Alex Ovechkin Part of Upper Deck’s New Coin Collection

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Posted April 4, 2017

For you rich people out there who thought collecting hockey cards was too cheap of a hobby, Upper Deck and the National Hockey League Players’ Association introduced today the Grandeur Hockey Coin Collection. For Caps fans, Alex Ovechkin is part of the 20 players available, along with former superstars like Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Roy.

The collection has some head scratchers (a Daniel Sedin coin but no Henrik? William Nylander? Patrice Bergeron?), and collectors will have to put up with the blind package – you don’t know what you’re getting until you open it. No worries, though, you can trade them with your friends when you’re a Sean Monahan short of a complete set.

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According to Upper Deck, there are 5,000 silver-colored coins, 1,000 high-relief silver, 500 silver frosted, and 100 24-karat gold coins. Good luck. The players are:

  • Alex Ovechkin, Washington
  • Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
  • Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton
  • Jaromir Jagr, Florida
  • Patrick Kane, Chicago
  • Jonathan Toews, Chicago
  • Connor McDavid, Edmonton
  • Patrick Roy, Montreal
  • Carey Price, Montreal
  • Henrik Lundqvist, New York
  • Erik Karlsson, Ottawa
  • Daniel Sedin, Vancouver
  • John Tavares, Brooklyn
  • Patrice Bergeron, Boston
  • Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg
  • Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis
  • Jack Eichel, Buffalo
  • Dylan Larkin, Detroit
  • Sean Monahan, Calgary
  • William Nylander, Toronto

Upper Deck Grandeur limited-edition Hockey Coins are sold in a single sealed pack for $100, or as a collector box with four coins for $499. The 4-coin collector box includes one of the three rarer coins and a display box that can hold a complete collection of 20 coins. Coins may be purchased at UpperDeckePack.com. For more information, visit hockeycoins.com.

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Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
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