2008-09 Upper Deck NHL Legends Masterpieces

Collectors can experience artist renderings of the greatest moments in hockey history with 2008-09 Upper Deck NHL Legends Masterpieces

North Las Vegas, NV (September 3, 2008) – Upper Deck is well known for helping sports fans relive the moments that gave them goose bumps through trading cards. Now the trading card giant is highlighting the top moments in hockey as painted by various artists and printed on a canvas-like paper. These miniature masterpieces will help collectors relive moments like the night Mario Lemieux came back from cancer, or when Bobby Orr scored “The Goal” or when hockey’s heroes were showing off the Stanley Cup.

The 2008-09 Upper Deck NHL Legends Masterpieces product is also a great value for collectors with each box yielding four autograph or game-used cards on average. Additionally, each box will include a 5”x 7” blow-up card along with one autographed blow-up card per case on average. There are also exciting chase elements with “1-of-1” sketch cards from each of the unique artists who contributed to the set and matted parallel cards of the base set.

“We think hockey fans will be excited about adding this Hall-of-Fame-caliber product to their collections,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck Hockey brand manager. “To capture these amazing moments in a new way is a real thrill. From Gordie Howe to Wayne Gretzky, we pulled out all the stops to provide hockey fans with the best images from hockey’s long history.”

Upper Deck’s 2008-09 Upper Deck NHL Legends Masterpieces carries a suggested retail price of $6.99 per four-card hobby pack and is available in stores now.

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Featuring an entire base set of exclusive artists’ paintings!
  • Get four autograph or memorabilia cards in each box on average! At least one will be a signature card!
  • Collect one 5” x 7” blow-up card in each box! Within each case, an average of one blow-up card will be autographed!
  • Look for awesome 1-of-1 sketch cards – all unique from great artists!
  • Find Matted insert cards throughout the set!
  • Five distinct colors differentiate the distinct levels within the autograph, jersey and parallel cards!

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:

  • Autograph Cards (combining with memorabilia cards to deliver an avg. of four per box!)
  • Masterpiece Brushstrokes, Brown Border – inserted 1:10
  • Masterpiece Brushstrokes, Green Border – #’d to 35
  • Masterpiece Brushstrokes, Blue Border – #’d to 25
  • Masterpiece Brushstrokes, Red Border – #’d to 10
  • Masterpiece Brushstrokes, Black Border – #’d to 1
Memorabilia Cards (combining with autograph cards to deliver an avg. of four per box!)
  • Canvas Clippings, Brown Border – inserted 1:10
  • Canvas Clippings, Green Border – #’d to 85
  • Canvas Clippings, Blue Border – #’d to 50
  • Canvas Clippings, Red Border – #’d to 10
  • Canvas Clippings, Black Border – #’d to 1

 Oversized 5” x 7” Box Toppers

    • Regular Cards, Blue Border – inserted 1:18
    • Autographed Regular Cards, Red Border – inserted 1:252
    Awesome Masterpiece Sketch Cards
      • Masterpiece Sketches – #’d to 1
      Parallel Cards (combining to deliver an avg. of 2 per box!)
      • Masterpiece Matte, Brown Border – inserted 1:9
      • Masterpiece Matte, Green Border – #’d to 99
      • Masterpiece Matte, Blue Border – #’d to 50
      • Masterpiece Matte, Red Border – #’d to 25
      • Masterpiece Matte, Black Border – #’d to 1

