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Panini America Delivers a Stunning Pre-Ink Peek at 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey

May 15, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey Pre-Ink (67)

If the 2013-14 product season really is the last you’ll see of Panini America on NHL ice for quite some time, the company plans on going out with a seismic collecting bang — the kind that can only be delivered by a product boasting the name “National Treasures.” Indeed, the first-ever National Treasures Hockey release may also the last National Treasures Hockey release. But what a way to go . . .

Earlier this week, Panini America HQ was on the receiving end of a spectacular first shipment of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey cards. The cards were quickly counted, cataloged and QC’d before being expedited to the players on them to receive on-card autographs. Luckily, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr tipped me off to the cards’ arrival so I could snap a few pre-ink pics before the cards got sent out.

And judging from this first glimpse of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey, well, the product has the goods to back up the legendary brand name. From NHL Shield 1/1s of the all-time greats to a variety of 1/1 booklets honoring the stars of the 2013-14 #PaniniDoubleRookieClass, there’s certainly a lot of firepower in the gallery that follows. Check it out for yourself and just imagine how nice these cards will look once they’re signed.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2014 3:07 pm

    Wow, amazing! I have never even come close to pulling a shield but these cards are simply a “must have.” As a hockey collector, I look forward to the days when Panini will be back going full blast with NHL licensed cards. Stupid NHL!

  2. May 15, 2014 3:07 pm

    Very Impressive stuff. I still can’t believe you lost the contract with NHL because you guys bring the boom in every product you produce.

  3. Dan Dearing permalink
    May 15, 2014 3:30 pm

    Those are beautiful.

  4. May 15, 2014 3:41 pm

    I must find a way to earn a box.

  5. May 15, 2014 4:03 pm

    Ummm, isn’t this pretty much the same product as Dominion? Don’t get me wrong it’s very nice, but is there going to be NT and Dominion this year?

    • Chris Barr permalink
      May 15, 2014 4:41 pm

      Dominion released in December, and National Treasures will be our final hockey release for the 13-14 season. It will be very different from Dominion in a variety of ways. This is just the tip of the iceberg to preview some of the first on-card autograph cards before they are sent to the players. We’ve got plenty of new designs and lots more cards to showcase in the upcoming months.

  6. May 15, 2014 4:19 pm

    OMG! So awesome. How can you make room for this before the 30 of June? The great finale for Hockey…. for this time.

  7. May 15, 2014 4:28 pm

    wow!!! I really hope i can get my hands on a box of these. By far the best hockey product i’ve seen to date. so sad it could be panini’s last.

  8. Frank permalink
    May 15, 2014 5:27 pm

    Looks awesome. Sucks that Panini is leaving hockey but looks as though they’ll be doing so on a high note!

  9. David Brown permalink
    May 15, 2014 6:06 pm

    They do look great and it leaves me wondering about the rest of the iceberg if this is the tip. I know you don’t want to tip your hat but as a collector the first two pieces of info that I will be most interested in will be Price (cost not Carrie) and how many cards(read as configuration). You have so many great products this year I have had to budget carefully my card allowance but this is probably going to break the bank. As a hockey card collector almost exclusively I have to say it is going to be sad to see you go but I will be looking forward to following your non NHL endeavors. Thanks for the cardboard memories.

  10. May 15, 2014 7:42 pm

    Great looking stuff!

  11. May 15, 2014 10:26 pm

    Reblogged this on BIRDLINE TRADING.

  12. David permalink
    May 16, 2014 6:32 am

    Possible Greatest hockey product ever??? I’m looking forward to this one..not happy to see Panini lose hockey, but this should be epic. Release date?

  13. May 16, 2014 7:13 am

    Great stuff. Lots of colorful swatches and logos!!

    Just a little over 4 weeks to Panini’s Fathers Day! Will there be hockey in those promo packs??

  14. May 16, 2014 9:18 am

    I still can’t get over the NHL pulling the license, this stuff is so good. Great work guys. I can’t wait for the month of June, with all the products to come from Panini every week will be a Holiday. Tracy, how many Panini products will you guys roll out in June? This National Treasures was long overdue, thanks for the gift.

  15. May 16, 2014 9:44 am

    Chris: What will be the release date for Prime? Always one of my favorite products!

  16. May 16, 2014 3:06 pm

    Any preview of the Flawless cards that will be in NT??

  17. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 17, 2014 4:48 am

    Always looks incredible! Wished I could ever get a piece of the action!

  18. May 17, 2014 10:34 am

    This is exactly the kind of effort I was anticipating for this release, if people can’t independently buy their own boxes I would definitely suggest finding a reputable group breaker to deal with and get in on a lower cost. Based on this gallery I believe this product could yield huge upside, can’t wait to see the finished product. Thanks Tracy!


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