By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
In The Game‘s next baseball product promises a bit of the past, a bit of the present and a bit of the future.
Its name says so.
The company formally revealed 2014 ITG Past, Present and Future on Tuesday, a hits-only, autograph-fueled brand that is set to arrive on April 25.
Each six-card box will include five autographed cards. A sixth card could be a memorabilia card, a graded and slabbed vintage Rookie Card of a key player, an autographed and slabbed vintage card or a cut autograph.
The new autographs here will be from a selection of past stars, current players and promising prospects. Some of the past signers will include Cal Ripken Jr., Frank Thomas, Robin Yount, Ozzie Smith, Jim Palmer, Rickey Henderson, Rod Carew, Johnny Bench, Tony Gwynn, Pedro Martinez, Pete Rose, Bob Gibson and Wade Boggs to name a few, while David Ortiz was the only present player announced. Future players will include Joey Gallo, Miguel Sano, Noah Syndergaard, Kevin Gausman and Jonathan Gray to name a few.
The autographs are signed on an “inner layer” of a three-piece card, an alternative to stickers.
Among the cut autograph subjects teased by ITG are Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson and Joe DiMaggio to name a few.
Only 150 cases of this brand will be produced.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.