First Buzz: 2017 ITG Stickwork hockey cards

What: 2017 ITG Stickwork hockey cards
Arrives: May
Box basics: Four memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s ITG brand explores game-used from legends of the past and present via just one type of memorabilia.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images released so far.

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Fanatics Authentic offers up some sports autographs that rock

Fanatics Authentic has a few unique autographs available now that come with no strings attached.

Nevermind, that won’t work … there are actually six.

A series of autographed guitars — items that are officially licensed musical instruments on their own — have been enhanced with autographs that offer a colorful higher-end option for a sports fan who’s big on music, too.

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Upcoming wave of Funko Pop! toys figure to heat up ice for NHL fans

jpeg-5Funko is ready for the next NHL season with a new wave of Pop! figures for hockey’s notables.

The company unleashed the details on a line of 15 figures heading collectors’ ways in November, which includes some Canada-only variants.

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Upper Deck readies Stanley Cup champs set for Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the Stanley Cup champs and Upper Deck will make the cardboard to prove it.

Just 5,000 copies of the 2016 Upper Deck Stanley Cup Champions set will be made and they will each include just 18 cards.

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First Buzz: 2015 Leaf SportKings trading cards

 2015 Leaf SportKings trading cards
Arrives: January 2016
Box basics: One autograph, one memorabilia card, four base cards and one mini per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: SportKings returns with a new mix of cards that includes numbered autographed parallels and buyback autographs for stars throughout the sports world (and even a few from elsewhere) on the famed design from the 1930s.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby redemptions heat up Tim Hortons hockey card packs in Canada

CrosbyHortonsIf you’re in Canada, you know all about Tim Hortons’ coffee and donuts, but there’s one bit of information these days that might make a visit to the shop even more appealing.

There are packs of Upper Deck hockey cards that include redemptions for Sidney Crosby autographs and one of the earliest cards of No. 1 draft pick Connor McDavid — and they can only be bought at the chain’s stores. Because of that, demand for these rarer redemptions has been high.

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