The Upper Deck Company has released the 2012-13 edition of Upper Deck Artifacts hockey cards. The series promises one signature and three memorabilia cards in every 10-pack box (which costs just less than $100 per box). As promoted, the series includes “more low numbered Auto & Game-Used hits than ever.”
Now in its eighth season, Upper Deck Artifacts is the second “2012-13″ series released by the Upper Deck Company, following up on the August release of O-Pee-Chee hockey. (Note, in between those two 2012-13 sets, the 2011-12 edition of The Cup was released in September).
As it does every year, Upper Deck Artifacts features both in-pack rookie cards (players that debuted in the second half of last season) and to-be-redeemed rookie cards (for players that have yet to make their NHL debut). The “Auto Rookie” redemption cards are limited to just 99 copies each.
Amongst the scarce inserts are Patch-Stick, Dual Patch, Patch-Tag, Patch-Jersey Autograph, Dual Patch Autograph, Patch-Tag Autograph, Black Foil Autographs, Tandems Strap, Trios Strap, Tandems Tag and Trios Tag.
BY THE BOX: 10 packs of 2012-13 Upper Deck Artifacts
• 30 cards from the base set
• two Short Prints, two Rookie Cards plus one Rookie Redemption card
• one Numbered Parallel
• one signature card
• three memorabilia cards