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Blue and White Centennial Taking Shape

The production of my Blue and White Centennial product is going extremely well. We are on target for our mid-January release. A definitive date will be announced shortly.

Only 100 5-Box Cases are being produced, that’s 500 serially numbered Boxes. It is also important to note that any collector acquiring a sealed 5-Box case will receive the complete Premium Base Card Set with matching serial numbers. I don’t this has ever been done before.

Now for some images of the stunning cards that are being produced.

Captains Row

This insert set features Blue and White Captains from the entire 100 years of the franchise.

Here is the checklist:

CR-1 Double Sided Card: Day/Conacher/Kennedy/Keon/Sittler/Clark/Gilmour/Sundin

CR-2 Day/Conacher/Kennedy/Keon

CR-3  Sittler/Clark/Gilmour/Sundin

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Dual-Sided Captains Row Card

Decadence

It is difficult to combine ten different images and their names, ten different pieces of game-used memorabilia and their names on one trading card and make it look organized and desirable.

I hope you will agree with me when I say that I think our talented designers have found the way.

There will be 12 different Decadence Cards in our Blue and White Centennial product.

DECA-1 Decadence Goaltenders
DECA-2 Decadence Netminders
DECA-3 Decadence 30s
DECA-4 Decadence 50s
DECA-5 Decadence 60s
DECA-6 Decadence 70s
DECA-7 Decadence 80s
DECA-8 Decadence 90s
DECA-9 Decadence 2000s
DECA-10 Decadence Defense
DECA-11 Decadence Forwards
DECA-12 Decadence Vintage

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Decadence Goaltenders Card

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Decadence Thirties Card

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Decadence Defense Card

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Decadence Fifties Card

Enshrined

I would also like to show you a new twist on our Enshrined Insert Set. Each Card is a tribute to a Blue and White player who has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In the HHOF their image and name is etched into a piece of glass. Well we have tried to give our Enshrined Cards the same feel. Coving the image of the player on the Blue and White Enshrined Card is a piece of glass. Something different, I hope you like it.

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Five of the Cards from the Enshrined Insert Set

There are 23 Enshrined Inserts out of 10 in the product.

E-1 Bailey, Ace
E-2 Belfour, Ed
E-3 Bower, Johnny
E-4 Clancy, King
E-5 Fuhr, Grant
E-6 Gilmour, Doug
E-7 Horton, Tim
E-8 Kelly, Red
E-9 Kennedy, Ted
E-10 Keon, Dave
E-11 Lumley, Harry
E-12 Mahovlich, Frank
E-13 McDonald, Lanny
E-14 Parent, Bernie
E-15 Plante, Jacques
E-16 Primeau, Joe
E-17 Salming, Borje
E-18 Sawchuk, Terry
E-19 Sittler, Darryl
E-20 Stanley, Allan
E-21 Sundin, Mats
E-22 Ullman, Norm
E-23 Watson, Harry

And there are 5 different Enshrined Inserts out of 5 in the product.

E-24 Broda, Turk
E-25 Conacher, Charlie
E-26 Day, Hap
E-27 Jackson, Busher
E-28 Nighbor, Frank

Remember, there are 3 different Game-Used Insert Cards in each box of Blue and White Centennial along with 10 Premium Base Cards, 6 Autograph Cards and 1 Assigned Seat Card.

The product releases in mid-January.

Get yours. Hobby shops contact your distributors and collectors contact your hobby shop.

More information coming in future editions of The Prez Sez.

Brian Price

Blue and White at the Expo

Hello Everyone

Probably the longest three days of my life as I spent most of my time at the Expo in our booth talking about our new projects.

It was nice to see many old friends and equally as nice to meet some new collectors.

One thing is for sure, the passion for the Blue and White is alive and well in the hobby. The reaction to our new product nothing short of sensational.

Here are some of the hi-lites of the Blue and White Centennial product.

There will be 500 serially numbered boxes. These boxes will be packed in 100 5-box cases.

In each box you will find:

10 Premium Base Cards serially numbered to 100

6 Autograph Cards

3 Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards

1 Assigned Seating Card

There are 50 players in the Premium Base Card set. If you purchase a 5-box sealed case, you will receive a complete set of Premium Base Cards and all cards will have the same serial number out of 1oo.

The Autograph Cards included Blue and White Legends and Future Stars including; Borje Salming, Tiger Williams, Darryl Sittler, Dave Keon, Johnny Bower, Wendel Clark, Frank Mahovlich, Ian Turnbull, Teeder Kennedy, Andy Bathgate, Bobby Baun, Lanny McDonald, Mitch Marner, Nazim Kadri and many more. Remember there are six autographs per box including many Vintage PaperCuts.

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There are three authentic game-used memorabilia cards per box. None of the memorabilia inserts have a print run of more than 10.

