I have to say I'm really looking forward to this set.
The cards are named after a 1924/25 hockey card release by the Champ’s Cigarette Company of Canada.
I know many people have varying thoughts on this set, which includes a 480 card mini card subset and the possibility of getting a Dinosaur tooth or bone, or a trilobite.
I have to say, I would really like to get one of those cards, a Dino Tooth or bone! To me that's just too cool. I've had a passion for dinosaurs since I was a kid, around the same time I was collecting cards. Now that I've started collecting cards again, it's nice to see that they are combining my two childhood passions, hockey cards and dinosaurs.
Overall, I like the set, they have the old school feel like the Allen & Ginter set does for baseball. This seems to be Upper Decks Hockey response to the A&G set, which I am a HUGE fan of!
I will definitely be getting myself a few boxes of this when it comes out. Sadly my only regret is that I can't get a case to guarantee something from the “Fossil and Artifact” cards.
The box features 24 packs of 5 cards each, and each box will contain 2 mini signatures, 1 mini threads card, and 1 brown back parallel as well as the assortment of short prints.
The Set drops, March 17th, 2009! I personally Can't wait!
The Beckett Blog has a number of pictures of the Champ's mini Signatures, check them out!