One of my favorite things to report on each year are the promotional programs that go on during the National. Because who doesn’t love free stuff? There are a few different ways you can look at the giveaways. The first is straight and simple. Its the National and they’re giving away stuff to those collectors opening their products. The second gets a little deeper into thought. Why are those specific products required to participate in the programs? The National is a great place for dealers to unload products that may not be moving very well. Now, this train of thought in my opinion doesn’t flow with Upper Deck or Topps products. They do promotional programs with popular products. Panini on the other hand forces you to buy crap products in order to take part. This is why I never participated in any of their programs last year.
I’m still surprised that Upper Deck has never made specially made Precious Metal Gem parallels for the National. I think they would go over well. They made some for the Industry Summit a few years ago.
With all that being said, here are the wrapper redemption programs that Upper Deck has planned so far for the 2015 National. More info can be found on Upper Deck’s blog.
Prominent Cuts packs will contain randomly inserted autographed cards. Plus Upper Deck has included six one-of-one cut signatures of deceased Chicago legends. Unlike previous years, it is possible to put together a complete Prominent Cuts set all in one day. Although you would have to open a lot of stuff and probably trade with others, Upper Deck isn’t giving out specific cards on certain days.
In order to receive (1) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Pack you need to buy (5) packs of the following products from a Certified Diamond Dealer and open them at the Upper Deck booth:
- 2014-15 NHL Fleer Showcase
- 2014-15 NHL O-Pee-Chee Platinum
- 2014-15 NHL Masterpieces
- 2014-15 NHL SP Authentic
- 2015 Goodwin Champions
- 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs
If you buy (1) pack of the following products you will receive (3) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Packs.
- 2014-15 NHL SP Game-Used
- 2014-15 NHL UD Premier
This program will start at 10:00 a.m. each day and run while supplies last. You can use the program up to four times per person, per day.
Cases of the following products are eligible for Upper Deck’s Case Breaker Promotion:
- 2014-15 NHL Fleer Showcase (12 count case)
- 2014-15 NHL O-Pee-Chee Platinum (16 count case)
- 2014-15 NHL SP Authentic (12 box case)
- 2014-15 NHL UD Premier (5 count case)
- 2014-15 Goodwin Champions (16 count case)
For each case that is opened, you will receive (10) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Packs and (1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket. The raffle ticket is good for a random memorabilia item, premium hobby pack/box, premium trading card, or Prominent Cuts VIP Autograph card. Whatever you pick will be available right away. This promo is only available to the first 75 collectors who wish to take part in it.