Panini America Plans Prizm Hockey Release for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology (Gallery)
LAS VEGAS — Hockey collectors were treated to some exciting discussions at this week’s 2013 Industry Summit as news focused on the 2013-14 double rookie crop, which left everyone looking forward to collecting some stick-and-puck next season.
Before we jump too far ahead and start looking toward next year, there was one interesting Panini America development revealed during the Summit that had collectors drooling and buzzing on Twitter as news surfaced that the upcoming 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey release would include packs of Prizm.
Panini America Hockey Brand Manager Karvin Cheung confirmed that 2012-13 Rookie Anthology will include a special insert pack of Prizm Hockey.
Rookie Anthology is set to release in June and will deliver four autograph or memorabilia cards per hobby box (on average). One Prizm pack will be included as a box topper.
2012-13 Rookie Anthology is jam-packed for RC collectors. The multi-program thrill ride includes a 100-card Rookie Anthology base set with inserts and RCs from programs such as Contenders, Elite, Crown Royale, Titanium and Luxury Suite.
Clearly, big news for hockey collectors will be the inclusion of Prizm. Each pack will contain three cards, with a 52-card base set and 48 Rookie Cards. Prizm parallels will be randomly inserted including Rainbow, Red (serial-numbered to 50), Blue (serial-numbered to 25) and Gold (serial-numbered to 10). Randomly inserted autographs will also be included.
We will feature some of the actual product when we get closer to release, but for now here’s a sneak peek . . .