Ultimate Memorabilia 11th Edition
|Configuration: 5 packs per box / 3 cards per pack
November 10, 2011
In 2000-01, In The Game made hobby history with the first edition of Ultimate Memorabilia and over the years, it has become an industry staple that keeps getting better with time.
The Ultimate Memorabilia 11th Edition is set to continue this tradition and releases on November 10, 2011. Each pack will once again contain one limited Ultimate Base card, one Ultimate Autograph card and one Ultimate Authentic Game-used Memorabilia card.
Ultimate Memorabilia offers up a highly-desired base set and this year's edition gives collectors a fresh new perspective on 100 of hockey's greatest players by featuring the artwork of well-known sports artist Mike James. The Silver version of the base cards are limited to either 63 or 64 copies along with a Gold parallel out of nine. In The Game is also taking base sets to a new level by offering a black-bordered edition that has the original sketch embedded into the card!
Game-used memorabilia has always been the foundation of the Ultimate product and In The Game offers up some exciting new concepts along with many old favorites. New sets for the 11th edition include History of the Franchise in the Net, FantaSTICK along with Boys Are Back, which is a tribute to some of the greatest players to ever skate for the original Winnipeg Jets franchise. Also new for 2011-12 are sets like Ultimate Rivalry and Cup Finals which feature a whopping six pieces of memorabilia on every card!
Returning for another year are ITG standards such as Gloves Are Off and Complete Jersey in addition to the extremely popular jumbo swatch offerings in Ultimate Emblem and Ultimate Number which have visually striking pieces personally selected by company president Dr. Brian Price. Ultimate Memorabilia is also the original home of the Made To Order concept and lucky collectors pulling these cards can send them in to receive a specially-created card featuring a player they chose from a list posted on the company's website. New for this season are the Draw To Order memorabilia cards which will feature the artwork of Mike James created specifically for the collector that redeems them.
The autograph component of Ultimate Memorabilia is loaded up with some great names as always and In The Game has gone to great lengths to add new players to the product's consistently-strong lineup. Back for Ultimate 11 are favorites like Ultimate Autograph, Future Star Auto and Goalie Legend Auto. The all-new Journey Dual Patch & Autograph is sure to be a hit and there are plenty of multiple-autograph cards to be found in packs as well.
Cut signatures from hockey's greatest legends from the past are back once again in Ultimate and staples such as PaperCuts and Lumbergraphs will be highly sought-after. Returning to Ultimate after several years away is PaperCuts & Memorabilia which puts a vintage cut along with a piece of authentic game-used memorabilia from the depicted player. No other card company can offer this to collectors and In The Game is proud to give it to them.
In The Game isn't done with the surprises, however, as the company has announced the creation of the Ultimate Giveaway program. There are ten different Ultimate Giveaway cards and each one depicts a different piece of game-used memorabilia. There are six of each of these cards inserted into the product and each one is a different color. Each Ultimate Giveaway card qualifies you to win an authentic piece of game-used memorabilia from In The Game and a Spin To Win event will be held at the 2012 Spring Expo in Toronto, Ontario. Even those that don't end up winning the game-used memorabilia item or miss the contest deadline of April 15, 2012 still end up with a special 1/1 sketch card featuring the depicted player. For complete details on the program, click here.
With so many treasures to be found in packs of Ultimate Memorabilia 11th Edition, they won't last on store shelves for long. Contact your local distributor today to place your order and to get your hands on some pieces of hockey's history!