2022-23 Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey marks the unofficial Series 3 for the season’s flagship set. That means closure for some insert sets, more Young Guns and, like the past couple of Extended releases, the inclusion of several retro-themed releases.
2022-23 Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey Checklist Overview
At the core of Extended Series is the base set. Starting at #501, it adds another 250 cards bringing the full flagship checklist up to #750. This includes another 30 Young Guns Rookie Cards. 1st Round Rookies is a new subset. These 20 cards highlight 2022-23 rookies who were taken among the top picks in their respective draft. Young Guns and 1st Round Rookies combine to land 1:4 packs or six per hobby box.
Parallels include some familiar names. These start with French, Clear Cut (1:192 hobby packs, Young Guns/1st Round Rookies – 1:288 packs), Exclusives (/100) and High Gloss (/10).
UD Canvas also continues with another large cards spread over four sections: Veterans (#271-360 – 1:8 hobby packs), Young Guns (#361-390, 1:48 packs), Legends (#391-405, 1:192 packs) and All-Star Weekend (1:192). Rare Black and White Variations, which are hobby exclusives, and Printing Plates are also available.
The colorful Dazzlers expands with another 50 cards as well. Blue fall 1:24 packs while Pink are 1:144. Green parallels are exclusive to blasters, landing 1:7 packs while fat packs are the only place to find Orange versions (1:12 packs).
Collectors can also find another installment of Day with the Cup. As usual, they’re extremely rare, this time with 1:1,000 hobby pack odds.
Retro Inserts and More
2022-23 Upper Deck Extended Series delves into the company’s hockey card history for a handful of additional insert sets.
2007-08 Upper Deck Retro takes its design inspiration back to the year the Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Carey Price were rookies. Vets are 1:8 packs while Young Guns are 1:24. Exclusives (/100), High Gloss (/10) and Printing Plates (1/1) are also available. Gold Stockpile parallels are also available, but only in blaster and fat packs.
2006-07 Black Diamond Rookie Retros keep with the original set’s tiered structure with 1 Star (1:58 packs), 2 Star (1:86 packs), 3 Star (1:100 packs) and 4 Star (1:400 packs). Ruby (/100) and Ruby Printing Plates (1/1) are also available. Select cards also get the Emerald Autograph treatment.
Bringing in a premium angle are 1997-98 SPx cards. Sky Blue versions are 1:60 packs for vets and 1:40 for rookies. Bronze (/250) and Gold (/50) parallels are also available.
Other sets inspired by the past include 1997 Collector’s Choice Commemorative and 1999 History Class.
HoloGrFX is back in a couple of forms. Standard rookies are 1:120 packs. These also have Gold parallels that are twice as tough to pull. HoloGrFX Future Fame (1:504 packs) spotlights players likely to make it into the Hall of Fame.
Other inserts include Black Diamond Dominance (/100, Emerald /100), Clear Dominance (1:120 packs, Gold /25), and Smooth Grooves (1:30 packs, Sapphire /150, Gold /25).
2022-23 Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: Hobby – 8, Blasters – 8, Fat Packs – 30
Packs per box: Hobby – 24, Blasters – 7, Fat Packs – 18
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Blasters – 20, Fat Packs – 6
Set size: 250 cards
Release date (subject to change): Hobby – June 7, 2023, Retail – June 21, 2023
What to expect in a hobby box:
- 1997-98 SPx Sky Blue – 1
- 1997 Collector’s Choice Commemorative – 1
- 1999 History Class – 1
- 2006-07 Black Diamond Retro – 2
- 2007-08 Upper Deck Retro – 4
- Clear Dominance or Smooth Grooves – 1
- Dazzlers Blue – 1
- UD Canvas – 4
- Serial Numbered or “Rare” Cards – 2 Total
- French Parallels – 1
- Young Guns or 1st Round Rookies – 6
Recent Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey releases:
The full 2022-23 Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the product’s release.