Panini America Seeks the Buried Treasures of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey
It seems only appropriate that on this day made for honoring championship-worthy fathers (and just two days removed from the Los Angeles Kings hoisting their second Stanley Cup in three seasons), we offer a must-see sneak peek of a truly unique innovation that will make its highly anticipated debut in the upcoming release of Panini America’s 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey.
The 35-card Buried Treasures insert brings arguably the most unique trophy in all of sports — the NHL’s Stanley Cup — and some of the most legendary men who’ve won it together in a pioneering piece of production sure to be coveted by hockey fans and collectors alike. As its name suggests, each card in the set — which features unsigned versions numbered to 50 and rare autographed versions numbered to either five or 10 — buries a miniature metal replica of the Stanley Cup under a sublime layer of acetate.
The jaw-dropping finished pieces of cardboard art — featuring the likes of Gordie Howe, Patrick Roy, Jonathan Quick, Mike Modano and more — are sure to go down as some of the most innovative trading cards produced this year. We’ve provided a few examples of the greatness in the gallery that follows. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of the Buried Treasures, including the first images of autographed versions when they arrive.
Enjoy the gallery. From all of us at Panini America to all of you great fathers — and father figures — out there: Happy Father’s Day.