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Panini America Drool Gallery: The Splendid First Look at 2011-12 Dominion Hockey

August 9, 2012

The furious late-summer days around Panini America HQ are earmarked by many things. Our new-season NFL products already are hitting mid-season stride. Our next season of NBA products will tip off next week with the release of 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball. Our MLBPA roster is cranking with the launch of 2012 Triple Play Baseball and the upcoming launch of 2012 Cooperstown Baseball.

As for our NHL activity, August around these parts means one thing and one thing only: Pure, unadulterated high-end hockey. Indeed, Panini America will close the 2011-12 season with a bang over the next few months as the upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey will set the stage for the super-premium powder keg better known as 2011-12 Dominion Hockey.

We previewed many of the sweet scenes from Prime’s pre-packout process earlier this week. Today, we bring you an early look at some simply gorgeous Dominion autographs that have been returned so far. With my trust iPhone camera in one hand and a drool-dabbing wipe in the other, I spent most of my morning back in the massive memorabilia and autograph vault poring over eight monster boxes full of possibilities.

Stickside Signatures. Tape to Tape autographs. Rookie Cards. RC parallels. One-of-one NHL Shield patches. Flat-out sick swatches. Stanley Cup Champions. They’re all about six seconds away in the following gallery.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates and sneak peeks.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. richkulach permalink
    August 9, 2012 12:57 pm

    Well I suppose that looks pretty good. oh, who am I kidding….Looks amazing guys! 2 Questions: How much Rick Nash will I have to chase? And will this be the end of the current Private Signings series?


    • Chris Barr permalink
      August 9, 2012 1:30 pm

      Private Signings will return for Dominion this year. And keep your eyes open for some during the 12-13 card season as well. And there will be plenty of Nash cards in Dominion to keep you busy.

  2. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 9, 2012 12:58 pm

    Its all about the patches…incredible. My mouth has been sufficiently filled with drool for the day 🙂

  3. indywvu permalink
    August 9, 2012 1:00 pm

    Hopefully there’s some Andrew Shaw in this. I have all of his cards and am itching to get more!

  4. Lindas1st permalink
    August 9, 2012 1:08 pm

    You guys are on some kind of streak, keep up the good work.

  5. Dan Campana permalink
    August 9, 2012 1:28 pm

    Awesome, but c’mon, where are some Blackhawks cards with the greatest logo (and patches) in sports?

    • August 9, 2012 1:57 pm

      Good point, Dan. But in fairness, we did show a Brandon Saad yesterday. 🙂

      • Dan Campana permalink
        August 10, 2012 6:05 pm

        I hear ya, Tracy! Any word on Saad’s auto redemptions from Titanium?

  6. Chris Barr permalink
    August 9, 2012 1:33 pm

    My only regret for Dominion is that we couldn’t sneak in some of those amazing Tracy Hackler autographed cards from the National.

    • August 9, 2012 1:59 pm

      With all due respect, sir, those cards DO NOT belong in a product as extravagant as Dominion.

  7. August 9, 2012 1:49 pm

    If you have any please post some Justin Faulk shots

  8. August 9, 2012 2:08 pm

    I must have the Ron Hextall patch auto he is my hockey idol!!!

  9. mlscalgary permalink
    August 9, 2012 3:30 pm

    Looks great guys… approximate release date would be…?

  10. August 9, 2012 3:41 pm

    Any Logan Couture in this set? If so I’ll be that much poorer.

    • Chris Barr permalink
      August 9, 2012 4:48 pm

      You’ll be happy (or sad) to know that Logan Couture will be in Dominion.

  11. August 9, 2012 6:17 pm

    These have to be some of the best cards ive seen so far this year, and the thing is i dont even like Hockey that much! But lately ive been checking out alot of the Previews that u show and now im hooked! You guys deff go all out with the Hockey! I love the way the Gustav Nyquist patch auto looks its nasty,i gotta get my self some of this! Thanks Tracy for getting me hooked!!! Lol

  12. Jeff K permalink
    August 9, 2012 11:36 pm

    The stickside signings look sick!! Full approval!!

  13. Jeff K permalink
    August 9, 2012 11:38 pm

    Oh and also, will there be any Eddie Lack to look forward too??

    • Chris Barr permalink
      August 10, 2012 8:11 am

      Eddie Lack autograph rookies and more will be in the product.

  14. ossiePoLand permalink
    August 10, 2012 3:26 am

    I’m looking forward to this product. Will be checklist available soon?

    • Chris Barr permalink
      August 10, 2012 8:12 am

      We will have the checklist posted on the Panini America website a few days before the official release.

  15. DanielB83 permalink
    August 11, 2012 10:15 am

    I dont really collect Hockey, but i have to say, this is just WOW!!
    I really hope you will be making a similar product for Basketball next season, because this Dominion set looks ten times more insane than anything i have seen in quite a few years!


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