In The Game, Inc. is pleased to formally announce the Release Date for the Final Vault. The product will be released on Thursday, March 31st. Distributors will have enough time to secure their product and distribute it to their customers in time for the Spring Expo in Toronto.
We are very pleased with the quality of the cards that are being stamped and inserted into the Final Vault.
Here are some of the Game-Used Memorabilia Cards (5 per box):
Here are some of the Autograph Cards (4 per box):
Order your Final Vault now while supplies last. Contact your distributor, dealer or local card shop. Don’t delay.
Remember, Release Date is Thursday March 31, 2016.
Don’t get shut out.
I am pleased to announce that The Final Vault is moving along as planned. We are currently slated for a March release and as we get closer to the pack-out, I will announce the definitive Release Date.
I wanted to share with you the Sales Sheet for the product.
Distributors have been giving the pricing on this product and dealers should be seeing solicitations from their distributors in the very near future.
I hope to have another update on this product very soon.
We are now well into the process of organizing all the cards that will be stamped and inserted into the Final Vault.
We continue to work very hard to insure that every box of the Final Vault will give collectors a great “bang for their buck”.
The configuration is going to be 5 Game-Used Memorabilia cards, 4 Autograph cards and 1 Mask card in each box of the Final Vault.
That’s right 10 insert in each box of the Final Vault. Here are a few cards that you might find in your box of the Final Vault.
Final Vault Game-Used Memorabilia card
Final Vault Game-Used Memorabilia Card
Final Vault Autograph Card
Final Vault Autograph Card
I also want to announce that I have restored the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org so that collectors can now communicate directly with me.
As soon as we have the timeline completed for the release of the Final Vault, I will blog the details to both collectors and distributors.
Any former ITG direct dealers who want to acquire this product should contact me at the email address above.
I would like to offer an update on my previous blog.
I spent three days talking with collectors at the Fall Expo in Toronto. The dialogue was both very civil and informative. I understand the collectors’ point of view and I will continue to strive to satisfy their needs.
Negotiations have been finalized to reacquire the assets described in my previous blog. Once they are in my hands they will be organized and the Final Vault product will be configured. You can be assured that the Final Vault will give collectors a great “bang for their buck”.
In addition, a portion of the profits from The Final Vault will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.
As soon as I have a final configuration, I will blog the information to all my followers. In addition, I will send the information out to our distributors.
This week I am working on restoring email@example.com so that collectors will be able to communicate directly with me. I will blog when the email address is fully functional.
The analogy has been made that sometimes it’s too late to get the milk back in the bottle once it has been spilt. I understand that, but I am trying to sponge up the milk and empty the sponge back into the bottle. That’s the best I can do.
Hopefully, I will be successful.
When the In The Game brands were sold and the company ceased operations, the company had assets and liabilities. In business, when winding down a company, the assets must be sold to pay all debts to the creditors and this was the case with In The Game.
Some of the assets sold caused issues with collectors, this was unintentional.
During my twenty plus years in the hobby it has always been a top priority of mine to put the collector first and I want to continue to do so in my retirement.
For that reason, I am negotiating in an attempt to reacquire the assets that caused these issues with collectors. If my negotiations are successful, those assets will be used in a Final Vault product so that cards in question will not be confused with any cards issued in In The Game products.
With respect to individual situations that have already occurred with collectors, I will be prepared to deal with them in order to hopefully satisfy the collectors’ needs.
I certainly will try my best to do so.
More information about how to contact me directly and the Final Vault product will be available in the near future. In the interim, I will be available at the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo this weekend at the International Centre in Toronto.
A name that Toronto hockey fans will immediately recognize is back, Doug Laurie Sports.
Originally located inside Maple Leaf Gardens, now Doug Laurie Sports can be found on eBay. The store is located at dOuglauriespOrts (both of the o’s are zeros).
The eBay store will feature some creative new concepts in sports memorabilia.
