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Before Packout: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey Rookie Ticket Reveal (Gallery)

April 28, 2011

I happened to be back in the massive acquisitions vault inside Panini America headquarters yesterday afternoon and noticed a nice assortment of what promise to be some of the most coveted Rookie Cards of the entire 2010-11 NHL collecting season.

The on-card autographed gems, shown in all their splendor below, will no doubt play a starring role in the May 18 release of the inaugural 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey product. They’re known in collecting circles as “Rookie Tickets,” and they were mere minutes away from being shipped to our printing facility and introduced into the packout process.

So I did what any self-respecting trading-card voyeur would do: I quickly confiscated as many as I could get my hands on and high-tailed it to the scanner to prepare the following gallery for the throngs of eager hockey hobbyists anxious to get an exclusive first look at the landmark RCs.

Enjoy . . .

14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2011 9:47 am

    I love the Jeff Skinner auto, very nice. He is gonna be a beast in the coming years.

  2. joey harb permalink
    April 28, 2011 10:02 am

    ILove Playoff Contenders , especially NFL . Keep up the good work. I’m a Fan!!

  3. April 28, 2011 10:13 am

    Love it. Glad that’s a product brought to hockey.

  4. Craig Stewart permalink
    April 28, 2011 11:12 am

    Sweetness! Amazing design, much better than the football counterpart imo..! Great work guys!

  5. April 28, 2011 12:07 pm

    Will P.K. have an auto in the set?

    • April 28, 2011 12:10 pm

      Haven’t seen an updated checklist. I’ll look when I can.

      • Mike C permalink
        April 28, 2011 12:37 pm


        Will there be SP just like the football version?

        Thanks Mike

  6. Paul Pickett permalink
    April 28, 2011 12:54 pm

    Probably a dumb question, but will there be short prints?

  7. April 28, 2011 2:15 pm

    This stuff is awesome!!!

    Will there be short prints like the football product that are announced at a later date?

    Will all of the rookies be an autograph?

  8. Donny Johnson permalink
    May 4, 2011 12:33 am

    Hockey collectors hate the unprinted short print. Most of us like to build a set and not have to worry at the rookie winger on the Florida Panthers who played 2 games in 07-08 and has a Rookie Ticket is the most valuable card in the set. I understand the concept “value added” but this one is stupid and is the only reason I’ll stick to SP Authentic over this set. Maybe next year Panini will get it right with their on card auto set.


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