Knotty and Nice: Honoring Panini America’s 2012-13 Prime Hockey Prime Ties Insert

Yesterday's market-buzzing U.S. release of Panini America's already-sold-out 2012-13 Prime Hockey carried with it 87 of the most welcome redemption cards ever produced, the ones that can be instantly redeemed for some of the most unique game-worn trading cards ever produced. They hail from the Prime Ties insert, the spectacular encore to last season's stunning innovation that popular Yahoo Sports blog…

The Encore: Panini America Peeks Thrilling Return of 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Gallery)

The resounding repercussions of last season's spectacular debut edition of Prime Hockey still are being felt in hobby shops across North America every time a new box gets busted. Seemingly every break of the juggernaut product delivers at least one collection-making monster of a card. Indeed, the attention-commanding performance of Panini America's 2011-12 Prime Hockey left some massive skates to…

Icy Hot: Panini America Peeks Just Some of the Cracked Ice Autos in 2012 Black Friday

Today's 2012 Panini America Black Friday preview gallery may be a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, so to speak, considering that we've yet to detail the attractive 2012 Black Friday base-set cards. But as we've discovered over the last several months, collectors simply can't seem to get enough of Panini America's mesmerizing Cracked Ice parallel cards. So…

Tuesday Tease: Panini America Previews 70 New Images from 2011-12 Dominion QC

Panini America NHL brand developers Karvin Cheung and Chris Barr have spent every waking hour of the last four or five days hand-inspecting thousands of collection-making cards -- one by one -- to make sure they're ready for insertion into the juggernaut known as 2011-12 Dominion Hockey, which begins packing out next week. Throughout the time-intensive labor of love that's taking place…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Process Continues)

You just thought you saw everything there was to see from the 2011-12 Prime Hockey QC process yesterday.  The fact of the matter is that Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr spent well into Monday evening at the company printing facility ensuring everything in the product was falling as it should. As a result, Barr unearthed the following gems…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Updated Images)

Hockey collectors, rejoice. The day you've been waiting for has arrived. At this very moment, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr is at the company's printing facility not-so-patiently waiting to scrutinize the first 2011-12 Prime Hockey QC boxes straight off the production line. Luckily for all of us, he found something to occupy him while he waits: Several glorious…
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