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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Certified Hockey (77 Sweet Images)

November 1, 2012

Contrary to what some might think, the near future for hockey collecting is quite bright — both figuratively and literally. The upcoming release of 2012-13 Certified Hockey, a bona fide shimmering sensation, will see to that. The longstanding hobby staple and Panini America’s second NHL release of 2012-13 is making its way to hobby shops across North America as we speak.

It’ll be live everywhere one week from today (just in time to enchant show-goers at the 2012 Toronto Fall Expo), which means the Panini America NHL team spent the better part of the last two days at the company printing facility across town quality-controlling this rainbow-foilboarded beauty.

I could rave on and on about Certified’s stunning aesthetics or the nifty Goalie Pulls insert or the comprehensive autograph checklist or the sweet memorabilia cards, but I figured the following images could sum things up way better than I ever could.

And if a picture really is worth a thousand words, get ready for a 77,000-word opus exploring the bright brilliance of 2012-13 Certified Hockey.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2012 2:41 pm

    I really like the path to the cup insert cards. That may be a set that I try to complete.

  2. November 1, 2012 2:42 pm

    I am excited for Certified Hockey it is my favorite product, can’t wait to open a few boxes! Looks great! Here is few of the on card autos I got back using last year’s Certified Hockey. Most of the guys kept the extra card I sent them.

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 1, 2012 2:54 pm

    Toronto expo will have a feast on this beautiful certified.
    Good luck!

  4. Ernest Hebert permalink
    November 1, 2012 2:56 pm

    Really like the goalie pulls especially the jersey variation…always like the Immortals …also like that you had included the rookie redeemers….good stuff!

  5. November 1, 2012 3:17 pm

    I wasn’t planning on doing Certified this year, but dangit, those Path to the Cup and Goalie Pulls cards have convinced me to go for it. I’ll definitely have some money set aside for this one. Great job!

  6. Andrew McKay permalink
    November 1, 2012 3:28 pm

    Holy crap, those look awesome. Love the cup dual swatch cards and the goalie pull cards. I can’t wait to buy a couple boxes of these.

  7. November 1, 2012 3:38 pm

    I really like that Patrick Roy Immortals card

  8. November 1, 2012 3:46 pm

    Great hockey cards once again. Looking forward to Certified!!

  9. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 1, 2012 4:24 pm

    Just one word..stunning..and that doesnt even sum it all up.

  10. panthersfan89 permalink
    November 1, 2012 6:05 pm

    Oh man those are sweet! Must buy a box.

  11. James M permalink
    November 1, 2012 9:19 pm

    Wow, those cards just look sick, especially the Penguins ones.

    Just curious, but what’s going to be the SRP for a box? Need to set some money aside to be ready for the Toronto Expo Online part since I can’t get up to Toronto. ;) hehehe. :)

  12. steve permalink
    November 2, 2012 7:13 am

    These cards look fantastic, I love the goalie pulls! Any chance for auto versions? Look forward to ripping some at the Expo. Will Dominion qualify for the wrapper redemption?

  13. November 2, 2012 7:43 am

    Those Goalie Pulls are a sweet idea! Love that the FOTG cards have kept the same look as well.

  14. Linard permalink
    November 2, 2012 9:31 am

    Wow…really nice looking cards.

  15. Tyler H permalink
    November 2, 2012 11:17 am

    So the Certified Rookie Redemptions are for rookies who, if we get a season, play this year if I am correct?

  16. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 2, 2012 12:37 pm

    Great looking gallery of icy marvels, this program is so epic it translates well to every sport. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  17. Bryan Goldstein permalink
    November 2, 2012 3:20 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed Certified and found myself buying a bunch of singles from the releases over the past two years but I could never bring myself to buy a box with the price and the amount of packs per box. After looking at this gallery I must say, this year I will have to buy a box. Something about the design of this year’s product is amazing. (Not to say I haven’t enjoyed the previous year’s releases). I love the path to the cup inserts as well as the base designs and masked marvels inserts. The Kreider is a must have for my collection. Great job!

  18. November 2, 2012 7:50 pm

    Nice to see so many new rookie signatures, I look forward to picking some up.

  19. Vince permalink
    November 3, 2012 8:07 pm

    I wish I could get my 11-12 Couturier and Read freshman auto SP redemptions before the new Certified is release… I wish…

  20. Kyle Edwards permalink
    November 4, 2012 1:52 pm

    Oh man i can’t believe how amazing this years certified product is looking , It looks awesome and i cannot wait to grab a box of this , I love the 11-12 certified products and i love the cards and the hits you get from the boxes and i think there are allot of nice looking cards in the 11-12 certified products , It’s defiantly one of my favorite boxes to purchase when it comes to collecting hockey cards , But i have to say i can’t wait to get my hands on a box or 2 of 12-13 certified , It looks amazing , And once again good job Panini , And thank God you guys produce hockey cards !

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