It’s that time again. Time for the Fall Expo and time for another trip to In The GameLand.
Always the top attraction at the Sports Expo, In The GameLand at the Fall Expo will once again be the “place to be”.
Classic Game-Used Jersey Display
To commemorate the release of Superlative Hockey – The First Six, In The GameLand will feature a display of my vintage memorabilia featuring game-worn jerseys of Gordie Howe, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Brian Leetch, Joe Thornton, Bobby Orr, Raymond Bourque, Bobby Bauer, Carey Price, Patrick Roy, Frank Mahovlich, Tim Horton, Earl Seibert, Michel Goulet and many more.
Lovers of game-worn jerseys should not miss this display.
In The GameLand will also be home to the ever-popular In The Game Redemption Program. The products being featured are Enforcers II, Decades The 90s and Superlative Hockey – The First Six.
Decades The 90′s
Open a box of Decades The 90′s at In The GameLand during redemption hours and receive a specially stamped 1/1 Decades Game-Used Memorabilia card.
Open a box of Enforcers II at In The GameLand during redemption hours and received a specially produced for the Fall Expo Game-Used Memo/Auto card.
Superlative Hockey – The First Six
I am pleased to announce one of the most exciting redemption programs that we have ever held for this product.
Open a book of Superlative Hockey – The First Six at In The GameLand during redemption hours and receive two specially produced The First Six Redemption cards. There are three different inserts in this program:
The Rivalry Insert
The FourMidable Franchise Insert
The First Six Insert
There are 96 cards in total and each card has 9 silver versions and 1 gold version.
Here come’s the exciting part for case breakers. Anyone breaking a 10-book case of Superlative Hockey – The First Six at In The GameLand during redemption hours will also qualify to receive 10 additional stamped 1/1 Superlative Memorabilia cards from previous Superlative issues. An exciting bonus for those wanting to break a 10-book case.To qualify for this program the complete 10-book case must be broken at In The GameLand, opening five 2-book cases at different times will not qualify.
This is the first time that In The Game has created a program for case breakers and we hope they enjoy it. Based on their feedback we will determine if this type of program will be created for future shows.
Deal Or No Deal
It has become a tradition at the Sports Expo that In The Game teams up with Prince Wholesale, one of our Canadian distributors, to present Deal or No Deal.
Many lucky Fall Expo attendees will participate in this great promotion and have a chance to win free In The Game products.
This is the 8th Expo that Prince Wholesalers have supported this program. On behalf of In The Game and all the collectors who have participated and will participate in Deal or No Deal, thank you Prince!
In The Game Gives a Sheet
After each session of Deal or No Deal, we will be giving out uncut sheets of our products to attendees, you don’t have to buy anything just be at In The GameLand for Deal or No Deal and stick around for the draws.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Expo, come over and say “hello”.
As collectors know, each Superlative Hockey book contains seven different cards, one from each of seven different categories.
We have already featured the Game-Used Memorabilia/PaperCuts/Lumbergraph category and now, this blog will feature two more of the seven card categories in Superlative Hockey – The First SIx, the Quad Memorabilia Card category and the Trophy Room Card category.
Cup Final Quad
Trophy Case Complete Jersey
Trophy Case Complete Package
Trophy Case Limited
Checklists for these two categories will be posted this week. Early next week we will post images and checklists for the autograph cards. We must wait to post these checklists until all hard-signed autograph cards are received back from the players as we do not do redemptions.
Superlative Hockey – The FIrst Six will be released on November 8th.
Call your dealer or distributor to pre-order yours.
In this blog, I would like to feature one of the seven card categories collectors can look forward to when they open their book of Superlative Hockey – The First Six on November 8, 2013.
The card category featured in this blog will be the Game-Used Memorabilia Card or PaperCut or Lumbergraph.
To go along with a PaperCut or Lumbergraph Card, there are seven different insert sets in the Game-Used Memorabilia Cards: Franchises, Enshrined, Memorabilia Moments, Draft Highlights, Lord Stanley’s Mug, Captain-C and Raised To The Rafters. Click here to view the checklists
Each card features six pieces of In The Game’s heralded game-used memorabilia drawing from our vast collection of vintage pieces. There are 12 cards in the checklist.
