11-12 Heroes & Prospects - Class of 2012

by In The Game Trading Cards - Tuesday, February 07, 2012

For the Class of 2012 Redemption Program, collectors suggested we use player images instead of the way the Class of 2011 was produced, we listened.


C-01 Nail Yakupov
C-02 Mathew Dumba
C-03 Morgan Rielly
C-04 Alex Galchenyuk
C-05 Mikhail Grigorenko
C-06 Griffin Reinhart
C-07 Ryan Murray
C-08 Radek Faksa
C-09 Martin Frk
C-10 Derrick Pouliot






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11-12 Heroes & Prospects Is Loaded!

by In The Game Trading Cards - Friday, February 03, 2012

In The Game is pleased to preview the 2011-12 Heroes and Prospects.


This is the 8th year that we have produced Heroes and Prospects and we're proud of the fact that Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, Evgeny Malkin and many more superstars had their first licensed card in Heroes and Prospects.


The line-up of Heroes and Prospects in this year's product will not disappoint.


BASE CARD SET This year Heroes and Prospects will feature an expanded 200-card Base Card set. Collectors asked us for more prospects from their favorite teams and we delivered.



Subsets include; Heroes, International Prospects, CHL Prospects, AHL Prospects, CHL Rookies, AHL Rookies, CHL Grads, AHL Grads and Tributes.


2011-12 Heroes and Prospects also pays tribute to four players whose careers and lives ended far to early. Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Luc Bourdon and Wade Belak. RIP.





There are five different Non-Memorabilia Insert subsets; Calder Cup Champions, Memorial Cup Champions, Family Ties, Tough Customers and Class of 2012.





For the Class of 2012 Redemption Program, collectors suggested we use player images instead of the way the Class of 2011 was produced, we listened.



AUTOGRAPH CARDS An outstanding Autograph Card checklist will be featured in 2011-12 Heroes and Prospects.





Heroes include; Henri Richard, Gordie Howe, Red Kelly, Teemu Selanne, Tony Amonte and more.


CHL Grads include; Ryan Getzlaff, Logan Couture, Cody Hodgson, Brad Marchand, Carey Price, Shea Weber, Dion Phaneuf and more.


AHL Grads include; Claude Giroux, Jimmy Howard, Mikku Koivu, Eric Staal, Patrice Bergeron. Loui Eriksson and more.


Autograph Cards are inserted 1 in every 8 packs. These odds are not guaranteed in any individual box but across the entire production run.



Let's not for a moment forget what Heroes and Prospects is known for. Our authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards. This year's edition of Heroes and Prospects is as good as or better than ever. Featuring over 20 different subsets.








And how about some of the numerous 1/1 insert sets.








Game-Used Memorabilia cards are inserted 1 in every 8 packs. These odds are not guaranteed in any individual box but across the entire production run.


Add to all of this our Made To Order program and I'm sure you will agree, this product is LOADED.


Collectors contact your In The Game dealer and dealers contact your In The Game Distributor.


Heroes and Prospects will be released February 23rd.

Here's HOWE to make In The Game cards even better!

by In The Game Trading Cards - Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The game of hockey has seen some incredible legends take to the ice over the years, but there is an elite class of players that go even beyond that in the hearts of fans. One of those players is often simply referred to as Mr. Hockey - Gordie Howe.

In The Game is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of Howe to their products in 2012 and the company is excited to be able to feature him in their celebrated releases.

"It has been several years since Mr. Howe was prominently featured as part of In The Game's products and we are incredibly pleased to be working with him once again," said company President Dr. Brian Price. "Our working relationship goes back even farther than that and collectors will be pleased to have an opportunity to get more cards of one of hockey's greatest icons."

Howe was part of the first modern era hockey card set from Parkhurst back in 1951-52 and his cards have been highly sought-after ever since. During the 1991-92 season, Dr. Price began working as a sub-licensor under Pro Set and brought back the legendary Parkhurst trading card brand to modern collectors. This extremely popular series not only featured the top stars of the day but also had a special insert set which prominently featured Mr. Howe. At the time, inserts were a relatively new concept with collectors and it was fitting that one of the game's greatest players be a part of it.

Over the following years, Dr. Price featured Howe in a number of products including collector favorites like the Parkhurst Missing Link. These sets were made up entirely of retired players and paved the way for modern releases, which celebrate the past. Howe was last a part of the In The Game family in 2001-02 and his return to In The Game will allow collectors to obtain all-new cards that celebrate his monumental contributions to the sport.

Howe was born in Floral, Saskatchewan on March 31, 1928 and joined the Detroit Red Wings as an 18-year-old for the 1946-47 season. He quickly became one of the NHL's top stars and led his club to four Stanley Cup championships in the 1950s. Over 25 seasons in the Motor City, Gordie became the league's all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points before retiring for the first time at the end of the 1970-71 campaign. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame soon after.

After two seasons on the sidelines, Howe returned to action with the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association and played alongside two of his sons, Mark and Marty. Over the course of six WHA campaigns, the trio ranked among hockey's biggest stars and he continued to put up strong numbers. They signed with the New England Whalers in 1977 and went back to the NHL two years later as members of the expansion Hartford Whalers. The 1979-80 season was his last but he would skate in his final NHL All-Star Game and made a memorable return to Detroit to score his 801st and final regular season goal on April 6, 1980.

Despite retiring soon after, Howe was still active in the hockey world and once the sports memorabilia industry took off, he became a popular show guest. In 1997-98, he became the first player to skate in a professional game in six different decades when he took to the ice with the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League. In 2008, he became the first person to be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the NHL. Adored by fans everywhere, his career is spoken of in reverent tones for being a complete player that could score, lead and play without fear.

Collectors can expect to find autograph and game-used memorabilia cards of Howe in many of the products that are part of In The Game's 2012 lineup starting with Heroes and Prospects, which releases on February 23.



2011-2012 Heroes & Prospects - Product Brochure

by In The Game Trading Cards - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Enforcers Checklists & First Look at 11-12 Heroes & Prospects

by In The Game Trading Cards - Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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