Sunday Fun-Day Fun Facts

17 February 2013

Earlier this week, Topps celebrated the launch of 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1 and the start of Spring Training with the World’s Largest Baseball Card.



Near the Detroit Tigers’ spring training home in Lakeland, Florida, Topps unveiled the massive, 5000-plus square foot image of Prince Fielder spanning a large section of a youth baseball outfield.

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February 28, 2013 will mark the release date of In The Game’s tribute to the Detroit Red Wing Franchise – Motown Madness.

In each box of Motown Madness collectors will find 5 Premium Base Cards, 4 Autograph Cards, 2 Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards and a Patch of Honor Insert Card. That’s right 12 cards per box and seven of them are “hits”.

The Base Card Set will feature players from nine decades, the entire history of the franchise. These Premium Base Cards will be manufactured in both a red foil version and a gold foil version.

The Autograph Card checklist will feature over 100 different players including; Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom. Chris Osgood, Norm Ullman, Ted Lindsay, Dominik Hasek, Ed Giacomin, Danny Gare, Marcel Pronovost, Darren McCarty and many more. Motown Madness features four autographs per box.

Each box of Motown Madness will contain one Patch of Honor card. These are manufactured patches from different milestones in the franchise’s history including; Vladdy Patch, Norris Family Patch, Stanley Cup Playoff Patches, War Bonds Patch, and others.

Motown Madness features fourteen different Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia insert sets.

Motown Madness will feature a stunning collection of PaperCuts. The 40+ card checklist will include: Jack Adams, Harry Lumley, Hec Kilrea, Tommy Ivan, Syd Howe, Ebbie Goodfellow, Gary Bergman, Larry Aurie, Terry Sawchuk, Tiny Thompson, “Black” Jack Stewart, Bruce Norris, Johnny Mowers, Carl Liscombe and Harold Jackson to name a few.

Each box of Motown Madness will contain 12 cards. 4 Autograph Cards, 1 Patch of Honor Card, 5 Premium Base Cards, and 2 Authentic Memorabilia Cards.

Motown Madness from In The Game is currently available for pre-order at Canada Card World.

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Not all collectors are lucky enough to have a local card store nearby. But if you do…

Upper Deck is pulling out all the stops to make Saturday, February 9, 2013 a day to remember for every hockey card fan in Canada.



All puck fans need to do is head out on Saturday, February 9th and visit participating local card store retailers to receive a free National Hockey Card Day pack.

Packs will yield five randomly assorted cards featuring the various, while a special limited 16th card featuring Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux from the 1987 Canada Cup can be had as a gift with purchase from shop owners while supplies last. Some lucky collectors may also find some other special surprises in National Hockey Card Day packs like rare autograph cards.

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