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Sultry Silhouettes: Panini America’s Pre-Ink Peek at 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey

April 10, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Silos Pre-Ink (8)

Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr was nice enough to drop by on Monday and let me know that the unsigned-but-still-spectacular Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes slated to headline 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey had just arrived from the production facility. Barr also cautioned me that the cards wouldn’t be here for long. Once they were counted, cataloged and QC’d, they were headed immediately back out to the players on them to be signed.

Barr wasn’t lying. By the time I was able to get back to the Acquisitions area to check them out for myself yesterday, many of them had already been checked, re-checked, boxed back up and shipped. Luckily, there were still some prime (in more ways than one) viewing options available, including Gordie Howe, Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman and Jeremy Roenick to name four.

It likely comes as no surprise to anyone reading this that Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes across all sports are among the most desired cards on the market every year — and this new crop for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey is no exception. But if you think what you’re about to see is gorgeous, just wait until they’re autographed.

Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2013 3:45 pm

    Great Job Panini! I’ll take an Eric Lindros please…

  2. Andrew McKay permalink
    April 10, 2013 3:50 pm

    Wow, those cards look fricking awesome. you guys keep impressing me with every release of new cards.

  3. Hockeyisboss permalink
    April 10, 2013 3:54 pm

    What a great product. Absolutely fantastic job Panini!!! Would love to get my hands on one of these cards!!!

  4. April 10, 2013 4:48 pm

    they look epic! how do you get one of the “sign here” cards!!!???

  5. Todd Holt permalink
    April 10, 2013 5:20 pm

    Wow Panini, these are so amazing. I have loved these cards since the 10/11 product. I am trying to get every single Avalanche so that Sakic is going to a nice addition. Any help from Panini would be muchly appreciated in me acquiring one of them, lol.

  6. April 10, 2013 7:21 pm

    WOW! Very colorful swatches!

  7. steve permalink
    April 10, 2013 7:58 pm

    They look fantastic! I didn’t see any numbering on the Gordie Howe? Is that swatch from his sweater?

    I am relieved to not see Anze Kopitar, as I am still waiting for one from him for this year : (

  8. David Panopoulos permalink
    April 10, 2013 8:54 pm

    Looks like hockey is going to lead the way with the most beautiful cards from panini! Love the product and can’t wait to buy some boxes! I want to see some prizm inside! So exciting !

  9. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 11, 2013 5:41 am

    Solid looking insert set, digging the purple foil and of course the prime mem swatches. Thanks Tracy!

  10. David Soffen permalink
    April 11, 2013 6:18 am

    What a gorgeous Set. I loved Limited this year, and loved Anthology last year. And Love seeing more Lindros stuff! Keep making great hockey products, you are pulling me away from UD

  11. deloreanfan81 permalink
    April 11, 2013 4:09 pm

    sweet looking set..I really like the 3d effect those cards have

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 12, 2013 11:01 am

    Silhouettes are the best invention since Taco Bell and Panini NBA cards!

  13. Andrew S. permalink
    May 12, 2013 1:44 pm

    Is there any way to get one of the “sign here” card stock thingies? I’m a weird collector like that. Hahaha

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