When Upper Deck put in redemptions for rookie autographs inside 2011-12 Artifacts boxes, people were trying to figure out which player corresponded to which roman numeral on their redemption card. Upper Deck has finally released the checklist matching the players to the roman numerals and that checklist looks fantastic.
I Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton #d to 99
II Gabriel Landeskog Colorado #d to 99
III Cody Hodgson Vancouver #d to 99
IV Sean Couturier Philadelphia #d to 99
V Brett Connolly Tampa Bay #d to 99
VI Mark Scheifele Winnipeg #d to 99
VII Ryan Johansen Columbus #d to 99
VIII Adam Larsson New Jersey #d to 99
IX Mika Zibanejad Ottawa #d to 99
X Jake Gardiner Toronto #d to 99
XI Erik Gudbranson Florida #d to 99
XII Matt Read Philadelphia #d to 99
XIII Teemu Hartikainen Edmonton #d to 99
XIV Joe Colborne Toronto #d to 99
XV Matt Frattin Toronto #d to 99
XVI Craig Smith Nashville #d to 99
There are some pretty good rookies on this list and the fact that they are numbered to only 99, might make these some early sought after rookie autographs this season. We just wonder how long it will take Upper Deck to fulfill these redemptions.
But that’s not all, Upper Deck is waiting for more rookies to skate to fill the wild card spots so hopefully they pick some great wild cards as well.
Check out the Upper Deck Blog for more information.