       Regular Cards

        • 87 Regular Cards

         Checklist

        # Description
        1 Lord Stanley
        2 Lester B. Pearson
        3 Lady Byng
        4 Bill Barilko
        5 Jari Kurri
        6 Syl Apps
        7 Patrick Roy
        8 Ron Hextall
        9 Richard Brodeur
        10 Mark Messier
        11 Mario Lemieux
        12 Mario Lemieux
        13 Lester Patrick
        14 Ray Bourque
        15 Ray Bourque
        16 Theoren Fleury
        17 Wayne Gretzky
        18 Dale Hawerchuk
        19 Daryl Evans
        20 Mark Messier
        21 Patrick Roy
        22 Cam Neely
        23 Mike Bossy
        24 Pat LaFontaine
        25 Lanny McDonald
        26 Denis Savard
        27 Bobby Hull
        28 Gordie Howe
        28 Bobby Hull
        29 Georges Vezina
        30 George Hainsworth
        31 Tony Esposito
        32 Phil Esposito
        33 Bobby Orr
        34 Bobby Orr
        35 Jari Kurri
        36 Walter "Turk" Broda
        37 Foster Hewitt
        38 Wayne Gretzky
        39 Luc Robitaille
        40 Rick Vaive
        41 Borje Salming
        42 Darryl Sittler
        43 Clark Gillies
        44 William "Scotty" Bowman
        45 Glenn Anderson
        46 Bobby Hull
        47 Grant Fuhr
        48 Ray Bourque
        49 Brian Leetch
        50 Joe Mullen
        51 Johnny Bower
        52 Bob Baun
        53 Guy Lafleur
        54 Stan Mikita
        55 Jean Beliveau
        56 Dino Ciccarelli
        57 Frank Mahovlich
        58 Peter Stastny
        59 Marcel Dionne
        60 Rod Langway
        61 Bobby Clarke
        62 Brent Sutter
        62 Brian Sutter
        62 Darryl Sutter
        62 Duane Sutter
        62 Rich Sutter
        62 Ron Sutter
        63 Steve Shutt
        64 Rick MacLeish
        65 Manon Rheaume RC
        66 Marty McSorley
        67 Alex Delvecchio
        68 Dale Hawerchuk
        69 Gilbert Perreault
        70 Rogatien Vachon
        71 Doug Wilson
        72 Eddie Shack
        73 Willie O'Ree
        74 Guy Lafleur
        75 Bernie Parent
        76 Andy Bathgate
        77 Craig MacTavish
        78 Wayne Gretzky
        79 Mark Messier
        80 Gordie Howe
        81 Mario Lemieux
        82 Bobby Orr
        83 Phil Esposito
        84 Wayne Gretzky
        85 Gordie Howe
        86 Mario Lemieux
        87 Mark Messier 

        Brushstrokes Checklist
        # Description
        MB-AB Andy Bathgate
        MB-AD Alex Delvecchio
        MB-AM Al MacInnis
        MB-AO Adam Oates
        MB-BB Bob Bourne
        MB-BC Bobby Clarke
        MB-BD Bill Dineen
        MB-BF Bernie Federko
        MB-BH Bobby Hull
        MB-BK Johnny Bucyk
        MB-BL Brian Leetch
        MB-BN Bernie Nicholls
        MB-BO Bob Baun
        MB-BR Brian Sutter
        MB-BS Borje Salming
        MB-BU Emile "Butch" Bouchard
        MB-CA Guy Carbonneau
        MB-CG Clark Gillies
        MB-CH Don Cherry
        MB-CN Cam Neely
        MB-DA Darryl Sutter
        MB-DC Dino Ciccarelli
        MB-DD Dick Duff
        MB-DG Doug Gilmour
        MB-DP Denis Potvin
        MB-DU Duane Sutter
        MB-DW Doug Wilson
        MB-EL Ron Ellis
        MB-ES Eddie Shack
        MB-FM Frank Mahovlich
        MB-GA Glenn Anderson
        MB-GF Grant Fuhr
        MB-GH Gordie Howe
        MB-GL Guy Lafleur
        MB-GP Gilbert Perreault
        MB-HH Harry Howell
        MB-HO Mark Howe
        MB-HX Ron Hextall
        MB-JB Jean Beliveau
        MB-JK Jari Kurri
        MB-JM Joe Mullen
        MB-JO Johnny Bower
        MB-LA Rod Langway
        MB-LM Lanny McDonald
        MB-LR Larry Robinson
        MB-MB Mike Bossy
        MB-MC Craig MacTavish
        MB-MD Marcel Dionne
        MB-MF Mike Foligno
        MB-ML Mario Lemieux
        MB-MM Marty McSorley
        MB-MS Mark Messier
        MB-OR Bobby Orr
        MB-PE Phil Esposito
        MB-PR Patrick Roy
        MB-PS Peter Stastny
        MB-RB Ray Bourque
        MB-RD Ron Duguay
        MB-RH Manon Rheaume
        MB-RI Richard Brodeur
        MB-RK Leonard "Red" Kelly
        MB-RL Reggie Lemelin
        MB-RM Rick MacLeish
        MB-RO Luc Robitaille
        MB-RS Rich Sutter
        MB-RV Rogatien Vachon
        MB-SA Denis Savard
        MB-SB William "Scotty" Bowman
        MB-SC Dave Schultz
        MB-SM Stan Mikita
        MB-SR Ron Sutter
        MB-SS Steve Shutt
        MB-SU Brent Sutter
        MB-TE Tony Esposito
        MB-TF Theoren Fleury
        MB-TL Ted Lindsay
        MB-TO Terry O'Reilly
        MB-VT Vladislav Tretiak
        MB-WG Wayne Gretzky
        MB-WO Willie O'Ree
        MB-WT Walt Tkaczuk

