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A Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts the First Box of 2011-12 Prime Hockey

August 27, 2012

Man, the Panini America NHL team picked a bad week to go out of the office — not that it had much choice considering the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase is going on in Toronto right now. Still, the fact of the matter is that the guys missed out on this afternoon’s delivery of the first 2011-12 Prime Hockey boxes to Panini America HQ.

I struggled internally with the decision to bust just one box of the highly anticipated new product with so many of our hockey folks out of the office. But since Prime releases in just a few days, and since there’s nothing Panini America hockey collectors love more than a sneak peek, well, I went ahead and busted it. The salivation-starter that follows is a card-by-card gallery of what I pulled in that box. Enjoy.

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  1. August 27, 2012 5:45 pm

    Can’t wait! Love the Clarkie (but it helps that I am from Philly)!

  2. Matt Day permalink
    August 27, 2012 5:46 pm

    I think this might be the best product this year! Way to go. Thank for sharing with us.

  3. Alex V. permalink
    August 27, 2012 5:47 pm

    Nice, you managed to pull a card of one of my main PC players, Cameron Gaunce. What is that one #’ed out of and I’m assuming it will be re-inserted into the product?

    Alex

    • August 27, 2012 5:50 pm

      #7/10. No, these cards weren’t from a QC box; but from a finished box. But we’ll make sure they get into collectors’ hands — stay tuned for a contest.

      • Alex V. permalink
        August 27, 2012 6:16 pm

        That would definitely be a great addition to my PC, especially with those patches. Keep up the good work and I’ll definitely keep my eye out for the contest.

  4. P Jackman permalink
    August 27, 2012 5:56 pm

    I counted 7 cards when the description says 5. I guess its like Dominion where they fill the pack to busting. Great work Panini.

    • August 27, 2012 5:59 pm

      I had to count them a couple of times, too. Indeed, a little unannounced bonus!

  5. daveylangs permalink
    August 27, 2012 6:13 pm

    Absolutely jaw droping!!! The cards look as smooth as ice and theres no doubt that Hockey fans are gonna go nuts over this product! Congrates Panini on your new baby, you guys should be proud!!!! :)

  6. Eric permalink
    August 27, 2012 6:19 pm

    I count 7 cards, the package states 5 trading cards. Is this an over stuffed box by mistake or will this be typical of the entire product run?

  7. rninete permalink
    August 27, 2012 6:51 pm

    Brings to mind the scene from Pulp Fiction. Cracking the case and it glows… I want to bask in the glow.

  8. August 27, 2012 7:12 pm

    Very nice, the prime signatures are very crisp and clean, love the background color as well it really makes everything else on the card stand out.

  9. Ernest Hebert permalink
    August 27, 2012 7:57 pm

    Impressive …but no laces in this one those are simply amazing…would love to get my hands on one of those……

  10. Panini Collector 4 Life!!! permalink
    August 27, 2012 8:03 pm

    Tracy are you giving away a hobby box for the contest? If so what do I need to do?

  11. Brady permalink
    August 27, 2012 8:49 pm

    i need that stars card!!!

  12. August 27, 2012 9:37 pm

    Great first Box, Please send me the Bobby Clarke card… Go Flyers, Pray to the Hockey Gods there is no lockout this season!!!!

  13. August 28, 2012 6:38 am

    Incredible break Tracy! Ever since you guys have previewed this product it has been top notch..this break only solidifies that!

  14. August 28, 2012 9:27 am

    Certainly another impressive looking release for hockey fans to enjoy, looks like a lot of added value in these boxes over and above the stated odds. I’ll be interested to see how my hockey friend does, I’m sure he’ll be grabbing a handful of boxes at the next card show and he’s usually my barometer for NHL products. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  15. August 28, 2012 9:27 am

    Sharp looking cards, especially when you can put Toews and Keith on one together.

  16. August 28, 2012 9:36 am

    Good Loking stuff. Can’t wait for our customers to start ripping into it Friday!

  17. August 28, 2012 9:43 am

    Looks great, can’t wait for Friday…

  18. Gman permalink
    August 28, 2012 11:21 am

    As a Despres collector I’m super pumped to see his cards in this product. It looks amazing, great job Panini! What is the Despres #/d out of?

  19. kris permalink
    August 28, 2012 5:37 pm

    i collect pens autos and i need a simon says one of the few left to get

  20. Panini Collector 4 Life!!! permalink
    August 28, 2012 5:50 pm

    Do you know when?

  21. Panini Collector 4 Life!!! permalink
    September 1, 2012 11:53 am

    Is there going to be a contest?

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