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So . . . What Constitutes a Short Printed RC in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey?

June 8, 2011

Judging by recent comments submitted to The Knight’s Lance, one of the most-asked questions making the hockey hobby rounds these days is what, exactly, is the ballpark quantity of the 10 short-printed Rookie Ticket Autographs in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey?

To be fair, we haven’t disclosed that number in the recent SP reveals we’ve posted. But based largely on your feedback, we’re going to shed a little more light on that topic today. Oh, and because you’ve been so persistently inquisitive, we’re also going to share the identity of one more SP.

Each of the 10 SPs in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey has a production run off 399 copies or less; in the case of Magnus Paajarvi’s Super Short Print, were talking much less (just 99 were produced).

As for that seventh short print . . . it’s none other than Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler.

For those counting at home, the seven SPs revealed so far are:

Taylor Hall
Jeff Penner
Tyler Seguin
Magnus Paajarvi
P.K. Subban
Nazem Kadri
Cam Fowler


8 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Popper permalink
    June 8, 2011 5:55 pm

    Thanks, but getting info from you is like pulling teeth.

    • Ryan permalink
      June 8, 2011 8:34 pm

      They’re not obligated to release anything regarding product print runs. That information can be deemed important to the overall financial aspect of the product and far as profits and loss. Just be thankful they are as open as they are, some other companies would’ve told you to pound salt.

  2. June 8, 2011 6:46 pm

    At least you’ll give it to us, other companies won’t give us the numbers on some products 🙂

  3. Chris permalink
    June 8, 2011 8:56 pm

    Why would Jeff Penner be a SP? Because he didnt sign many cards? There seams to be no reason to make this guy a SP, undrafted, useless with Bruins traded to Minnesota, collectable rating…none.

    • Ryan permalink
      June 8, 2011 9:49 pm

      If you look at Panini’s Football history, lesser-known players have been major SPs. 2010 Blair White, 2009 Erin Henderson, 2008 Erik Ainge. Part of the allure of Contenders is that you really don’t know who is going to be the major SP. It’s usually someone you don’t know, which drives up the price for set collectors. This set is Paajarvi but it very well could’ve been someone like TJ Brodie or Dana Tyrell and the price would’ve been $150+ for either one of those. I know I would’ve paid that to complete my set.

      • Donny Johnson permalink
        June 9, 2011 1:06 am

        You seem to love Contenders. You are in the minority. Intentional SP’ing of non top tier players is just silly. At least the ‘other licensed hockey manufacturer’ does not intentionally SP rookies from its most popular hard signed rookie auto set. The cards do look nice though.


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