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Busher Jackson Skate Lace Card

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1/1 Decadence Goaltender Card

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King Clancy Cup Winner Card

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Tim Horton 1/1 LumberGraph Card

And last but certainly not least, every box contains an Assigned Seating Card. These cards contain pieces of seats from Maple Leaf Gardens signed by members of the Blue and White. The Gold and Red Cards are out of 3, the Blue Cards are out of 4 and the Green and Gray Cards are out of 5. There are 25 different players on the Assigned Seating checklist.

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The Blue and White Centennial product is scheduled to be release in mid-January 2017.

Call your local store of distributor to make sure they will be able to get a box or a case for you.

Brian Price

Some New President’s Choice Cards

President’s Choice Trading Cards is in the business of manufacturing high-end sports trading cards. One of our unique trading card concepts will be the creation of a series of unique 1/1 inserts. In addition, we will bring back the Made To Order concept that Dr. Price pioneered more than a decade ago and some exciting limited edition boxed products.

Currently, collectors can only acquire high-end inserts by buying packs of cards and hope that these packs contain random insert cards. In addition, collectors can go to sports card shows or bid in auctions on eBay and other auction houses for these types of insert cards but in reality, they would be buying them from others who got them out of packs and they are priced accordingly.

Never before has a manufacturer sold these high-end insert cards directly to collectors. We see this as a unique opportunity to be the first manufacturer to market sports cards in this manner. PCTC will use Dr. Price’s 26+ years in the sports card business to create for collectors the type of unique cards they will want to collect.

We believe that the combination of this new method of selling high-end inserts along with Dr. Price’s 26+ years of licensing, manufacturing and distributing sports trading cards will make this a successful endeavor. Over his career in the industry, Dr. Price has attended hundreds of sports trading card shows and conventions and through his dialogue with collectors, he has gained an appreciation of the type of cards collectors want to buy and collect.

I am proud to show collectors some of the new concepts developed by President’s Choice Trading Cards.

MegaPatch Cards

Each MegaPatch card combines original artwork and colorful commemorative patches* to produce some highly collectable 1/1 cards.

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And to add to the collectibility, if you purchase a MegaPatch card, you will have the exclusive right for seven days to purchase the original art from which the card was created. If you choose not to buy the original art, then it will be offered to other collectors.
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The original art and the MegaPatch card together in your collection! Amazing.

*to be perfectly clear, the commemorative patches are not game-used

And not all MegaPatch cards are hockey cards, take a look at the Babe Ruth MegaPatch cards

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The same holds true with the Babe Ruth MegaPatch cards. You have an exclusive period of one week to purchase the original art if you purchase the MegaPatch card.

Dynasty Stick Cards

Another new concept from President’s Choice Trading Cards is the Dynasty Stick cards. Each card is a 1/1 and features Game-Used sticks from members of different NHL dynasties. The first dynasty to be featured is the Edmonton Oilers.

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Other Edmonton Oilers Dynasty Stick cards include; Paul Coffey, Wayne Gretzky, Marty McSorley, Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr and Jari Kurri.

To add an additional twist to this exciting new concept, PCTC is also creating a 1/1 Edmonton Oilers Dynasty Stick sheet. Yes, all 9 Dynasty Stick cards on one sheet.

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We have also created 9 Montreal Canadiens’ Dynasty Stick cards. Each card is a 1/1 and there will also be a 1/1 Montreal Canadiens Dynasty Stick sheet.
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Another concept made popular by Dr. Price is the insert card. Each card features an autograph of a legendary player on a hockey stick. Here are the first group to be created.

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This is just the beginning of the amazing products being created at President’s Choice Trading Cards.

Feel free to meet with Dr. Price at the Fall Expo in Toronto this weekend and share your likes and dislikes of our new ideas and perhaps give us some ideas of your own.

The President’s Choice Blue and White Centennial trading card product will also be previewed at the Fall Expo. Make sure you get a chance to see it.

 

The Prez Is Back

Hello Hockey Card Collectors;

I am pleased to announce that I have decided to make my return to the hobby with a new venture, President’s Choice Trading Cards.

It’s hard to believe that it is almost three years since I sold In The Game to Leaf Trading Cards, seems like yesterday.

It has been great sitting on the sidelines and watching what has gone on in the hobby but enough time has passed and I realized that I really missed manufacturing the kind hockey cards that collectors want to collect.

President’s Choice Trading Cards will launch on December 1st, 2016. We will endeavor to deliver quality products to the hobby, including a timely special edition boxed product.

Please watch for more editions of Prez Sez in order to stay updated on our upcoming product releases. Tell your friend to subscribe as well.

This is going to be fun.

The Prez – Brian Price

 

Final Vault Releases

Today is Release Day for the Final Vault.

The Final Vault gives collectors the opportunity to collect stamped cards from the over 16 years of In The Game production.

Each box will contain: 5 stamped Game-Used Memorabilia Cards, 4 stamped Autograph Cards and 1 stamped Mask Card.

Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that in addition to the cards stated above, there will be inserted randomly in boxes of The Final Vault, cards that were produced for previous In The Game products but were not inserted at the time of the products’ release.

These cards will be added to the products’ checklist on our website with a special notation that the card may only be found in The Final Vault.

These cards were not inserted when the product was released due to production issues or players not returning their autograph cards back to us for the pack-out. We needed to find a good home for these cards and this is the perfect place as a bonus to those opening this product. These cards are not stamped.

To be crystal clear, these cards will be the 11th card in random boxes.

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Mike Vernon Autograph – Motown Madness

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Eric Lindros Game-Used Jersey 2000-01 Signature Series

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Cam Ward Game-Used Emblem O Canada

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Patrick Roy Autograph 2001-02 Signature Series

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Montreal Quad Tough Franchise Enforcers

The Final Vault Foil Stamping

The foil stamping for the cards in the Final Vault is different for the Autograph Cards, Game-Used Memorabilia Cards and the Mask Cards.

Mask Cards

There are three different stamps on the Mask Cards. There is a Gold V 1/1 stamp on one of each card released over the years including the parallels. There is a Silver V 1/5 stamp on five of each card released over the years including parallels. There is a Green V stamp on many of the cards released over the years. The quantity of each Green V stamp varies for the different cards.

Autographs Cards

All of the Autograph Cards are stamped with a Black V Vault stamp. The number of each Autograph Card stamped and inserted into The Final Vault varies for each different Autograph Card.

Game-Used Memorabilia Cards

Each Game-Used Memorabilia Card is stamped with a different V 1/1 colored foil stamp. The different foil color stamps are; Red, Blue, Green, Silver, Gold, Black, Pink, Purple, Copper and Teal.

Red 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there is at least one card in the product.

Blue 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least two cards in the product.

Green 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least three cards in the product.

Silver 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least four cards in the product.

Gold 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least five cards in the product.

Black 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least six cards in the product.

Pink 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least seven cards in the product.

Purple 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least eight cards in the product.

Copper 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are at least nine cards in the product.

Teal 1/1 Foil Stamp means that there are up to ten cards in the product.

The Final Vault demonstrates the cards produced by In The Game during our sixteen years in business. We hope you enjoy this trip down “Memory Lane”.

Brian Price

 

 

Important News About The Final Vault

Dear Collectors;

I have important news about In The Game, Inc.’s final release, The Final Vault.

Due to the amount of time it has taken us to inspect each and every card going into the boxes of The Final Vault for quality, we are going to have to delay the Release Date by one week. The new Release Date will be April 7, 2016.

For the past seventeen years, In The Game has taken our Release Dates very seriously and we have tried to be on time with the release of all our products if possible. I think you will admit we have done a very good job in this regard over the years.

Because there is NO Customer Service on the cards in this product, we wanted to take as much time as necessary to qc the cards before they are packaged into the boxes and this has caused this minor delay.

We will still have the product ready for release before the Spring Expo in Toronto. We apologize for the one-week delay but we feel that it is absolutely necessary.

We also want to announce our Redemption Program for the Spring Expo, April 8-10th in Toronto.

Each collector opening a box of The Final Vault at the In The Game booth will receive one special card stamped with the 1/1 Vault Logo. Each card will be a previously issued Game-Used Memorabilia Card. These cards will be selected from many of the previous In The Game trade show Redemption Cards and He Shoots He Scores or He Shoots He Saves program redemption cards. There are some amazing cards available for this program.

Here’s a look at some of the great Redemption Cards available at the In The Game booth at the Spring Expo.

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You have to admit, these are great cards.

So while I’m sorry for the delay in the release of this product, I am excited about the Redemption Program at the Spring Expo.

If you haven’t ordered your box of The Final Vault, you should hurry before they are Sold Out.

Brian Price

 

The Final Vault News

Pack-out has begun for the March 31st release of The Final Vault and the first few cases of product have rolled off the manufacturing line. Each box is being hand-packed to insure quality control of the cards being inserted.

Here are some of the cards collectors will find in boxes of The Final Vault.

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Avalanche StickRack Triple, three Superstars on one card.

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A tribute to a great Hall Of Famer, Bill Gadsby.

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You don’t find Howie Morenz Game-Used Memorabilia cards every day.

Vault 13

One of the hardest hitters in the game, Eric Lindros.

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Still putting the biscuit in the basket, Jaromir Jagr.

Vault 15

One of the greatest goalies ever, Martin Brodeur

Vault 16

A six-piece historic reminder of an epic series, Wings vs the Habs.

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An example of why ITG was always known for our game-used patches.

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A retro-image with a retro patch, Jean Beliveau Game-Used Patch.

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The best of the best, Gordie Howe Game-Used Patch

Remember the Release Date is March 31, 2016. We are currently SOLD OUT of product so make sure you contact your distributor or local hobby shop as soon as possible to insure you can order yours.

Brian Price