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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Beginnings

As time goes by, things change in the hobby, the industry, and in blogging.

Join Canada Card World as we launch our new blog with a new design today.

Please change your bookmarks to

We hope you enjoy the new experience and feel free to send us your comments and your ideas for stories.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And the Award Goes To...

... Canada Card World - The Blog?

Upper Deck has released the finalists for the inaugural Upper Deck Best Blog award and thanks to our loyal fans, we have been nominated.

Now. It's great to be nominated. Most definitely. But... just like everyone else, we would like to win the Best Blog award from Upper Deck.

And you can help! In return... we might have free stuff for you!

To win the award, we need you to vote for us. Voting is simple. Just click a vote on our blog, enter the 4 digit number so they know you're not a spammer, and that's it. No emails addresses, no pains. The link is:

Upper Deck Best Blog Award Voting

After voting for the Canada Card World blog, visit our newly re-designed blog at and post a comment on one of our stories. We'll give you credit. Vote everyday and we'll give you more credit. Recruit friends to vote for us and we'll give you and them credit. Only one vote per person per day but if you can recruit friends then you can really increase your chances.

If Canada Card World - The Blog wins the Upper Deck Best Blog award we'll win free stuff from Upper Deck. Free stuff for you! In exchange for your comments and the credit you receive, you'll get entries into a contest for free stuff. We'll post a video of these draws and who knows... you might be a winner!

The more you help us... the more you help yourself get free products from Upper Deck!

So vote! And maybe we'll both win!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Upper Deck Unveils Social Media Online Awards

The online world can be a lonely place... but Upper Deck is trying to making it a rewarding place as well. As collectors, we all look for places to belong, trustworthy information, and most importantly, fun. It is not always easy finding the best and the brightest on the internet but Upper Deck is attempting to shine the spotlight of those select few who deserve our attention.

This week, Upper Deck unveiled a program to honour the best online trading card communities, most influential bloggers, and favourite video box-breakers on the internet. The company is also preparing to give massive exposure and phenomenal prizes to the winners of the new Upper Deck Social Media Awards. The awards will be voted on by collectors through an online poll in the coming weeks.

“It’s pretty difficult for collectors to work their way through cyberspace to find the online trading card community, informed opinions or videos they are looking for,” said Chris Carlin of Upper Deck. “We felt that creating an award program that helps collectors find the best sites on the web would be a win-win for our collectors and for those who have put so much into these communities, blogs and videos.”

The top five online trading card communities will each receive high-profile links on Upper Deck’s Community page to help increase their exposure. In addition, the hobby communities will be featured in an article on the Upper Deck Blog. Finally, the top rated online trading card community will receive a crystallized trophy, a variety of unopened product, a LeBron James-signed UDA basketball, and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football to use as giveaways within their online community.

As for bloggers, it’s hard for them to get the attention they deserve. As a reward, Upper Deck is hoping to identify the best bloggers as voted on by collectors. The top five bloggers will receive links on the Upper Deck Blog along with a review on their blogs. The top-rated blogger will receive a trophy, unopened product, and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football.

And last but not least, Upper Deck will reward some of collectors’ favourite online box-busters. The top five video box-breakers will each receive a free box to review that will then be shown on the Upper Deck Diamond Vision site. The top online box-breaker will also receive a trophy, various product over the upcoming year, and have their videos featured on Upper Deck’s Diamond Vision site.

Nominations for the three awards began yesterday on Upper Deck’s Facebook page and voting will begin on March 29th, 2010. Upper Deck will announce the winners on April 7th, 2010 and will hopefully recognize them at the 2010 Las Vegas Industry Summit the following week.

If you feel this blog deserves some recognition, feel free to voice your opinion on UD's Facebook page.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Who to Collect (In Retrospect) - Justin Peters

Sometimes the road to the NHL is longer than expected for some prospects. There are many unexpected twists and turns in the path to recognition and then stardom. And even when there is a well-defined starter in place like Cam Ward, all a player needs to do is make an impression. If you need an example, check out Craig Anderson's career and where he is today.

