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New Autos for National Treasures Football, Elite Hockey Spark Panini America Mail Day

February 23, 2012

The influx of on-card autographs hitting Panini America headquarters these days is staggering not just in terms of volume but especially in terms of sheer, unadulterated collecting beauty. And for proof, I present the following assortment of images featuring new arrivals from just the last few days alone.

What you’re about to see — including key inclusions from the upcoming 2011 National Treasures Football, 2011 Totally Certified Football, 2011 Prime Signatures Football, 2011-12 Donruss Elite Hockey and 2011 Preferred Basketball — was enough to leave me weak-kneed and enamored.

Here’s hoping these cards have the same mesmerizing effects on you. And be sure to stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued updates in the coming days.

43 Comments leave one →
  1. Rich permalink
    February 23, 2012 2:40 pm

    Wow! Some slick cards in there guys. Elite hockey gets better every time you show it off. Can’t wait to rip some.

    Rich

  2. Lee Patton permalink
    February 23, 2012 2:49 pm

    So many autos and so little money in my wallet!

  3. Jamey permalink
    February 23, 2012 2:53 pm

    Why Hackler… why? I’ve got a mortgage to pay, man, and I’m forced to squander my salary on the little things like…food & electricity. The Crown Royale issues, not to mention the Murray NFL badge, ensure that I’ll be dining on Ramen noodles & Wells Fargo will just have to forgo payment the month that N/T Football and Royale Basketball are released.

    • February 23, 2012 2:57 pm

      You are a funny, good man, Jamey.

      • Jamey permalink
        February 23, 2012 7:59 pm

        You’re too kind 8) I thoroughly enjoy the blog Tracy and the forum for the community…it’s great.

  4. Matt Gilman permalink
    February 23, 2012 3:22 pm

    Incredible product that I can only drool over and watch others purchase. But what amazing patches and autos! wow!

  5. Kwb permalink
    February 23, 2012 3:23 pm

    What are some of the case hits in Preferred Basketball?

  6. February 23, 2012 3:38 pm

    Check out Crown Royale basketball? THAT’S WHAT I WANTED IN FOOTBALL! WHY couldn’t that patch auto been the same in football? Move the player over to the left, so a majority of the patch is visible unlike the football version where its hidden for the most part? (shrugs shoulders)

    • Ryan Chan permalink
      February 23, 2012 3:47 pm

      Maybe they heard the public and they made the adjustments, the basketball stuff really looks amazing!

  7. Ryan Chan permalink
    February 23, 2012 3:46 pm

    Awesome preview Tracy! Can’t wait to see the pics of the JLin memorabilia cards Panini has in store!

  8. Rick permalink
    February 23, 2012 4:09 pm

    Hey, Tracy i would save up on money, and not eat to buy these products! Thats how good they are!…. oh and by the way who were the winners on last weeks Crown Royal Hockey break?

    • February 23, 2012 4:24 pm

      Winners were selected and notified yesterday. Prizes are going out tomorrow.

  9. February 23, 2012 4:09 pm

    That Daniel Orton should have read “MEGA PRIME!” Niceeee :-)

  10. February 23, 2012 4:14 pm

    On the Elite Hockey 6 6 6 cards, is that regular thick card stock or are they made of plastic? The way the light hits the edges it almost looks like they may be made out of plastic or have a plastic coating? Just wondering thank you :-) Beautiful cards!!

    • February 23, 2012 4:24 pm

      It’s regular thick stock with a super-sheen finish. They look awesome in person.

      • Kevin C permalink
        February 23, 2012 5:46 pm

        Will there be a similar design for Basketball?

  11. February 23, 2012 4:47 pm

    Thanks Tracy! Yeah I bet they ARE Awesome in person! I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a couple packs and see :-) Oh BTW….did you get my PM’s on Twitter about that “idea” I have? :-) Have a GREAT Night man!

  12. scott w prince permalink
    February 23, 2012 4:47 pm

    That is the mother load holy grail of cards that national treasures are stack and pack and ready to be attacked upon can I just have the demarco murray nfl shield auto and ill never ask for another thing promise? ps: I would never sell it, it would be slabbed and graded and locked in my glass card case display in my cowboys room forever lol.

