A Review Of 2022-23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Checklist [Updated]

Hockey season is now well underway, and you know what that means. So it’s time for the flagship release for ice combat collectors. Cardlines always has its eye on the puck, and we present you with 2022/23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Review and Checklist.

We will cover the Young Guns from 2022/23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey in the next few days.

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2022-23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey release date

There have been some issues with delays amongst all of the big card-producing companies. However, Upper Deck has arguably been the worst hit. Last year, this release was pushed all the way from the initial November goal to March 2022. So, if you are thinking, really? Didn’t Upper Deck just release Series 1 Hockey? The answer is yes. They did.

But this year, the company appears to be on schedule. You can expect the hobby boxes to drop on November 9, 2022. Meanwhile, the retail products are slated to release on November 30, 2022.

As always, the dates are subject to change at short notice. However, my guess is that they will get everything out on time due to the importance of the release and trauma from last year’s delay.

History of Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey

The Upper Deck company released its first set in 1989 and set a new standard for high-quality cards. They launched their hockey flagship series in 1990-91, and the set included the first crop of Young Guns.

At first, the insert did not take off, there were simply too many of them, and it was shelved. However, the company brought them back in 1999-00 as lower print cards. That rookie series remains the main attraction in the release to this day.

The set had its heyday in the 2005-06 season. That year followed a lockout, which kept many promising rookies off the ice. As a result, the rookie crop that followed was ridiculously talented and deep. A remarkable number of the top rookies from that year became big stars.

Easily the most recognizable names are Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Their Young Guns cards are particularly sought after and beloved. They helped the series attain its dominant position in the hockey card world.

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Upper Deck Hockey 2022-23 release formats

As the flagship release for the Upper Deck Company, Series 1 has a wide array of release formats, encompassing retail and hobby. Here is the complete list as it currently stands.

2022-23 Upper Deck Hockey Hobby box

  • 24 Packs Per Box
  • 8 Cards Per Pack
  • Six Young Guns per box
  • Four UD Canvas cards per box
  • Two UD Portraits cards per box
  • Two Honor Roll cards per box
  • One Blue Dazzlers card per box
  • Boxes presell for $99.95
  • You can prebuy a case for $1,399.95

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2022-23 Upper Deck Hockey Retail Box

Blaster

Fat Pack

Starter Kit

2022-23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey checklist

Full details of the checklist have not been released yet. We can expect them closer to the official release date. However, we have quite a bit of info on the inserts and the complete list of Young Guns for 2022/23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey.

Note that Series 1 will not include any selections from the 2022 NHL Draft. For those players, fans will have to await Series 2.

There are 250 cards in the product checklist. One hundred ninety-eight of them are base cards, while 50 of them are Young Guns. The remaining two are checklists, one for the Young Guns cards and one for the base cards.

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The release has a range of parallels for the base cards:

Base (#1-200)

  • French – 1:30 packs
  • Clear Cut – 1:96 packs
  • Exclusives – #/100
  • High Gloss – #/10

Young Guns (#201-250)

  • French – 1:120 packs
  • Clear Cut – 1:288 packs
  • Exclusives – #/100
  • High Gloss – #/10

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Upper Deck 2022-23 Series 1 Hockey inserts

Aside from the vaunted Young Guns, this release has an excellent selection of inserts. Some of them are beloved classics. Always the aesthetic highlight of the set, the UD Canvas set has 120 cards this time. It comes in the following varieties:

  • UD Canvas veterans (1:7 packs)
  • UD Canvas Young Guns (1:48 packs)
  • Printing Plates (1/1)

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Center of Attention 

A new insert puts the NHL’s best centers where they belong. Ummm, at the center of attention. So, if you want an aesthetically pleasing tour of the best middlemen out there, here you go! You can expect to hit one of these cards in every 16 packs.

Free Styles

The concept for this new insert appears to be graffiti or street art in its correct moniker. Quite what this has to do with hockey, I don’t know. But we like the look. You can pull one in every 72 packs ripped.

Population count

These cards are very creative and should appear to hardcore card people. The population count cards have a graded card aesthetic, as befitting an insert paying tribute to grading terminology. The cards give you the “population count,” which represents the print run of the cards. Love it.