        Canvas Clippings Checklist
        # Description
        CC-BC Bobby Clarke
        CC-BF Bernie Federko
        CC-BL Brian Leetch
        CC-BO Bob Bourne
        CC-BR Richard Brodeur
        CC-BS Billy Smith
        CC-BT Bryan Trottier
        CC-BU Johnny Bucyk
        CC-CN Cam Neely
        CC-DH Dale Hawerchuk
        CC-DS Darryl Sittler
        CC-GF Grant Fuhr
        CC-GH Gordie Howe
        CC-GP Gilbert Perreault
        CC-JB Jean Beliveau
        CC-JK Jari Kurri
        CC-LR Larry Robinson
        CC-MD Marcel Dionne
        CC-ML Mario Lemieux
        CC-MR Mike Richter
        CC-PL Pat LaFontaine
        CC-PS Peter Stastny
        CC-RE Ron Ellis
        CC-RH Ron Hextall
        CC-RL Rod Langway
        CC-RO Luc Robitaille
        CC-SG Borje Salming
        CC-SM Stan Mikita
        CC-SS Steve Shutt
        CC-SU Brent Sutter
        CC-TE Tony Esposito
        CC-TF Theoren Fleury
        CC-TW Dave "Tiger" Williams
        CC-WG Wayne Gretzky
        CC-AM1 Al MacInnis
        CC-AM2 Al MacInnis
        CC-AO1 Adam Oates
        CC-AO2 Adam Oates
        CC-BN1 Bernie Nicholls
        CC-BN2 Bernie Nicholls
        CC-DC1 Dino Ciccarelli
        CC-DC2 Dino Ciccarelli
        CC-FM1 Frank Mahovlich
        CC-FM2 Frank Mahovlich
        CC-GA1 Glenn Anderson
        CC-GA2 Glenn Anderson
        CC-JM1 Joe Mullen
        CC-JM2 Joe Mullen
        CC-LM1 Lanny McDonald
        CC-LM2 Lanny McDonald
        CC-MM1 Mark Messier
        CC-MM2 Mark Messier
        CC-PE1 Phil Esposito
        CC-PE2 Phil Esposito
        CC-PR1 Patrick Roy
        CC-PR2 Patrick Roy
        CC-RB1 Ray Bourque
        CC-RB2 Ray Bourque
        CC-RV1 Rogatien Vachon
        CC-RV2 Rogatien Vachon
        CC-SA1 Denis Savard
        CC-SA2 Denis Savard
        CC-SB1 William "Scotty" Bowman
        CC-SB2 William "Scotty" Bowman
        CC-SB3 William "Scotty" Bowman
        CC-WC1 Wendel Clark
        CC-WC2 Wendel Clark