Upper Deck NHL® Series 2 picks up where Series 1 left off delivering a new crop of Young Guns® rookie cards and incredible new content. The expanded base set includes more players for each team featuring incredible imagery, including players who were acquired later in the offseason. Finding short-printed Young Guns® cards will allow collectors to get their hands on rookie cards from some of the most talented young skaters in the NHL®.
The most important aspect for most fans is the new Young Guns lineup of 50 cards (#451-500). Falling 1:4 packs, this rookie subset contains some key names.
As always, the parallels include Clear Cut (Hobby only) for base (1:96) and rookie cards (1:288). Additional choices consist of Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10), plus the new French edition for base cards (1:30) and rookies (1:120).
Collectors can also count on the next round of UD Canvas cards, which average 1:8 packs. Joining 90 veteran cards, look for the short-printed Young Guns (30 cards – 1:48), Retired High Series (15 cards – 1:192) and Team Canada Program of Excellence (15 cards – 1:192) groupings.
The all-new Box Filler (1:359) insert set features some of the top enforcers in the game – past and present. All cards are printed on PTEG stock* and the set is exclusive to Series 2. A few prominent names included in the set are Paul Bissonnette, Matthew Tkachuk, and Georges Laraque.
The Day with the Cup insert is an annual tradition for the Upper Deck flagship release. The set features six different Tampa Bay players who played a prominent role in the teams championship run hoisting the coveted Stanley Cup. These elusive cards are 1/1,000.
The Rookie Materials and Rookie Dual Materials are series 2 Exclusive inserts and feature low-numbered patch parallels. Hockey fans will find them featured with young stars like Dylan Cozens and Kirill Kaprizov. The duals will have pairs like Bowen Byram and Shane Bowers.
Looking to prior seasons, Rookie Photoshoot Flashback Materials (1:576) displays images from the UD event along with an event-worn jersey swatch. Each relic set mentioned has a Patch parallel numbered to 25 or less.
Opting for some flashy designs, the 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey inserts add extra pop to the series. Picking up from Series 1, the UD Portraits Rookies (1:6 packs) set supplies cards #51-100. These feature Gold Foil (#/99) and Platinum Blue (#/25) parallels.
Dazzlers is back, as well, with 50 more cards to collect. Options include Blue (1:24) and Pink (1:144) versions.
The popular Fluorescence insert returns, giving hockey fans another brightly-colored set to collect. Five different color variations are available with a new checklist of rookies and cards numbered as low as five. These come in Gold (#/150), Blue (#/50), Green (#/15) and Magenta (#/5) color schemes.
Dazzlers are a new addition for the 2020-21 season and were a huge hit in Series One. Collectors can continue chasing the set with new brightly-colored, full-bodied cards. In Series 2, collectors can find two versions of each player – blue (1 per box, on average) and pink – for all 50 players featured in the insert set.
Another normal element is O-Pee-Chee Update, which brings rookies (1:6) and the ’19-20 award winners (1:24) to the main 2020-21 O-Pee-Chee lineup. Parallels include Blue Border and Hobby-only Red Border. In addition, the O-Pee-Chee Retro Rookie Update set adds Black Border (#/100) parallels.
hot… Rookie Breakouts is another popular insert set featured in Series 2. The cards feature a unique design and are numbered to just 100; printed on acetate, along with Fluorescence, which comes in Gold (#/150), Blue (#/50), Green (#/15) and Magenta (#/5) color schemes. Also, it gives hockey fans another opportunity to collect cards from some of the NHL’s top young superstars.
Unannounced Surprise Easter Egg Content will get collectors talking and their hands shaking as they discover these unexpected gems in packs of 2020-21 Upper Deck NHL® Series 2. Includes another round of the base Street Clothes variations and more artistic Fanimation inserts. There’s a new batch of Signature Sensations. Collectors can also find an update for prospects in the MVP Colors and Contours die-cut series.
People of all ages are loving Series Two… with a fantastic group of hot rookies, awesome content and great Easter Eggs, it’s a product you won’t want to miss out on!