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Dallas Stars RW Reilly Smith Shoots, Scores in 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Break

June 3, 2013

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Last week inside the cozy confines of Panini America HQ, Dallas Stars young star Reilly Smith made himself at home by signing a few autographs, taking a few shots on a most atypical goalie and starring in a special episode of Panini Unwrapped featuring 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey.

Panini America’s highly anticipated new NHL product goes live on Wednesday, but Smith and friends give you an idea of what to expect from the loaded release in the must-see video that follows. After you’ve watched the video, be sure to stick around for the complete product checklist and to find out how you can win one of five boxes of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey.

Here’s a link to the 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey checklist: 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Checklist

Now, onto the contest. We’re going to give away five boxes of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey and we’re going to do award them as prizes to a special two-part contest. Be sure to leave both answers as one comment to this post.

1) First, we want you to tell us Reilly Smith’s answer to the question: “When was the last time you opened a box of hockey cards?”

2) We’ve hidden the featured image at the top of this post (the one with Smith and Panini America’s Tracy Hackler side-by-side) three times in the galleries linked below. Your mission, for the second part of this contest, is to find those three hidden images and tell us on what pictures you found them. To make it a little easier for you, know that there’s one hidden image in each of the galleries.

Weekend Update: QC Process Continues for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey (Gallery)

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey (81 Pics)

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Boxes of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey

Got all that? Just remember to leave your answer to both questions as a comment to this post.

We’ll wait to approve all comments until after the entry deadline, which is tomorrow, June 4, at 12 p.m. CST, so your comment will appear to you as “pending moderation.” That’s our way of protecting your answers so that everyone else can’t see them. To that end, we kindly ask that you keep your answers to yourself until after the deadline. We want to reward those folks who’ve taken the time to participate.

We’ll then place all correct entries into an online randomizer to select five winners, who each will receive one box of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey.

Good luck and thanks in advance for participating. 

99 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2013 7:50 pm

    rookie showcase to be technical

  2. June 3, 2013 7:50 pm

    thanks for this amazing contest and thanks for rocking

  3. June 3, 2013 7:54 pm

    The last time that I opened a box of hockey cards was 1994. I believe it was Donruss with Mario Lemieux inserts.

    On to the hiden images…
    First one is in Gallery 1,image 5. Pekka Rinne,upper left.
    Second one is Gallery2, image 11. Eric Lindros,upper right.
    Third one is Gallery 3. Upper left card in the upper right corner.

    Thanks for the contest,Panini. I’m determined to win one of these times! I should switch from football to hockey collecting…the patches and autos are much better!

  4. Griffin Abramovitz permalink
    June 3, 2013 7:55 pm

    4-5 months for reilly smith
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

  5. Luke Osowski permalink
    June 3, 2013 8:02 pm

    Part One:

    Tracy Hackler: ““When was the last time you opened a box of hockey cards?”
    Reilly Smith: “Four, five months ago”

    Part Two:

    1. Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5

    2. Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/panini-america-2012-13-rookie-anthology-hockey-qc-111.jpg?w=700&h=

    3. Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/panini-america-2012-13-rookie-anthology-hockey-teaser-311.jpg?w=700&h=

    Thanks Panini for the great contest!
    Regards

  6. peter souza permalink
    June 3, 2013 8:23 pm

    The last time a opened a box of hockey cards was on friday 5/31/13 and it was a box of Panini Limited. as proof of that, i actually got one auto and it was a redemption which i redeemed on the same day. to add to that, the next hockey box i will open will be on Wednesday, for sure at least one box of Rookie Anthology , probably two boxes. the first image can be found in the weekend update gallery, pic. # 5… the second image is in the quality control gallery in pic. # 11…..the final image can be found in the teaser gallery in pic. # 31….

  7. Kim Colwell permalink
    June 3, 2013 8:58 pm

    Great product and contest!
    First of all Reilly Smith opened a box of cards four or five months ago. Second the three images are found on Eric Lindros Contenders Legacies, Pekka Rinne’s Towering Defenders, and on the photo of the box one inserts inside the St. Louis blues card.

    Can’t wait to open a few packs of this great stuff!

  8. Grace M. permalink
    June 3, 2013 9:08 pm

    Smith’s answer was 4 to 5 months and the following images are where I found the hidden pic:

    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

    Thanks for the contest and a great looking set!

  9. Brandon Eckendorf permalink
    June 3, 2013 9:18 pm

    I’ve never opened a box of hockey cards, but I have opened packs here and there.

