Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Upper Deck Unveils 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey

Today’s release marks last go-round for O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey;

sought-after set from Upper Deck will be more collectible than ever

Carlsbad, CA (August 11, 2010) – Packed with four great hits inside every five-card pack, Upper Deck’s 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey defines the essence of great hockey card collecting. Hitting store shelves today, OPC Premier is chock full of choice inserts including one autographed “Quad Rookie Memorabilia” card, one NHL superstar’s signature card, one manufactured patch card, and one triple- or quad-swatch memorabilia card or parallel card numbered to 25 or less, in every pack.

“O-Pee-Chee Premier is always one of our most sought-after sets and this year’s release is no exception,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck’s hockey brand manager. “Once again, we’ve covered the gamut with incredible rookie memorabilia cards, autographs and legends of the ice. And since this will be the last time Upper Deck produces this high-end set for at least the foreseeable future, it should only add to its collectibility.”

Leaving few pucks unturned, Upper Deck’s insert lineup is second to none. In addition to boasting renowned NHL names like Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, Mark Messier, Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky as part of its newly unveiled “Premier Signings” autograph extravaganza, this year’s OPC Premier collection includes super-cool manufactured patch cards featuring nicknames, achievements and famous nicknames of some of hockey’s most celebrated players ever including Don “Grapes” Cherry and “Bam Bam Cam” Neely. Orr, Howe and Gretzky are all under exclusive contract with Upper Deck.

The lineup kicks off with the highly desirable “Quad Memorabilia” autographed rookie cards which are numbered to 299. The manufactured patch cards include OPC “Premier Stichings” versions numbered to 199 and OPC autographed “Premier Stichings” gems numbered to just 25. The outstanding array of memorabilia cards found within OPC Premier will satisfy the most rabid of hockey card collectors starting with “OPC Premier Remnants, Quad Jerseys,” numbered to 25, and “Triple Jerseys,” numbered to 35. Current standouts included in both lineups include Alex Ovechkin, Martin Brodeur, Joe Thornton, Jari Kurri and Ryan Miller. Retired greats include Howe, Gretzky, Messier, Patrick Roy and Steve Yzerman.

The overall assortment of autographed cards is one of Upper Deck’s strongest in years. The initial “Premier Signings” lineup is numbered to 50 and includes current superstars like Antti Niemi, Sidney Crosby, Jarome Iginla, Martin Brodeur and Ovechkin, alongside top rookies from this past season including John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Jonas Gustavsson, Victor Hedman and James van Riemsdyk. The additional levels of “Premier Signings” autograph card variations include: “Duals,” numbered to 25; “Triples,” numbered to 15; “Quads,” numbered to 10; “Gold Parallels,” numbered to 15; “Dual Gold,” numbered to 10; “Triple Gold,” numbered to 5; and “Quad Gold,” numbered to 1.

Upper Deck’s 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey boasts five cards per pack (one pack per box) and is currently available @ DCS Sports Cards!


Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2
RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 6 is Florida Marlin Logan Morrison.
Throughout the remainder of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, Topps
will announce the subjects for the 10-card RED HOT ROOKIE program. Each
Topps Series 2 Hobby Box includes (1) RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption, which can
be redeemed online at

Stay tuned for RED HOT ROOKIE # 7!

Panini America Selects Peyton Manning as Official NFL Spokesman and Trading Card Ambassador

ARLINGTON, Texas - Panini America, a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectables announced today that four-time NFL MVP and Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning will serve as the company's official NFL spokesman and trading card ambassador.

Manning will be featured on Panini's 2010 NFL/NFLPA packaging, advertising and point-of-sale initiatives including the official NFL sticker/sticker album and NFL Adrenalyn, an interactive trading card game set to debut in August. Manning's autograph and game used materials will also appear in Panini Football products. Panini will also work with Manning's charity, The Peyback Foundation.

"I'm excited to be a part of a global brand like Panini and look forward to bringing the excitement of collecting Panini Football cards and stickers to kids with NFL Adrenalyn and the Panini NFL Sticker Album," said Indianapolis Colts Quarterback, Peyton Manning.

Manning joins five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant as a Panini spokesperson and trading card ambassador.

"Peyton will be the face of our Panini football products including the introduction of NFL Adrenalyn, our new interactive trading card game. He's one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks of all time and we are glad he is leading our huddle," said Mark Warsop, CEO Panini America, Inc. "Peyton's knack for throwing touchdowns is matched by Panini's commitment to be associated with the world's top athletes and getting kids excited about collecting NFL trading cards."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Huge National Treasures Pull @ DCS Sports Cards

A customer opened up some national treasures at the store yesterday and pulled this gem, a tyreke evans 1/1 autographed logoman!Buy national treasures and other great cards at DCS Sports Cards