Video & Gallery: The Panini America Team Quality Controls 2011-12 Elite Hockey
It was an all-hands-on-deck kind of afternoon Friday inside the Panini America Production Department conference room as Karvin Cheung, Chris Barr, Alex Carbajal, Tim Trout, Joe Reyes and even NBA brand manager Keith Hower pitched in to scrutinize the second quality control case of 2011-12 Elite Hockey.
The QC process started Thursday on-location at the Panini America printing facility but a second case was sent over Friday as the product went through the final stages before being shipped.
The following video and gallery detail the myriad bells and whistles anxious hockey collectors can expect from this bold reimagining of a collecting classic, including the sublime Prime Numbers, stunning foil treatments on the Stars and Elite Series inserts, the pioneering Social Signatures autographed insert and the dynamic die-cutting at play on the Aspirations and Status parallels.
Oh, and you’ll also notice something new on the redemption card in the gallery: Player names. Enjoy this unique peek into the QC process and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for more information in the coming days.
First, the video . . .
Now, the gallery . . .