Blackhawks ’20/21 UD SP Game Used Edition Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Zachary Lahay on being the lucky winner of the Patrick Kane 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Fabrics Relic. Once Zachary Lahay sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Blackhawks ’20/21 UD SP Game Used Edition Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Patrick Kane 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Fabrics Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, August 13, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Collin Morikawa 2021 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition #38

Duchene 2020/21 UD SP Game Used Edition Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Richard Nebe Jr. on being the lucky winner of the Matt Duchene 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition – Banner Year – 2020 NHL Winter Classic Banner Relic. Once Richard Nebe Jr. sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Duchene 2020/21 UD SP Game Used Edition Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Matt Duchene 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition – Banner Year – 2020 NHL Winter Classic Banner Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Hockey Hobby Box Break

The first box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Hockey.

Inside each box there is (1) pack of (6) cards. You should find (4) hits per box. Turns out the base cards are serial numbered to the player’s jersey number. This actually makes some of the base cards rarer than the parallels.

The Sedin base, and Duchene Banner Relic look really cool.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Kieffer Bellows Authentic Rookies Base Blue Auto

Relics:

  • John Klingberg Base Silver Jersey Relic
  • Matt Duchene 2020 NHL Winter Classic Banner Year Relic
  • Patrick Kane 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Fabrics Relic

Parallel:

  • Lucas Carlsson Authentic Rookies Blue Burst #’ed/199

Base:

  • Henrik Sedin Legends #’ed/33

Card of the Day: Jimmy Johnson 2004 Upper Deck SP Game Used Significance Auto

2019 Leaf In The Game Used Sports Set To Arrive In Time For The National

Earlier this week I was excited to announce that Leaf In The Game Used Sports is making it’s return in 2019.  Like I mentioned in my previous post, the 2018 version of this product was just loaded with one low-numbered hit after another.  I never had a bad box.

Leaf has released the official sales sheet for 2019 Leaf In The Game Used Sports.  As is the case with a lot of sales sheets, some of these autographs and patches could change between now and the time it actually comes out.

The configuration looks similar to last year – (12) boxes per case, and (5) hits per box.  July 31, 2019 is the set release date.  I’m sure it will be one of the eligible products that you can use for Leaf’s wrapper redemption program during the National Sports Collector’s Convention.

Leaf In The Game Used Sports Returns For 2019

Good luck trying to find a sealed box of 2018 Leaf In The Game Used Sports.  Its almost impossible.  Released on August 1, 2018 (the first day of the National), this product was a huge hit at the show.  If you couldn’t make it to Cleveland, various dealers carried it.  But their stock didn’t last very long.  Its been months since I’ve seen a sealed box surface.

What made this product so popular?  Boxes are loaded with low-numbered hits.  Five to be exact.  At an initial cost of $160-$165 per box, collectors quickly realized they were getting quite the deal.  Most boxes were solid, and delivered value that was equal to the box price.  Lots of times the value was much more.  Not mass-produced.  Low case production.  I think Leaf configured it this way because they knew it would draw people in.  As collectors began to catch on, the price of a single box began to grow.  The last time I saw a box listed for sale it cost $269.  I was lucky to get my hands on three boxes last year.  You can see what I pulled here and here.

I’m happy to announce that Leaf plans to bring back In The Game Used Sports for 2019.  While we don’t have a release date, box/case price, configuration details, and/or print run yet, Leaf did let a few images slip out.  These pictures are of cards from their “The Chosen Few” collection.  Randomly inserted are redemptions for some heavy-duty high-end cards.  If you pull one, Leaf will allow you to pick a card from their “The Chosen Few” inventory.  Obviously the sooner one is pulled, the more selection you will have.  More details to come.

2018 Leaf In The Game Used Sports Christmas Box Break

I absolutely love this product.  2018 Leaf In The Game Used Sports debuted during the National Sports Collectors Convention last summer.  Collectors quickly realized how loaded these boxes are, and the supply dried up significantly.  Individual box prices went from a starting point of $160 to $270 as of right now.  Sometimes a sealed box will popup on eBay with an asking price of over $300.  Very few dealers have any of this product left.  In fact, the only dealer that I can find who has any boxes left is Steel City Collectibles.  Back in August, I busted two of these boxes at the National, and they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Santa Claus found me a box.  As expected, it totally delivered.  I have yet to find a bad box of this stuff.  Highly recommended, and worth the price.

Here is what I pulled:

Relics

  • Rod Carew/Tony Gwynn Reflections Relic #’ed/20
  • Michael Jordan Enshrined Silver Relic #’ed/2
  • John Smoltz Jumbo Patch Magenta #’ed/4
  • Andruw Jones Fantastic Fabrics Patches Gold #’ed 1/1
  • John Elway/Peyton Manning/Steve McNair/Dan Marino/Kurt Warner/Tom Brady/Steve Young/Joe Montana MVP 8’s Patches #’ed/20