    The images are found on the following cards:
    1) In the Weekend Update Gallery, it’s on the Pekka Rinne Towering Defenders card
    2) In the Panini America Quality Control Gallery, it’s on the Eric Lindros Contenders Legacies card
    3) In the Teaser Gallery, it’s on the Box 1 Inserts picture (image 31) on the Cup Contenders card for Alex Pietrangelo

  10. June 3, 2013 9:26 pm

    WOW! Glad i got a chance to go back and look at this. What a great looking product!
    my answers are
    1.) last time Reilly opened a box was four or five months ago
    and know for the images
    1.) Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5
    2.) Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    3.) Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)
    WHAT A MIX OF CROWN,ELITE, AND PRIZM. OFFICIALLY WOWED
    Thanks again for a great contest

  11. Paul Bartosz permalink
    June 3, 2013 9:48 pm

    The last time I opened a box was about a month ago, it was a box of 12-13 Limited Hockey. Hopefully I can win one of these stacked Anthology boxes! I found the images here:
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

  12. Ron S. permalink
    June 3, 2013 10:25 pm

    1) Reilly Smith last opened a box of cards about 4 or 5 months ago at the Rookie Showcase

    2) Picture 1- Weekend QC Gallery – Rinne Towering Defenders, top left corner
    Picture 2 – Anthology QC Gallery – Lindros Contenders Legacies, top right
    Picture 3 – Teaser Gallery – Box 1 Inserts, on Cup Contenders Card.

    Thanks again for another awesome contest Tracy

  13. David Panopoulos permalink
    June 3, 2013 10:26 pm

    question 1: Last time Reilly Smith opened a box was 4-5 months ago, he opened 60-70 packs of cards at the rookie showcase

    question 2: 3 images found in the following galleries

    Panini America 2012-13 rookie anthology hockey weekend QC 5 – Pekke Rinne
    Panini America 2012-13 rookie anthology hockey QC (11) – Eric Lindros
    Panini America 2012-13 rookie anthology hockey teaser (31) – box 1 inserts

    Thanks for the contest, you guys are always the best in the business and always give back to collectors more than everyone else!

  14. fatcatt permalink
    June 3, 2013 10:40 pm

    From the Posts above from top to bottom:
    Post 1- QC 5 Pekka Rinne
    Post 2- QC 11 Eric Lindros 808/999
    Post 3 – 31 Box 1 Inserts

    Thank you.

    • fatcatt permalink
      June 4, 2013 11:28 pm

      Ahhh rats I forgot to put the answer to the 1st question..I swear I did watch it before I found the hidden images and before it was posted. . So for whatever it’s worth he did say 4-5 months ago at the Rookie showcase. I can’t believe I did that after I spent all that time finding the images. I hate me.

  15. Faith permalink
    June 3, 2013 11:12 pm

    Another fun scavenger hunt! Thank you!

    1) Reilly Smith last sat and open a box of hockey cards 4 or 5 months ago, at the Rookie Showcase.

    2) The three cards containing the image are:

    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5

    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)

    and

    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

    Thanks again!

  16. djsenseinj permalink
    June 3, 2013 11:15 pm

    Last time Reilly collected was 4-5 months ago when he opened 60 packs

    1st hidden image-Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5

    2nd hidden image-Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)

    3rd hidden image-Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

    These cards look great love the variety!

  17. June 3, 2013 11:16 pm

    Last time Reilly collected was 4-5 months ago when he opened 60 packs
    1st hidden image-Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5
    2nd hidden image-Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    3rd hidden image-Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)
    These cards look great love the variety!

  18. Kyle Harildstad permalink
    June 3, 2013 11:40 pm

    1.) 4 or 5 months ago at the rookie showcase.

    2.) 1st Gallery is found in the Towering Defenders Patch /10 of Pekka Rinne

    3.) 2nd Gallery is found in the Contenders Legacies of Eric Lindros

    4.) 3rd galler is found in the image of the Inserts from Box 1 on the Pietrangelo Cup Contenders

  19. Brian Graves permalink
    June 3, 2013 11:43 pm

    Can’t wait for these to release
    1. 4-5 months ago at the rookie showcase.
    2. A) Pekka Rinna: towering defenders card
    B) Eric Lindros: contenders legacies
    C) Cup contender card on box 1 inserts

  20. Rick C. permalink
    June 3, 2013 11:59 pm

    Sweet cards, I want a box :P
    1) last box opened was roughly 5 months ago I guess
    2) The hidden images are found on:
    -Pekka Rinne Towering Defenders Crown Royale card
    -Eric Lindros Legacies Panini Contenders card
    -In the last gallery, the image titled Box 1 Inserts on the Alex Pietrangelo Cup Contenders card

  21. Trevor Carpenter permalink
    June 4, 2013 3:57 am

    1) Reilly said the last box he opened was 4 to 5 months ago at the Rookie Showcase

    2)Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5, Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11), Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

  22. Simo permalink
    June 4, 2013 4:20 am

    Reilly’s last box break was ~4-5 months ago at the rookie showcase.

