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UPDATED: Panini America’s Grand Plans for Next Month’s 2011 Toronto Fall Expo

October 26, 2011

Panini America will be making its second straight appearance at the Fall Expo when this year’s 2011 Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo begins November 11 at the Toronto International Centre.

To be sure, collectors won’t see a sophomore slump when Panini America dazzles hockey collectors with another of its trademark, show-stopping wrapper redemption programs.

Panini America officials have developed a unique show-exclusive, nine-card redemption set featuring three key rookies that just laced ‘em up and took the ice, three Legends (limited to just 399 copies), two Team Colors cards (limited to just 599 copies) and wait for it . . . the return of the signed Rookie Patch cards (limited to just 25 or less).

Randomly inserted into packs will be limited-edition autographed versions of the base set (including Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos) and the rookies (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog).

Collectors will receive two-card Expo-exclusive packs for opening boxes of Panini America’s NHL roster of products, including (details on how many per box to follow):

2010-11 Pinnacle
2010-11 Luxury Suite
2010-11 Contenders
2010-11 Zenith
2011-12 Score Hockey 

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance to find out about the company’s plans for instant-win prizes and Box Wars at the Expo, but for now here’s a look at the checklist and an early look at some of the base cards.

1          Alex Ovechkin
2          Steve Stamkos
3          Tim Thomas
4          Sidney Crosby
5          Nicklas Lidstrom
6          Corey Perry
7          Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
8          Gabriel Landeskog
9          Adam Larsson

HOF    Doug Gilmour
HOF    Joe Nieuwendyk
HOF    Ed Belfour

TOR    Phil Kessel
TOR    Dion Phaneuf

36 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2011 12:52 pm

    I remember seeing the videos from last year on this, and I’m sure you’ll have garbage cans full of wrappers like last year.

  2. Wes permalink
    October 26, 2011 1:03 pm

    You mis-spelt Doug Gilmour

    • October 26, 2011 1:10 pm

      Ooops. Nice catch. We’ve corrected it.

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 26, 2011 2:00 pm

      Ya that was my bad…that’s why I have Hack check ALL my work ha!

  3. Josh permalink
    October 26, 2011 1:12 pm

    Looks great… wish I could get up to Toronto for the show. So will the base cards be both auto and non-auto (the images shown have the sticker slots so wasn’t sure)? Either way, pretty sweet.

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 26, 2011 2:03 pm

      Good question Josh, this a production samples so they just show where the auto will go for some. The base set will not be autographed.

      • Josh permalink
        October 26, 2011 3:51 pm

        Nice… BTW, kuddos on Panini creating a custom set for the event rather than putting a foil stamp on an existing card. Great change!

      • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
        October 26, 2011 4:12 pm

        We actually always create a custom base set, with stamped cards being a bonus – stay tuned we’ll have more info on that, too.

      • Foster permalink
        October 27, 2011 2:22 pm

        Heres to hoping you bring back the base set numbered out of 5 like last fall.

  4. October 26, 2011 1:16 pm

    Looks terrific, guys — I expect long lines and lots of happy screaming from your corner!

  5. Foster permalink
    October 26, 2011 1:20 pm

    So it is one two card pack per box this year?

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 26, 2011 2:01 pm

      They are two card packs, keep checking back for more details…it’s a wrapper redemption so we will be giving out be promo packs for opening packs…

  6. Chris Barr permalink
    October 26, 2011 1:34 pm

    How many packs do we get for Dominion breaks 🙂

  7. October 26, 2011 1:58 pm

    I’m opening 20 boxes of score at my house. Any chance for considerations? 😀 I can hope!

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 26, 2011 2:02 pm

      We will be honoring THIS year’s Score, so make sure to check back on the details soon…

  8. RJP permalink
    October 26, 2011 2:16 pm

    OUCH!!! I notice that you only have 2011 Score down…2011 Certified will not be out for the Expo? That HAS to hurt HUGE!!!

  9. jeff permalink
    October 26, 2011 4:09 pm

    How many packs would you get for opening Dominion???

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 27, 2011 11:40 am

      You know me, I’ve ALWAYS got something up my sleeve…stay tuned!

  10. Matt Gilman permalink
    October 26, 2011 5:00 pm

    Very sweet for those who can go. They look great.

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 26, 2011 5:59 pm

      We will be making some available for those that can’t make it…stay tuned!

      • Josh permalink
        October 26, 2011 6:14 pm

        Nice… put me down for one ovechkin base card please. 🙂

      • Matt Gilman permalink
        October 27, 2011 5:18 am

        Sweet!! Sounds great Scott.

  11. Waynes permalink
    October 26, 2011 5:31 pm

    Panini should be doing The Summit 3 in Edmonton.

  12. Chris Jacklin permalink
    October 27, 2011 10:27 am

    Hi, Looking forward to seeing Panini again at the EXPO. Those other guys need to be shown how to run a Corporate booth for the customers needs. Can you give us an update on the TBD rookie cards from Certified, it’s a year later now! Also, could you look into 2 Red Seguin’s I’m still waiting for? (129575 & 132104) and 2 Limited Seguin RC (163243 & 173142) , as well 1 Eberle (#163825).

  13. John permalink
    October 27, 2011 2:16 pm

    Will cards from the other major sports be included in the packs like last year? Or is it only hockey this time around?

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      October 27, 2011 4:23 pm

      We will have a few surprises…

  14. Jonathan Williams permalink
    October 27, 2011 9:03 pm

    Already looking forward to making the trip up from Pennsylvania to catch up with you guys and break a few boxes!

  15. micheal doyle permalink
    October 28, 2011 6:07 pm

    Hey, I think doing redemptions for Dominion would be a fantastic idea! Beefing it up for people willing to put out that amount of cash, very smart! Your competition doesn’t think like that, it will set you apart.

  16. steve permalink
    October 29, 2011 7:16 pm

    Sounds great, I will be there again. What about sports other than hockey? Can we open basketball or football product to qualify?

  17. Foster permalink
    November 9, 2011 1:19 pm

    In the 9 card redemption set what are the rookies out of? I see the Legends are 299 and the Team colors are 299…rookies 299 also?

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      November 9, 2011 1:33 pm

      Foster, the rookies will be limited to 599…

      • Foster permalink
        November 9, 2011 1:48 pm

        Cool…it looks like it is a jersey in the card…any chance I am correct?


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