2024 National Hockey Card Day is This Saturday

Get Free Hockey Cards from Your Local Card Shop.

Considering how hard it has been to buy almost any recent hockey card products, the idea of actually getting some 2024 hockey cards in 2024 – for free, no less! – is exciting! 

This Saturday – April 13 – is National Hockey Card Day in the U.S., in Canada, and in even some other countries around the world. Fans who visit a participating card shop can get a free, exclusive pack of National Hockey Card Day 2024 cards, made by Upper Deck. Find a participating retailer here.

Each pack has 5 cards, and there are 30 cards to collect – 10 rookies, 10 stars, and 10 legends. 

A bonus “Rookie Moments” card of Blackhawks rookie Connor Bedard is given to anyone who makes a purchase at their card shop.

Some packs may also have Victory Rookies Black card or an NHL Mascot card. See the full checklist (with images) here

And collectors in Canada who visit certain big box stores can get a free, uncut nine-card sheet of National Hockey Card Day cards. Find a participating retailer here

Finally, if you find yourself needing a few cards to complete your NHCD set, consider joining the National Hockey Card Day Trade Group on Facebook. The group is run by our hobby friend David Panopoulos and is a great resource for completing past and present NHCD sets.

Do you plan on visiting any hobby shops this weekend to get free NHCD packs? Are you going to try and build the entire set? Leave a comment and let me know if you are going to participate, and what you think of Upper Deck’s promotion. 

Note: This article is an updated version of an editorial that originally appeared in Volume 2 – Issue 15 of the Puck Junk Newsletter. For stories like these, plus news and updates about hockey cards and collectibles, subscribe to the newsletter here.

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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

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