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Thread: ITG overdoing it
11-14-2012, 02:38 PM #21
At the end of the day, someone is going to complain. If we pull too many no name players as box breakers, we aren't going to buy products. If we have too many cards of the big name players to collect, we can't keep up with every card. If we don't have enough cards to collect of a player, we will complain that there is nothing new to pick up. People will complain about selling on ebay because they don't have PayPal. People will complain about trading because the other person has no cards they want. Enjoy it for what it is, not what it isn't.
11-14-2012, 02:44 PM #22
11-14-2012, 03:04 PM #23
I have not been a fan of ITG in the past, but I am starting to come around. I do agree with the original poster that they are "over doing it", but not for the same reasons he cites.
If releasing 130 Bossy cards between 2000 - 2007 is overdoing it, what do you call it when UD releases over 1,400 Ilya Kovalchuk cards during the same period? I'd say ITGs player saturation is much better than UD and Panini.
There are two areas where I believe ITG is overdoing it:
1) Too many short print, super short print cards (1/1, 1/9, etc...) putting most PC cards beyond the reach of the average collector.
2) Re-using the same photos over and over. I've noticed that several of the Lindros cards from Broad St Boys have recycled photos from previous Heroes and Prospects releases. I understand ITG is a small operation and may not have the budget for thousands of photos, but if your limited to headshots, mix it up.Hidden Content
Collecting: (click links to see want lists)
Hidden Content (95% complete) / Hidden Content (83.4% complete) / Eric Lindros (35% complete) / Ilya Kovalchuk (25% complete)
...and to a lesser extent
Hidden Content (59% complete) / Hidden Content (42% complete) / Brian Propp (51% complete)
11-14-2012, 04:11 PM #24
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11-14-2012, 06:35 PM #26
Can I start uploading some UD cards now so we can compare? lol
11-14-2012, 06:39 PM #27
11-14-2012, 09:12 PM #28
11-14-2012, 09:29 PM #29
I only buy ITG boxes to open. I prefer getting HOFers, Superstars and players I watched growing up. I buy UD & Panini singles of players I collect because I am tired of no name players jerseys or autos in thier products. Buy what you like. Do we forget this is a hobby. If you are worried about resale down the road then buy precious metals or something else.
11-14-2012, 10:39 PM #30