Hardcore hockey collectors not-so-patiently awaiting next week’s hobby release of 2013-14 Contenders Hockey can take solace in this: The retail-exclusive, 20-card hanger boxes have already arrived in many retail locations — and they’re packing a retail-only list of autographs to boot.
The checklist of the 2013-14 Contenders Hockey’s retail autographs includes 60 total cards, including 35 Rookie Ticket Autographs and 25 NHL Ink, each featuring Gold (#’d to 100) and Black (#’d to only one) parallel versions. The retail-only autographs from both subsets will not appear in the hobby release, which arrives next Wednesday. Players with Rookie Ticket Autographs in retail will be featured on unsigned Rookie Tickets in hobby.
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