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: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! (100 Percent Complete with 102 of 102 Cards.)
With great satisfaction, I acquired the A-PE3 Phil Esposito card necessary to complete this set on May 23, 2017. This is the third of the four waves of this release I've completed.
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2004-05 ITG Franchises US East |
2004-05 ITG Franchises US West |
2004-05 ITG Franchises Update