In just over a week, hockey card collectors will be celebrating the return of the In The Game-Used hockey brand, scheduled for a Mar. 27, 2014 release. The 2013-14 edition marks the brand’s return after a 10-year hiatus.
One of the more drool-worthy inserts is the Vintage Quad game-used memorabilia insert. Each of these rare cards features cut memorabilia swatches that once belonged to (and were once worn by) four retired hockey legends.
“These cards should be in a hockey museum, but they are not: they are in boxes of In The Game-Used and can be in your collection.” wrote In The Game president Brian Price.
In The Game-Used hockey cards will be sold in four-card boxes. Each box will include a single-piece game-used memorabilia card, a double-piece game-used memorabilia card, a triple-piece game-used memorabilia card, and a quadruple-piece game-used memorabilia card.
There are in fact several different insert themes in the quad memorabilia category of 2013-14 In The Game-Used. Other quad memorabilia cards are Quads, Forever Rivals, International Influence, Captain C, Cup Battles, Quad Franchise and Complete Jersey.
In all, there are 10 different Vintage Quad memorabilia cards. While most of the affixed memorabilia pieces come from game-worn jerseys, some come from game-used pads or gloves.
VINTAGE QUAD JERSEY
1 Georges Vezina / Frank Nighbor / Paddy Moran / Cyclone Taylor
2 Newsy Lalonde / Jack Adams / Clint Benedict / Frank Patrick
3 Howie Morenz / Aurèle Joliat / King Clancy glove / Ace Bailey glove
4 George Hainsworth / Charlie Gardiner pad / Tiny Thompson glove / Roy Worters
5 Dit Clapper / Nels Stewart / Eddie Shore / Frank Brimsek
6 Charlie Conacher / Busher Jackson / Joe Primeau / Hap Day
7 Toe Blake / Elmer Lach / Maurice Richard / Bill Durnan
8 Gordie Howe / Ted Lindsay / Sid Abel / Terry Sawchuk
9 Jean Béliveau / Jacques Plante Bernie Geoffrion / Doug Harvey
10 Turk Broda / Ted Kennedy / Harry Watson / Bill Barilko