In the Game about to get sued

23 07 2009

I can’t imagine what In the Game is thinking releasing a set that looks like this:

2009ItG1972Lafleur

in light of the recent Topps/Upper Deck OPC lawsuit.

For those unfamiliar with old hockey releases, here’s an image from 1971/72 Topps hockey:

1971-72ToppsHull

Too similar?  Only lawyers and an impartial judge can decide.

I’ve always been a fan of the In the Game releases, and I was looking forward to the first set released based on fan’s voting.  This design, however, lacks some imagination and the rest of the inserts and memorabilia designs are pretty boring to me as well.

I will say this, though.  That memorabilia checklist is quite impressive, although the early autos I’ve seen leave a bit something to be desired.  That could be why, if I’ve done the math correctly, you’ll get 2 autos and 1 memorabilia card per box.

I’m still going to pass on this for one reason:  if I wanted to collect cards that look like 1971-72 releases, I’ll collect one of them instead.

1972 The Year in Hockey is scheduled for a September 9th release.

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2 responses

24 07 2009
Captain Canuck

too bad. I usually love their stuff. Singles off the bay it is.

10 10 2009
Tim

Although not household names, long-time collectors like myself and loving the fact that we can get our hands on hard-signed autos of long retired players. The design may be a tad boring but the selection of players is quite interesting. The moustaches and hair styles are worth at least a few packs. 🙂

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