From In The Game:

ITG Ultimate 11th Edition:

Randomly inserted into packs of UM-11, collectors can find Ultimate Giveaway cards. Each Ultimate Giveaway card qualifies you to win an authentic piece of game-used memorabilia from In The Game. In order to qualify for the “Spin To Win” event at the Spring Expo in Toronto, all Ultimate Giveaway Cards must be received by In The Game no later than April 15, 2012. We will continue to spin the In The Game wheel until a winner is declared from the Ultimate Giveaway Cards registered by April 15, 2012. All authentic game-used memorabilia will be given away at the Spring Expo. So please make sure that any Ultimate Giveaway cards you have are in our hands by April 15, 2012. You cannot bring them to the Spring Expo to qualify, they must be sent to us prior to the deadline.

Emerald Ice Redemption:

Collectors of the 2010-11 Between The Pipes are well aware of the error that was made on the back of the Emerald Masked Men cards. The Emerald Version of the Masked Men Cards was announced on the In The Game website as out of 340 of each card; however, 1/1 was printed on the back of each and every Emerald Masked Men card in error. So we created the Emerald Masked Men Redemption Program. All redemptions for the 2010-11 Between The Pipes Emerald Masked Men Redemption” Program must be sent by April 30, 2012. We will not redeem any cards sent after that date and please note, we will also not return cards received after that date.

10-11 Between The Pipes He Shoots He Saves Redemption Program:

“He Shoots, He Saves” Between The Pipes redemption cards can be found inserted in all packs of 2010-11 Between The Pipes except those that contain memorabilia cards. Every “He Shoots, He Saves” redemption card is worth one point. Once you accumulate 200 redemption points, you are eligible to receive a special game-used memorabilia card not available in packs. Redemption points may be redeemed for special Between The Pipes “He Shoots, He Saves” game-used memorabilia cards. All redemptions for the 2010-11 Between The Pipes “He Shoots, He Saves” Redemption Program must be sent by April 30, 2012.

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Press Release from In The Game:

In the world of hockey cards, 10 years can see some tremendous changes and over the past decade, In The Game has managed to produce one of the hobby’s most popular releases in Between The Pipes.

Debuting in 2001-02, this collection has always featured many of the best goaltenders around and it has evolved over time. It was a landmark for hobbyists as it was the first stand-alone product that was devoted to protectors of the crease and had a great mix of autographs and game-used memorabilia as well. Lightning struck again the next year and then the brand became a popular part of the In The Game Memorabilia product for 2003-04.

The lockout put Pipes on the shelf for a year but it was back as a limited edition boxed set in 2005-06. Seeing the success of its first player-licensed effort, the company brought it back as a full-fledged part of the lineup the next year and it was embraced by collectors who loved the array of cards available in packs. Since that time, it has been a consistent hit which features today’s top young stars and established pros along with the game’s greatest legends. The presence of the exciting The Mask and Masked Men inserts has also been a big hit for goaltending enthusiasts.

In 2011-12, In The Game is pulling out all the stops to make the 10th edition of BTP a resounding success. It all starts with a big 200-card base set that is loaded with some exciting new subsets and well over 100 different Autograph cards to search for. Non-memorabilia inserts are also back in full force again with the continuation of the Masked Men and special 10th Anniversary inserts which look at some of the best goalies we have featured over the past decade.

Naturally, game-used memorabilia is one of the greatest highlights of this product and goalie collectors are sure to be pleased with the selection of cards they can potentially pull. In addition to old standards like the Game-Used Jersey and Game-Used Patch that feature large swatches, look for all-new two-piece efforts like Cup Tandems and Aspire.

The multi-swatch madness continues with favorites like Complete Jersey and Full Gear but we’ve also brought back the phenomenally popular Shooting Gallery cards and added Decades and Franchises to the roster.

 

If you’re looking for the giant memorabilia swatches In The Game is known for, you’re going to find them in Pipes again with Anniversary Jumbos with big pieces from gloves and pads along with the one-of-one AHL and CHL Complete Logos.

