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Panini America Offers a Glimpse at 2011-12 Prime Hockey’s Genuine Marks Insert

July 8, 2012

The pure, unadulterated beauty of the 2011-12 Prime Hockey previews we’ve brought you so far has been, by most accounts, simply breathtaking.

Let’ see, there was the two-part peek at some of the hand-selected swatches chosen for the Prime Colors insert . . . there was the pre-autograph Rookie Card gallery . . . there was the follow-up gallery after some of those gems had been signed . . . and there were the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Cam Talbot’s Prime-signing visit to Panini America HQ. But today, we have something completely new to show you.

In yet another stunning product development, 2011-12 Prime Hockey also will include the rare Genuine Marks insert that incorporates individual letters from the nameplates of game-worn jerseys and, in many cases, has the superstars who wore those jerseys autograph each letter.

The first such completed examples of these beauties — from the legendary Ron Francis, no less — arrived back at Panini America on Friday afternoon. So as soon as I carefully retrieved my jaw from the floor and affixed it safely back in its place, I took the following pics in hopes of injecting a little hockey card excitement into your Sunday afternoon.

Enjoy — and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional information and images as the release date for 2011-12 Prime Hockey draws near.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2012 12:00 pm

    I would LOVE to see the checklist of the players for that. Ronnie Franchise is a great start…

  2. Dwight Peters permalink
    July 8, 2012 12:43 pm

    Those are sweet looking, guess I’ll enjoy the look as I’ll never pull something like that đŸ˜‰

  3. July 8, 2012 2:24 pm

    This is spectacular. Prime hockey could very well be product of the year, what is the SRP of this stuff?

  4. Lee Patton permalink
    July 8, 2012 3:28 pm


  5. Victor Pimentel permalink
    July 8, 2012 4:07 pm

    Thats Frantastic.

  6. Patrick "king" James permalink
    July 9, 2012 1:49 am

    holy ****! I love letter patches!

  7. Matt Gilman permalink
    July 9, 2012 4:35 am


  8. Chad permalink
    July 9, 2012 6:18 am

    The problem I have in general are autographs on patch cards because long term they normally look horrible but I agree short term they look amazing. If someone can master it where the auto’s don’t bleed and become invisible or missing I’m all for it.


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