Oh, Canada! CFL Gets First Mainstream Set Since 2003
Aug 31 2007 3:44PM
For the first time since 2003, the Canadian Football League has a mass-produced football card set to call its own.
Compliments of the folks at Quebec-based Extreme Sports Cards, the 100-card set (96 regular player cards and four Future Hall of Fame Inductee cards) recently shipped to distributors and should be live in Canadian outlets next week.
"We started this process at the beginning of the season, but it's been a long time since there's been a set for the CFL so it took quite some time to get things going," says company president Martin Richard. "We wanted to come up with something that would be more of a fan-based product."
To that end, the company opted for crisp photography and a clean design on 12 players from each of the CFL's eight teams. In addition, there are four Future Hall of Fame Inductee cards that showcase some of the greatest players in the league's history.
Each box of cards carries a Canadian price of $25 and is guaranteed to deliver a complete set of 100 cards. And if preliminary response is any indication, Extreme Sports Cards seems to have a hit on its hands.
"We've gotten good feedback so far," Richard says. "People love it. They love the quality of the pictures, the design. It's very inexpensive and you get all the cards."
For more information on the product, visit the Extreme Sports Cards site.