2018/19 Upper Deck Series One Hockey available for preorder, releases November!

The flagship hockey brand is now up for presell for release in November, this is of course 2018/19 Upper Deck Series One Hockey! Collectors and kids alike both look forward to this release which unofficially kicks off the hockey season! There are some new ideas that Upper Deck has included this year as well so let’s take a look at what you can expect to find come the Fall.

The following and excitement for Upper Deck Series One stem from the Young Guns rookie cards. While most sets focus on the big hits like autos and patches, series one’s focus continues to be on the Young Guns subset. As in past years expect to find six per box on average. The 2018/19 Upper Deck Series One Hockey checklist begins with a 200-card base set and the aforementioned 50-card Young Guns Rookie card subset. Collectors can also look for UD Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10) parallels. There are also acetate Clear Cut parallels falling at 1:72 packs. You can’t forget about the popular UD Canvas insert either. These average 1:6 packs overall between the base card and Young Guns varieties.

The 2018/19 Upper Deck Series One Hockey inserts provide some new options for collectors this year. The 25 Under 25 (1:12 packs) counts down some of the very best young stars, while the 50-card Stonewalled set highlights the top goalies at a rate of 1:6 packs. Shooting Stars identifies 10 standouts at each position. Averaging one per box, hobby boxes offer Centers (1:64 packs), Goalies (1:192 packs) and Left Wingers (1:96 packs), while the tins feature Defencemen and Right Winger (1:48 packs) cards. Each positional subset has an even more limited Black parallel. Another cool new insert is Jágr Years (1:12 packs) which pays tribute to the legendary Jaromír Jágr. There is one card for every year he has played in the NHL.

Returning inserts include UD Portraits (1:6 packs) in limited Gold (Rookies – #/99; Base – #/25) and Platinum Blue (Rookies – #/25; Base – #/5) versions, Clear Cut Foundation (1:654 packs) and Clear Cut Leaders (1:8,104 packs), as well as the Clear Cut Honoured Members Update set (#/100).

Series One Hockey also has several insert choices that boast some difficult odds. There’s Ceremonial Puck Drop (1:2,000 packs), Cup Components (1:708 packs), and Day with the Cup (1:2,000 packs). Pushing those odds to the extreme are the 2018 NHL Draft SP cards (falling at 1:12,000 packs) which also has a variation (1:72,000 packs).

While the focus of Series One is not on the big hits, collectors can still find some nice auto and memorabilia sets such as UD Canvas Signatures (jersey #’d), Signature Sensations (1:288 packs), and the Ceremonial Puck Drop Autograph parallel (1:16,000 packs). UD Game Jersey also returns with a base version (1:41 packs) and patch (#/15) parallel. The 25 Under 25 and Jágr Years inserts add numbered jersey (#/250 or #/68) and patch/premium (#/10) parallels too!

Lock in your presell price today! Boxes, tins, and cases, are now up on our website!

2018/19 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Hobby 12-Box Case

2018/19 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Hobby 12-Box Case

Product Features
  • One Autograph Per CASE!
  • Six Young Guns UD Canvas Rookies Per CASE!
  • Six Young Guns Rookies Per Box!
  • Four UD Canvas Cards Per Box!
  • Collect Elias Pettersson Young Guns Rookies!



5 Responses to 2018/19 Upper Deck Series One Hockey available for preorder, releases November!

  1. ed August 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    Bought a case of series 1 tins from you guys last year and had a great Christmas morning with the kids. Now we have a house full of hockey tins. Think I will try the hobby boxes this year. Do you know when the checklist is published?

  2. Robert Yetto Jr August 17, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi Ed UD usually makes them available a couple of weeks before release so check back in the Fall.

  3. ed August 17, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

    Robert, thanks. And I will be checking.

  4. Ed October 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm #


    time for me to make a decision on Series 1. Can you clarify if the exclusives and high gloss are available in any packaging other than hobby box. Tins or retail? thanks


  5. Robert Yetto Jr October 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

    Hi Ed they are available in hobby only.