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Panini Unwraps 2011-12 Contenders Hockey (and Reveals the Short Print List, Too)

May 21, 2012

In this history-making edition of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr makes his long-awaited Unwrapped debut alongside trusty veteran Scott Prusha. The duo showcases the new 2011-12 Contenders Hockey.

After you’ve watched the video, check out the product’s list of short prints after the jump. And stay tuned later this week for the complete list of SSPs from both Contenders and Elite.

2 Ray Bourque
3 Jarome Iginla
14 Kari Lehtonen
16 Cory Emmerton
17 Jimmy Howard
22 Anze Kopitar
23 Drew Doughty
29 Max Pacioretty
31 Colin Wilson
35 John Tavares
36 Derek Stepan
44 James van Riemsdyk
46 Claude Giroux
52 Evgeni Malkin
57 Patrick Marleau
60 Dion Phaneuf
61 James Reimer
66 Alex Ovechkin
69 Mark Scheifele
1 Taylor Hall/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
15 Jarome Iginla/Curtis Glencross
17 Tyler Myers/Ryan Miller
18 Drew Doughty/Jack Johnson
19 Ryan Johanson/Jeff Carter
20 Cody Hodgson/Yann Sauve
Contenders Match-Ups Booklets
1 Washinton/Pittsburgh
5 Toronto/Montreal
7 Edmonton/Calgary
9 Detroit/Chicago
20 San Jose/Anaheim
10 Comments leave one →
  1. Lee Patton permalink
    May 21, 2012 2:13 pm

    Great Video, The Cards Look Awesome! I have only opened one pack so far from our local shop The Rookie-DSM, Iowa. But I did pull a Mark Scheifele Auto Card #69. Lets just say it wont be the last pack I open! Keep up the great work Panini!

  2. Lee Patton permalink
    May 21, 2012 2:18 pm

    Please Send me all Flyer cards, Thanks 😉 Lets Go Flyers!!!

  3. David Langelier permalink
    May 21, 2012 3:25 pm

    I think its great that Panini decided to number the rookie auto cards this year the last few years i thought that was one of the big misses in Contenders!!! Also they decided to put booklet cards and memorabilia in there as well is a huge plus!!! I love the way that Brandon Saad card looks with the black back ground and silver ink, SMOKIN!!!!! Thanks Tracy for given us a look at the new Contenders!! You got the life bro!!!

  4. Matt Gilman permalink
    May 22, 2012 8:36 am

    Great looking stuff!! The cup contenders alone is enough to drool over. I love the fact the cards are black with the signature and patch standing right out! I don’t know how I missed this video yesterday. i love Panini Unwrapped!

    Are you guys going to incorporate the patch autos in future baseball and Football products for Contenders?? That would be great as well.

  5. May 22, 2012 1:47 pm

    While I do agree that serial-numbering the cards is a great plus it also shows that with signed RC’s out of 800 there are substantially more this year then last (499). It begs the question why make more this year then last ? The product itself has taken a beating because of release delays plus it costs more this year, has less autos per box, less packs per box and less hits per box then last year. I do however like the card design over last years.

  6. May 23, 2012 5:59 am

    Very happy with what you’ve done with this year’s Contenders hockey product. I’ve broken several boxes and have come away with some pretty sweet pulls so far…a nudge, roy triple patch auto and a triple auto. Keep up the great job and innovations on the hockey card products fellas…2 Thumbs up from this collector 🙂

  7. J Martin permalink
    May 25, 2012 6:10 am

    Hey Tracy, are we getting the SSP details today?


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