Every year around this time of year my wife and I become very excited about the upcoming Heroes and Prospects release.  In The Game always does a nice job getting out patches and autographs of players coming up through the ranks. Here is a preview of what to expect from this year’s release:

Game-Used Memorabilia Checklist

Double Patch
DP-1 Sean Couturier/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
DP-2 P.K. Subban/Lars Eller
DP-3 Nino Niederreiter/Brett Connolly
DP-4 Cody Hodgson/Tyler Segin
DP-5 Michal Neuvirth/Cory Schneider

Quad Patch
QP-01 Erik Gudbranson
Tyler Seguin
Brett Connolly
Nino Niederreiter
QP-02 Cory Schneider
Jacob Markstrom
Jake Allen
Braden Holtby
QP-03 Brayden Schenn
Nazem Kadri
Cody Hodgson
Blake Geoffrion
QP-04 Ryan Ellis
Zack Kassian
Greg Nemisz
Phillip Grubauer
QP-05 P.K. Subban
Tyler Ennis
John Carlson
Logan Couture

Prospect Trios
PT-1 PK Subban/Louis LeBlanc/Lars Eller
PT-2 Ryan Nugent Hopkins/Sean Couturier/Matt Puempel
PT-3 Nazem Kadri/Jared Cowen/Scott Glennie
PT-4 Jacob Markstrom/Keaton Ellerby/Erik Gudbranson
PT-5 Tyler Seguin/Zack Hamill/Joe Colbourne

One of the other neat things they are doing is putting in a subset called 100 years of card collecting.  Here is a partial list of players that are going to be in that subset:

100 Years of Card Collecting
2 Eddie Shore
3 Charlie Conacher
5 Bill Barilko
7 Howie Morenz
14 Dave Keon
15 Cyclone Taylor
18 Hobey Baker
19 Ted Lindsay
23 Red Kelly
26 Lester Patrick
36 Newsy Lalonde
38 Aurel Joliat
39 Sid Abel
42 Maurice Richard
43 Bobby Bauer
44 Teeder Kennedy
45 Woody Dumart
49 Syl Apps
52 Milt Schmidt
53 Elmer Lach
56 Henri Richard
60 Jean Beliveau
69 Toe Blake
74 Tim Horton
79 Bernie Geoffrion

As you can clearly see, at three hits per box, this promises to be another solid release.  I’ve never gotten a bad box of Heroes and Prospects and I hope this year’s will be just as good.  Product releases mid – January and I can’t wait.

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