Boston Bruins® Win the 2011 Stanley Cup®; Upper Deck to Produce Special Box Set!
Hockey card leader poised to release 31-card box set including bonus commemorative card.
Carlsbad, CA, Thursday June 16, 2011
The Boston Bruins are champions of the hockey world once again! For the first time in 39 years, the Bruins are hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in celebration of their exciting, come-from-behind, best-of-seven-games series victory over the favored Vancouver Canucks in last night’s Game 7 showdown. And Upper Deck, the hockey card leader, is putting together a commemorative box set to spotlight the B’s biggest win in nearly 40 years.
“This was one of the most exciting postseasons in recent memory, and Boston’s victory last night capped off a tremendous campaign by the Bruins,” said Josh Zusman, Upper Deck’s hockey brand manager. “To commemorate Boston’s exciting win, we’ve put together this stunning 31-card collection that hockey fans, especially Bruins fans, will simply go crazy for.”
Leading the way is an awesome 3.5” x 8” commemorative card showcasing the Bruins celebrating their Stanley Cup championship. The card back features Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas hoisting the Cup, along with a game-by-game scoring recap.
The 31-card set is comprised of 25 regular player cards spotlighting Boston’s top players from this season including Patrice Bergeron, Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Mark Recchi, Tyler Seguin, Johnny Boychuk, goaltender extraordinaire Tim Thomas and team captain, Zdeno Chara; five “Season Highlights” cards spotlighting five memorable moments from the 2010-11 NHL campaign; and the commemorative card. The five “Season Highlights” cards consist of: 1.) The Bruins rally from two games down to beat Montreal in the opening round of the playoffs; 2.) Avenging last season’s playoff collapse against Philadelphia with a sweep of the Flyers; 3.) Chara’s first career hat trick (1/17/11) against Carolina; 4.) Thomas leads the league in GAA (Goals Against Average) and saves percentage; and 5.) Seguin’s four-point effort in Game 2 of the Conference Finals against Tampa Bay ties the series at 1-1.
The beautifully designed box set is available for preordering at www.upperdeckstore.com for just $19.99! Don’t delay; place your order today for the Bruins fanatic in your life!
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