December 2, 2015

Enjoying Some Tim Horton's in Good Ole NC

These days, I don't make it a habit to actively track down hockey cards. However, I had read about the Upper Deck Hockey set that was going to be distributed exclusively at Canadian Tim Horton's locations and I was intrigued. During some recent treks through the Land of Listia, I began seeing some singles pop up. I found a lot of three that offered free shipping and I pounced on it. The lot arrived earlier today and when I laid eyes on the cards, I was so impressed that I scanned them immediately and here we are. Sorry to the trade posts that I am woefully lagging behind on, but this post began writing itself as soon as I opened the envelope and saw these beauties.

Here are two of the three cards from the lot. The scans came out pretty well, but they still don't do these cards justice. The lines are textured and the foil is very refractor-like. I really like that the positions are listed in both languages too!

Here is the main reason I went after that particular lot. I've taken my family to a handful of 'Canes games over the past few seasons and I've grown to like Staal pretty well during that time.

Here's a look at the back of the cards. It's a nice clean design. At the moment, I can't really think of anything that I don't like about these. After seeing these in hand, I know that I'm going to track down some more of these. They make me wish that there was a set here in the States that we could chase. Maybe one day here will be another Denny's Baseball set or McDonald's Football issue. Until then, I'll have to settle for this international hunt. What do you guys think of this set? Have you seen this up close yet? I'd love to hear thoughts on this one. Thanks for reading!


  1. I can probably help you out with some Tim Hortons cards. Send me an email with what you're looking for in the set.

  2. Those cards are great. That Tarasenko is one of the nicest cards from any hockey product I've seen this season. I really need to get my hands on some of these!

  3. Not crazy about the lines in the background, it's reminiscent of late '90s Upper Deck for me, which I know some people love, but I don't. The name plates, though? FANTASTIC.

  4. First time I've ever actually seen these, after hearing multiple people talking about them. They look great!

  5. The Tim Horton's cards sold out quickly. I believe the Tim's thought the packs would last until early in the new year. They were off by a couple of months. It's probably been the most popular hockey set of the current year. Plus it's brought in people who were buying packs with their coffee who would not normally be buying hockey cards. I went to the Sportscard Expo in Toronto last month and everywhere collectors were asking dealers what they had available from this set.