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Panini America Plans Score Hot Rookies Set for 2012 Toronto Fall Expo (Gallery)

October 28, 2012

While the temperature north of the border during the 2012 Toronto Fall Expo promises to provide its normal November chill, things at the Panini America booth inside the Toronto International Centre from November 9-11 will be plenty hot. Literally.

Panini America officials on Sunday began revealing their grand plans for the show, which once again will include a show-stealing, buzz-generating, crowd-attracting wrapper-redemption program, headlined by a 22-card Score Hot Rookies insert sure to provide a powerful blast from the past.

Incorporating a familiar design taken directly from the landmark 1990 Score Hot Rookies insert, Panini America’s 22-card multisport Expo insert will feature numbering to just 399 on the front, scarce autograph versions and a checklist littered with top rookies from all four major North American sports, including several with Toronto ties.

The set features the Ashton Carter and Jussi Rynnas of the Maple Leafs, Brett Lawrie of the Blue Jays, Terrence Ross of the Raptors and Toronto-born Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition, top NFL rookies such as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Doug Martin also are included.

You can discover the complete Score Hot Rookies checklist via the gallery below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional details on our 2012 Toronto Fall Expo plans in the coming days.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. Eric Cabreros permalink
    October 28, 2012 10:09 am

    Have fun Tracy!

  2. Bryan Goldstein permalink
    October 28, 2012 10:58 am

    Would love to get my hands on that Kreider. Too bad I can’t make it to the expo. Looks great though!

  3. October 28, 2012 11:01 am

    Great stuff. I really loved those old Score designs!

  4. Daniel permalink
    October 28, 2012 1:38 pm

    i like how it looks kind of retro!

  5. October 28, 2012 2:28 pm

    Definitely a throwback look, I feel like I should dust of some of my grunge wear to get the full 1990 effect. Thanks for the preview Tracy, I hope to *Score* one of those Lucks as they come back across the border!

  6. panthersfan89 permalink
    October 28, 2012 8:10 pm

    Will you have a website Wrapper Redemption for those who can’t make it like you did for the National?

  7. October 29, 2012 9:47 am

    The one question I get at the Expo more than any other, can we include more of the other sports in there. This was a unique way for us to do it, hope you enjoy…

  8. Andrew McKay permalink
    October 29, 2012 9:55 am

    I was really hoping to make it to Toronto for this and meet some of you guys, sadly it won’t be happening this year. Time to move forward and try and make it to Chicago instead. These cards look awesome, love the retro score look. Keep up the great work, promotions and cool ideas.

  9. Sean permalink
    October 29, 2012 11:29 am

    Oh yeah! I have to get my hands on this set!
    I will be looking forward to the redemptions for those of us who can’t make it.

  10. Foster permalink
    October 29, 2012 12:09 pm

    This is a great appetizer…now lets get to the main course lol!

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 29, 2012 12:32 pm

    Great job guys! Love the classic design and feel

  12. October 29, 2012 9:32 pm

    I am a fan of the Anthony Davis card, I think that is his best looking card to date!

  13. Darrell Moher permalink
    October 30, 2012 12:11 pm

    Which day will these be on sale? I work Friday and Saturday, I can only make it to the show on Sunday.

    • October 30, 2012 12:42 pm

      They’ll be available while supplies last. We usually start to run pretty low on Sunday, though.

  14. Dennis permalink
    October 30, 2012 2:01 pm

    looking forward to the show. When will you be announcing which boxes will be eligible to open? I am trying to plan ahead

  15. Sanford permalink
    October 31, 2012 9:14 pm

    How many redemption packs do you receive for basketball cards? Specifically prestige and threads. Thanks

  16. panthersfan89 permalink
    November 4, 2012 5:20 pm

    The Wilson and the Martin look weird with no one in the stands behind them.


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