Odds for the inserts

  • Centre of Attention – 1:16
    • Gold – 1:192
    • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • Dazzlers
    • Blue – 1:24
    • Pink – 1:144
  • Debut Dates – 1:16
    • Gold – 1:192
    • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • Defense Mechanism – 1:14
    • Gold – 1:160
    • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • Freestyles – 1:72
    • Gold – 1:1,440
  • Honor Roll – 1:12
    • Rainbow – #/250
    • Gold Rainbow – #/25
    • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • Rookie Retrospective – 1:20
    • Gold – 1:240
    • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • UD Portraits – 1:14
    • Black & White – #/99
  • UD Portraits SPs – 1:120
    • Black & White – #/25

Rare inserts

  • Day with the Cup – (1:4,320 packs) 
  • Draft Day SP1 (1:34,560 packs)

Acetate inserts

  • Clear Cut Honoured Members Update set (#/100)
  • Clear Cut Foundations (1:360 packs)
  • Clear Cut League Leaders (1:4,000 packs) cards
  • Attacking Zone (1:1,152 packs) 

There are two more very rare cards: Day With The Cup (1:4,320 packs) and Draft Day SP1 (1:34,560 packs).

2022-23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Young Guns checklist

Below is a list of players in the 2022-23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Young Guns set:

201 Matt Boldy – Minnesota Wild
202 Nick Blankenburg – Columbus Blue Jackets
203 Lukas Dostal – Anaheim Ducks
204 Jack Quinn – Buffalo Sabres
205 Jordan Harris – Montreal Canadiens
206 Nathan Smith – Arizona Coyotes
207 Hayden Hodgson – Philadelphia Flyers
208 Erik Kallgren – Toronto Maple Leafs
209 Kent Johnson – Columbus Blue Jackets
210 Thomas Bordeleau – San Jose Sharks
211 Samuel Fagemo – Los Angeles Kings
212 Jacob Perreault – Anaheim Ducks
213 Matty Beniers – Seattle Kraken
214 Braden Schneider – New York Rangers
215 Mark Kastelic – Ottawa Senators
216 Matias Maccelli – Arizona Coyotes
217 Linus Sandin – Philadelphia Flyers
218 Kaedan Korczak – Vegas Golden Knights
219 Brayden Tracey – Anaheim Ducks
220 Marc McLaughlin – Boston Bruins
221 Jake Christiansen – Columbus Blue Jackets
222 Ben Meyers – Colorado Avalanche
223 Jonathan Kovacevic – Winnipeg Jets
224 Pyotr Kochetkov – Carolina Hurricanes
225 Jakub Galvas – Chicago Blackhawks
226 Jacob Moverare – Los Angeles Kings
227 Bobby Brink – Philadelphia Flyers
228 Owen Power – Buffalo Sabres
229 Fredrik Karlstrom – Dallas Stars
230 Jack McBain – Arizona Coyotes
231 Carson Meyer – Columbus Blue Jackets
232 Adam Raska – San Jose Sharks
233 Dylan Samberg – Winnipeg Jets
234 Nicholas Abruzzese – Toronto Maple Leafs
235 Lukas Reichel – Chicago Blackhawks
236 Jack LaFontaine – Carolina Hurricanes
237 Valtteri Puustinen – Pittsburgh Penguins
238 Jordan Pence – Los Angeles Kings
239 Vladislav Kolyachonok – Arizona Coyotes
240 Isaac Ratcliffe – Philadelphia Flyers
241 Trey Fix-Wolansky – Columbus Blue Jackets
242 Zack Hayes – Vegas Golden Knights
243 Marco Rossi – Minnesota Wild
244 Chase Pearson – Detroit Red Wings
245 Mads Sogaard – Ottawa Senators
246 Brayden Pachal – Vegas Golden Knights
247 Jeff Malott – Winnipeg Jets
248 Alex Vlasic – Chicago Blackhawks
249 Noah Cates – Philadelphia Flyers
250 Matt Boldy/Marco Rossi CL

