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Must-See Gallery: Panini America Launches Packout for 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Part 1)

August 14, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Prime Hockey Primer Main

The countdown to arguably the most anticipated NHL trading card release of the 2012-13 collecting season is officially underway. The pre-packout quality control check has been completed. The hand-collating is all but done. In the next few days, the cards will begin being delicately placed into their gorgeous blue boxes and shipped to hobby shops across North America.

Hockey collectors, rejoice: 2012-13 Prime Hockey is coming. And in advance of the product’s August 28 release date, The Knight’s Lance is planning a series of jaw-dropping, drool-inducing preview galleries documenting the massive release known for mammoth memorabilia, must-have Rookie Cards and the game’s greatest legends.

An impromptu trip to the Panini America production facility yesterday morning provided enough arresting Prime visuals to last at least two or three more galleries. We’ll begin with today’s, which includes a tip-of-the-ice-rink teaser featuring a little bit of everything.

Enjoy, and stay tuned for additional galleries in the coming days as the countdown to 2012-13 Prime Hockey continues.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2013 3:11 pm


  2. Mal permalink
    August 14, 2013 3:43 pm

    Those rookie patch cards are ridiculous – I don’t have the kind of hobby budget where I can buy Limited and Prime willy nilly, but you’ve sold me on at least one box. Just gorgeous.

  3. Dan Campana permalink
    August 14, 2013 3:44 pm

    To paraphrase Corey Crawford’s championship rally speech, these cards are the biggest bunch of beauties around.

  4. Brian permalink
    August 14, 2013 4:40 pm

    So no Dominion product this year Tracy?

    • August 14, 2013 5:09 pm

      Not a stand-alone product for 2012-13. Prime will have special Dominion packs, though.

      • Brian permalink
        August 15, 2013 10:33 am

        I figured that was the case, just wanted to make sure. Thank you for the response Tracy.

  5. August 14, 2013 5:12 pm

    12-13 Prime is a great product! I really like the big patches and design. I would love to break a box of this outstanding product! Great job Panini and keep up the good work!

  6. August 14, 2013 5:57 pm

    So far, so good… and adding a head-shot to the Prime Patches was a GREAT idea.

  7. August 14, 2013 6:19 pm

    AMAZING patches…the great mem cards you guys have been doing recemtly makes me wanna start collecting bball and hockey šŸ™‚ thanks !

  8. Andrew McKay permalink
    August 14, 2013 6:49 pm

    Not sure how you did it but I think you just topped Prime from last year. Unbelievable looking cards. can’t wait to crack open a couple boxes. If I had the cash I would be buying a case of this stuff.

  9. Richard Sandanam permalink
    August 14, 2013 6:57 pm


  10. lhalsportscardsandcollectiblesblog permalink
    August 14, 2013 9:17 pm

    Reblogged this on LHAL Sportscards & Collectibles Blog.

  11. August 15, 2013 5:50 am

    Really good job with this set, it targets some of the most desired cards in the hobby and puts them all in one product. Thanks Tracy!

  12. Ben permalink
    August 15, 2013 7:16 am

    Prime looks absolutely awesome! Now if I could only afford a pack…

  13. August 15, 2013 9:53 am

    Very nice! The Panini/Nhlpa patch is sweet!

  14. Steve permalink
    August 15, 2013 12:47 pm

    I’ve like prime since it’s first release
    great job with this product as usual panini!

  15. August 17, 2013 4:53 am

    those cards are amazing !!! i just opened five boxes of last years prime and i was very pleased !!!! this years just topped it !!!! i can’t wait !!!

  16. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 17, 2013 6:22 am

    These are simply stunning!

  17. justme permalink
    August 20, 2013 1:58 am

    WOW!.. To be 100% honest I thought last years Prime would be garbage.. After 8 cases I wished I would have pre-ordered. I will not make that mistake this year! I have many cases locked in. These cards are downright everything I would expect.. then blow away by miles. The Cup will not get any of my money this year.


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  2. Must-See Gallery: Panini America Launches Packout for 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Part 2) | The Official Panini America Blog
  3. Panini America Provides a Final Pre-Release Look at 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Gallery) | The Official Panini America Blog

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