Hot Off the Press: A Pre-Ink Peek at 2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey’s Rookie Silhouettes
Like Wayne Gretzky on a breakaway, Patrick Roy in net or noted Fan of the Game Pamela Anderson sitting rinkside, Crown Royale Hockey’s Rookie Silhouettes Rookie Cards are a thing of incomparable hockey beauty. They commanded the hobby’s attention — and much of its discretionary income — when they debuted in Panini America’s 2010 Crown Royale Football and 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey last season.
This year, they’ve done the unthinkable: They’ve become even more attractive.
Late Friday afternoon we received the first wave of Rookie Silhouettes for 2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey, an impeccable 20-card batch of cards that was literally still hot off the presses. What happens next? Panini America NHL acquisitions guru Alex Carbajal began the process today — yes, on a Saturday — of QC’ing the cards and readying them for shipment to their respective players for autographing.
The next time you see these gems, they’ll be signed. But for now, just sit back and bask in their unrivaled beauty.