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Panini America Peeks Arriving Autographs from 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey

October 17, 2012

Amid the compelling cavalcade of on-card autographs hitting Panini America headquarters this week are must-see signatures from upcoming releases such as 2012 Signature Series Baseball, 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball and 2012 Prime Signatures Football.

But out of everything I’ve seen recently, the streaming stacks of signed legends quickly filling out the 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey checklist that are what gripped me most this morning — and what I chose to feature in the gallery below.

From its first card to its last, the retired-player-focused Classics Signatures set is the right product at the right time and provides a serendipitous sojourn back in time to hockey’s halcyon days. The old-school designs . . . the  throwback color schemes . . . the crisp, bold on-card autographs . . . the insert lineup topped by Notable Nicknames, The ExpansionThe Originals and Inaugural Inks . . . it all makes for one classic release.

You can see exactly what I mean in the following images . . .

29 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2012 11:25 am

    Great Autos! Must have the John LeClair!

    • fatcatt permalink
      October 17, 2012 10:16 pm

      I here you. One of my all time Flyer favorites. Loved watching him play

  2. October 17, 2012 11:27 am

    Labor dispute or not, this gallery certainly inspires awe and and interest in this future release. Great preview as always, thanks Tracy!

  3. Andrew McKay permalink
    October 17, 2012 11:29 am

    So very cool, love to look of these cards and the hard signed is great. Can’t wait for this to go live.

  4. Rich permalink
    October 17, 2012 11:31 am

    Set looks awesome guys. Great mix of top end players and guys who don’t get enough hobby love. Can’t wait to rip at least a few boxes.

    Rich

  5. October 17, 2012 11:35 am

    Tracy,
    That Vanbiesbrouck in his Panthers jersey is awesome. Will there be short prints for this product? I have to get my hands on that card. When is the estimated Release on this product again?
    Thanks,
    T

  6. October 17, 2012 11:43 am

    How AWESOME is ur job Tracy..?…that u get to see & handle all these Kick@$$ cards firsthand…EVERY SINGLE DAY!! *So Jealous! Lol;-)

  7. Matt Day permalink
    October 17, 2012 11:45 am

    These are really neat. When does this product get released?

  8. October 17, 2012 11:58 am

    Why is hockey’s Notable Nicknames not within the sport’s highest-end product Dominion, like they are for Baseball, Football and Basketball?

  9. matt permalink
    October 17, 2012 12:01 pm

    I’m loving the look of this product! Just wondering if you will be informing us on how many autos will be included per box and what the base cards will look like soon too? Great product to release during a lockout!

  10. October 17, 2012 12:06 pm

    Autographs fall one per pack.

  11. October 17, 2012 12:26 pm

    Not bad but some of the card/auto selections are rather weak (Matteau, Fotiu, Courtnall). Depending on the price point if my auto was one of the mentioned I may be disappointed as they would only sell for $3-$5.

  12. eric cabreros permalink
    October 17, 2012 12:27 pm

    Loving the incribe nicknames.
    Cool cards!

  13. Jonathan permalink
    October 17, 2012 12:39 pm

    Is Justin Schultz gonna be in your products this year?

  14. Tyler permalink
    October 17, 2012 1:45 pm

    I may mass collect those Cloutier autos. Thanks for bringing a variety of players, not the same old same old, as much flak as you may get for a “weaker” selection, I enjoy seeing the likes of players who don’t get a lot of hobby love get in. The set is extremely well designed both front and back.

  15. panthersfan89 permalink
    October 17, 2012 2:59 pm

    Must get a box. Guessing $175-$200 per box? Anyway, not to sound like a grammar freak, but in your title it says 2012-12 Classics, not 2012-13.

  16. Jonathan permalink
    October 17, 2012 5:14 pm

    I like the John Leclair also. he is a hometown hero here in Pennsylvania. Its cool seeing some retro players on the cards. Panini has been doing a nice job of pull out the oldies lately. i know alot of collectors love these guys. Nice looking stuff. Is this prosuct gonna be like a one pack box or tin?

  17. October 17, 2012 8:58 pm

    Love the color in the North Stars auto cards. Brings back memories.

  18. fatcatt permalink
    October 17, 2012 10:19 pm

    I thought LeClair was from Vermont..Anyway great player. Wish he hadn’t had those injuries later in his career. Would love his card as well as any of the above. Great job guys. Wish we had a season though.

  19. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 18, 2012 10:52 am

    Going to be a Classic

  20. October 18, 2012 12:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Ride The Crease.

  21. Fredrik Jansson permalink
    November 11, 2012 4:05 am

    Why didn’t Vanbiesbrouck get his Beezer mask pictured at that card? It’s just because from the very mask he did got the nickname if I’m right?

    Otherwise looks reallt great!

    I just hope that Tom Barrasso got some nice cards, really hope with a Barrasso/Wregget combo!

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