Upper Deck MVP Hockey 2016-17

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

Even though the 2015-16 season is in the home stretch and teams are jockeying for playoff position, Upper Deck is hard at work on the next campaign’s early releases and has unveiled preliminary details regarding 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey.

MVP has been a hobby fixture for over 15 years and is regarded as a solid entry-level product for new collectors. With long-odds memorabilia and autograph hits and a tiered base set, there is enough to also satisfy veterans as well. In addition to being found at your local card store, this product will be available through Upper Deck’s e-Pack website.

Base Set and Parallels

With a large 360-card set, 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey is a great start to the new season and begins with 200 regular base cards. Each pack contains one short printed card from numbers 201 to 300 and this portion of the set often includes hot rookies. The class of 2016-17 is already looking impressive with names like William Nylander and Anthony Mantha and this will be the first place to pull their rookie cards. The last 60 cards in the set are going to be tough since they come at a rate of three per box and they are evenly split between NHL Territories and the all-new Leading Lights.

Traditionally, MVP has had Silver Script (1:3) and Super Script (/25) parallels which have a player’s facsimile signature printed on the front in foil. This year, however, it does not appear the Gold Script cards are returning. The die-cut Colors & Contours are back, though, and are split into several levels of scarcity. There are three levels that come in Teal (Level 1 is 1:14, Level 2 is 1:34, and Level 3 is 1:100), Purple (Level 1 is 1:45, Level 2 is 1:100, and Level 3 is 1:200), and Gold (Level 1 is 1:23, Level 2 is 1:34, and Level 3 is 1:45) which could provide some challenges for player and team collectors.


Upper Deck has teased a Puzzle Back insert for 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey and these cards are found once in every other pack. Rookie Redemptions (1:400) return and are once again split up into divisions. These redemptions can be exchanged for an eight-card set that is sent out during the 2016-17 season and will feature next year’s hottest freshmen. Perhaps the most-chased insert will be the 2016 NHL #1 Draft Pick SP Redemption (1:1,250) that could certainly be Auston Matthews, who is projected to go first overall.

Autographs and Memorabilia

Each case of 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey is expected to contain two autographs and three memorabilia cards. Like last season, the NHL Territories subset cards with get both an autograph (1:600) and memorabilia (1:144) treatment. The Leading Lights subsets gets the same treatment as well, with Gold Jerseys (1:1,400) and Gold Autographs (1:1,600) which should prove to be challenging pulls.

A collector favorite is back again with ProSign Autographs (1:465) and the 2016 NHL #1 Draft Pick SP Auto is a long-odds hit at 1:12,500 packs.

2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey at a glance:

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 16
Set size: 360 cards
Release date: August 3, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

– 24 High Series short prints
– 3 Territories or Leading Lights
– 5 Colors & Contours
– 8 Silver Scripts

2016-17 Upper Deck MVP Hockey Checklist

Jump to:

• Base Set
• Autographs
• Memorabilia Cards
• Inserts

Base Set


200 cards.

• Colors and Contours – Level 1 Teal – 1:13; Level 1 Gold – 1:22; Level 1 Purple – 1:44; Level 2 Gold – 1:33; Level 2 Teal – 1:33; Level 3 Gold – 1:44 (card levels are noted in chart)
• Puzzle Back – 1:2 hobby; 1:4 retail (subjects and numbers at end of base card section)
• Silver Script – 1:2.5 hobby; 1:5 retail
• Green Script – ePack exclusive (one per 20 e-copies)
• Gold Script – /165
• Super Script – /25
• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

Upper Deck MVP Hockey 2016-17