2018-19 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey is an annual favorite product. Much loved sets such as Future Watch Rookies, Immortal Ink, and Sign of the Times are back as always, but this years big selling point is that it is the first Upper Deck release to include autographs from Jack Eichel, and Nico Hishier, whose rights were acquired earlier this year. The release also sees more NHL legends autographs following the signing of a contract with the Retired Players Association. Also look for update sets and the return of the Upper Deck Bounty Program. There is also usually unannounced sets such as Young Guns Acetates included.
Expected Release Date:
June 5, 2019
Approx. $130USD Per Hobby Box
5 Cards Per Pack; 18 Packs Per Box; 16 Boxes Per Case (2 Inners)
1 Future Watch Auto; 1 Additional Auto; 1-2 Spectrum FX; 3 Base Red Parallels; 4 Upper Deck Update; 7 Inserts
Always a popular release. Couple of downsides in that there are a lot of no name rookies in there, as well as the price to auto ratio. SPA used to have...
What Mike Says:
Sorry but this stuff is just too expensive. 2 autos for close to $200 Canadian = impossible to get any value unless you hit a top rookie you are gonna lose. The trend of this hobby is just doubling in price each year, thats what happens when you have a monopoly on the sport, back when Panini was allowed to make NHL cards this would not have even been a hundred bucks.
Sets per Team (How Many Different Cards Each Team Has, this information is unique to breakninja and very handy for group breaks):
Toronto Maple Leafs 73 Chicago Blackhawks 64 Edmonton Oilers 63 New York Rangers 57 Montreal Canadiens 53 Pittsburgh Penguins 52 Detroit Red Wings 50 Anaheim Ducks 49 Boston Bruins 49 Calgary Flames 49 Buffalo Sabres 45 Carolina Hurricanes 44 New Jersey Devils 44 Ottawa Senators 44 Dallas Stars 43 Vegas Golden Knights 43 Winnipeg Jets 42 Los Angeles Kings 40 St. Louis Blues 40 Florida Panthers 38 Washington Capitals 38 Philadelphia Flyers 37 Tampa Bay Lightning 37 Vancouver Canucks 37 Minnesota Wild 35 Nashville Predators 34 Colorado Avalanche 31 San Jose Sharks 31 New York Islanders 28 Arizona Coyotes 24 Columbus Blue Jackets 21
Numbered per Team (The Total Print Run of Serial Numbered Cards per Team):
Chicago Blackhawks 7983 Anaheim Ducks 7740 Detroit Red Wings 7418 Boston Bruins 7116 Carolina Hurricanes 6731 New Jersey Devils 6197 Ottawa Senators 5640 Calgary Flames 5432 New York Rangers 5374 Buffalo Sabres 5252 Los Angeles Kings 5095 Florida Panthers 4970 Edmonton Oilers 4492 Toronto Maple Leafs 4344 Winnipeg Jets 4318 Dallas Stars 4298 Minnesota Wild 4288 Philadelphia Flyers 4113 St. Louis Blues 4109 Montreal Canadiens 3480 Vancouver Canucks 3308 Vegas Golden Knights 2981 Tampa Bay Lightning 2980 New York Islanders 2900 San Jose Sharks 2786 Washington Capitals 2731 Pittsburgh Penguins 2305 Nashville Predators 1916 Arizona Coyotes 1697 Colorado Avalanche 863 Columbus Blue Jackets 573
Ninja Notes: Inscriptions are always fun and hard autos are just too rare in most products these days.
Ninja Notes: The patch autos in this stuff are really sought after each year, shown below is the retro version that mimics 08-09 SPA. Maybe they just too lazy to design new stuff eh lol.
Ninja Notes: Future Watch autos are the second most sought after card from Authentic. What I really like is they are all numbered out of 999 which gives everyone a chance to nab the top rookies.
Looking for some help on this one. I managed to get my hands on an autographed Guy LaFleur from this series, but can't find any info at all on it. Its the same number as the base, but the card is black with gold autograph. Any info would be appreciated.