2010 Playboy’s Too Hot To Handle – June 1, 2010

2010 James Bond Heroes and Villains – June 2, 2010

2009-10 UD SP Authentic Hockey – June 16, 2010

2010 Donruss Elite Football – June 16, 2010

2010 Ringside Boxing Round One – June 18, 2010

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball – June 23, 2010

2009-10 Panini Crown Royale Basketball – June 23, 2010

2009-10 UD Ultimate Collection Hockey – June 29, 2010

2009-10 UD O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey – July 6, 2010

2010 Upper Deck Major League Lacrosse – July 6, 2010

2010 Sportkings Series D – July 15, 2010

2009-10 UD The Cup Hockey – Late July 2010

2010-11 Upper Deck Victory Hockey – Early August 2010

2010 UD NCAA Sweet Spot Football – Early August 2010

2010 Topps WWE – August 18, 2010

2010 Topps UFC – September 1, 2010

2010 Topps Chrome Baseball – September 29, 2010

Please check Canada Card World for all of these new releases and more. Special orders are available through email.

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Each Sunday, Canada Card World likes to bring the fun, interesting, and informative facts about the hobby of collecting sports cards and memorabilia. As many collectors know, there is also a darker side to the hobby. There are some creative individuals who forge signatures or remove one colour game-used material from memorabilia cards and replace them with much more desirable patches.

And then there are companies which create their own cards. Below are two videos in which collectors do not believe they received exactly what they paid for and show the viewers their evidence. As a note, one video contains stronger language.

Unlicensed cards are something which has plagued the hobby world for years. Unsuspecting, uninformed, and trusting collectors often make the mistake of buying cards which more experienced players in the game would avoid at all costs.

The key to fighting this disease is information.  If it’s too good to be true…

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From Upper Deck:

Sometimes men need a place to go where they can feel like a man. A place where their sports heroes adorn all four walls, where the couches are comfortable and the big screen plays only in High Definition. These man caves provide men with the chance to recharge and ever since 1992, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) has been there to provide compelling and authentic signed memorabilia from Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, LeBron James and many other elite superstars to line the walls of these domiciles. UDA wants to see the habitats that men from around the globe have created and showcase them via the company’s Facebook page.

UDA is running a five-week promotion leading up to Father’s Day to find the top man caves for sports fans throughout the world. Up for grabs are several compelling prizes from the Upper Deck Authenticated portfolio or products just for submitting an entry. Simply by submitting video or images of your man cave by May 31, 2010, you will automatically be entered into the early bird random drawing for a new Steven Stamkos autographed puck “Curve” display. By sending in your video or images by June 18, 2010, you will also have the opportunity to receive a LeBron James autographed “Spotlight” photo as part of our last call random drawing. And each week, for those who have submitted video or images, there will be a weekly drawing to add a Michael Jordan game-used floor piece in a collector’s box to your man cave. Participants can only win once for their submissions and winners will be announced on Facebook after each drawing.

There are plenty of prizes to encourage sports enthusiasts to show off their favorite spaces, but in the end, there can be only one ultimate man cave. UDA staff members will review all submissions in an effort to find the best man cave from entries received and award that top collector with one of the company’s most coveted items from one of our top spokesmen; a hand-painted Michael Jordan signed Bulls jersey limited to just 6 copies with a retail value of $3,000. The following criteria will be followed for judging purposes to find the ultimate man cave for this specific promotion:

- A prominent selection of UDA items should on display in the man cave. Additional points will be awarded for presenting a good cross section of old and new UDA items.

- The quality of the submission. Were photos or video haphazardly taken or is the submission as high-quality as the man cave itself? The submissions should be high-quality with solid descriptions to help paint the picture of why your man cave is the best.

- The quality of the display. Are items displayed in an attractive and compelling manner or are they just tossed together? We are looking for an eye-catching arrangement to showcase attractive UDA items.

- How creative was the owner in putting together, displaying and showing off his man cave? UDA staff will award additional points for creativity.

UDA is well aware that men are not the only sports enthusiasts who enjoy the man cave experience, so ladies are also encouraged to show off their “she caves” that pay homage to their favorite sports heroes. Additionally, many man cave and she cave dwellers wish to keep the whereabouts of their sports havens secret, much like Superman and his Fortress of Solitude. UDA staffers can understand and appreciate those concerns so anyone not interested in posting their habitats on Facebook, can e-mail their submissions to UpperDeckMarketing@upperdeck.com. UDA will post those submissions without identifying the customer’s name or location.

“Our worldwide customers are extremely passionate about their collections and showing off UDA memorabilia with pride,” said UDA’s Senior Business Manager Chuck Donato. “They do so primarily because they know the signatures from UDA items are authentic, so that provides them with great peace of mind as they relax in their man caves. This promotion is designed to thank those customers, many of whom are fathers, who have chosen to invest in our premium line of collectibles.”

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The hockey jersey worn during Canada’s greatest sporting moment is on the auction block. Paul Henderson wore the jersey when he buried the winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series against the former Soviet Union.

It was the goal that brought an entire country to its feet.  Whether it was boardrooms or classrooms, the moment has been frozen in time and memory for people who watched the dying moments of the historic encounter.

The president of a Montreal-area auction house says Henderson’s jersey may be the most valuable piece of hockey memorabilia of all time.  Classic Auctions president Marc Juteau expects the heavy-knit artifact to attract more attention than a Bobby Orr rookie sweater that was recently auctioned off for nearly $200,000.

Currently, buyers have already made 20 bids, with the highest already above $131,000.

Henderson gave the jersey away to a Team Canada trainer, who later sold it. Henderson tried to buy the jersey back several years ago in hope of donating it to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame but had no luck.

With almost 900 lots in the auction, there are many other one-of-a-kind finds including a 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco C55 Complete Set with a Georges Vezina rookie card, many other graded tobacco cards, hockey equipment, jerseys, sticks, trophies, and oddball memorabilia too numerous to mention from Hall of Famers to players who had nothing more than a cup of coffee in the NHL.

The online auction closes on June 22, 2010.

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Two weeks. Two new products. Two loaded checklists.

In the past two weeks Upper Deck has stocked shelves with 2009-10 Upper Deck Ice and 2009-10 Upper Deck Be A Player. Next up will be 2009-10 SP Authentic in another few weeks. But first, here is the checklist for 2009-10 UD Be A Player.

2009-10 Upper Deck Be A Player Checklist

Loaded with rookies, short prints, and autographs, UD Be A Player has been a hobby favourite since the mid-1990′s. In recent seasons, dual and triple autographs have become more available to collectors and are cornerstones of many collections.

2009-10 UD Be A Player and 2009-10 UD Ice are currently available at Canada Card World. 2009-10 UD SP Authentic is currently scheduled for release on June 8, 2010.

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