Month: April 2017

Ninja Update: 2008-09 The Cup

2008-09 The Cup Box

2008-09 The Cup is Upper Deck’s ultra high-end offering. Each tin produces only 4 cards and sells at about $950USD each. As is to be expected the product is crammed with highly desirable cards, including epic patches, stunning autographs, and many 1/1 cards. It also contains the printing plates for most of the other Upper […]

Ninja Update: 2008-09 Ultimate Collection

2008-09 Ultimate Collection Box

2008-09 Ultimate Collection is a higher-end Upper Deck product that blends memorabilia and autographs together to form popular cards. The quality of autographs offered is appealing to collectors, while patch cards are eye grabbing, especially on the Rookie Debut Threads. Unfortunately the rookie memorabilia in this product is not game-used which hurts the overall value […]

Ninja Update: 2008-09 Series 2 Hockey

2008-09 Series 2

2008-09 Series 2 is the follow up to Series 1. Usually less popular than Series 1, it still offers excellent value and provides Young Guns rookies for players such as Ben Bishop, Cory Schneider, and Karl Alzner. The product also brings forward many new insert sets that stand alone from Series 1, as well as […]

Ninja Update: 2008-09 Series 1 Hockey

2008-09 Series 1

2008-09 Series 1 is the premier product for Upper Deck. Offering the much sought after Young Guns set, Series 1 is the first opportunity to grab true rookie cards of players such as Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux, and Blake Wheeler. The addition of several insert sets and the chance at some good looking memorabilia, means […]

Ninja Update: 2008-09 Black Diamond

2008-09 Black Diamond Box

2008-09 Black Diamond was an excellent year for the popular Upper Deck product. It offered a balanced hit count that varied between inserts and parallels, as well as rookies and the jersey cards. While there is no guaranteed autograph, the product remains a fun and affordable option for collectors. Additionally, with a strong rookie class, […]

Ninja Update: 2008-09 MVP Hockey

2008-09 MVP Box

2008-09 MVP is a low-end Upper Deck product that focuses on base parallels and inserts. While the product does provide a jersey card in each box, the autographs are rare, and even the jerseys are a secondary focus. The product caters primarily to set builders and young collectors starting out in the hobby. Effectively 2008-09 […]