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In The Game enters baseball card market by Chris Olds

In The Game, a company known for its trading cards of hockey prospects, will take to a different field in November.

The baseball field.

ITG unveiled its plans for 2010 In The Game Heroes and Prospects Baseball Hits to Beckett Media on Wednesday before the start of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

“Over the past few years, In The Game’s Heroes and Prospects releases have remained among the most popular on the hockey card market and as the brand heads into its seventh season, we wanted to extend it into the baseball card market,” said In The Game’s President, Dr. Brian Price, in a release. “Our deep appreciation for the amazing history of the sport of baseball allows us to also go after some great names that are sure to appeal to collectors and we look forward to producing something that is sure to stand out in the marketplace.”

Each box will will contain just four cards  — an average of 3.5 autographs per box with every other box containing a Heroes Cut Signature or a Heroes memorabilia card.

“We feel that the hobby is always moving in different directions, by making this product, it allows us to focus on what many collectors want the most –the ‘hits,'” Price said. “The limited nature of the product is sure to create a buzz among collectors and we look forward to a bright future in this part of the trading card market.”

Among the rookies and prospects will be Jason Heyward and Tim Beckham, while cuts will include Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Hank Aaron.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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Me no likey … I think the inclusion of prospects will waterdown a set that could be solid if it were centralized around real heroes of the game.

Curious what the Big Draw will be … Ruth cut?

Comment by Cardboard Icons

Nice looking cards.

Comment by C-Money

this guy stole the sweet spot design – way to be original. plus until brian price gets a license the value of these cards will remain worthless

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If they don’t edit out those logos more they will be getting sued just like UD & Donruss, they can’t show the helmet logo on the Beckham, or the M and B on the Aaron and Williams, and the first photo that wasn’t touched either…it’s a national event, Under Armour logos used w/o permission.

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