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Oh Canadadiana: ITG Celebrates being Canadian by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

On the verge of a new year, In the Game officials recently gave collectors one of many great things to look forward to in 2011. Putting it as plainly as possible, today’s newsletter explained, “In the Game celebrates being Canadian with the upcoming release of Canadiana.”

Filled with Canadian pop culture and history, this set presents an opportunity to collect and even learn about the heritage of the great white north. Appearing alongside rare and some familiar autographs, Canadian-born celebrities, athletes, artists and inventors add depth to the celebratory trading card context.

Although the pending release is old news by now, the hockey-happy manufacturer recently revealed new images of base cards, cut signatures and beyond. Nobody likes being called a hobby hoser, so check out these cards, eh? Continue reading

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For Canadians only: National Hockey Card Day Giveaway by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Canadians can rejoice on National Hockey Card Day.

Upper Deck will be featuring another promotion dedicated to some of Canada’s best hockey players. On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, Upper Deck is giving away one free pack of cards just for visiting participating hobby shops in Canada.

The 16-card set focuses strictly on Canadian-born players and will feature athletes such as Taylor Hall, Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe.

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Let’s not jump to conclusions with Paul Henderson jersey by Chris Olds

By Russ Cohen

It’s an age-old debate. When a precious jersey or piece of memorabilia goes up for sale, why shouldn’t a card company have a chance at purchasing said item to use it however it sees fit?

Right now, the famous Game No. 8, 1972 Paul Henderson Summit Series jersey is up for grabs and the high bid is more than $131,000 with a minimum set at $142,000 and just under 25 days remaining. So with that much being bid, some people already are insisting that a trading card company has to be the bidder with deep pockets and that it is surely getting ready to cut up the jersey.

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BGS & James Spence Authentication join Wizard Comic Con Tour by Chris Olds
April 12, 2010, 3:26 pm
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Beckett Grading Services, the industry leader in providing collectors with the finest, most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available, and James Spence Authentication, the foremost autograph authentication company in the world, will be joining the remaining eight-city 2010 Wizard Comic Con Tour with Anaheim, Calif., as the first stop.

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Hockey Card Day by ejahnke
January 15, 2009, 12:52 pm
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Canadians, make sure you stop by your local hobby shop in about a month … and remember your favorite hockey editor is all the way down in Texas. ;)

February 21, 2009, Upper Deck will celebrate Canada’s favorite sport by giving away hundreds of thousands of exclusive “National Hockey Card Day” NHL trading card packs. The 15-card set, which will only be available on National Hockey Card Day, will include star rookies, superstars and legends. The cards spotlight Canadian-born NHL players, and will be given away free of charge at hundreds of Canadian hobby specialty shops, as well as select retail locations.

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