Preview: 2011-12 ITG Canada vs. The World Hockey

I really feel like I don’t give ITG enough credit and don’t cover their products enough. In fact, I really enjoy ITG products although I have never personally opened a box on my own. I’ve been meaning to get a box of 2010-11 ITG Between the Pipes, which I’ve heard and seen is phenomenal, but it seems as if I always get something else.

So today, that ends. ITG will be getting their due from this blog from now on and I will be treating them just like everybody else. So with that, let’s take a look at 2011-12 ITG Canada vs. The World hockey.

Each box of 2011-12 ITG Canada vs. The World hockey comes with 9 cards. This box will feature 4 game used cards, 2 authentic autographs, 1 100 Years of Hockey Card Collecting, and 2 non-memorabilia insert cards.

Some of the greatest international hockey players to ever grace the pond will be featured as autographs in this product like Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman, and Pavel Bure. As mentioned, these autographs of international stars will be found at two per box.

You will also find 4 game used memorabilia cards per box including such sets as International Goalies, World’s Best, Canada’s Best, Completely Canadian, Canadian Cloth, and My Country, My Team. This is great for hockey collectors around the world even if you aren’t from the Great White North. As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, ITG does some of the greatest work with memorabilia I have seen. Some of the patches and swatches they use are absolutely amazing, and I believe Dr. Price (the owner) personally picks swatches for all 1/1 cards.

You will continue to find 100 Years of Hockey Card Collecting mini cards in this product as it has been in several brands throughout the year. And finally, you will find a couple general inserts like Great Moments and Protecting Canada’s Crease cards, amongst others.

While looking at the sell sheet and some of the images above, this looks like a solid product with some great names in it.

You can find this product in stores on October 6, 2011, at a price I can not quite find yet. But when I find it, I will let you know.