  13. Chad C. permalink
    February 23, 2012 5:19 pm

    I know I have seen some pictures of Sakic Prime Numbers cards here on the blog before. Is he going to be signing some of those? I’m so glad that he’s been signing for the card companies after his retirement.

    • February 23, 2012 8:04 pm

      If you’ve seen Prime Numbers cards of Sakic, their will be autographed versions.

  14. Brady permalink
    February 23, 2012 6:45 pm

    That totally certified Murray is SWEET. I’m ready for some new basketball stuff. Can’t wait.

  15. charles faires permalink
    February 23, 2012 7:07 pm

    contenders Hockey looks awsome but i hope the black boarders won’t chip easy, this seems to be a problem in the past

  16. February 23, 2012 7:37 pm

    Tracy,
    These Calder Contenders are awesome. Ever since Panini raised the bar on hockey, my wallet has not been the same. Can we get some more pictures of those Calder Contenders? Also how many Calder Contenders fall per case?
    Thanks
    T

    • February 23, 2012 8:05 pm

      Appreciate the kind words, T. I’ll try to get answers to your second question. As for for your first question, I’ll bring more pics of new Calder Contenders as soon as I can get them.

  17. Joey permalink
    February 23, 2012 8:21 pm

    Good lookin stuff, but man can Alex Green get any more lazy with his Auto? Sheesh…

  18. Joe permalink
    February 23, 2012 9:08 pm

    Tracy – does this mean Panini has Contenders, Crown Royale, & Gridiron Gear DeMarco Murray’s back and they will be shipped shortly?
    Thanks.

  19. Doug Sevier permalink
    February 23, 2012 9:13 pm

    Oh MY Tracy.. I swore to myself that I would take it easy on this years National Treasures FB…crap. There goes that! Awesome looking cards there!!

  20. February 23, 2012 9:20 pm

    Uh… must have… WOW!!!! I have exhausted all of my exclamation points for a lifetime… that is a beauty of a card!

  21. February 23, 2012 9:38 pm

    Wow this gallery would blow anyone in the hobby away. The design team has come up with the goods by the bucket load again this year. Have to love those Bradley cards!

  22. Steve McCartney permalink
    February 23, 2012 10:07 pm

    Tracy, you folks at Panini just keep getting better and better!

  23. Stepan/Hagelin/Krieder/Shumpert/Lin Collector permalink
    February 24, 2012 12:25 am

    Hi Tracy…any Carl Hagelin Rookie autos in any Hockey product this year…which Product ? Thank You !

  24. February 24, 2012 12:36 am

    They are all beautiful, but those Contenders hockey patch autographs are absolutely gorgeous. Nicely done with those. The collectors who pull those will be lucky!

  25. Ryan permalink
    February 24, 2012 12:32 pm

    I’m very excited for that NT 1958 “Greatest Game” set. Just an awesome idea. Would be cool if my man, Mr. Berry, had a signed version!

  26. February 24, 2012 1:09 pm

    Nothing short of incredible!

  27. February 25, 2012 7:45 pm

    Hi Tracy. I really am a big consumer of your basketball products. My # 1 concern is I have many redemptions that is filed and needs attention. This hinders my urge to open more. Hope you can do something about this. CS is not getting back to me.

    Thank you.

  28. John permalink
    February 27, 2012 10:42 am

    Not sure what this move to the tan background is about. Five Star did it, and now here in NT….NOT A FAN! And yes, I know they are made from two different companies to anyone that sees this. But to me, the NT preview looks like someone ate a box of Supreme and a box of Five Star, and vommited up this mess. Love all the previous year’s design if that’s any consolation : )

  29. Sport Card Collectors (Like us on Facebook) permalink
    February 29, 2012 2:23 pm

    Some amazing stuff! Hope to see it in person! Wow!

  30. Evan permalink
    March 2, 2012 5:29 pm

    What’s with the release date on 2011 NT football? I hear it was pushed back. I love NT, but they need to bump up the release dates. It would also be nice if Panini communicated this rather than the LCS.

  31. deloreanfan81 permalink
    March 3, 2012 6:10 pm

    it must be like christmas 24/7 for you guys opening these returns from the athletes

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