    The hidden image can be found in the following gallery pics: Pekka Rinne Towering Defenders patch (QC gallery 2 pic 5), Eric Lindros Contenders Legacies (QC gallery pic 11) and in picture 31 of the teaser gallery (inserts, on Alex Pietrangelo’s Cup Contenders).

  23. Nick Mikulicich Jr. permalink
    June 4, 2013 5:06 am

    Reilly Smith’s last time was at the Rookie Showcase, 4 or 5 months ago. “It would have to be just probably a couple, I think four or 5 months ago.”

    The images are in:
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5 (Pekka Rinne Towering Defenders patch card)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11) (Eric Lindros Contenders Legacies card)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31) (Box 1 inserts)

  24. Scott Whalen permalink
    June 4, 2013 7:03 am

    He opened pack 4 months ago
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC (5)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

    Hope I win. Would make a great bday week!!!

  25. B. Sims permalink
    June 4, 2013 8:03 am

    Thanks for another sweet contest and these cards look great! Man i love those contenders Legacies!!!!

    1. 4 or 5 months ago at the rookie showcase.
    2. Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5, Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11) and Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31).

  26. Joel M. permalink
    June 4, 2013 8:29 am

    1) Last opened cards: 4-5 Months ago (rookie showcase).
    2) Card images:
    -1) Pekka Rinne Towering Defenders patch.
    -2) Eric Lindros Legacies insert /999
    -3) Box 1 inserts image in the Pietrangelo Cup Contenders card.
    Thanks!

  27. Kevin Pongratz permalink
    June 4, 2013 11:09 am

    As I was looking at the galleries for the hidden pictures, I noticed that in the box breaks you did that some of the packs had 5 cards, and some of them had 6. What makes that happen, and is that normal? Thanks!

  28. Kevin Pongratz permalink
    June 4, 2013 11:18 am

    As a local (DFW) sports fan and especially Stars fan, its nice to see y’all give some love to the Stars and have Reilly Smith come in to interact with you and do the video. I know the Stars will always be team #4 around here (unless the year is 1999), but its good to get a little publicity and notice when the local media ignores them, so thanks a lot!

    Here are my answers to the contest:

    Part 1 –

    Question #1: Reilly said it was 4 to 5 months ago at the Rookie Premiere

    Part 2-

    Picture #1: Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC #5
    – Pekka Rinne – Towering Defenders

    Picture #2: Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC #11
    – Eric Lindros – Contenders Legacies

    Picture #3: Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser #31
    – Box 1 Inserts Picture – Cup Contenders Insert

    Thanks again for the contest!

  29. June 4, 2013 12:47 pm

    Tracy: Who won the free boxes?

  30. vic permalink
    June 4, 2013 1:06 pm

    towering defenders pekka rinne QC(5) 1st gallery
    contenders legacies eric lindros QC(11) 2nd gallery
    cp contenders alex pertrangelo QC(31) 3rd gallery
    About 4 or 5 months ago last time I opened up a box of cards.

  31. June 4, 2013 5:06 pm

    Q1: When was the last time you opened a box of hockey cards? Answer: 4-5 months ago

    Image locations:

    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Weekend QC 5
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC (11)
    Panini America 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Teaser (31)

  32. Daniel permalink
    June 4, 2013 9:13 pm

    1. August 2012, I opened a box of 2011-12 Panini Pinnacle Hockey. (I got a Alex Ovechkin Prime /50! and a Jonathan Davis Auto!)

    2.
    Contenders Legacies Eric Lindros /999
    Towering Defenders Pekka Rinne Patch /10
    Box 1 Inserts

  33. Dan permalink
    June 5, 2013 4:48 pm

    Did I miss the announcement of the contest winners?

  34. Marcus S. permalink
    June 6, 2013 11:41 am

    To whoever wins congrats and GO BLACKHAWKS tonight!!!

  35. June 6, 2013 4:17 pm

    Thanks to everyone who participated. We truly appreciate you. In fact, we appreciate it so much that we’re giving away seven boxes instead of five! Congratulations to our winners: Bryan Goldstein, Amanda, Andrew McKay, MattyIceASU, Marcus S., Kyle and Birdline. Winners, we’ll be in touch.

    • Kyle permalink
      June 7, 2013 10:52 am

      YES! Thanks Tracy! Congrats to all the other winners, too! Email has been sent. :)

  36. June 6, 2013 4:29 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

  37. Luke Osowski permalink
    June 6, 2013 5:22 pm

    That was so close but still nothing. :(

  38. Dan permalink
    June 7, 2013 10:45 am

    Congrats to all the winners, and a big thanks to Panini for awesome giveaways!

  39. Tom Y. permalink
    June 7, 2013 12:55 pm

    Darn it – would’ve been nice to rip open a box, but congrats to the folks that won! Looking forward to seeing more of this and other products coming from Panini.

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