O Canada, the new hockey card set from In the Game, launches today. The focus of the set is on Canadian National Team players, as well as a few “formidable” International foes.
It’s times like this that I really miss competition between hockey card companies. Right now, Upper Deck pretty much runs the show, since they have the exclusive rights to make NHL hockey cards. I admire what ITG has done without having an NHL license, with their sets focusing on international play, or “Heroes and Prospects”.
But it seems that all the cards that ITG makes are so expensive, due to autograph and memorabilia inserts.
And guess what? Upper Deck cards are expensive too. Well, the Victory cards are cheap, but not very exciting.
I guess if I’m going to spend $80 on a box of hockey cards it’s going to be NHL hockey cards.
But maybe I can pick up a base set of these O Canada cards on the cheap.
Click here to find out everything you would want to know about the O Canada set. ■