Tag Archives: In The Game

Jack Eichel signs exclusive autograph card deal with Leaf Trading Cards

   By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The world of hockey card collecting is bracing for a strong 2015-16 season due to a strong rookie class. One of the hottest young prospects around made headlines today as it was announced that Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres has signed an exclusive trading card autograph […]

First Look: 2014-15 In The Game Ultimate Vault

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor On the heels of a well-received Superlative Vault release, In The Game has decided to once again dig deep into its archives for another archival collection loaded up with some of the most memorable cards it produced under the guidance of Dr. Brian Price. 2014-15 In The Game […]

Leaf Offers In The Game CHL Top Prospect Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This weekend, the hockey world will find out which team will get the right to select first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and there is little doubt that they will pick Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters. Leaf Trading Cards is giving collectors another opportunity to […]

Leaf Announces Spring Expo Redemption Plans

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Attendees of the 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto are already buzzing about junior hockey phenom Connor McDavid and Leaf Trading Cards has made him and some of his peers the focal point of their highly-anticipated redemption program, which will be held from May 1 to May […]

Sam Bennett Ready For NHL Debut

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Early 2015-16 hockey card releases from Upper Deck will have another big rookie card to chase as it has been announced that Sam Bennett will be joining the Calgary Flames lineup for the rest of the season instead of being sent to their AHL affiliate in Adirondack. The […]

First Look: 2014-15 In The Game Superlative Vault

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Hockey card collectors are about to get another chance to own some of the most coveted cards produced over the past few years as In The Game will be offering them a special release that draws from the archives of one of the most popular brands it produced […]

Sunday Conversation: Leaf’s Gregg Kohn

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Hobby veteran Gregg Kohn is the Director of Product Development for Leaf Trading Cards and Beckett Hockey recently caught up with him to discuss some of the upcoming changes collectors can expect to see in 2014-15 In The Game Heroes & Prospects in addition to some of the […]

First Look: 2014-15 In The Game Heroes & Prospects

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Heroes & Prospects is back again this season, but the hobby is in for a bit of a shock as the longest-running brand of CHL-licensed trading cards has undergone a major transformation since being moved over to Leaf Trading Cards. 2014-15 In The Game Heroes & Prospects has […]

Sunday Conversation: Card artist Mike James

    By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Mike James is a veteran sports card artist who has had his work appear in several different card sets through the years. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A for our latest Sunday Conversation … — How long have you done sketch […]

Leaf Cuts Production On Next Hockey Releases

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Leaf Trading Cards recently announced that it will be cutting back on production of its upcoming 2014-15 In The Game Leaf Metal Hockey release, but the move will come as a welcome surprise to collectors as they will be seeding at least one Connor McDavid autograph in each […]

First Look: 2014-15 In The Game Leaf Metal Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The partnership between Leaf Trading Cards and In The Game is set to enter into its third release as 2014-15 In The Game Leaf Metal Hockey will hit store shelves in February. While their first two products had been previously estabilished In The Game brands, this new creation […]

Top 5: Pat Quinn Hockey Cards to Own

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor | Commentary The hockey world lost one of its greatest coaches and personalities last night as Pat Quinn passed away at Vancouver General Hospital. In recent years, Quinn had served as Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame and had been the bench boss in Philadelphia, Vancouver, Los […]

Show Recap: Toronto Expo Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Another successful Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo came to a close Sunday evening and thousands of hockey collectors from all over have gone home after three days of hunting for cards and collectibles at the International Centre in Toronto. Beckett Media was once again on hand for this semi-annual […]

Leaf Announces ITG Draft Prospects Redemption

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Leaf Trading Cards has released details regarding a special redemption set targeted to collectors of 2014-15 In The Game Draft Prospects, the first product released after they began producing hockey cards under the In The Game banner. Once a collector mails in five barcodes that can be found […]

What does Topps’ Mike Trout deal mean?

What does the Mike Trout exclusive with Topps mean?

First Look: Leaf In The Game Ultimate Memorabilia 14th Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the hobby’s original premium brands, Ultimate Memorabilia was originally released at the end of the 2000-01 season and gathered a loyal following over the years due to its offering of a limited base set, desirable autographs and pieces of game-used memorabilia from the past and present. […]

In The Game’s Made To Order Program Coming To An End

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For over a decade, some of the most desired cards among hockey collectors have been from the Made To Order program that was a major part of several In The Game brands. Made To Order was a true game-changer as it allowed collectors to submit the redemption cards […]

Leaf Trading Cards Reveals Big Plans for the National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Attendees of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio are sure to take notice of the Leaf Trading Cards booth as the company looks to make a major impact at this year’s event. The excitement begins with their 5,000 square foot store (located at booth 569) […]

Ekblad Leads the Pack at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

The annual NHL Entry Draft took place in Philadelphia recently and collectors throughout the world are now ready to track down cards of many young players that are on their way to becoming household names.

First look: 2014 Draft Prospects hockey cards

Each box will contain just 12 cards per box with seven base cards, three autographs and two memorabilia cards.

Autographs, cards and more available at the 2014 Spring Expo

Here’s a look what each company is doing and how you can get your hands on all the swag.

Nathan MacKinnon already a star with hockey collectors

When it comes to hockey cards, MacKinnon is already a star.

Box Busters: 2013-14 In the Game’s Between the Pipes

Join Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj as she opens a box of 2013-14 In The Game’s Between the Pipes.

First look: 2013-14 In The Game’s Lord Stanley’s Mug hockey cards

In The Game is celebrating hockey’s championship with 2013-14 Lord Stanley’s Mug.

First look: 2014 ITG Past, Present and Future baseball cards

In The Game’s next baseball product promises a bit of the past, a bit of the present and a bit of the future.

Box Busters: 2013-14 In The Game Used

Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 In The Game Used.

First look: In The Game’s 2013-14 Between the Pipes

The next incarnation comes out April 17 with at least four hits in every box.

In The Game teases a potential “replacement for sticker autos”

But In The Game may have an alternative to stickers coming in its next baseball product, which owner Brian Price teased on Monday.

First look: 2013-14 In The Game- Used

The product will feature four cards, all with game-used memorabilia.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Heroes & Prospects by In The Game

Watch as Beckett Hockey’ Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 In The Game Heroes & Prospects.

Looking back on 10 years of In The Game’s Heroes & Prospects

When In The Game’s Heroes & Prospects hits this week, the products will celebrate a decade of releases.

First look: 2014 In The Game’s StickWork

In The Game is coming out with a unique set featuring a set full of game-used hockey sticks.

First look: 2013-14 Heroes & Prospects hockey cards

Collectors will find two to three autographs and memorabilia cards of each.

Photo Gallery: 2013 Toronto Fall Expo

Check out the photo gallery below of highlights from the 2013 Fall Expo.

In The Game announces Toronto Fall Expo plans

At the Fall Expo, ITG will show off classic game-used jersey to showcase Superlative – The First Six.