Today 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.