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We all know that the hockey card market is largely dominated by the giant that is Upper Deck. However in the last few years, In The Game has been making ground rapidly and is gaining more and more popularity. Their Heroes and Prospect, Oh Canada and Between the Pipes products have received great reviews. Always trying to innovate, ITG has released on April 30, 2008 a new set called Superlative. What is so special about it you say? Well for starters it is quite the high end product as illustrated by the price (check below), but also, the set only More >
By: Don White
Well, as usual I found time to take a few days and head off to the 2007 NHL Draft. So, the wife and I left Thursday morning to get there for the NHL Draft Prospect Clinic where they would be signings autos afterwards (WOHOOO)!!
As I drove up there, all I could think about was all the radio announcers, TV analysts, etc. talking throughout the Stanley Cup Finals that the NHL has nothing to offer the fans. This is the third NHL Draft that I will be attending, and how many other fans do I know from other sports that attend More >
2007-2008 Mini-Jersey Hobby Box
Description The 2007-2008 edition of the Mini-Jersey brand features base cards with a picture of the player featured in action against a light blue backdrop and three coloured circles. The name and number of the players are also evident in the lower right corner and the logos of both Upper Deck (top left corner) and Mini-Jersey (bottom left corner) complete the base card design. Overall, it is a simple design, and in some ways, it makes it evident that you are not in the presence of one of Upper Deck’s higher end products.
The box contains 18 packs and More >
By: Don White
1) Price of Admission (FREE):
Where else can you see the next Gretzky, Roy, Yzerman, Crosby, and Ovechkin, Kane get drafted for FREE. The NHL is the only major sports body that lets fans of the game attend the draft. So spend a minute, an hour, a day and the worst you can say is “That is the worst free event I attended.”
2) Easy access to future stars for autographs (even) past superstars, HOF’ers GM’s, owner’s, etc.
You will never find an easier place to get autographs than the NHL DRAFT. As the players are young and have not had the More >
2007-2008 Artifacts Hobby Box
Descrition: The 2007-2008 offering of UD Artifacts features a 100-card base set which includes both a legends and a stars subset. The design of the cards is sober yet efficient, with a picture of the player in action on a blue background including the Artifacts logo. The base set includes 100 cards and there are two further subsets; Legends from #101 to #120 and Stars from #121 to #140. The set also includes rookies from #141 to #200 and rookie redemptions from #201 to #242. Finally it is worth mentioning that Artifacts takes the notion of parallel to new heights, on More >
The 2007-2008 edition of the goaltender dedicated product features a base set of 100 cards divided into four different subsets. Cards number 1 to 60 are dedicated to future stars, cards 61 to 74 to the stars of the game, cards 75 to 89 to the greats of the game and finally cards 90 to 100 to players who played in the “Rival League” the World Hockey Association. As in the previous years, the cards feature a simple yet enticing design and make for a goalie enthusiast delight. I personally love the way it has a “retro” feel to it, it’s not More >