1 Jamie Drysdale
2 Cam Fowler
3 Adam Henrique
4 Sonny Milano
5 Jakob Silfverberg
6 Anthony Stolarz
7 Troy Terry
8 Lawson Crouse
9 Barrett Hayton
10 Clayton Keller
11 Nick Schmaltz
12 Karel Vejmelka
13 Charlie Coyle
14 Matt Grzelcyk
15 Brad Marchand
16 David Pastrnak
17 Craig Smith
18 Linus Ullmark
19 Henri Jokiharju
20 Casey Mittelstadt
21 Kyle Okposo
22 Victor Olofsson
23 Jeff Skinner
24 Alex Tuch
25 Rasmus Andersson
26 Johnny Gaudreau
27 Oliver Kylington
28 Milan Lucic
29 Andrew Mangiapane
30 Jacob Markstrom
31 Tyler Toffoli
32 Frederik Andersen
33 Tony DeAngelo
34 Jesper Fast
35 Martin Necas
36 Brady Skjei
37 Andrei Svechnikov
38 Alex DeBrincat
39 Jujhar Khaira
40 Philipp Kurashev
41 Connor Murphy
42 Dylan Strome
43 Jonathan Toews
44 J.T. Compher
45 Pavel Francouz
46 Samuel Girard
47 Erik Johnson
48 Gabriel Landeskog
49 Cale Makar
50 Alex Newhook
51 Boone Jenner
52 Sean Kuraly
53 Elvis Merzlikins
54 Jack Roslovic
55 Cole Sillinger
56 Alexandre Texier
57 Zach Werenski
58 Denis Gurianov
59 Jani Hakanpaa
60 Miro Heiskanen
61 Jason Robertson
62 Ryan Suter
63 Filip Hronek
64 Dylan Larkin
65 Alex Nedeljkovic
66 Lucas Raymond
67 Pius Suter
68 Jakub Vrana
69 Warren Foegele
70 Connor McDavid
71 Darnell Nurse
72 Stuart Skinner
73 Kailer Yamamoto
74 Aleksander Barkov
75 Spencer Knight
76 Anton Lundell
77 Mason Marchment
78 Carter Verhaeghe
79 MacKenzie Weegar
80 Viktor Arvidsson
81 Phillip Danault
82 Drew Doughty
83 Sean Durzi
84 Trevor Moore
85 Cal Petersen
86 Jon Merrill
87 Jonas Brodin
88 Joel Eriksson Ek
89 Frederick Gaudreau
90 Ryan Hartman
91 Cam Talbot
92 Mats Zuccarello
93 Jake Allen
94 Joel Armia
95 Cole Caufield
96 Kale Clague
97 Jake Evans
98 Brendan Gallagher
99 Mike Hoffman
100 Mattias Ekholm
101 Dante Fabbro
102 Tanner Jeannot
103 Ryan Johansen
104 Roman Josi
105 Juuse Saros
106 Nathan Bastian
107 Jesper Bratt
108 Nico Daws
109 Nico Hischier
110 Andreas Johnsson
111 Damon Severson
112 Yegor Sharangovich
113 Josh Bailey
114 Anthony Beauvillier
115 Brock Nelson
116 Kyle Palmieri
117 Adam Pelech
118 Ilya Sorokin
119 Barclay Goodrow
120 Chris Kreider
121 Alexis Lafreniere
122 Ryan Reaves
123 Igor Shesterkin
124 Jacob Trouba
125 Drake Batherson
126 Connor Brown
127 Alex Formenton
128 Anton Forsberg
129 Tim Stutzle
130 Artem Zub
131 Sean Couturier
132 Joel Farabee
133 Carter Hart
134 Kevin Hayes
135 Oskar Lindblom
136 Rasmus Ristolainen
137 Owen Tippett
138 Jeff Carter
139 Jake Guentzel
140 Tristan Jarry
141 Kasperi Kapanen
142 Michael Matheson
143 Jonathan Dahlen
144 Mario Ferraro
145 Kaapo Kahkonen
146 Erik Karlsson
147 Timo Meier
148 Ryan Donato
149 Chris Driedger
150 Jared McCann
151 Jamie Oleksiak
152 Daniel Sprong
153 Brandon Tanev
154 Alexander Wennberg
155 Ivan Barbashev
156 Jordan Binnington
157 Pavel Buchnevich
158 Justin Faulk
159 Jordan Kyrou
160 Colton Parayko
161 Brandon Saad
162 Anthony Cirelli
163 Brandon Hagel
164 Victor Hedman
165 Alex Killorn
166 Brayden Point
167 Mikhail Sergachev
168 Alex Kerfoot
169 Mitch Marner
170 Jake Muzzin
171 William Nylander
172 Morgan Rielly
173 Wayne Simmonds
174 Thatcher Demko
175 Nils Hoglander
176 Quinn Hughes
177 J.T. Miller
178 Tyler Myers
179 Tanner Pearson
180 Vasily Podkolzin
181 William Carrier
182 Jack Eichel
183 Robin Lehner
184 Chandler Stephenson
185 Mark Stone
186 Shea Theodore
187 John Carlson
188 Garnet Hathaway
189 Anthony Mantha
190 T.J. Oshie
191 Alex Ovechkin
192 Vitek Vanecek
193 Mason Appleton
194 Morgan Barron
195 Kyle Connor
196 Nikolaj Ehlers
197 Connor Hellebuyck
198 Neal Pionk
199 Jason Robertson and Igor Shesterkin Checklist
200 Aleksander Barkov and Brayden Point Checklist

