Sunday, October 23, 2011

Awesome Card of the Week

From 2007-08 In The Game Ultimate Memorabilia 8th Edition comes this Retro Teammates jersey card of legends Vladislav Tretiak and Valeri Kharlamov.

Both thorns in the side of many Canadian hockey fans during the 1970's and 1980's, these veterans of the Soviet Union hockey team are important additions to any collection. The bonus of this card is the inclusion of seams and stitching from the Kharlamov jersey.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Awesome Card of the Week

In The Game has a great VIP Program.

It's pretty simple...
1. Open In The Game products.
2. Save the box-tops.
3. Send the box-tops to In The Game.
4. In The Game sends you a jersey card.

Today, I received my In The Game VIP Program memorabilia card in the mail. It was a Jeremy Roenick three-colour patch with thick seams and stitching from his days as a Chicago Blackhawk.

One cool feature is that my name is printed on the back of the card. Some collectors may not like being joined that closely to a card but I think it's a great idea.

It also means... I'll probably never try to move it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Topps Diamond Giveaway - Order #2

My second order from the Topps Diamond Giveaway focused more on memories than value.

Growing up in Canada, the Blue Jays were my team. A distant second were the Montreal Expos.

My favourite player was Dave Stieb and he ended up being one of the best pitchers of the 1980's

Although none of these cards are high value cards, they're great additions to my collection. Players who had some great years with the Blue Jays such as Buck Martinez, Lloyd Moseby, Rance Mulliniks, and Cliff Johnson. Some other great Expos like Warren Cromartie and Tim Wallach.

It's fun to see their stats. When you cheer for them so long ago, sometimes you can forget how good (or bad) they actually were until you check out the stats on the back of the cards.

A great trip down memory lane.