There are 12 cards in this checklist featuring triple memorabilia. How about a Joliat/Plante/Beliveau card or a Keon/Watson/Sundin card?
These cards feature memorable moments from players on the The First Six teams. There are 18 cards in the checklist including; Maurice Richard, Mark Messier, Eddie Shore, Steve Yzerman, King Clancy to name a few.
The Draft Highlights insert set features triple memorabilia from draft picks of The First Six teams. There are 12 cards in the checklist including; O’Reilly/Jonathan/Bourque, Howard/Osgood/Yzerman and Clark/Potvin/Bester.
Lord Stanley’s Mug
Lord Stanley’s Mug features triple memorabilia from players on the same Stanley Cup winning team. There are 18 cards on this checklist including: Shore/Clapper/Thompson, Howe/Lindsay/Sawchuk, Hull/Mikita/Hall and Richard/Richard/Plante.
Captain-C features triple memorabilia depicting three captains of the same team. There are 12 cards in this checklist including: Davidson/Keon/Phaneuf, Esposito/Park/Messier, Lalonde/Hainsworth/Carboneau and Lindsay/Yzerman/Lidstrom.
Raised To The Rafters
This 12-card insert set features triple memorabilia from three Hall of Famers from the same First Six team. The combinations include: Bourque/Esposito/Neely, Howe/Lindsay/Yzerman, Harvey/H. Richard/Savard, Mahovlich/Salming/Sundin and Plante/M. Richard/Roy.
There are 36 PaperCuts in Superlative Hockey – The First Six featuring cuts from the First Six teams. The checklist includes; Bill Durnan, Baldy Northcott, Bill Barilko, Cecil Hart, Cy Wentworth, Joe Primeau, Jack Adams, Lionel Conacher, Jack Stewart and Jim Henry to name a few.
The 24-card Lumbergraph checklist includes; Syl Apps, Lester Patrick. Doug Harvey, Terry Sawchuk, Turk Broda, Maurice Richard and Babe Pratt to name a few.
Remember, this is only one of the seven cards in each book.
Release date is November 8, 2013. Order yours now.
Future blogs will feature other card categories in the product.
Superlative Hockey – The First Six is, simply Superlative.
Continuing the Superlative Tradition, In The Game is pleased to announce Superlative – The First Six.
Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, New York and Toronto will be hi-lighted in this product.
As in all Superlative products the The First Six book will contain seven cards.
- One Autographed Card (hard signed)
- One Autographed Game-Used Jersey Card (hard signed)
- One Auto Plus Card (hard signed)
- One Game-Used Jersey Card
- One Game-Used Memorabilia Card or PaperCut or LumberGraph
- One Quad Game-Used Memorabilia Card
- One Trophy Case Game-Used Memorabilia Card
All autographs are hard-signed.
Each card will be hard-signed, an important feature for collectors. The Toronto and New York players will be signing in blue, the Montreal and Detroit players will be signing in red and the Chicago and Boston players will be signing in black. There are 20 of each base version and 5 of each gold version of the Superlative Autographed Card.
Autographed Game-Used Jersey Card
There will be 20 of each base version and 5 of each gold version of the Superlative Autographed Game-used Jersey Card. There are 60 different cards with each one hard-signed. As with the Superlative Autographed Card, the Toronto and New York players will be signing in blue, the Detroit and Montreal players will be signing in red and the Chicago and Boston players will be signing in black.
Superlative Auto Plus Card
These cards feature a great combination of hard-signed autographs and authentic game-used memorabilia. A hard combination to beat.
Superlative Game-Used Jersey Card
These cards feature great pieces of authentic game-used memorabilia from The First Six players of the past and present. The checklist also features limited Vintage Game-Used Jersey Cards as well.
Game-Used Memorabilia Card or
Each book of Superlative Hockey – The First Six features one Game-Used Memorabilia Card or a PaperCut Card or a LumberGraph card. The Game-Used Memorabilia Card inserts include; Franchises, Enshrined, Memorable Moments, Draft Highlights, Lord Stanley’s Mug, Captain-C and Raised to the Rafters.
One Quad Game-Used Memorabilia Card
That’s right! There is one Quad Game-Used Memorabilia Card in each book. Insert Sets include; Rivalry, Vintage Quad, Franchise, Franchise Leaders* and Cup Final.
