Month: May 2017

Ninja Update: 2007-08 Between the Pipes

2007-08 Between the Pipes Box

2007-08 Between the Pipes is ITG’s annual celebration of goaltenders. It takes a look at the young prospects, as well as the legends of the game. Each box features at least 1 autograph and 1 game-used memorabilia card, as well as a popular Mask V card. There are also non-memorabilia insert cards to collect, and […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 Superlative

2007-08 Superlative Box

2007-08 Superlative is a high-end ITG product that offers collectors 7 hits per box, each of which is serial numbered. Hits are spread across 7 categories and offer plenty of opportunities to get 1/1s. The product was extremely limited and it is highly unlikely that unopened boxes are still hanging around. This was the first […]

2016-17 Heroes and Prospects

2016-17 Heroes and Prospect Sell Sheet

2016-17 Heroes and Prospects is Leaf’s interpretation of the popular ITG product. Unfortunately this may also be the last edition of H&P that we see for awhile, as Leaf’s CHL license is set to expire and there has been no evidence of renewal. This means that Leaf would lose the rights to some of the […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 O Canada

2007-08 O Canada

2007-08 O Canada is an  ITG product that celebrates Canada’s place in international hockey. Taking a look at players from the Men’s, Women’s, U-18, and World Junior teams, the product shows a great cross-section of Canadian National hockey. The product offers a varied base set, as well as an impressive selection of autographs and game-used […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 Ultimate Collection

2007-08 Ultimate Collection Pack

2007-08 Ultimate Collection is a popular product that is very often broken by individual pack, rather than box, due in part to the price. The mid-high end product is often seen as a more cost-effective version of The Cup, but is not without its critics. The use of “event-worn” memorabilia pieces for the rookie cards […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 Trilogy

2007-08 Trilogy

2007-08 Trilogy is an Upper Deck product that provides a very nice mix of hits. The hit per pack layout produces 3 autographs, 3 memorabilia, and 3 rookies in every hobby box. The inclusion of acetate autograph cards closely links the product to Upper Deck Ice, which also is a fan favorite. The memorabilia in […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 UD MVP

2007-08 UD MVP Box

2007-08 UD MVP is a low-end Upper Deck product that caters to young collectors and set builders. The substantial base set and its parallels allow collectors to build sets, while the inserts, jersey cards, and autograph chances provide excitement for young collectors, all at a reasonable per pack cost. MVP is often one of the […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 UD Ice

2007-08 Ice Box

2007-08 UD Ice is an acetate based product that features a hit pool of autographs and memorabilia, as well as the ever popular Ice Premiers rookie cards. The 2007-08 edition offered 3 mem or auto hits, plus 4 Ice Premiers per hobby box, and was well recieved by collectors. Additionally Ice offered a sneak peak […]

Ninja Update: 2007-08 Black Diamond

2007-08 Black Diamond Box

2007-08 Black Diamond is a great set, in that it combines the challenge of set collecting, with the joys of individual player or team PCs. The base set, and its parallels, have a system of tiered rarity that intrigues set builders, while the jersey and autograph sets hold big names that player and team PCers […]