Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ITG Decades Box Break - Part 3 of 3

The rest of the box.

Hit 7
Being a Canadian, I am a tiny bit ignorant to the whole 1980 US Olympic team. I know the big names that went on to be NHL'ers and I would say Mark Johnson was my favourite of the lot. Verchota, never heard of him, but looks like he played a season of pro hockey in Europe. This card is up for trade if anyone is looking at getting all 20 Team USA autos.

Hit 8

Here is a Team USA member I did know about. Good defenseman and multiple all-star. LIke this auto and I do plan on keeping it.

Hit 9

Anyone noticing a pattern? A third Team USA auto, though this one is like the Ramsey one and meant to represent his NHL Club. Jim Craig is also in the set with a Team USA auto version as well. Can't say I am big enough fan of Jim Craig to want to keep this card so if you want to trade for it, send me an email.

In all the box was pretty successful. What I lost in autos I seemed to gain in memorabilia cards. I rate my box a 7 out of 10.

In terms of product, I love Decades. If I am spending 100 bucks for a pack, I am glad there aren't any base cards because chances are I will not ever complete the set. So a product in this price range that is all hits makes sense to me!

What I like:
Great design, cool subsets, quality checklist
Great number of hits for the price point
They tell you where the jersey was used

What I don't like:
No Wayne
Not a huge fan of the number of USA and part-time NHL's in the checklist

I hope ITG does another decade next year. 90's would be a fun one!


  1. I'm definitely interested in the Verchota!

  2. I'll trade for the Craig when this effing postal strike is over!

  3. I am hating the strike big time.....Just drop me a line guys and we will try and work something out.

  4. Dave, I don't have your email...

    Mine is

  5. I think the jerseys were better then the autos but the autos are also very nice.