There are plenty of other surprises in store with the 2011-12 edition of Between The Pipes, but In The Game felt it was important to also pay attention to the hobby’s roots by presenting a new twist on the popular He Shoots-He Saves redemption program. This season, we have produced the points cards in the form of nine-piece puzzles which can be assembled into a larger photo of some of hockey’s greatest netminders. Save up 200 points to redeem them for a special memorabilia card or put them in sheets to enjoy!

Releasing on May 3, 2012, Between The Pipes will be available in time for the 2012 Spring Expo in Mississauga, Ontario.

Between The Pipes Hockey from In The Game is currently available for pre-order at Canada Card World.

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The 2012 Spring Sports Card Expo is only about 6 weeks away!

The Spring Expo will take place from May 4th, 2012 to May 6th, 2012 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Collectors will be able to browse hundreds of tables of sports cards, non-sports cards, and various non-card related items.

Show hours:

  • Friday 1pm-10pm
  • Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 10am-6pm

Autograph Guests include:

  • Eddie Shack
  • Rick Vaive
  • Doug Favell
  • Dominik Hasek
  • Ted Lindsay

  • Pat Lafontaine
  • Gilbert Perreault
  • Kirk McLean
  • Darryl Sittler
  • Ed Giacomin
  • Rogie Vachon
  • Charlie Hodge

The Ferguson Jenkins Foundation will return with great baseball signing guests. This year, Fergie’s guests include Luis Tiant, Tim Raines, and Jim Rice.

Panini, Upper Deck, and In The Game will return as well with wrapper redemption programs. Upper Deck has been the first to release their plans which will include the popular Priority Signings wrapper redemption program. Redemption products this spring are 2011 NHL Parkhurst Champions, 2011-12 NHL Black Diamond, 2011-12 NHL Upper Deck Series Two and 2011-12 NHL SP Game-Used.

In The Game and Panini will release their programs soon.

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From NECA comes the highly anticipated trading card set from the blockbuster movie of 2012 ‘The Hunger Games.’

With 24 packs per box and 6 cards per pack, there will be lots to keep the avid movie fans happy with scenes from the movie and cards of their favourite characters.

Set Composition:
A 72-card base set recaps the film, which is based on the best-selling book. In addition, there will be an insert set which results in a 9-card puzzle.

For those who are not in the loop, The Hunger Games is a science-fiction action-drama film directed by Gary Ross and is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson. In the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem randomly chooses one boy and girl, ages 12-18, from the 12 districts to risk their lives in the Hunger Games, a ruthless competition in which each contestant attempts to kill the others until only one remains. In District 12, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in replacement of her sister, taking it upon herself to risk her life and fight against other tributes.

The Hunger Games trading card hobby boxes are now available for order at Canada Card World.

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Panini will soon be returning to product shelves with another blast from the past.

With an April 4, 2012 planned release date, Panini will be bringing Donruss Elite Hockey back to collectors. Featuring five cards per pack and 20 packs per box, there will be lots to keep the hobby’s attention.

Box highlight include:

  • 3 Aspirations Die-Cuts
  • 2 Elite Rookies
  • 1 Elite Rookies Auto Variation
  • 1 New Breed Materials
  • 1 Elite Materials
  • 1 Elite Stars
  • 1 Elite Rookie Stars

Other highlights include:

Prime Numbers – With each card featuring a piece of memorabilia or an on-card autograph! There will be three versions of top stars Joe Sakic, Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and many others to chase.

 

Passing The Torch – A pair of on-card signatures from greats of the game like Mark Messier, Mario Lemieux, and Joe Sakic along-side stars of today such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Evgeni Malkin, and Matt Duchene!

Six hobby legends are honoured with their own Elite Series tribute set. Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Mario Lemieux, Mark Messier, and Steve Yzerman! Each player is featured in his own six-card insert series in addition to a seventh card highlighted by a hard-signed autograph!

2011-12 Donruss Elite from Panini is currently available for pre-order at Canada Card World.

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