Dare Never to Tear: The One Panini America Hockey Card I’ll Covet Forever . . .

Early last month as part of our World Premiere Panini Unwrapped episode for 2010-11 Zenith Hockey, we asked collectors to¬†identify for us¬†the one¬†Panini America card in their hockey collections that they'd never dare to tear. We offered up the hits from our box as¬†an incentive to participate and five passionate collectors¬†shared their pictures -- ¬†and, in some cases, the stories…

Out Today: Your First Look at the Complete Checklist for 2010-11 Zenith Hockey

You've seen the initial preview. You've seen the Routing Table reveal. You've seen galleries of some of the cool autographed inserts. You've seen the Quality Control recap. Earlier today we posted the Panini Unwrapped episode. Spoiler alert: 2010-11 Zenith Hockey is now live. In honor of that glorious occasion we present here, for the first time, the complete checklist for…

Panini Unwrapped World Premiere Video: 2010-11 Zenith Hockey (with contest)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7QGywcD3C4&w=585&h=363] In this special edition of Panini Unwrapped, Tracy Hackler and Panini America Assistant Brand Manager Clint Hall have their way with¬†one box of the highly anticipated 2010-11 Zenith Hockey. Watch as Hall¬†teaches an impromptu lesson in how to properly access your Dear to Tear¬†box-toppers (and please, don't try this at home). (more…)

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: Must-See Stuff from 2010-11 Zenith Hockey

Perhaps lost amid all the pre-release buzz swirling around 2010-11 Dominion Hockey right now is one extremely important fact: Panini America still has a series of absolutely stunning¬†NHL products on the release docket between now and then. 2010-11 Luxury Suite -- out on Wednesday -- is one such product. 2010-11 Zenith Hockey, shipping this week, is another. (more…)

Panini America Confidential: At the Printing Facility with 2010-11 Dominion Hockey

Yesterday¬†started off rather fabulously¬†for me -- and not just because it happened to be the penultimate day of school for my wife (a fifth-grade teacher) and our two¬†elementary-school children.¬† Indeed, I felt as euphoric Wednesday as my family felt this morning --¬†preparing for their last day of school --¬†because¬†I spent the first few hours of my day¬†on my favorite field…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Zenith Hockey

Dare to tear? Dare to tear! One of the most vexing¬†dilemmas of 1990s sports card collecting will once again rear its controversial visage¬†beginning this summer¬†with the¬†triumphant return of the fabled Zenith Hockey brand. A product that has been splendidly overhauled for a new generation, 2010-11 Zenith Hockey delivers more than just tough decisions. It also includes more than 200 Rookie…