here are the new parallels:

  • Outburst (Collect 1 Veteran or Young Gun per box, on average!)
  • Deluxe (#’d to 250)
  • Outburst Red (#’d to 25)
  • Outburst Gold (#’d 1-of-1)

The returning & ever-popular Exclusives (#’d to 100), High Gloss (#’d to 10) and Clear Cut (Hobby exclusive) parallels round out the impressive lineup that gives collectors a great deal of desirable cards to chase. Get ready to hunt for 1-of-1 Young Guns® cards!

Fans and collectors alike will be blown away by the UD Portraits cards! The 2023-24 version of this classic insert portrays star veterans and rookies like you’ve never seen them before! No two player portraits are the same. Collect at least one (1) UD Portraits card per box, on average, and keep an eye out for Silver Frame (#’d to 99) and Red Frame (#’d to 25) parallels, as well as printing plates. Series 2 hosts the final 30 cards of the 2023-24 UD Portraits set!

UD Canvas®, an intra-series set that is a longtime favorite amongst collectors, features a collection of the top stars in the game today, the best of the Young Guns® and, in Series 2 only, short-printed Retired and Program of Excellence (rookies that have played for Team Canada) subsets. Series 2 contains the next 150 cards (C121 – C270) of the 2023-24 set. Collect four (4) UD Canvas® cards per box, on average, and keep an eye out Hobby-exclusive Black & White parallels as well as the printing plates from all 150 cards.

  • Chase Card Alert! Look for super rare hard-signed & hand-numbered UD Canvas Signatures cards.

New Insert Sets! The latest edition of Series 2 sports an impressive lineup of new insert sets sure to please everyone, from the casual fan to the avid collector:

  • Director of Boards: This set showcases some of the more physical players in the game today. Collect one (1) per box, on average.
  • Ecliptic: Top stars and rookies are pictured shooting the puck in this all-new set.
  • Instinctive: Goalie fans will dig this set showing top goalies making a save! Collect three (3) per box, on average.
  • PC’s: This superstar-laden set boasts arguably the best player from each team along with three extra superstars! Collect at least three (3) per box, on average.
  • For each set above, there are also Sparkle (look for two (2) per box, on average) and rare Gold Sparkle parallels to collect!
  • Deep Roots: This set showcases 50 foundational players! Collect three (3) Deep Roots cards per box, on average, and keep an eye out for rare Purple parallels!
  • Glaring: Each card in this set features a close-up image of the eyes of a star player! Keep an eye out for Gold parallels #’d to 100 and printing plates.
  • Monster Season: This special set commemorates Connor McDavid’s 2022-23 season, which culminated with his third Hart Memorial Trophy win! There is a card for each of his 82 regular season games played – each with a photo from, and some text about, the game. In addition to the regular set, there is also a Gold parallel set #’d to 153 – the incredible number of points he scored last season.

The Population Count insert returns after a successful 2022-23 debut, but with a twist. This season, each card is printed on acetate stock! There are seven different print runs (1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10 and 1) of this unique 30-card set mimicking slabbed cards and featuring 30 new (not featured in Series 1) top-tier stars and rookies. The checklist is impressive and everyone will be chasing the low-print run versions!

The popular Honor Roll® and Dazzlers inserts are back as well. Both are intra-series sets, but the Honor Roll® set ends in Series 2, so be sure to complete this 2023-24 set! In Series 1, the checklists consisted of only star veterans, but for Series 2, the Honor Roll® checklist is comprised solely of rookies while the Dazzlers checklist features more star veterans with some rookies sprinkled in. Look for Silver (#’d to 250) and Gold (#’d to 25) parallels of the Honor Roll® cards, as well as printing plates, and both Blue and Pink versions of the Dazzlers set (as well as printing plates)! Each box will contain, on average, one (1) Blue Dazzlers card.

Series 2 Exclusives! The brightly colored Fluorescence and Highlighters sets return. They are only available in Series 2! The Fluorescence set showcases the top rookies. Collect Red, Gold (#’d to 150), Blue (#’d to 50), Pink (#’d to 15) and Green (#’d to 5) versions. The Highlighters set showcases players that produced a top 2022-23 season highlight. There are Yellow, Orange, Pink and Green versions to collect.

BOX BREAK (on average)

  • 10 Director of Boards, Ecliptic, Instinctive and/or PC’s Cards (New!)
  • 6 Young Guns® Cards
  • 6 Honor Roll® and/or UD Portraits Cards
  • 4 UD Canvas® Cards (Includes Young Guns®, Retired & Program of Excellence Subset Cards)
  • 3 Deep Roots Cards (New!)
  • 2 Director of Boards, Ecliptic, Instinctive and/or PC’s – Sparkle Parallel Cards (New!)
  • 1 Base Set – Clear Cut Parallel, UD Canvas® – Black & White Parallel or Fluorescence Red Card
  • 1 Base Set – Outburst Parallel Card (Veteran or Young Gun)
  • 1 Monster Season or Glaring Card (New!)
  • 1 Blue Dazzlers Card
  • 1 Wildcard (Includes all Rare Ratio’d & #’d Cards)

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