Panini America Seeks the Buried Treasures of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey

It seems only appropriate that on this day made for honoring championship-worthy fathers (and just two days removed from the Los Angeles Kings hoisting their second Stanley Cup in three seasons), we offer a must-see sneak peek of a truly unique innovation that will make its highly anticipated debut in the upcoming release of Panini America's 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey.…

Prime Time: Panini America Begins Cutting 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Video & Gallery)

In a far back corner of Panini America HQ, tucked away in a remote section of the company's massive acquisitions vault, NHL product developers Chris Barr, Karvin Cheung and Matthew Davis¬†in June began the arduous process of handcrafting 2012-13 Prime Hockey. To be sure, the highly anticipated follow-up to one of last season's most successful new products will have far…

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…

Contest Fit for a King: Jonathan Quick Stars in a Panini Unwrapped Scavenger Hunt

Last month during a Los Angeles Kings stop in Dallas, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr had the distinct opportunity to spend some quality time with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during downtime of an autograph signing. In addition to discussing the finer points of redemption cards, Quick and Barr teamed up for a must-see edition of Panini Unwrapped starring…

New Autos, Prizm Previews Shed Promising Light on 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey

The palpable and ever-building anticipation for next month's release of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey can best be summarized in three words: Silhouettes. Inscriptions. Prizm. Indeed, Panini America's newest NHL product is set to launch June 5 boasting ample doses of each of those brand-making blockbusters -- and it's hard to decipher at this point which one collectors are looking forward…

Panini America Previews Plans for the 2013 Toronto Spring Expo (Must-See Gallery)

With the 2013 Toronto Spring Expo set to take place this weekend at the Toronto International Centre, Panini America will be offering collectors the chance at a unique Team Colors set with the purchase of a box. Thru an exclusive partnership with Universal Distributors in Canada, collectors that bring an unopened box of 2012-13 Certified¬†Hockey, 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey¬†or 2012-13…

Panini Peek: 2012-13 Certified Hockey

Boasting a bevy of new bells and whistles, Panini America's 2012-13 Certified Hockey will arrive in November packing four memorabilia or autograph cards in every box (with at least one autograph guaranteed), a returning rainbow array of Mirror parallels, coveted Freshman Fabric autograph memorabilia RCs, and the all-new Goalie Pulls and Face Off Dual Sticks inserts. The myriad refinements should…

Coming Soon to a Panini America Hockey Product: Sweaters Fit for Kings

I couldn't help but notice Panini America's Alex Carbajal¬†living like a king (make that "King")¬†early last week, nattily festooned¬†in the¬†most majestic, special-edition Los Angeles Kings sweater I'd ever seen. It was the¬†purple-reigning¬†"vintage throwback" gem¬†the Kings'¬†Drew Doughty¬†wore¬†on Oct. 9, 2010, in the¬†game at Vancouver¬†that celebrated the Canucks' 40th anniversary. It's¬†one of¬†three sweaters from that game Panini America¬†acquired¬†directly from the Kings --¬†in…