Since the 2004-05 season, ITG Heroes and Prospects has been a launching pad for many of hockey's brightest young stars. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Patrick Kane and John Tavares all got their hockey trading card start in Heroes and Prospects. For the 2009-10 season, In The Game brings collectors an opportunity to obtain the first cards for CHL rookies such as Shane McColgan and Daniel Cattenacci as well as the thrill of grabbing an autograph of various CHL and AHL stars along with some international prospects, heroes and AHL graduates.
Collectors can expect to find an average of two autograph cards per box.
The Hershey Bears - 2009 Calder Cup Winners insert set.
The Windsor Spitfires - 2009 Memorial Cup Winners insert set.
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AHL All-Star Classic Legends.
There will also be the exciting and hard-hitting Enforcers insert set.
Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
There will be an average of two game-used memorabilia cards per box! As usual, ITG will be delivering colorful pieces of authentic game-used memorabilia including autographed versions of many of the game-used memorabilia insert sets.
Game-Used Jersey, Game-Used Emblem and Game-Used Number collections will come in Black, Silver foil and Gold foil versions and many of the players will also have a limited autograph version.
The Top Prospects Game jerseys will feature massive pieces from jerseys, numbers and emblems that were worn in the annual event which is for players that are eligible for the NHL Entry Draft. As with the other sets, each card will feature either Black, Silver foil or Gold foil and some players will have an autographed version.
Also back in 2009-10 are Prospects Combos which feature two prospects and another game-used memorabilia insert set is Hero and Prospect which takes legends and matches them up with young stars who demonstrate their qualities. Speaking of legends, be sure to look for Heroes Memorabilia cards featuring a piece of game-used memorabilia along with an autograph version. Gloves Are Off is back for another season as well.
One of the most treasured inserts in Heroes and Prospects is the Complete Jersey insert set that feature pieces of a game-used jersey, number, emblem and tie-down.
Some lucky collectors will also pull a Complete Logo card featuring the entire league logo from an AHL or CHL player's game-used jersey. Limited to just one copy each, Complete Logo cards have become a cornerstone of many collections.
Finally, there is the one-of-a-kind Made To Order program. Some lucky collectors will be able to have a card made of one of their favorite players. It's the ultimate one-of-one card that you create!
Release Date and Configuration
The 2009-10 edition of Heroes and Prospects from In The Game is set for release in January 2010. Each packs will contain eight cards plus a He Shoots – He Scores decoy in every pack. There will be 18 packs per box and collectors can expect to pull an average of two autograph cards and two game-used memorabilia cards.
In The Game Heroes and Prospects will be available from Canada Card World in January 2010.