Gallery: Pre-Packout Process Continues for Panini America’s 2011-12 Prime Hockey

You can trace the considerable buzz that reverberated throughout the hockey collecting universe last week (and reverberates still today) directly back to The Knight's Lance. Indeed, our gallery documenting the pre-packout process for Panini America's upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey was nothing short of an appetite-whetting, hit-generating sensation. The good news? We have more sneak peeks to show you today. Panini America…

Panini America Drool Gallery: The Splendid First Look at 2011-12 Dominion Hockey

The furious late-summer days around Panini America HQ are earmarked by many things. Our new-season NFL products already are hitting mid-season stride. Our next season of NBA products will tip off next week with the release of 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball. Our MLBPA roster is cranking with the launch of 2012 Triple Play Baseball and the upcoming launch of 2012…

Updated Gallery: Panini America Initiates Pre-Packout for 2011-12 Prime Hockey

I returned to the office this morning following a whirlwind five days at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention to an email inbox overflowing with an array of stunning images from the upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey release. Turns out Karvin Cheung, Panini America's Director of Product Development for the NBA and NHL, is spending time at the printing facility today…

We’ve Got Mail: Panini America Peeks New 2011-12 Prime Hockey Autograph Arrivals

The splendid sojourn toward prepping 2011-12 Prime Hockey for packout continues in earnest during these dog days of summer as on-card autographs for the debut release continue hitting Panini America HQ at a blistering pace. Highlighting our most recent arrivals are more to-die-for Genuine Marks autographed game-worn jersey letters (we shared the phenomenal Ron Francis specimens from this insert a…

Panini America Peeks Primo Penmanship Coming to 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Gallery)

Up to this point, the intense sense of anticipation that has developed for Panini America's upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey has almost everything to do with the unparalleled selection of prime memorabilia slated for the  product that we've previewed now on a couple of different occasions. But 2011-12 Prime Hockey is about so much more than just pretty patches. It's also…

A Panini America Pre-Autograph Preview: 2011-12 Prime Hockey Prime Rookies

It's always a little like Christmas morning around Panini America HQ when the first batch of Rookie Cards for a particular product arrive fresh from the printing facility. But that sensation was more intense than usual when the sweet, sizable-swatched memorabilia cards from the upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey arrived. Panini America's Acquisitions team was in something of a rush to get…

Prime Examples: The Hand-Picked Patches Headed to 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Gallery)

Contrary to what some New Jersey Devils fans may believe, the image above is in no way intended to serve as an editorial comment regarding how the Los Angeles Kings have sliced and diced the Devils during the first three games of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Instead, that splendidly spliced specimen of an Adam Larsson-worn jersey is meant to illustrate the…

Panini America Routing Table Confidential: Peeking 2011-12 Prime & Dominion Hockey

Every product that Panini America creates -- even those as rich, decadent, high-end and hubbub-inducing as the upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey and 2011-12 Dominion Hockey -- first begin to take shape on the Routing Table that sits rather inconspicuously in the back of Panini America HQ in the Product Development area. It's the central location for the color copies that will…
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