A while ago, I bought 3 boxes of In The Game Enforcers. I actually video recorded the breaks to post on my YouTube channel, but then my video editing software got all crazy and decided to crash every time I opened it. So, the first break (and probably the next two) will just be boring ol’ blog posts.
I think everyone who reads this blog and liked this idea has bought a box or two by now. For those who are not aware, a cost per box was $65. Each box contained 12 “tough” cards, including 5 autographs.
Here are the results for my first box:
By the way, I love the design of these autograph cards. The sticker that has the autograph fits PERFECTLY on the bandage pad–really an ingenious design. And unlike Georges Laraque, I am not offended by the blood spatters on these cards.
There were 5 different non-memorabilia subset cards in the box, too.
Bloody Battles: Gilles vs. Brookbank (top) and McCarthy vs. Probert (bottom)
I like these two cards, which use illustrations of a famous fight between the two players. Too bad they are devoid of team logos and markings – no “crossed tomahawks” on Probert’s shoulder, for example.
Tough Franchises: Vancouver Canucks. – Showing four tough guys from one team is a good “subset” idea. I just wish they used a different photo of Tiger Williams. It’s like the band photo where the lead singer, bass player and drummer are all looking off while the rhythm guitarist is looking right at the camera.
I like the idea for this set, and I like getting 5 autographs in a box. But what underwhelmed me was some of the players I got autographs of–at least in this box. However, I plan on putting together the base set.