Preview: 2011-12 ITG Enforcers Hockey

Who is your favorite hockey enforcer of all-time? My personal favorite would have to be Tie Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His antics on and off the ice are that of a legend. Who else would knock someone out for calling him “Tie Dummy” on the ice?

Well I don’t know if Tie Domi will be in this set (I do now! And he’s in!), but when ITG Enforcers hockey comes out on January 19th, 2012, you will find a ton of the all-time great enforcers of the NHL. Players like Donald Brashear, Marty McSorely, or Tiger Williams will be featured in this set of pure brawn.

Each box of 2011-12 Enforcers hockey will feature 5 autographs of your favorite fighters. I wonder how they can sign their names with such fists of steel, but somehow Dr. Price got it done. You can also find 2 memorabilia cards per box as well featuring insert sets like Instigator, Combatants (dual), Fight Strap (#d/8), Fight Strap (1/1), and Tough Franchise (quad).

There will also be 5 limited base cards in each box with subsets like Record Holders, Tale of the Tape, Bloody Battles, and Tough Franchise.

There will only be 12 cards per box of this powerful product that packs a punch to the parietal.

All alliteration aside, this product will come with a limited run and only sent to those distributors who pre-order the product, so make sure your local shop knows you want to grab this product, pull it’s sweater over it’s head, and unleash a series of uppercuts.

And I have to say, I love the design with the drops of blood on the borders of the card and the autographs over the band-aids. Very nice touch.

For more information you can visit the ITG blog where it has a ton of info. Want the autographed and game used checklist?


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4 Responses to Preview: 2011-12 ITG Enforcers Hockey

  1. Steve B says:

    This stuff looks awful. What kind of value are you going to get out of 5 autos worth a couple bucks apiece. Hoping it’s priced around 45 bucks a box.

    • Dr LM says:

      I actually like the the card designs, as well as the set concept as a whole. The two game-used memorabilia card inserts displayed on the ITG blogsite have impressively large & multicolored patches.

      I think it will cost more than $45/box. That’s comparable to the cost of a box 10-11 Panini Pinnacle, which only yields 4 insert cards. That’s compared to 5 autos, two GU memorabilia cards and 5 limited base cards.

      Price point, within reason, is usually only an issue when the intent is solely about making a profit vs collecting as entertainment…a hobby. This is generally true of any product. Every “investor” that buys a box of The Cup for $500 expects to pull at least one $1000 white whale Auto Patch card. That’s about as logically sound as withdrawing your savings and expecting to get rich by betting it all in the casinos.

  2. brian price says:

    Tie Domi will be in the product.

    Five autographs and two game-used memorabilia cards (seven inserts) per box.

    Hope there are still some collectors out there to enjoy these cards.

    Brian Price
    In The Game, Inc.

    • Thanks for the comment Dr. Price. It actually reminded me to link the checklist and edit the release date as that information became available.

      I want to say that it’s great that the product is coming out in limited quantities. Not only is this kind of a niche product and it makes financial sense to limit the release, it will help the value of the autographs and memorabilia in the product, especially from players that this may be one of their few available trading cards.

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