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Sunday, February 7, 2010

NHL giving free cards to fans

This is probably old news for some of you but I just heard about it and thought I would share. Apparently, Upper Deck is sponsoring special “NHL Team Pack Giveaway Nights” during the second half of the season this year. Each of the teams involved will be given 10,000 six-player packs to hand out free of charge at the arenas on a specified night (see list below). There will also be 1,000 special chase cards produced for each team, comprising a 7 card set.

The program started last weekend with the New Jersey Devils. Martin Brodeur, Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner, Patrik Elias, Colin White and Paul Martin comprised New Jersey’s 6 card set lineup. The 7th “chase” card featured Travis Zajac and could only be obtained through the team shop as a gift with purchase of any pack of 2009-10 NHL hockey cards. I wonder how many more packs they will sell so that people can get that elusive 7th card?

Here are the rest of the dates: (Obviously some are already passed) The chase cards are in parenthesis

Feb. 5, Chicago (Patrick Kane);
Feb. 6, Atlanta (Zach Bogosian), Boston (Zdeno Chara), Dallas (Mike Modano), Los Angeles (Drew Doughty) and Tampa (Martin St. Louis);
Feb. 11, Detroit (Nicklas Lidstrom);
Feb. 12, Colorado (Matt Duchene);
Feb. 13, Buffalo (Thomas Vanek), Calgary (Miikka Kiprusoff) and Phoenix (Ilya Bryzgalov);
March 2, Ottawa (Daniel Alfredsson), Pittsburgh (Marc-Andre Fleury) and Toronto (Luke Schenn);
March 6, New York Islanders (Kyle Okposo);
March 7, Nashville (JP Dumont);
March 9, Philadelphia (Chris Pronger);
March 12, Anaheim (Jonas Hiller) and Washington (Nicklas Backstrom);
March 13, Carolina (Cam Ward), Columbus (Steve Mason) and San Jose (Dany Heatley); and
March 21, Florida (Tomas Vokoun).

I'm definitely going to have my brother get me the Penguins set. Text message sent.


  1. I picked up the lightning set last night. They are the same cards that are in the UD base set except the numbering is difffernt i.e. (TB-1, TB-2, ec). I bought a pack of OPC so that I could get the St Louis card..

  2. Cool. That sucks that they didn't use different photography though. It kind of takes the excitement out of it.

  3. These 5-card sets have different numbering, and some other differences--such as lack of foil, holograms, etc.

    I got a set like that a few years ago:

    Justin G. - What's the deal with the St. Louis card? You got the other cards for free, but had to buy that one?


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