*six piece memorabilia cards
One Trophy Case Game-Used Memorabilia Card
Each book has a card from the Superlative Trophy Case. Inserts include Trophy Case, Trophy Case Limited, Trophy Case Complete Jersey and Trophy Case Complete Package.
There will only be 1,500 numbered books produced for this product and we expect a quick sell out.
Reserve yours now and don’t be disappointed. Release Date November 8, 2013.
In The Game is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Enforcers II.
Armed with a great amount of collectors’ input, we went out to sign the tough guys that collectors wanted in the product.
I personally think we did a great job signing; Craig Coxe, Steve Carlson, Dave Hanson, Jeff Carlson, Tim Hunter, Curt Fraser, Gary Howatt, Ian Laperriere, Cam Russell, Kurt Walker, Scott Thornton, Ronnie Stern, Mick Vukota and many, many more.
There is a great line-up in Enforcers II of Single Autographs including; Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson, Dave Hanson, Tim Hunter, Mick Vukota, Gordie Howe, Ted LIndsay, Ronnie Stern, Darren Langdon, Chris Simon, Dennis Bonvie, Lyndon Byers and many, many more.
The Duel Autographs won’t disappoint either. Some great battles are commemorated with these dual autograph cards. Jim Kyte/Tim Huter, Eric Lindros/Kris King, Shane Churla/Mike peluso, Dave Semenko/Paul Baxter, Andre Dupont/Dennis Polonich, Jeff Carlson/Cam Connor, Bob Probert/Craig Coxe, Bob Nystrom/Mel Bridgman, Dennis Bonvie/Ryan VandenBussche and many, many more.
Triple Autographs include Jeff Carlson/Steve Carlson/Dave Hanson and Andrew Peters/Ray Emery/Martin Biron.
Game-Used Memorabilia Inserts
Many of the Game-Used Memorabilia subsets from Enforcers I will be continued in Enforcers II including; Instigators Game-Used Jersey and Game-Used Patch, Combatants Duel Game-Used Jersey, Fight Straps and Tough Franchise.
However, there are some new insert sets in Enforcers II along with a twist on another insert set.
New to Enforcers is Pugilistic Puck Stoppers:
This insert set celebrates the goalies who left their protective crease to let their fists do the talking. The insert set includes; Patrick Roy, Chris Osgood, Felix Potvin and Ron Hextall to mention a few.
On the same theme another insert set new to Enforcers is Between The Pipes Battles.
Classic goaltender fights include; Potvin/Hextall, Roy/Osgood, Cloutier/Salo and more.
Enforcers II will feature a new checklist of Tough Patches along with a new twist, Duel Tough Patch.
This card features a mega-patch on both sides of the card. Here is the Wendel Clark/Marty McSorley card.
The Duel Tough Patches will match up authentic game-used memorabilia from two players who dropped the gloves against each other in classic battles.
Base Card Set
The 90-card Base Card set continues many of the subsets in Enforcers I but also adds some new subsets including; Goalie Battles, 3000 PIM Club, League Leaders and Tag Teams. Both the Tale of the Tape and Bloody Battles subsets will be continued in Enforcers II.
Each box of Enforcers II will contain 12 cards. 4 Autograph Cards, 3 Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards and 5 Base Cards.
This product is scheduled to be released early in October, so get your pre-orders in now for this limited-production product.
Enforcers II – Dropping the gloves again!
We are pleased to announce a last minute addition to the Dual Hard-Signed Autograph Cards in Decades The 90′s.
Thanks to some head’s up work by our staff and instant signing by both Brett Hull and Adam Oates, we are pleased to announce that a Dual Hall and Oates, I mean Hull and Oates Autograph Card will be found in Decades The 90′s coming out next week.
Two great players, two great signatures, one great card.
Now notwithstanding the Hall and Oates song, I think collectors will Go For That.
Decades The 90′s releases August 29th.
We know that there are a lot of followers to our concept but Decades The 90s Mega Cards could only come from In The Game.
Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia of the greatest stars of the 90s have been used in these two insert sets, Mega Goal and Mega Forward.
A picture is worth a 1,000 words, these pictures tell it all. Only from In The Game.
Here are 8 of the 24 Mega Forwards:
Decades The 90s will be release August 29th.