With so much hobby attention being heaped recently on the long-awaited fist NBA product of the season (2011-12 NBA Hoops) and the second one hot on its heels (2011 Preferred will be live next Wednesday), we've admittedly been distracted from the flurry of autographic activity surrounding Panini America's next two NHL products: 2011-12 Contenders and 2011-12 Elite.
With so much hobby attention being heaped recently on the long-awaited fist NBA product of the season (2011-12 NBA Hoops) and the second one hot on its heels (2011 Preferred will be live next Wednesday), we’ve admittedly been distracted from the flurry of autographic activity surrounding Panini America’s next two NHL products: 2011-12 Contenders and 2011-12 Elite.
So we took a trip back to the high-security haven known as the Panini America Acquisitions Room to see what we’d been missing. When we emerged an hour later, we had enough sweet images to choke the memory bandwidth of even the most generous smartphone.
For proof, look no farther than the following preview gallery, which includes first-time reveals of several on-card, wow-caliber gems hitting the ice in the coming weeks. From Elite’s legendary remakes of such hobby classics as Prime Numbers and Passing the Torch to Contenders’ completely updated look, here’s betting even the most discriminating hockey collector will find something to drool over in the next 30 images.
Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional details on the upcoming releases of 2011-12 Contenders Hockey and 2011-12 Elite Hockey.
Now, on to the show . . .
15 Replies to “Panini America Peeks New Hockey Arrivals for 2011-12 Elite, 2011-12 Contenders”
Those cards are amazing! I love the passing the torch set in football and now it will be awesome to collect that set in hockey! Amazing job Panini! So glad you guys are doing hockey.
What is the scheduled release date on Elite and Contenders. The Contenders looks very cool for this year. Also, is there any Markstrom patch autos in Elite or Contenders?
90’s sets redone with hard-signed autos = brilliance.
Well done again Panini, making hockey cards as they should be made.
Wow that triple AUTO of the Canucks is to kill for…looking good, some really nice patches in there
Hi Tracy….Swwwweeeeet Hagelin jersey/auto…now your talkin Brother ! Any Lundqvist…Stepan’s and more Hagelin’s anywhere to be found ……put them Uppppp – New York Rangers ———–>Stanley Cup BOUND …yeah Baby ! LGR ! ! !
are the elite rookies auto going to be numbered?
Wow!!! some incredible looking stuff!!
Do you know if Markstrom will have in patch autos in these products?
Also what ismthe release dates for either Elite or Contenders?
Great looking product! Very creative and classy design.
it is sets like this that builds collectors excitement. Awsome…really just amazing.
Mario Lemieux is my fav or ALL TIME and one of the reasons I do what I do…love these cards!
Every time I see those Contenders autographed patches…I fall in love.