2011-2012 ITG Captain C Box Break & Review

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This is the first ITG product I’ve opened where the base set has a foil-based design.  I like it!  It doesn’t have the usual foil look we are all use to seeing.  Very shiny and sparkly!  If your going to make a set using foil, I think this is the way to do it.  The only bad thing about foil is that it can start to peel.  None of the cards I pulled are doing that, and I doubt many from this product will.  The quality it quite high.  Once again, ITG used those sticker autographs that you can barely tell are actual stickers.  The autographs really look as if they are on-card.

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Boxes are currently selling for $95.00.

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11-12 ITG Captain C has some great looking “hits” from some of hockey’s best team captains.  Each box contains (10) cards – (5) base and (5) autographs and/or memorabilia cards.  I pulled the following:

Autos

  •  Barry Beck Captain C Auto Silver Version
  • Trevor Linden Captain C Auto Silver Version
Relics
  • Tony Amonte Captain C Stick And Jersey – Stick & Jersey relic Silver Version
  • Ryan Getzlaf Captain C Silver Jersey relic
  • Chris Terry Captain C Junior Captains 3-Color Jersey relic Silver Version
Parallels
  • Keith Tkachuk Gold #45
  • Vincent Lecavalier Gold #95
Base
  • Doug Harvey #27
  • Milt Schmidt #54
  • Gordie Howe #55
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Overall, I give 11-12 ITG Captain C 4 zambonis out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The base set looks cool and so do many of the unique relics.  The only drawback to having a product based on captains or any specific player or position is that it can limit the amount of collectors it can appeal to.  According to ITG, Captain C is currently sold out.

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The Avengers Trailer Is Here

May 4, 2012 can’t come soon enough!!!!!

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Captain America 2011 Little League World Series FL 12 Pin

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The Little League World Series is a pin collector’s paradise (especially if your a baseball fan).  Almost anything you can think of that deals with the LLWS has a pin.  Some of the most sought after pins are the ones that come from individual districts.  The above Captain America pin comes from FL 12 and is quite large, measuring up to 4″.  There are a few variations, and one that even glows in the dark.  They have been selling for $20.00 – $30.00 a piece.

Card of the Day: 2011 Upper Deck Captain America: The First Avenger Costume Relic

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The Official Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer

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Captain America Comes To Cardboard

Upper Deck Entertainment has had a ton of success with its superhero related products – Iron Man, Thor, and now Captain America: The First Avenger.  Due to be released on 6/14/11, collectors will find (2) relics or autographs per box on average.  Insignia manufactured patches come (1) per box too.  Sketch cards fall about (1) in every other box.  Autographs and relics include:

  • Chris Evans (Captain America / Steve Rogers)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Captain Chester Phillips)
  • Hugo Weaving (The Red Skull)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
  • Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter)

Its going to be a great summer packed with superheros and cards!

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Example of an insignia manufactured patch


Super-Hero Madness

This summer is going to be jam packed with super-hero movies.  I can’t wait!!!  They may not win all those fancy awards, but they sure are entertaining.

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