The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Updated Images)
Hockey collectors, rejoice. The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. At this very moment, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr is at the company’s printing facility not-so-patiently waiting to scrutinize the first 2011-12 Prime Hockey QC boxes straight off the production line.
Luckily for all of us, he found something to occupy him while he waits: Several glorious specimens from the spectacular Prime Ties insert. Words alone can’t do these gems justice, so we figured we’d let the following preview images do the talking for us.
Simply, these are some of the coolest hockey cards I’ve ever seen. Here’s betting you’ll agree. Obviously, these ties to die for won’t fit in a Prime box; but they are ready to go and will be issued via redemption cards as soon as they’re entered into the Panini America redemption system.
Enjoy this splendid first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance throughout the day as we chronicle the in-progress QC process for 2011-12 Prime Hockey.