National Hockey Card Day in Canada is Saturday, February 9, 2013

10_NHCDlogoToday is National Hockey Card Day in Canada. Hobby shops are giving away exclusive packs of hockey cards. Each free pack contains 5 cards from a 15-card set. A 16th card–featuring Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky–can be obtained if you make a purchase.

Toys R’ Us and London Drugs are also participating in NHCD and are giving away oversized cards. There are five different “blow ups” available: Bobby Orr, Jaden Schwartz, Sidney Crosby, Joe Sakic and Jarome Iginla.

To find a participating retailer in Canada, visit the National Hockey Card Day website.

To read more about NHCD, check out the Upper Deck Blog.

Set Wanted: If any Canadian collector out there ends up with an extra set, an extra blow-up card or two, or a few extra wrappers, I will trade you for them. I plan on trying to put together several U.S. NHCD sets next weekend, so I should be able to trade you a U.S. set, or something else from my Trade List.

Specifically, this is what I am looking for:

  • A 15-card NHCD Canadian set
  • The special Wayne Gretzky / Mario Lemieux 1987 Canada Cup card
  • 2 checklist cards
  • 4 empty wrappers
  • Oversized Joe Sakic card
  • Oversized Sidney Crosby card
  • Oversized Jaden Schwartz card
  • Oversized Jarome Iginla card
  • Oversized Bobby Orr card

I am interested to know how NHCD in Canada went for you this year. Did you score one–or many–packs? Did you pull an autograph or get one of the oversized cards? Feel free to post a reply on how your National Hockey Card Day went.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

4 thoughts on “National Hockey Card Day in Canada is Saturday, February 9, 2013”

  1. Hey Sal,

    When I visit my 1 LCS today I’ll be picking up 4 packs and a bunch of oversized cards from Toys R Us right across the street from it. Also buying a couple of packs to get a few Lemieux/Gretzkys… Although I might not have a set to trade you I might need a Quick 16th, so that might work out nicely!

  2. only got one extra oversied card but have an extra Gretzky Lemieux card as well had a few packs but only got one set for each of my 2 kids they’re happy… we may be able to make a trade if i can help

  3. I have 2 complete sets including the Lemieux/Gretzky and extras. Plus still have 10 unopened packs and am sure I can still get more from the shop near me. I also have 2 complete sets of the over sized cards.

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