On October 27th, 2009, Upper Deck will unleash 2009-10 UD NHL Artifacts to the card collecting world. This will be the first mid-to-high end product released this season. Artifacts will be comprised of a 100 card base set along with short-printed Legends, Rookies, and Rookie Exchange cards. These exchange cards will be your first opporunity to collect Tavares, Hedman, Duchene, etc.
Each box will contain 10 packs. Included in the packs will be, on average, 3 memorablia cards, 2 rookie cards, 1 rookie exchange card, and often, in the past, I've received one autograph card as well. Besides these hits, you'll also receive various short-printed versions of cards. The hits are many, however for the player collector, this set is either a nightmare or the ultimate challenge depending on your viewpoint. Some players can have upwards of 20 or more cards in this set. However, this means more hits and more opportunity for great hits to the box breaker.
UD Artifacts 2009-10 is out soon and is available for pre-sale at Canada Card World