Upper Deck 2022-23 Series 1 Hockey value

On the one hand, we are talking about a flagship product here. So, it isn’t a bonanza for value. These products are meant for set collectors and fans rather than flippers and investors. On the other, including Young Guns and UD Canvas cards means that boxes have integral value.

So, this release’s overall value picture can be confusing. But we are here to clear things up for you. Let’s look at how wax and singles from this release fair over the years.

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Upper Deck Hockey hobby box box value

Hobby boxes of 2022/23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey are very reasonably priced. You can pick one up for $100 right now. So, the bar it needs to clear for profitability is pretty low. But does it clear it? Let’s see:

SetValue
2017-18$156
2018-19$264
2019-20$138
2020-21$115
2021-22$87

The latest hobby box is now worth less than the price of a new one. Of course, that is never a particularly good sign. Still, it will likely appreciate as the box gets older and some of the players in that crop make a name for themselves.

Still, these boxes age decently enough. The 2018/2019 box is worth over double because of the strong rookie class. It’s not a sure thing. But these cheap boxes can pay excellent dividends if you believe in the rookie class.

But if the class looks mediocre, avoid it. To me, the current bunch of Young Guns isn’t the best. But you may feel differently.

Upper Deck Hockey retail box value

What about Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey retail products? Let’s check out the prices:

YearBlasterFat Pack
2017-18$49$13
2018-19$51$20
2019-20$43$12.50
2020-21$49$17
2021-22$36$14.50

The fat pack is no kind of investment at all. But I’m sure this comes as no surprise to you. They are rarely worth keeping around unless there is a massive rookie in that year’s release.

However, a bit more surprising is how reliably strong the blasters are an investment. You can pretty much guarantee to double your money within a couple of years. So, if you throw a few of these in your storage space, you will make a substantial profit margin. Stronger than the hobby box. You heard it first at Cardlines.

Upper Deck Hockey card value

What about the singles in Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey products? Are they worth ripping for? Or is storing wax the move? Let’s take a look.

CardGradeValue
2017-18 Upper Deck Anze Kopitar 2006-07 Retro Acetate Young Gunsraw$450
2018-19 Upper Deck UD Retro Young Guns Acetate Henrik LundqvistPSA 10$519
2019-20 Upper Deck Cale Makar Young Guns Exclusives raw$3,319
2020-21 Upper Deck SP Authentic Future Watch Tim Stutzle AutoPSA 10$1,100
2021-22 Upper Deck Trevor Zegras Young Guns /10 High GlossPSA $10$20,000

Here you can see the secret of the Upper Deck flagship in all its glory. Despite being a reasonably priced product, you can hit incredible cards. Sure, you are likely to spend more than you earn ripping. Unfortunately, that is always the case in this hobby. But if there ever was a product with a strong argument for ripping, it’s this one.

Final thoughts of the 2022-23 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey

The Young Guns crop this year may not be the best. However, the overall value of this release cannot be denied. Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey is a beloved series and offers the potential to hit massive cards at an affordable price. This isn’t a release for stashing hobby boxes. But you can’t go wrong with packing away blasters or ripping to your heart’s content.

Honestly, basketball and football fans can only envy the value hockey collectors get for their buck. Credit to Upper Deck for managing to reliably produce a popular, affordable series that still has a market value.

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Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim is a former history and political science professor at UCLA. He has a PhD from the University of Calgary. Shai also worked as a diplomat and journalist on three continents.


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