2018-19 Upper Deck SPX Hockey Box
2018-19 SPx Hockey again goes with a less-is-more approach to NHL cards. The seasoned Upper Deck brand provides four cards per Hobby box, with at least one autograph and one relic card expected to be among the haul.
Mirroring the 2017-18 version, SPx is also the place to find 2018-19 UD Black Hockey cards.
2018-19 SPx Hockey Base / Tech
The 2018-19 SPx Hockey base set is part of the technology (i.e. Tech) lineup that averages at least one per box.
This includes Base Stars (#/299) and Base Legends (#/299). These cards each have numbered Gold Spectrum parallels.
Another choice is found in the Shadow Box Rookies (#/298) subset, which features Light F/X technology paired with a dark finish. There is also the main Rookies insert (#/349).
2018-19 SPx Hockey Autographs
But that's not all as further expansion of the base set takes place in the 2018-19 SPx Hockey checklist. Tiered base editions include Stars Autograph (#/149, #/49 or #/15), Legends Autograph (#/15), and Rookies Autograph (#/249 or #/149). The Shadow Box Rookies Autograph cards also come in Tier 1 (#/198) or Tier 2 (#/98) groups, as do the Gold Spectrum parallels (#/18 or #/8).
Bringing relics into the equation are the Stars Gold Premium Material Autograph (#/49, #/25 or #/10), Legends Gold Premium Material Autograph (#/10), and Rookies Gold Premium Material Autograph (#/49 or #/25) cards. Each set adds a one-of-one Black parallel, as well.
Additional signed cards come in Lasting Marks (#/25) and Super Scripts (1:16). The Impressions Autos line utilizes tiered rarity, with print runs of 249, 125 or just 25 copies.
2018-19 SPx Hockey Relics
Various memorabilia cards also enter the mix for the 2018-19 SPx Hockey base set. Options consist of base Stars Material (1:20), Legends Material (1:24), and Rookies Material (1:12) relics.
Themed insert lines include the all-new SPxcitement Swatches (1:30) set with jumbo relics. For even more memorabilia, check out Double XL Duos Materials (#/199 or #/99), Extravagant Materials (1:20), and Radiant Materials (1:60).
Bringing down the print runs, every relic set offers Premium parallels with limited numbering.
2018-19 UD Black Hockey
Another Upper Deck NHL brand without a set to call home, 2018-19 UD Black Hockey resides in 2018-19 SPx Hockey. Standouts include the UD Black Lustrous Rookies cards (#/299) that come as Jersey (1:16) parallels, along with on-card Autograph (1:16) and Autograph Patch (#/65 or #/35) versions.
The tough Obsidian Scripts (1:200), Obsidian Material Scripts, Obsidian Scripts Rookies (1:400), and Obsidian Material Scripts Rookies (#/49) sets also boast on-card autographs, plus low-numbered Purple and Gold Spectrum parallels.
The jersey-filled UD Black Star Trademarks (#/199) and UD Black Rookie Trademarks (#/299) cards also offer numbered Auto Patch parallels.
A final UD Black debut in 2018-19 SPx Hockey, UD Black Marks of Obsidian (#/25) showcases gold paint pen autographs from various NHL stars.
2018-19 SPx Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
One of each from the following:
- Memorabilia card
- Technology card (Base or Shadow Box)
- Additional Autograph, Relic or Tech card
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