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Cards of Steel: Heavy-Metal Pioneers Ready to Rock 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey

August 22, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey Steel Main

To suggest that Panini America’s upcoming 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey is cutting-edge stuff would be putting things literally — and mildly. The sizable list of innovations coming to Panini America’s final — and likely most anticipated — NHL release probably begins with the monumental inclusion of game-used skate blades, continues with the incorporation of miniature metal Stanley Cup replicas and goes on . . . and on . . . and on.

We’ve shown you much of the splendor planned for the product right here on The Knight’s Lance in recent weeks. In addition, our own Chris Barr has been sharing on-the-line sneak peeks from packout all week long on the Panini America Twitter account. But today, we’re fixing a steely gaze on those aforementioned heavy-metal masterpieces that give the product a weighty significance seldom — if ever — seen in the hockey card community.

In the gallery below, we profile several of the hard-signed collection-makers permeating the checklists for Treasured Steel and Buried Treasure. We think you’ll find the rare autographed counterparts to be a perfect complement to the unsigned versions of the cards that we previewed previously. Signed or unsigned, these two inserts are quite innovative — much like the rest of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey. Enjoy the images and stay tuned for additional coverage of the product in advance of next Friday’s release date.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2014 1:13 pm

    Those buried treasure cards are amazing!! How thick are they?

  2. James Burke permalink
    August 22, 2014 1:24 pm

    Are the Treasured Steel autos on the Blade? Beautiful cards!

    • August 22, 2014 1:25 pm

      No. the blades are embedded in the card under a layer of acetate. The autograph is singed on the acetate or outside of the card.

  3. August 22, 2014 2:12 pm

    Cutting edge for sure. I just wonder what Panini could possible do if they had another year of develpment of NHl hockey cards? what might have been. Might not be anything better sooner or later then this.

  4. August 22, 2014 9:09 pm

    I thought they would be actual heavy metal musicians and got more excited, these are good too though. Get ready puck fans! Thanks Tracy!

  5. Josh B. permalink
    August 23, 2014 10:43 pm

    If you guys need to do the buried treasure theme for baseball with the WS trophy, that would be awesome…

  6. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 26, 2014 5:55 am

    REally cool conept!


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