In The Game-Used will be released on March 27, 2014.
It has been 10 years since the last edition of In The Game-Used and let me assure you that this product is worth the ten year wait.
Each box features 4 Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia cards. 1 Single Memorabilia card, 1 Dual Memorabilia card, 1 Triple Memorabilia card and 1 Quad Memorabilia card.
It was difficult to pick a Quad Memorabilia insert set to display in this gallery since they are all so stunning but you can never go wrong with Vintage Quad Memorabilia.
So here are a few samples of the Vintage Quad Memorabilia insert set from In The Game-Used.
Georges Vezina/Paddy Moran/Frank Nighbor/Cyclone Taylor
Newsy Lalonde/Clint Benedict/Jack Adams/Frank Patrick
Howie Morenz/King Clancy/Aurel Joliat/Ace Bailey
George Hainsworth/Tiny Thompson/Charlie Gardiner/Roy Worters
These cards should be in a hockey museum. But they are not, they are in boxes of In The Game-Used and can be in your collection.
No one but In The Game could make these cards, no one.
Order your box of In The Game-Used from your dealer or your case from your distributor, they won’t last long.
I have posted two galleries to date, a Single Memorabilia – One Of A Kind and a Dual Memorabilia – On The Move.
Here is the third gallery from the Triple Memorabilia inserts in In The Game-Used – Past, Present and Future.
These cards are not mock-ups, they are scans of actual cards that have been produced and are ready for insertion into the product.
Each box of In The Game-Used features 4 Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia cards. One Single Memorabilia card, one Double Memorabilia card, one Triple Memorabilia card and one Quad Memorabilia card.
Here is the Past, Present and Future Gallery;
In The Game-Used will be released on March 27, 2014. Order yours now and don’t get shutout.
Here is the second of the galleries featuring the incredible cards inserted into In The Game-Used – ten years in the making.
This gallery will feature an inert set from the Dual Game-Used Memorabilia cards – On The Move.
This insert set features traded players with authentic pieces of game-used memorabilia from both of the teams involved in the trade.
The checklist includes; Jaromir Jagr, Mark Messier, Tony Amonte, Curtis Joseph, Patrick Roy, Pavel Bure, Al MacInnis, Teemu Selanne and Felix Potvin to name a few.
Here’s the gallery.
All of the cards in this gallery are not mock-ups but scans of actual completed cards, hope you like them.
The next gallery will feature cards from the Triple Game-Used Memorabilia inserts.
In The Game-Used will be released on March 27, 2014.
Order your now.
By now most collectors, dealers, distributors, licensors and manufacturers know about the debacle once known as the Industry Summit.
For the few that don’t let me give you some of the “goings on” over the last few months.
At least two companies have not been invited to attend, Leaf and In The Game.
Leaf actually applied for a booth online and their application was accepted. Then Kevin Issacson who runs the Summit uninvited Leaf and its President/Owner Brian Gray. It seems that Brian Gray gave a keynote presentation to kick off the 2013 Summit in which he seemed to ruffle the feathers of some of the big manufacturers and licensors.
My company, In The Game on the other hand, emailed Kevin about our attendance start this November.
Kevin was difficult to get ahold of. Several times he told us to call back in a few days as he was dealing with family matter but didn’t respond when we did call back.
On January 6, 2014, after daily emails from me for a week, Kevin emailed me and said he was on holidays and he would contact me upon his return to the office, he also assured me that there was nothing to be concerned about since we didn’t sign our agreement for the 2013 Summit until February 16th of 2013. I responded that he was correct about the date of the agreement but that we were confirmed much earlier and were making arrangements for the Summit in December 2012. Hotels and travel had to be booked and sample cards and promotional materials had to be designed and produced. That takes time.
From that point on, Kevin did not respond to any of my last sixteen emails. Total silence.
Brian Gray and Leaf chose to sue Kevin and the Summit. I just wanted an answer from Kevin about our participation.
I posted an open letter to Kevin on several of the hobby boards and still no answer from him.
Yesterday a story was posted by Beckett:
While I understand that the story is very vanilla, I can appreciate that Beckett is going to the Summit this year and chose not to do an expose.
What was interesting to me were some of the replies of collectors. Here is one that is right on point.
I would be interested to hear the logic / reasoning behind this. I see the attending list includes :
– Press Pass, who has zero license for any product, but continues to produce products with blank helmets and workout gear.
– TriStar – who, like Leaf, simply repackages other companies auto’d cards (albeit with the autos cut off the cards, and just the auto trapped in their “cards”) and also has zero license for the cards they produce.
– Onyx Authenticated – Who outside of their auto’d and game worn merchandise products, also makes a card product that is in no way licensed or authorized by any existing baseball authority.
– Heroes of Sport – ALSO a company who ONLY repackages other companies cards and redeems items authenticated by other companies.
