One of the few good things about the "Year Without Hockey" (the lost season of 2004-05) was the release of this retro set offering the first certified autographs for dozens of former NHLers. This set was released in four waves, with the Canadian series coming first, followed by the US East, US West and Update versions. Due to the size of the overall set, each release has been collected on its own separate web page. I started putting together this set the season it was released, and nearly a decade later I'm still slowly working on it. The challenge is there are a number of confirmed short-prints (noted below with an "*" by the player's name), and very likely a few others in the mix as well as there are some cards in this product that are very tough to acquire. SET STATUS: ACTIVE PROJECT (98.2 Percent Complete with 108 of 110 Cards).
In one respect, I could consider this set as completed as the two missing cards are represented by The Final Vault foil-stamped versions, a product released in 2016 as ITG was clearing out their holdings. That said, I would prefer to find unstamped versions.
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2004-05 ITG Franchises Update