Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey
If 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey truly is the final Panini America NHL trading card product you’ll ever see, I have but one thing to say: What a way to go. Following a steady, anticipation-building week of live Tweets from the Panini America production facility, we finally got a look at some of the first finished boxes of the product earlier this afternoon. We grabbed two at random for the express purpose of providing the following Teaser Gallery.
Based on the results of these two early boxes, 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey is not as good as the packout pics have shown. It’s better. Despite boxes that promise eight NHL trading cards, each of the two boxes we opened delivered 11. Of those 22 total cards, we uncovered two base cards, eight autographs, two autograph booklets, five memorabilia cards, four Printing Plate 1/1s and one Buried Treasure card.
Each box delivers a fast-paced hit parade of sorts that will resonate throughout North America when the product arrives in hobby shops on Friday. To help properly prepare you for the magic to come, the gallery below takes you card by card through our two boxes. Be sure you’re sitting down and then enjoy.
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