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Collector’s Corner will be a twice monthly column talking about the latest Hurricanes sports cards and broader hockey collectible news.
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This season is the most anticipated hockey card season in a decade due to rookies Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres. Rookie cards drive hockey card products and with 2 generational talents this year the interest will be as high as 2005-06 when Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin were both NHL rookies. This will also be a special year for Hurricane fans with rookie cards of first round draft pick Noah Hanifin as well as first card appearances for Danny Biega, Rasmus Rissanen as well as possibly Keegan Lowe.
Upper Deck, the only NHL licensed card manufacturer this season, has already announced that its first 4 releases this season have sold out. The first product that will include McDavid in an Oilers uniform will be Upper Deck Series 1 which is scheduled to be released in early November. NHL rules require positional players to appear in an NHL game before they can have a card issue. So the hockey products (O Pee Chee, MVP & Artifacts) already released this year only had redemption or exchange cards for a card of McDavid.
You will see articles about upcoming products as well as hockey features on current and former Hurricane players.
2015-16 Hockey Card Schedule Release (Dates subject to change)
2015/16 In The Game Stickwork
2015/16 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey Hobby
2015/16 Upper Deck Buybacks Hockey
2015/16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey
2015/16 In The Game Superlative
2015/16 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey
2015/16 Upper Deck Connor McDavid Collection
2015/16 Upper Deck Full Force Hockey
2015/16 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey