Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2009-10 UD McDonald's Hockey Cards

The fall/winter season just isn't complete without a visit to McDonald's for some Upper Deck hockey cards. They appeared at restaurants last week and I've made it there twice in the past few days. One day it was a McFlurry (although I asked for a Blizzard) and three packs of cards... the next time it was another McFlurry (this time I was more careful with my order) and another three packs of cards. As usual, packs are 99 cents and you are limted to three packs per item, although this isn't a hard and fast rule depending on the restaurant which you go to.

As usual, the cards are eye-catching. The set is not large and is focused on stars and players on Canadian teams. The cards have a layered-feel and are sure to please the kids and the more grown-up collectors.

In my six packs, I crushed the odds. I received 2 checklist cards (1:4 packs) and was lucky enough to receive a Goaltending Greats card of Marc-Andre Fleury (1:10 packs) and a Martin Brodeur In The Spotlight card (1:60 packs)

No doubt I'll buy a few more McFlurry's over the next few weeks. How can I not when it's a cheap and easy way to have fun with the hobby.


dogfacedgremlin said...

It's time like these that I wished I lived in Canada. Unless I go to eBay, I can never find these anywhere.

kc said...

hey i drove past one today thinking about it, then remembered I lost 70 lbs in 4 months, I guess I'll have to get salads! LOL! any inserts?

Wayne Frazer said...

Have you heard any of the rumours that the McDonald's cards are done after this season and that Tim Horton's is picking them up?

Tommy said...

i've collected McDonald Hockey sets since the early 1990's.. I am looking to get unload them (I have seriously collected in about 10 years).

anyone interested in any sets?

let me know.. email me at