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Must-See Gallery: Panini America Launches Packout for 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Part 2)

August 17, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Prime Hockey Primer (80)

Preparing a collecting juggernaut like 2012-13 Prime Hockey for release is a process that knows no days off. So while many collectors spent Saturday morning easing out of bed and into the first day of their weekend, Panini America NHL Brand Managers Chris Barr and Karvin Cheung were at the company’s production facility overseeing the Prime packout process. Oh, the sights they saw.

In fact, Barr was so blown away by the proceedings that he temporarily hijacked the Panini America Twitter account to provide collectors with an unparalleled peek into the process. It was like having seats on the glass to witness hockey hobby history.

That’s just one example of the simply sublime Tweets coming from the packout process earlier today. We’ll have many more arresting visuals to share in the coming days as we countdown to the release of 2012-13 Prime Hockey on August 28. For now, though, we’re going to continue our series of pre-packout galleries that began earlier this week. If you loved Wednesday’s Part 1, then prepare to have your socks blown off by today’s Part 2.

Enjoy . . . and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for continued coverage of 2012-13 Prime Hockey.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2013 12:36 pm

    i am swooning over these pics. also drool is coming out. and i feel faint. get these cards to me STAT.

  2. Andrew McKay permalink
    August 17, 2013 12:38 pm

    Unbelievable, so many things to say, just simply incredible. Great job guys.

  3. August 17, 2013 12:39 pm

    This is unbelievable. I cannot believe some of the cards that are being produced by you guys. You guys have taken every NHL game used item possible and have made it into a card. From the “Seams Incredible” subset to the “Prime Colors” subset you guys have just displayed an extraordinary array off hockey cards in the gallery above.

    Tracy, I would like to Thank You and the entire Panini America community for making this product one of the best products I’ve ever seen.

  4. gregmalloy permalink
    August 17, 2013 12:49 pm

    Is that Gordie Howe manufactured patch?

  5. August 17, 2013 12:50 pm

    Haven’t seen anything this good since 11-12 Prime.

  6. martin chow permalink
    August 17, 2013 2:04 pm

    Awesome looking! Can’t wait to bust a few boxes. Is that Lupul Pictures on Dion Phaneuf Leafs patch?

  7. August 17, 2013 2:11 pm

    You guys really outdid yourself with Prime this year. Last year’s was amazing but you really took it up a notch this year. Can’t wait!

    • August 17, 2013 2:20 pm

      Appreciate the kind words, Chuck. The hockey, design, production and acquisitions teams really outdid themselves.

  8. August 17, 2013 4:22 pm

    Are the Prime Ties coming back this year? I haven’t seen or heard any mention of those and they were one of your most popular subsets last year

  9. August 17, 2013 10:21 pm

    amazing use of patches

  10. Dan G. permalink
    August 17, 2013 10:41 pm

    Raising the Barr by Karvin out some awesome patches!

  11. August 18, 2013 9:02 am

    I gota have some of those Big Buff Jets patches

  12. August 18, 2013 12:07 pm

    Gordie Howe WHALERS? Stupendous!!

    Absolutely stunning patches! Loved seeing that Lindros 2-card C!!

    On the auto-patch cards near the end of thew gallery, I appreciate the differently-shaped window. I know it is a small thing, but it really stands out against the multitudes of square windowed patch cards.

  13. August 18, 2013 5:57 pm

    Absolutely phenomenal. Should be a great release to cap off the 12-13 for you guys.

  14. Jonathan permalink
    August 18, 2013 7:12 pm

    Wonder how they put Gordie on the back of the Hartford jersey. Aren’t they only to say last names? Still unreal patches, and I can’t wait to see more. Need some Pittsburgh Prime colors or Prime ties in my life. everyone will love this product like last year. Panini has become a big time power house when it comes to hockey. Great stuff guys

  15. August 18, 2013 7:21 pm

    Love the pics showing how the cards lineup to the logos.. Pretty cool

  16. August 19, 2013 5:51 am

    Excellent looking set so far, any chance of this kind of product coming to football soon? Thanks Tracy!

  17. Ben permalink
    August 19, 2013 7:35 am

    Hands down, this is the set of the year.

  18. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 19, 2013 7:43 am

    Game worn Letter swatches..enough said!

  19. August 19, 2013 9:21 am

    Must have them all!

  20. Dan C. permalink
    August 19, 2013 5:23 pm

    Took me too long to check out the second gallery. Simply dynamite.


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