Hockey collectors that redeem 50 wrappers of 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee hockey will receive a special six-card pack with five Red parallels and one All-Star card. These special cards are
“These cards will be offered through Certified Diamond Dealers in Canada only,” said Chris Carlin of the Upper Deck Company. “For every 50 wrappers a collector shares with the CDD, the shop can send it in to UD’s Canadian Fulfillment Centre where they will receive one redemption pack with five red-bordered parallel cards and one All-Star insert (50 total subjects). The packs have been completed and will be sent out immediately as wrappers come in.”
The Red Bordered set is a complete parallel to the 600-card base set. The All-Stars series, meanwhile, is a unique 50-card set that features both active and retired stars.
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Since O-Pee-Chee is a brand with strong Canadian roots, this promotion will only be offered in Canada. Individual collectors cannot send their HOBBY wrappers in, they must be sent in through an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer in Canada. These packs are limited and this offer is good while supplies last. Upper Deck will issue a “last call” warning when inventory on these packs nears depletion. There are no charges tied to receiving these packs from Upper Deck although some shops may request a nominal shipping and handling fee to send the wrappers in to Upper Deck’s Canadian Fulfillment Center. Packs have been produced and are available for immediate shipping.
“This could possibly be the parallel set of the year,” said Wayne Wagner of Wayne’s Sports Cards in Edmonton, AB. “With the redemption process being 50 hobby wrappers per pack it will be interesting to see how many of die-hard O-Pee-Chee set builders attempt this set. These cards will command some great value in the secondary market. Do not be surprised to see wrappers selling at for significant dollars, too.