Decades The 90s Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Casey on being the lucky winner of the Steve Smith 13-14 ITG Decades The 90s Auto.  Once Casey sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Decades The 90’s Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Steve Smith 13-14 ITG Decades The 90’s Auto.  Good luck!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Decades The 90s 2-Color Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to mrhockeycard on being the lucky winner of the Nikolai Khabibulin 13-14 ITG Decades The 90s Between The Pipes 2-Color Jersey.  Once mrhockeycard sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Decades The 90s 2-Color Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Nikolai Khabibulin 13/14 ITG Decades The 90s Between The Pipes 2-Color Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 6, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2013/2014 ITG Decades The 90s Box Break & Review

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The relics, base, and inserts are designed using In The Game’s standard procedure.  Nothing really different there.  Where Decades The 90s truly shines are the autographs.  Its got on-card signatures with a lightly faded image of that player’s arena in the background.  These autographs look sharp!  No white boxes either.

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Boxes are currently selling for $95.00.

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Boxes contain 14 cards.  There should be at least (3) autographs and (3) relics.

I pulled the following:

Autos

  • Guy Hebert Decades 1990s Autograph
  • Steve Smith Decades 1990s Autograph
  • Bill Ranford Decades 1990s Autograph

Relics

  • Mike Richter Game-Used Jersey
  • Nikolai Khabibulin Between The Pipes 2-Color Jersey
  • Mario Lemieux/Jaromir Jagr/Mark Messier/Mike Richter Rivalries Quad Jersey

Inserts

  • Pavel Bure Decades 1990s Rookie #DR-12
  • Patrick Roy Decades 1990s MASK #DM-18

Base

  • Byron Dafoe #38
  • Patrick Marleau #115
  • Bryan Trottier #164
  • Gordie Howe #62
  • Grimson vs. Probert Enforcers #188
  • Ron Francis/Jeremy Roenick Cup Clashes #193

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Overall, I give 2013/2014 ITG Decades The 90s 3 ice cubes out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  In The Game did an excellent job with the signatures.  These autographed cards are how Press Pass should have made Sports Town Football last year.

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Bring Back Those 90’s Inserts

The 90’s were filled with some of the nicest inserts and parallels the hobby has ever seen.  In those times, pulling a card serial numbered to 100 could easily classify as your “Pull of the Year”.  But as time went on and collectors became more interested in relics and autographs, card manufacturers lost their focus when it came to design.  Its almost as if manufacturers thought collectors would purchase anything as long as the card contained a relic or autograph.

I think it would be cool to see someone re-insert these popular 90’s cards into newer products.  Usually the answer would be to make more cards like them featuring updated players, but I don’t think that’s the answer.  Imagine flipping through a pack and pulling a rare ’93 Topps Finest Refractor.  I think it would be awesome!  Now lets kick it up a notch.  Perhaps we could put a little buyback twist to these cards.  One of the most popular sets from the 90’s are the Donruss Crusade inserts.  Player collectors go nuts over them spending immense amounts of money for something they have been searching years for.  What if a few of them were signed?  That is something I would like to see.

Which 90’s cards would you like to see re-inserted and/or made into buyback autographs?

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