– Benchwarmers – Do I have to say it?? What do these pervs do except objectify women?
Meanwhile Leaf actually has multiple entertainment licenses including Muhammad Ali and the new Vampire Academy movie cards. (Hey, I’m not a fan of their stuff either, but I don’t see how they are somehow less than the above companies).
In The Game has been a well known company in this business since before most, if not all the companies above have been in existence. They have an agreement with minor leagues, often showcase international prospects before the other guys have ever heard of the players, as well as personal contracts with multiple retired greats of hockey.
Again, my comment isn’t to argue FOR their inclusions (although I don’t see why they AREN’T there), it’s more a question why is one company in, and another out.
To me, Kevin is a coward by not responding to us. We supported his show the last four years and he owed us a rely to our countless emails and telephone calls.
I hope that Brian Gray’s lawsuit exposes all of the parties that conspired to make these decisions but until then I will refer to this event as the Non-Industry Summit. It can’t be an Industry Summit until they allow companies that are part of the industry to participate.
That’s how I feel about the whole thing. I wanted to be there to support the hobby but won’t be. Personally, I will spend the time with my grandchildren, it will be much more enjoyable.
Maybe I will take my 5 year grandson to a Leaf or a Raptors game or my granddaughter to the Science Centre.
Over the next few weeks I will be unveiling galleries of the different insert sets from our upcoming In The Game-Used product.
In The Game-Used will be released on March 27, 2014.
Each box will contain four Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards (one Single Memo card, one Dual Memo card, one Triple Memo card and one Quad Memo card).
The first gallery is part of the Single Memorabilia Game-Used cards.
One Of A Kind
Each card in this insert set is a 1/1.
Well what do you think of these? I’m kind of proud of each and every one of them.
My next gallery will be from the Dual Game-Used Memorabilia card inserts.
Stay tuned and enjoy collecting.
There are game-used memorabilia cards and there are In The Game Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia cards.
We have been waiting ten years to bring back In The Game-Used and on March 27, 2014 the wait will be over.
Here is a gallery of some of great cards you can find in boxes of In The Game-Used.
Each box will have one Single Game-Used Memorabilia card, one Dual Game-Used Memorabilia card, one Triple Game-Used Memorabilia card and one Quad Game-Used Memorabilia card.
Single Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
Dual Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
Triple Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
Quad Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
I personally have never been more excited about the release of an In The Game product.
I hope you feel the same way. Order yours now.
“Yeah, it’s a great autograph, but it’s on a sticker and I don’t collect sticker autographs…”
For over a decade, collectors have been saying this as they open their packs and boxes of cards. Although, there has always been a large group of collectors who despise redemption cards so much that they can appreciate the use of stickers to avoid receiving a dreaded redemption card.
But for that first group of collectors who don’t collect sticker autos, In The Game has worked diligently to bridge the gap between the pulling of “sticker” autograph and a “hard signed” or “on card” autograph.
The use of labels or stickers in many of our products was not an easy choice to make,” said In The Game President Dr. Brian Price. “However, the reality of what it takes to make trading cards forced our hand. As a longtime collector myself, I believed it was important to make collectors feel as if they were still getting value whenever they received an autograph and I think we succeeded in that mission and in ensuring that we would not be placing redemption cards in packs.”
By switching from a darker label to a lighter one several years ago, In The Game moved toward making the labels harder to spot as the label area also became integrated into designs as well. For some products, efforts were also made to embed the labels into cards – even though the process is more time-consuming and costly.
Most collectors have a great appreciation and preference for “hard “signatures. Ever-tightening schedules and other factors do not make this an easy thing to do for any maker of trading cards.
“In a product where we have longer lead times, we are able to offer on-card signatures, but we are often at the mercy of athlete schedules and have sometimes ended up with hundreds of cards that come in late and because of our “no redemption card” policy, we could not release in products.”
After numerous interactions with collectors and hours of internal discussion, Price may have come up with a solution that may help solve the issue and close the debate about hard-signed versus sticker autographs.
In a forthcoming baseball release, Past, Present and Future, In The Game is set to unveil their latest innovation – a three piece autograph card that almost seamlessly integrates the autograph into the card itself. Set to hit the market in late March, early reaction from those who have been lucky enough to see the cards in person is extremely positive and exciting.
“Once collectors are able to see and touch these cards for themselves, they can ultimately decide whether or not they can be considered as hard-signed or not. We are not going to make that designation for them,” remarked Price. “The reality is that the athlete will be signing a portion of the card directly and it will feel like any other hard-signed trading card. It will be interesting to hear what collectors will be saying and how the market will react.”
Past, Present and Future will be released in late March. Complete details about price and configuration will be available in the near future.
In the meantime, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments on this new way of producing autograph cards.