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Panini Peek: 2013-14 Select Hockey

September 14, 2013

2013-14 Select Hockey Main

After more than 20 years on ice, a once and future NHL trading card juggernaut is on the verge of a historic comeback. Select Hockey is back. At least it will be in early November, when Panini America officials release a new-generation version of the venerable favorite that delivers the company’s stunning Optichrome technology in myriad mystical forms.

Each hobby-exclusive box of 2013-14 Select Hockey will be packaged as two mini boxes, each delivering two autographs, two Prizm parallels and three inserts from a historic roster that features Select Stars, Youth Explosion and more. That means each two-mini-box master box will pack four autographs, four Prizms and six additional inserts.

2013-14 Select Hockey will be bolstered by two unique Rookie Card designs from Panini America’s historic Double Rookie Class — including autograph and autograph memorabilia versions — and seven different insert sets honoring the league’s greatest stars from the yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2013-14 Select Hockey right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. But today, sit back and enjoy this extended first look at the product.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Vic Singh permalink
    September 14, 2013 11:04 am

    Finally, something to look forward too.

  2. Andrew McKay permalink
    September 14, 2013 11:07 am

    Awesomeness, can’t wait to see more cards from this set.

  3. September 14, 2013 12:24 pm

    Those patches are fantastic, what a way for Select to return! Thanks Tracy!

  4. September 14, 2013 12:33 pm

    Another hockey set to look forward two!

  5. September 14, 2013 12:40 pm

    Optichrome!!!! FTW!

  6. Jamey Feuer permalink
    September 14, 2013 12:47 pm

    I don’t collect Hockey, but I must say… Panini’s creative team has breathed new life into a component of the hobby that had grown long in the tooth and cookie-cutter in nature. The Huberdeau auto patch is gorgeous and I have nothing but props’ for Panini’s creative team, as the releases this year have been just… Wow.

  7. David C permalink
    September 14, 2013 1:19 pm

    Awesome, can’t wait!

  8. Ryan S permalink
    September 14, 2013 1:53 pm

    Looks really, really good. I’m excited to start seeing the new rookies.

  9. gary permalink
    September 14, 2013 1:54 pm

    hi tracy when will we get the 20 winners from the panini kickoff contest? thanks.

  10. September 14, 2013 3:43 pm

    Training camps have begun. The weather is getting colder. And more and more previews of upcoming hockey cards. Can’t wait for hockey (and hockey cards)!!

  11. September 14, 2013 7:29 pm

    Tracy,
    I love that Gally is the cover boy for the product. Will the new rookies that debut this year be in this product or will this mainly have the rookies from year? Would MacKinnon be in this one if he debuts on opening night for the Avalanche?
    Thanks and this product looks awesome.
    Great work
    T

  12. PinoyUncleDrew permalink
    September 14, 2013 7:30 pm

    can you please for once… hire/add inputs from the creative team in hockey to your basketball products ? :D the cards are always beautiful in hockey…

  13. Olivier permalink
    September 14, 2013 7:42 pm

    People are excited about this? Since when is Select a renowned brand in hockey? I can only see this going the way of Zenith and Elite (i.e. nice looking sets that were poorly received).

    Furthermore, I think making another chrome-type product will detract from the uniqueness of Prizm and adding even more auto patch rookies will dilute the value of the ones in Crown Royale, Prime, Dominion, etc.

    Fewer high quality products (Prime, Score, Titanium) >>>>> a plethora of mediocre products.

    • Frank permalink
      September 15, 2013 9:37 am

      I have to agree. While these cards look nice, Select was never a popular brand in the hobby. Prizm is a great idea but by adding chrome parallels to more and more products you’re making that brand irrelevant

      Sometimes, simple is best. When something becomes popular, there’s no need for overkill

  14. Richard Sandanam permalink
    September 14, 2013 8:37 pm

    Whoa! This came out of left field! Getting me excited already! I like the vibe I get when looking at the cards!

  15. Richard Simmons permalink
    September 15, 2013 11:03 am

    Why???? Tooo much production…..PLEASE for the luv of gawd….. cut back.

  16. September 15, 2013 11:17 am

    Looks really nice. Can’t wait to see more pics!

  17. September 15, 2013 5:16 pm

    Awesome Patch Autos!

  18. September 16, 2013 1:04 am

    real great return

  19. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    September 17, 2013 5:26 am

    Welcome back Select!

  20. David Hollingsworth permalink
    September 18, 2013 12:02 am

    Is this replacing Certified?

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