The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Contenders Hockey (59 Images)

May 09, 2012

While most of the Panini America NHL team spent last week in Toronto redeeming wrappers and otherwise fanning the flames of the scorching 2011-12 Elite Hockey release at the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo, those who remained in Texas were up to their necks prepping the next hot hockey release: 2011-12 Contenders.
The product, which delivers three to four autographs per box, began packing out in earnest last Friday and Panini America’s Tim Trout was on hand to spearhead the quality control process for the completely overhauled, heavily on-card-autographed Contenders brand. The massive gallery that follows details just some of the sweet cards that surfaced during the QC process.

2011-12 Contenders Hockey began shipping on Monday, which means it will be live for the hockey-hungry masses one week from today. Until you’re able to bust some yourself, let us know your thoughts on the product so far as detailed in the gallery below.