Justin Peters is a young goaltender currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL. It's been an interesting journey through many leagues but at the moment he is the starting goaltender for one of the hotter teams in the league, although the 'Canes have no illusions of making the post-season this year.

After Peters was invited to the CHL Top Prospect game as one of the top goalies in the CHL, he was drafted 38th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He started his professional career in 2006–07 with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats. He was demoted to the ECHL for parts of the 2007–08 season, but returned to the River Rats in 2008–09. During his ECHL time, he was selected as an ECHL All-Star.

On February 5, 2010, the Carolina Hurricanes recalled Justin Peters to the NHL after Cam Ward suffered an injury. He made his NHL debut for the Carolina Hurricanes on February 6, 2010 starting against the New York Islanders and made 34 saves in a 3-1 victory.

Justin Peters is a big butterfly goalie who possesses superb agility and instincts. A fantastic competitor, he plays consistently and always gives his team a chance to win. In his short time this season, Peters has compiled a record of 6 wins and 2 losses and a stellar .916 save percentage to go with a 2.48 GAA.

Upper Deck Series Two 2008-09 containing Justin Peters Young Gun RCs is out now and available at Canada Card World

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Fun-Day Fun-Facts

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. Wizards of the Coast was founded by Peter Adkison in 1990 just outside Seattle, Washington.

Originally a role-playing game publisher, the company popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s. Magic: The Gathering was originally called Manaclash. The game proved extremely popular at Gen Con in August 1993, selling out of its supply of 2.5 million cards, which had been scheduled to last until the end of the year.

WotC acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons by purchasing the failing company TSR and experienced tremendous success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game.

In January 1999, Wizards of the Coast began publishing the highly successful Pokémon Trading Card Game. The game sold nearly 400,000 copies in less than six weeks. There was such a high demand for Pokémon cards that some sports card series were discontinued in 1999 because so many printers were producing Pokémon cards.

Seeing the continued success of Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering, toy giant Hasbro bought Wizards of the Coast in September 1999, for about US$325 million.

Wizards of the Coast also started a chain of retail gaming stores after the company's great success in 1999 with Pokémon, run under the names "Game Keeper" and "Wizards of the Coast". The stores were closed in the spring of 2004.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hobby News - The Saturday Edition

Rumours have begun to float around the hockey hobby world that the exclusive which Upper Deck has had in the hockey market for the past five years is ending. Rumours continue with the potential news that Panini will be brought into the mix. No one is saying much and no one is saying whether it is a Panini-exclusive or Panini in addition to one or more companies. Upper Deck and Panini have remained silent.

Dr. Brian Price of In the Game, which has produced hockey cards for the past five years while respecting the rules of the licensing agreements by not using logos and team names, had this to add to the discussion on a recent post on Hobby Insider:

"Although we have applied for a license with both the NHL and NHLPA and have repeatedly contacted them for more information about our situation, nothing has been forthcoming.

They continue to say that they are assessing the situation and will get back to us. However it has been quite a while and we have had no negotiations. Draw your own conclusions.

We are hearing that there will be NO exclusive next year and we are also hearing that Panini is in the mix.

This is not what I would like to be reporting but it where things are at from my position.

Nothing has been fair about the situation so far, we have paid our dues over the last five years and deserve an opportunity, since no negotiations have taken place with us at this late date, I am doubtful that the NHL or NHLPA are giving us anymore than lip service.

Sorry, I wish I had better news for our loyal collectors. But on a bright note, you're going to love BTP and Superlative Hockey Volume Two will be out for the Expo and it is our best product ever."

Of course, these are all rumours. Until the official news is revealed, it is all speculation. Most collectors have opinions on the situation however it is unclear as to whether the NHL or the NHLPA has any interest in listening to collectors as opposed to the almighty dollar.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Video Vault - Topps TV

In today's Video Vault, we look at a classic video from four years ago where reporter Brian Kilmeade visits the Topps Headquarters and investigates what goes into making a baseball card.