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Panini America Provides a Final Pre-Release Look at 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Gallery)

August 20, 2013


Game-worn skate leather and laces. Game-worn glove leather and surname insignias. Team logo stickers and numbers removed from game-worn helmets. Game-used sticks. All-Star Game locker nameplates. Massive logo patches, nameplates, fight straps, ties and laundry tags from game- and event-worn jerseys.

Indeed, if an NHL player has worn it or carried it to take the ice during the course of his career thus far, and it can somehow be configured to fit on a trading card, chances are it’s in Panini America’s 2012-13 Prime Hockey. And if it’s in Prime Hockey, chances are there’s a sneak peek of it in the massive gallery that follows.

We’ve already brought you two must-see sneak peeks at the packout process for 2012-13 Prime Hockey right here on The Knight’s Lance in the last week or so. This fitting conclusion details many of the set’s assets that you haven’t seen yet — and it also marks our final pre-release look at Prime.

With the product set to go live next week, anything Prime you see after today will come directly from sealed boxes of the product.


28 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2013 10:59 am

    Now why cant every sport look as beautiful as these cards? Is it August 28th yet?

  2. August 20, 2013 11:00 am

    I want them all!

  3. August 20, 2013 11:04 am

    Simply incredible. Hats off to the Hockey gurus for making this incredible cap to the 2013 season. Can’t wait to see a checklist and all the amazing cards I’ll be putting on my want list!

  4. ben permalink
    August 20, 2013 11:05 am

    I wish football had logos large enough to release a product like this… the only thing can think of is if you cut the captains patches into 4 pieces and have 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4

  5. August 20, 2013 11:06 am

    Just stunning…nothing more to add. Way to go guys.

  6. Andrew McKay permalink
    August 20, 2013 11:10 am

    Wow, massive drool gallery, can’t believe everything you have done with this years product. Need to make sure I buy quite a bit of this product this year. Cards and design look amazing.

  7. August 20, 2013 11:14 am

    These are unbelievable! That Vanbiesbrouck with Roy is really cool, makes me reminisce about my childhood. Will there be any other Vanbiesbrouck items in the product, like autos?
    Thanks and great work.

  8. Frank permalink
    August 20, 2013 11:20 am

    Absolutely incredible! Product of the year without question. Kudos to the boys at Panini. I can’t wait to bust this stuff!

  9. Ricky Williams permalink
    August 20, 2013 11:23 am

    Looks Awesome! Lol love the card that says “MALE” 😀 can’t wait for the female one to come out 😉

  10. Ben permalink
    August 20, 2013 11:23 am

    Hands down this is the set of the year. The patches, laces, gloves, skates, etc. used are by far the best looking out there. I don’t think any other set could compare to this. Panini set the bar very high this year and next year I don’t know how you could possibly beat this set.

  11. August 20, 2013 11:25 am

    Those skates and gloves 1 of 1. I’m speechless.

  12. James permalink
    August 20, 2013 12:15 pm

    Nice looking indeed. Looks like my Orpik collection will get a few more additions.

  13. August 20, 2013 3:18 pm

    Love the creativity. This is what happens when you get really passionate hobbyest running things at a card company and not just business people and pencil pushers. I really have to give it up to Chris and his team. Great job @PaniniPuck.
    …..oh yeah, you too Tracy. 😉

  14. Dan C. permalink
    August 20, 2013 4:20 pm

    Now, this is how you build up the buzz for a product – by showing how killer it is. Of course I’m left wondering how many other Hawks collectors will be fighting to rebuild the Crawford Indian Head. It’s simply a beautiful way to handle the best logo in sports.

  15. August 20, 2013 4:27 pm

    Fantastic gallery, this product is just unreal. Thanks as always Tracy!

  16. Richard Sandanam permalink
    August 20, 2013 4:45 pm

    Wow, great work on this year’s product. Looks like Prime has indeed delivered and raised the bar yet again. Just seeing the behind the scenes video of cutting the patches and now seeing it all come to fruition is amazing. I am a big fan of the gloves and skate leather cards. I really feel as if they truly bring us closer to the players and to the game.

  17. August 20, 2013 6:08 pm

    What a lovely product 12-13 Prime is, so many patches to go around. I still can’t believe how a skate is on a card, unbelievable. Great job Panini! Keep up the good work!

  18. August 20, 2013 7:01 pm

    Amazing job. Finally some Adam Foote Memorabilia Cards been waiting for that for a long time. My question is will Corey Crawford have an Auto in this stuff. Thanks

  19. August 20, 2013 10:25 pm

    Prime looks outstanding this year!

    If you can’t wait until next week for Prime get in on one of our pre-release case breaks live from Fan Expo this Saturday:

  20. August 21, 2013 12:36 am

    makes me wannna start busting hockey

  21. Jon M permalink
    August 21, 2013 10:10 am

    It’s great to see this flagship product concentrate on existing players given the more than weak rookie selection. Looks very promising and I will for sure grab a box or two. Great job, guys!

  22. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 21, 2013 11:25 am

    If there is a collector, whether a hockey card one or not, that doesn’t like this product, they need their eyes checked. wow

  23. August 21, 2013 12:53 pm

    Insane product 😉 On your checklist website I´m able to click the Prime checklist till “Select cardset”. But there is nothing…Are you just doing the upload?

  24. sandhya permalink
    August 22, 2013 2:18 am

    want them all pls 🙂

  25. Debbie mangus permalink
    August 24, 2013 1:15 am

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