Well, this weekend is ‘Hockey Weekend Across America’ and it is not a coincidence that ‘National Hockey Card Day’ falls this weekend. Hockey fans within the U.S. borders can net a free pack of Upper Deck NHL cards. Upper Deck is working with participating hobby and retail shops, NHL and the NHLPA to give fans a free 5-card pack on February 16th.
In these pack, Upper Deck has also randomly inserted a limited amount of autograph cards. The odds of pulling these cards are very difficult, so those who are lucky enough to score one really have a special collectible. The three players who have autographs inserted in these packs are Detroit Red Wings’ Brendan Smith, New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider and Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin.
In order to score your free pack, you need to find stores near that participates in the promotion by checking the official National Hockey Card Day website.
For more details on the promotion, fans should definitely check out the official press release on National Hockey Card Day in the USA as well. And fans will want to make sure they “like” the National Hockey Card Day Facebook page as we will be announcing some fun giveaways there before the event!
Your local hobby shop might even be one specially chosen to be giving away one of fourteen hockey helmets signed by NHL rookies who attended the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase.
And while collectors will definitely want to visit hobby locations to put together the entire 16-card set by getting the Jonathan Quick Memorable Moments card that is ONLY available as a gift with purchase at hobby shops, there are other opportunities to participate in National Hockey Card Day.
Upper Deck will also be sampling National Hockey Card Day packs at three other locations where hockey fans will likely be visiting beginning this Saturday. (Check your local NHL arena if they’re participating in this event).
Make sure to share pictures on the Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day Facebook page and on Twitter call out @UpperDeckHockey and #NHCD!
If you don’t live near a hobby shop or retail store participating in this ‘National Hockey Card Day’ event, please visit Upper Deck’s page announcing this event for further details.