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Panini Peek: 2011-12 Dominion Hockey

June 28, 2012

Given last season’s highly decorated debut of Dominion Hockey as the newest super-premium superstar on the sports collectibles landscape, it would be no stretch at all to call 2011-12 Dominion Hockey easily one of the most anticipated releases of the season.

And that’s before you even consider the sheer amount of improvements the Panini America Product Development team made to the product for its sophomore showing. Without question, Dominion will conclude Panini America’s 2011-12 NHL product season with a massive, thunderous bang.

The laundry list of advancements includes . . .

  • One Autographed Rookie Patch RC numbered to 199 or less in every eight-card box, along with at least two additional autographs and three memorabilia cards
  • More unique designs and fewer parallels, making for a much more expansive player checklist
  • Panini America’s first use of game-worn Gordie Howe and 2011-12 Winnipeg Jets memorabilia
  • The introduction of autographed single- and dual-player Peerless Patches
  • The etched real-silver Engravatures insert returns this season with a second set devoted to the 2010-11 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins
  • The introduction of two-player fight-strap button Strapping Lads cards

To be sure, there will be more tweaks announced as the product launch draws nearer, so stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for those. But until then, simply bask in this exclusive first look at 2011-12 Dominion Hockey:

32 Comments leave one →
  1. Dan Campana permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:06 pm

    Very nice. First round of adjustments seem to be on point for strengthening the sophomore effort.

  2. Rob B permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:07 pm

    all I can say is WOW!!!!!

  3. Mitchell permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:12 pm

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a Capital?? 😉

  4. June 28, 2012 4:15 pm

    This has got me pumped up. I love the return of the product with some of the favorites from last season. Tape to Tape returning is great, however, I was hoping for an upgrade to that. I would of called it Tape 2 Tape. It’s Tape to Tape in booklet form featuring two autographed stick tape cards from linemates. But a guy can dream…otherwise, fantastic looking stuff.

  5. Mike permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:21 pm

    Looks Great but the Nuge dosen’t play for the Caps:)

    • June 28, 2012 4:23 pm

      Indeed! Good catch. We have that being corrected as we speak. And yes, the designer responsible is being lashed about the head, neck and chest with rather substantial wet noodles.

      • Matt Gilman permalink
        June 28, 2012 5:06 pm


  6. Matt Gilman permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:21 pm

    Dominion should Dominionate!!! Wow! Amazing gallery!

  7. Andrew permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:40 pm

    Wow, very nice going to have to get a couple boxes of these when they come out.

  8. Tyler H permalink
    June 28, 2012 4:48 pm

    I wish you kept the different subsets in there as well. I really enjoyed that last year because no two boxes had the exact same cards or subsets in them and it gave a lot of uniqueness. Other than that it looks great, but just my initial thoughts.

    • Chris Barr permalink
      June 28, 2012 5:27 pm

      Many of the subsets from last year will be returning such as Laundry Tags, Brand Logos, and Patches. However, they will have unique designs rather than just parallel the base card this year.

      • Tyler H permalink
        June 28, 2012 8:23 pm

        Alright! Also are the RPAs going to be the same colour as last year or all white?

  9. Stepan/Hagelin/Kreider/David Wilson # 1Collector permalink
    June 28, 2012 5:48 pm

    Hi Tracy…would you know or can you find out if Chris Kreider auto RC will be in this years Dominion…Thanks and i’ll await your response !

    • Chris Barr permalink
      June 28, 2012 6:07 pm

      Chris Kreider is not eligible for rookie cards until the 2012-13 season. He will be making his Panini debut in Score.

      • Stepan/Hagelin/Kreider/David Wilson # 1Collector permalink
        June 28, 2012 6:44 pm

        Hi Chris…Thats GREAT, if you can get him to autograph his cards…you got yourself a Winner, Thanks for the fast reply !

  10. Nick Gauder permalink
    June 28, 2012 5:54 pm

    AMAZING!!!! Great job Panini design team!!!! Man you guys keep rasing the bar and your products get better and better every year and thats saying something!!

  11. Jeff permalink
    June 28, 2012 6:08 pm

    When is it released?.TY..It looks great!

  12. June 28, 2012 11:41 pm

    Yet another very very nice Howe card and the patch on that Crosby is just FILTHY!!

  13. Jamey permalink
    June 29, 2012 7:35 am

    This is magnificent! Just might be the kick in the pads I require to start collecting hockey!

  14. June 29, 2012 12:27 pm

    Will you be bringing back the Rookie Mammoth Patches, those are the best cut patches anywhere?

    • Chris Barr permalink
      June 29, 2012 4:37 pm

      There will be both Rookies and Veterans in this year’s Mammoth set.

  15. Josh permalink
    June 29, 2012 3:48 pm

    Any chance that HRX is going to make an appearance as an insert in this set? I keep waiting for an ovechkin highlight reel. Also, when’s the anticipated release date?

    • Chris Barr permalink
      June 29, 2012 4:38 pm

      HRX is going to be making its long awaited Panini Hockey debut in the 2012-13 hockey card season. Stay tuned for who we’ll be featuring.

      • Josh permalink
        June 30, 2012 9:14 pm

        That’s awesome. I can’t wait to check them out next year. Here’s hoping the great 8 makes an appearance!

  16. Jon permalink
    June 29, 2012 8:56 pm

    Looking nice man!! Awesome RPA’s. Whats the price gonna be for the first release? Around 3? Love the Tape to Tape series and the vet patch autos. Need some Penguins asap.

  17. Scott permalink
    June 30, 2012 7:02 am

    Good looking stuff Chris.

  18. Kyle permalink
    June 30, 2012 11:36 am

    That Avs/Wings booklet is SICK

  19. patrik permalink
    June 30, 2012 5:36 pm

    Great cards but honestly i liked last years better.
    This year seems alot like The Cup. …….

  20. Lee Patton permalink
    July 2, 2012 10:05 am

    Must have the Ron Hextall! He is my hockey idol!


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