Panini Peek: 2013-14 Dominion Hockey

If it's true that absence really does make the heart grow fonder, hardcore hockey collectors are in for an intense love affair when 2013-14 Dominion Hockey makes its triumphant return to the ice in early December. Confined to a bonus-pack run in 2012-13 Prime Hockey during the non-traditional 2012-13 NHL collecting season, Panini America's high-end landmark returns to standalone status in…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Prizm Hockey (81 Must-See Pics)

If you're a hockey fan and you weren't monitoring the Panini America Twitter feed yesterday, well, shame on you. You missed a day full of revealing Tweets sent directly from the Panini America production facility where packout was taking place for the highly anticipated 2013-14 Prizm Hockey. The good news, of course, is that you can go back and search…

Panini America Sheds Light on Redemption Plans for 2013 Fan Expo Canada (Gallery)

When the 2013 Fan Expo Canada opens its Metro Toronto Convention Centre doors on August 22, Panini America will be in attendance at the show for the first time ever. And by the time the show ends on August 25, it's a guarantee that the company will have left its high-energy, buzz-generating, show-stealing, wrapper-redeeming mark on the fun, four-day affair.…

Inkling Suspicion: Panini America Previews 2013 National Set Autographs (Gallery)

If you haven't quite picked up on it just yet, The Knight's Lance is in full-blown preview mode for next week's 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. Yesterday we brought you the first glimpses of the unique memorabilia cards produced exclusively for Panini America's 2013 National wrapper-redemption set. The day before, we unveiled the 2013 Original NFL Rookie Sketch Cards also…

Panini Peek: 2013-14 Prizm Hockey

Following an impressive bonus-pack preview appearance in 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey earlier this summer, Panini America's profusely popular Prizm technology is primed and ready to make its first standalone skate in the NHL. And when the product arrives in late September, it will do so equipped with two autographs, at least two Prizm parallels and 20 Rookie Cards in every…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Jumbo Box of 2013-14 Score Hockey

Yes, we know that the official release date for the highly anticipated 2013-14 Score Hockey Hobby Jumbo product doesn't arrive until next Wednesday. But you can't really present us with a box 10 days early and expect us not to open it. After all, Panini America fans and readers of The Knight's Lance crave nothing more than the earliest possible sneak…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Score Hockey Hobby Jumbos

Last week we brought you the glorious first glimpses of 2013-14 Score Hockey with a loaded Quality Control Gallery taken from the product's retail configuration. As promised, today we're back with your first look at the results from 2013-14 Score Hockey's Hobby Jumbo packout process. While the different configurations share many of the same attributes, there are some niceties that…

Panini America Previews 2013 National VIP Set; Two Cards Remain a Mystery

Panini America officials on Monday afternoon unveiled the details surrounding a special six-card set that will be distributed to registered VIPs later this month in Chicago at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. The multisport set features a bold new design and includes a checklist loaded with young stars such as E.J. Manuel, Geno Smith, Oscar Taveras and Nail Yakupov. And in an…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Score Hockey Retail (105 Images)

Fantastic base-set photography? Check. Cool, compelling inserts like Future Team Score and Check-It? Check. Set-staple subsets like First Goals and Net Cam? Check. Retail-exclusive parallels and autographs from  the biggest names in the game? Check. The history-making debut of Panini America's NHL Double Rookie Class? Check. The most ideal way imaginable to begin the 2013-14 NHL collecting season? Check.Without question,…

From the Ground Up: Panini America Peeks the Future of NHL Trading Card Imagery

The future of NHL trading card photography is looking up -- literally. That much became refreshingly apparent late last August during the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto, when renowned sports photographer Gregory Shamus, one of Panini America's sharpest-shooters, took an innovative leap forward while appearing to take a few giant steps below the surface. The revolutionary results -- including…
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