IN THE CARDS
The new NHL season hasn’t started yet, but collecting for 2017-18 is already underway. Released at the end of summer, Upper Deck MVP is the first set of the 2017-18 season, featuring cards of 230 of the NHL’s top players, plus 20 up-and-coming rookies. MVP is loaded with a variety of inset cards, too, such as Puzzle Back variants, which combine to make a supersized hockey card; NHL Player Credentials that cleverly spoof employee IDs; and, die-cut Colors and Contours foil parallels. A box contains 24 eight-card packs and costs around $50 (U.S.).