The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Score Hockey (39 Must-See Images)

August 10, 2012

Here’s reason No. 3,769 why every day at Panini America is a forever-entertaining, never-a-dull-moment, white-knuckle thrill ride: Just one day after previewing 2011-12 Dominion Hockey, one of the most lavish, super-premium NHL products in existence, we now get to preview 2012-13 Score Hockey, one of collecting’s most affordable, bang-for-your-buck bargains.

So even as they feverishly work on putting the finishing touches on 2011-12 Prime Hockey and 2011-12 Dominion Hockey in something of a high-end Texas heatwave, Panini America’s NHL Brand Managers also have one eye keenly fixed on quality controlling Score, the first product of the new season that began shipping today.

It was the subject of a Tweet this morning from Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr that got my Friday off to a fantastic start:

Clearly, I couldn’t wait until next week. If there’s one thing I know about readers of The Knight’s Lance and hockey collectors, it’s that they don’t like to wait for the first look of anything we do. So, like the gentleman that he is, Barr hand-delivered a wide array of compelling Score cards from the just-completed QC process, including Hot Rookies, autographs and such inserts as Net Cam, Check-It, The Franchise, Team Future and Team Score.

They’re featured below in all their glory. Enjoy this first look at 2012-13 Score Hockey and stay tuned for more next week.