2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Hobby Box
Sprint into another NHL season with 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey. The annual set kicks off the flagship line with many established favorites.
As is the case in nearly every flagship NHL set, including 2018-19, each Hobby box delivers six Young Guns cards along with several inserts. The product is also issued on UD's online ePack platform about a month after the normal release.
2019-20 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey is planned for February 2020.
2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Base / Young Guns
The 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey checklist ramps up with a 250-card set. This includes 198 base cards to go with 49 Young Guns (1:4 packs) and three checklist cards.
Sticking to tradition, parallels include Clear Cut (1:72 packs), Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10).
Sporting a new look, only time will tell how the '19-20 rookies (and the YG design) stack up against the long history of Young Guns.
No matter if you consider them a base subset or an insert, the UD Canvas cards remain quite popular. Combining to fall four per box (1:6 packs), collectors can find 89 base UD Canvas (1:7 packs) and 29 UD Canvas Young Guns (1:48 packs) cards. There are also two checklists for a grand total of 120 cards.
2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Inserts
Inserts bring more to the equation for 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, including several debut lines. New this time around, there is the 50-card Pure Energy (1:6 packs) that packs a certain spark, just like the featured players.
UD also wants you to remember the official company spokesmen as the cardmaker celebrates its 30-year anniversary. The 30 Years of Upper Deck insert highlights Connor McDavid, Patrick Roy and Wayne Gretzky, with each averaging 1:30 packs.
The forward-looking Generation Next is a fairly common insert card at 1:15 packs.
More insert choices include Shooting Stars for multiple positions and the acetate Clear Cut insert line.
- Centers - 1:64 packs
- Centers Red - 1:192 packs
- Right Wingers - 1:96 packs
- Right Wingers Red - 1:288 packs
- Defencemen - 1:192 packs
- Defencemen Red - 1:576 packs
- Foundation Duos - 1:424 packs
- Leaders Trios - 1:4,752 packs
- Honoured Members Update - #100
- Cut Components - 1:1,008 packs
Another seasoned set is UD Portraits, but with a refreshed look for 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey. The dual-image cards offer 40 veterans and 10 rookies at 1:6 packs. Both sets come in Gold Foil (base - #/25; rookies - #/99) and Platinum Blue (base - #/5; rookies - #/25) editions.
The rarest pulls include Ceremonial Puck Drop (1:2,880 packs), Day With The Cup (1:2,880 packs), 2019 NHL Draft SP (1:12,960 packs), and 2019 NHL Draft SP Gold (1:60,000 packs).
In addition, O-Pee-Chee Glossy Rookie cards are exclusive to Tins via a three-card pack. These also have Bronze (1:10 packs) and Gold (1:30 packs) versions.
2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Autographs / Relics
Although hits aren't expected by the box, 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey does offer several autograph and relic inserts. Autographs come in Signature Sensations (1:276 packs), UD Canvas Signatures (jersey #'d) and the very tough Ceremonial Puck Drop Auto parallel (1:30,000 packs).
For memorabilia cards, collectors can chase UD Game Jersey (1:40 packs) and Patch (#/15), Generation Next Jersey (1:576 packs) and Patch (#/10), and Rookie Retrospective Jersey (1:576 packs) and Patch (#/18) cards.
2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Hobby Box Break Average
- 6 Young Guns Rookie Cards
- 4 UD Canvas
- 4 UD Portraits Inserts
- 1 Shooting Stars Insert