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New Autos from Hockey, Hardball Highlight Panini America’s Latest Mail Days

March 25, 2012

We get the sense that Panini America baseball and hockey collectors are growing restless.

After all, while basketball and football collectors are currently enjoying the new-release spoils of such products as 2011 Preferred Basketball and 2011 Totally Certified Football, those waiting patiently for, say, 2011-12 Contenders Hockey, 2011-12 Elite Hockey or 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball are left counting down the days.

But judging by Panini America’s bountiful run of autograph mail days in the last few weeks, those upcoming releases are coming together beautifully. The following gallery of recent autograph arrivals provides another telling look into products that will truly be worth the wait.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Dustan permalink
    March 25, 2012 11:08 am

    The hockey looks great. The baseball does not.

  2. quicksilveraus permalink
    March 25, 2012 11:14 am

    Very nice cards with plenty of room for nice clean signatures!

  3. quicksilveraus permalink
    March 25, 2012 11:17 am

    Very nice cards with the perfect amount of space for nice clean autographs. The blac contenders cards are very nice the auto really pops!

  4. March 25, 2012 11:18 am

    Another great gallery, love the vairety of subsets Josh Hamilton signed for. I know collectors of his will be busy in the months to come!

  5. Lee Patton permalink
    March 25, 2012 11:20 am

    Got to have!!!

  6. Robert permalink
    March 25, 2012 11:39 am

    That Minoso auto looks like it is signed on a straight line. Awesome signature and even moreso knowing Minoso is almost 90 years old. He always was a freak of nature. I wouldn’t mind owning that autograph.

  7. Colin Chung permalink
    March 25, 2012 1:38 pm

    I like the Cujo auto! Not so much for the baseball thou!

  8. Tim Y permalink
    March 25, 2012 1:57 pm

    Elite Hockey looks awesome! The Prime Numbers and Social Signatures insert is a great addition and the Passing the Torch has the feel of the original (99/00). And best of all, they look to be all ON-CARD Autos!

    I hope you take all of these ideas and use them in the 2012-13 NFL and NBA brands as well and keep as much if not all of them on-card. Recent NFL Sticker Passing the Torch doesn’t hit home, compared to the old days when it was 1500 or so cards with the first 50-100 #’d being autographed.

    Never the less, thanks for the images!

  9. darkwolf permalink
    March 25, 2012 4:21 pm

    Love the black contenders patch autos, Is Elite’s release still on schedule? Are the cards you got in today going to be live or as RED?

  10. nick permalink
    March 25, 2012 4:48 pm

    yes the hockey looks great!
    the only baseball that looks good i feel is the Cal Ripken jr.
    which you may send to me please!!!
    the baseball has a “cheap” feel without the logos
    i wish more cards companies had the MLB license…

  11. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 26, 2012 7:05 am

    More incredible stuff!

  12. Den1013 permalink
    March 26, 2012 8:07 am

    The prime numbers set is really amazing! All of the Elite autograph sets are beautiful! The Contenders patches are soooo nice too. You guys need to sign Wayne Gretzky to a deal :)

  13. March 26, 2012 12:05 pm

    Tracy,
    These Contenders are awesome, do we know when this product will be released? You have been wetting our appetite for far too long.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.
    T

  14. Dennis permalink
    March 26, 2012 12:19 pm

    Great Miller auto’s but what is with the old style jersey on these cards. I noticed the Vanek jerseys from your products have the same style black, red & grey jersey cards. I think the last time the sabres wore those colors were 05/06. time for an update?

  15. Nick Gauder permalink
    March 26, 2012 5:36 pm

    Well i disagree with a couple of you guys on here that dont like the baseball pics. I think they look great especialy the Prime Cuts autos! I know Panini would LOVE to have the MLB License to go with thier MLB Players License and maybe they will someday, but i think considering they cant use any MLB logos,they did a GREAT job with the design. Panini might not have a MLB license (yet) but they do have a Baseball Hall Of Fame License and that means their baseball cards will have a deep checklist with some of the games GREATEST players and memborilia that other companys dont have enough of. Im talking Babe Ruth,Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, and many more. I cant wait to bust some boxes of Prime Cuts and i cant wait to see some pictures of the upcoming Cooperstown release!! Keep up the great work Panini!!

  16. March 26, 2012 11:42 pm

    These next few products with these cards are going to be awesome with these on-card autographs and great designs. That makes me excited!

  17. deloreanfan81 permalink
    March 28, 2012 11:31 pm

    must be so cool going thru all those

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