Relive the glory years of the Toronto Maple Leafs by acquiring for your home or office vintage Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art.
There are 10 pieces in the first series of Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art. These reproductions have been painted by sports artist Mike James. Each print is serial numbered out of 1917.
Sweeney Schriner Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Baldy Cotton Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Frank Finnigan Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Syl Apps Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Charlie Conacher Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Bob Davidson Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Andy Blair Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Bill Thoms Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Babe Pratt Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Buzz Boll Maple Leaf Gardens Program Art
Each 24″ x 18″print comes beautifully framed and ready to be hung in your sports cave. All of the ten pieces in the first series of these program reproductions can be found at dOuglauriespOrts on eBay.
I am also pleased to introduce you to some incredible hockey jerseys hand painted by sports artist Mike James. Each one of these jerseys is a true 1/1.
Steve Yzerman Autographed Hand Painted Jersey
Wayne Gretzky Hand Painted Jersey
Doug Gilmour Autographed Hand Painted Jersey
Alex Galchenyuk Autographed Hand Painted Jersey
Saku Koivu Autographed Hand Painted Jersey
Gordie Howe Autographed Hand Painted Jersey
All the above hand painted jerseys and many more can be found at dOuglauriespOrts on eBay.
Check out these items and more in our eBay store. Doug Laurie Sports is back.
In The Game and Leaf Trading Cards are proud to announce a groundbreaking Redemption Program to be held at the upcoming Fall Expo, November 7th – 9th at the International Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
“The hockey trading card market has become saturated with too many products being released in short period of time. This hurts collectors, dealers and distributors. As the new kid on the block in this segment of the hobby, I wanted to do something about it” commented Leaf Trading Card President, Brian Gray. “So I have created an exciting Redemption Program for the Fall Expo with help of Universal Distribution, Prince Wholesale and The Hockey Connection to help dealers and distributors sell already released products while delivering some great Redemption Cards for collectors. A win-win-win.”
This Special Redemption Program allows collectors to redeem all 2012-13 and 2013-14 products bought at certified dealers at the Expo for 1/1 specially stamped Redemption Cards at Redemption Centre inside In The GameLand. The stamped Redemption Cards 1/1 cards will be from all the products released during those two years.
“This program is a little twist on past Redemption Programs” said In The Game’s Dr. Brian Price, “this program only allows product purchased from Certified Dealers at the Fall Expo to be redeemed but we are going back two years, we have never done this before. It should result in a crowd at the Redemption Table at In The GameLand but it will also reduce the inventory levels of all these products in the marketplace.”
Only products purchased at Certified Dealers will be eligible for redemption.
When the products are purchased, Certified Dealers will give their customers a Redemption Certificate which must be presented when the box is being broken at In The GameLand to receive your 1/1 stamped Redemption Card.
Dealers who want to participate in this Redemption Program should contact Universal Distribution, Prince Wholesale or The Hockey Connection for information on how the participate.
Here are the products being redeemed:
|2014 Draft Prospects||2||redemption cards|
|Lord Stanley’s Mug||2||redemption cards|
|13-14 Between The Pipes||1||redemption card|
|In The Game-Used||2||redemption cards|
|13-14 Heroes and Prospects||1||redemption card|
|Superlative The First Six||3||redemption cards|
|Enforcers II||1||redemption card|
|Decades The ’90s||1||redemption card|
|2013 Draft Prospects||2||redemption cards|
|12-13 Between The Pipes||1||redemption card|
|Motown Madness||1||redemption card|
|12-13 Heroes and Prospects||1||redemption card|
|History Of Hockey||2||redemption cards|
|Superlative Hockey Vol. III||3||redemption cards|
|Forever Rivals||2||redemption cards|
Don’t be late for this one as the Redemption Program will end as soon as the supply of the 1/1 Redemption Cards runs out.
Don’t get shutout. Come early and come often.
See you at the Fall Expo.