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06-20-2013, 10:00 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2012/13 ITG Draft Prospects
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at In The Game for providing us with this box.
1 pack per box
12 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $84.99 - $99.99
Always listening to collectors, we set out to get hard-signatures on our Autograph Cards for this product even if it meant sending cards to Russia, Sweden and Finland. The results are astonishing featuring almost all the 2013 Draft Prospects that are projected to be drafted in the first round. This includes the "big three" of Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin.
Some of the European prospects in this product also projected to be picked in the Draft are Aleksander Barkov, Rasmus Ristolainen, Alexander Wennberg, Robert Hagg, Jacob de-la Rose and Elias Lindholm.
Along with the great list of 2013 Draft Prospects in the Autograph Card checklist collectors will find several Future Draft Prospects including Team Canada Star, Connor McDavid.
Each player has two different Autograph Cards with both a silver and a more limited gold version of each card.
Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
The Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia in this product will be amazing. Insert sets include; Game-Used Jersey, Game-Used Patch, Future Prospect Game-Used Jersey, Future Prospect Game-Used Patch, Draft Year, Country of Origin, Past and Future, Present and Future, Past/Present and Future, Teammates, Top Prospect Game Complete Jersey. Some of the very limited Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia insert sets include; Auto/Memo, First Round Patch and First Round Pick Nameplate.
The First Round Nameplate insert set features nameplates from players selected in the First Round of the Draft in past years. The list is a who's who of the game's bright young stars including Perry, Nugent-Hopkins, Kane, Landeskog, Kadri, Courturier, Myers, Little, Hodgson, Gudbranson, Boychuk and Alzner to mention a few.
Premium Base Cards
The extensive base card checklist will include the following subsets; 2013 Draft Prospects, First Round Picks, Future Draft Prospects and Draft Surprises.
All base cards will be premium foil cards and will have four parallels. This is ITG's product with parallels for those collectors who enjoy them.
There are seven Premium Base Cards in each pack.
WHAT WE PULLED
Base: 7/180 (3.9%)
Each box of Draft Prospects will contain 7 base cards. There are four subsets: 2013 Draft Prospects, Former First Round Picks, Draft Day Surprises and Future Prospects. Scans do not do these cards just as the foil just gets eaten up. The Prospects card design can be better seen within the autographs. The photos are vibrant along with the various colors, typically matching the player's uniform/team. The foil-based cards give a better look than the standard ITG cards such as H&P or BTP.
Draft Prospects Silver Frederik Gauthier Autograph (on-card)
Draft Prospects Silver Sean Day Autograph (on-card)
Draft Prospects Gold Jacob De-La-Rose Autograph (on-card) /20
Draft Year Silver Seth Jones Jersey /100
Future Prospect Silver Storm Phaneuf Jersey /100
Each box will yield 3 autographs and 2 relics for a total of 5 hits. Most of the autographs with be the basic Draft Prospects variety. There is a gold version for each one with a print run of 20. There are also three super short prints in the silver version: Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones. With the relics, there are numerous sets, some of which will also contain an autograph. The print runs will range as high as 110 all the way down to 1, depending on the set and version.
Base - 3/5
Design - 4.5/5
Fun - 4.5/5
Value - 4/5
Rebuy - 4/5
Total - 20/25 (80%)
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at In The Game for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information no all of their products, you can visit them today at www.itgtradingcards.com.
Base cards are available for request. Please PM me with the card of interest. Cards will remain available for 30 days for the time this review is posted. As always, only VIPs may make requests for the first 48 hours.