The Winter Olympics happen once every four years and for as long as NHL players take part in it, the hockey collectibles market will always be a bit more exciting this time of the year. National pride takes over.
To take advantage of that product-peddling patriotism and the Vancouver games, In The Game has announced that it will be offering direct to collectors a special group of autograph and memorabilia cards beginning Feb. 5.
Cards will be produced in four different card categories – autograph cards, game-used jersey cards, game-used patch cards and autographed game-used jersey cards – and will be limited to just 10 cards of each player in each category.
All cards will go on sale Friday at the In The Game store. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss your favorite players when they become available.
By the way, if I was handicapping the Olympic hockey tournament, I would say that Canada is the favorite with Sweden (defending champs) and Russia all having the greatest chance of medaling.
Team USA will be in the hunt but this is a new era for the Red, White and Blue so right now I’d have to pick them to come in fourth. But if goaltender Ryan Miller (Sabres) can play his best hockey, this team will have a chance to medal.
— Russ Cohen