So, I was wrong. Well, I was kind of wrong. I can admit when I’m kind of wrong.
Yesterday, I posted an item about the Andrew Hammond card with him picking a hamburger off the ice. I bemoaned that since it had the Canada Hockey Trading Card Day design, and not one of any sets being released, that it wasn’t going to be available.
The Upper Deck Hockey Twitter account replied to my question today and it actually WILL be available, just not in packs. The cards will be a pack redemption at the 2015 Spring Expo. Problem is, the Expo is in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
I couldn’t have said it any better than a collector that follows me on Twitter did, when he said “I dont see a trip to Canada in my future so I guess I will have to resort to ebay.” While true, that is one of the good things that has happened for the hobby because of the internet. We now have the ability to find items that otherwise would be very difficult to obtain.
If you are interested, you can find the blog on Upper Deck’s website here. You can also find info on the Spring Expo here.
Happy collecting, and may all your hits be big ones!