2015-16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey preview

2015-16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey is the newest addition to the UD Hockey lineup. Contours has an emphasis on die-cut cards, including die-cut base parallel and memorabilia cards. Every four-pack box will come with one autograph or memorabilia hit per pack plus one numbered parallel or Rookie Resume card per pack.

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The base set for 2015-16 UD Contours features 100 total cards that likely focuses on veteran players. It wasn’t apparent from Upper Deck’s information if base cards will be die-cut, but there are four levels of numbered die-cut parallels. Parallel versions include Blue (#’d to 499), Red (#’d to 99), Gold (#’d to 10) and Gold Auto (#’d to 10).

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In addition to the base set there are Contours Rookie Resume cards numbered out of 399. These will likely feature many of the members of the high-profile 2015-16 rookie class, including Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Dylan Larkin, Max Domi and Artemi Panarin. Special Rookie Resume parallels will be numbered out of 99 with signed versions found in one out of every eight packs.

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More rookie content can be found with Rookie Autographs and Jersey cards. Base autograph versions are numbered out of 499 with jersey cards numbered to 199. Rookie jersey autos are numbered out of 199 as well. The always popular rookie patch and patch autos are numbered to just 35.

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Rookie Jumbo Fabrics with large-sized swatches are found in one out of eight packs with jumbo patch versions numbered out of ten.

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Upper Deck has added special sets of memorabilia and autograph cards dedicated to famous fans of NHL clubs. Some of the celebrities that have signed for Contours include Tom Glavine (Boston), Bret Hart (Calgary), Kevin Harvick (Los Angeles), Larry King (Washington), Rachel Nichols (Vancouver), CM Punk (Chicago), Kevin Smith (New Jersey), Lindsey Vonn (Colorado). High Profile Fans will have jersey (1:41 packs), patch (#’d to 65). jersey auto (#’d 199 or less) and patch auto (#’d to 25) versions to find. Team Fanatics will also showcase celebrity hockey fans with jersey (1:144 packs), patch (#’d to 65), jersey auto (#’d to 50) and patch auto (#’d to 10) editions.

Additional autograph and memorabilia hits in 2015-16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey include a three-tiered Youth Movement autographs set. These will be available out of either 399, 249 or 49 depending on the scarcity of the players. Club Crest jersey cards will be in 1:7 packs with a patch parallel numbered out of 75. Show Me Some Glove jersey cards can be found in 1:12 packs with a patch parallel numbered out of 20. Jumbo Fabrics will be in one out of every 15 packs with a parallel edition numbered to ten.

2015/16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey Hobby Box

2015/16 Upper Deck Contours Hockey Hobby Box

Product Features
  • Four Autograph or Memorabilia Card Per Box!
  • Four Base Card Parallel or Rookie Resume Per Box!
  • Jumbo Patch Fabrics of Top Rookies #'d to 10!
  • Find Rookie Autographed Jersey Cards #'d to 199!
  • McDavid, Eichel, Larkin, Domi RC's!!!
$569.95 $499.95

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