Panini America Begins Passport Program in Conjunction with 2013 Toronto Fall Expo

Panini America will honor Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux with a special one-card tribute as part of the Passport Program in conjunction with next month's 2013 Toronto Fall Expo. The Expo¬†begins November 8 inside the Toronto International Centre, but in the weeks leading up to the show, collectors who visit participating Canadian hobby shops and purchase two packs of Panini…

Panini America Drool Gallery: The 92-Card Molson Canadian Stanley Cup Collection

As if of-age Canadian hockey fans didn't already have enough tasty reasons to pick up considerable quantities of Molson Canadian¬†products, were about to give you 92 more. The gallery that follows includes every stunning card in the Stanley Cup Collection, a special set¬†honoring every Stanley Cup champion from 1918 through 2011 currently inserted into specially marked cases of Molson Canadian,…

Dominion Hockey Delivers Pull of a Lifetime for Michigan Collector Ernest Lantto

It took just five boxes for Michigan collector Ernest Lantto to fall in love with 2010-11 Dominion Hockey. But nine cards through what admittedly was "the most horrific pack"¬†imaginable,¬†he was second guessing his decision to purchase his¬†sixth and final box. His¬†first five boxes had yielded some truly spectacular cards,¬†but what Lantto¬†really wanted, more than anything, was to find the redemption…

Hoisting the Cup: The One Redemption Card Every Dominion Collector Wants to Pull

Beginning tomorrow, anxious hockey collectors across¬†North America will finally get their first crack at opening the¬†epic, buzz-inducing blockbuster¬†better known as 2010-11 Dominion Hockey. The busting experience¬†promises to be the collecting equivalent of hoisting¬†the hallowed Stanley Cup. But¬†one lucky collector will actually win the Stanley Cup -- literally. (more…)

Silver Lining: Exploring the Engravatures Insert in 2010-11 Dominion Hockey

Amid the bewildering barrage of otherworldly hits I've seen packed into 2010-11 Dominion Hockey over the course of the last week, there is one insert in particular that has repeatedly commanded my attention more than the others. The cards¬†don't¬†have on-card autographs or a rainbow array of peerless patches like many of the¬†gems¬†that will share pack space with them. What they…

Win an Autographed Photo of Winnipeg Jets New Superstar Dustin “Big Buff” Byfuglien

UPDATE: NHL Star Dustin Byfuglien Dons Winnipeg Jets Sweater for the First Time [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HznuPLaNSE] For the last week, Panini America has been giving collectors a behind-the-scenes look at one of the NHL‚Äôs marquee events. What we didn‚Äôt know was just how popular showing images of Dustin Byfuglien in what COULD be his new¬†uni would be. Just minutes after posting…

Panini America Bringing NHL Superstar Dustin Byfuglien to the 2011 NHL Draft

Atlanta Thrashers superstar defenseman and former Stanley Cup champion Dustin Byfuglien will sign free autographs Saturday at the Panini America booth during the 2011 NHL Draft in St. Paul, Minn. Byfuglien, a 2011 NHL All-Star¬†and Minnesota native , will appear at the Panini America booth starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Byfuglien, who tallied 11 goals in leading the Chicago Blackhawks…