(Courtesy of The Knight's Lance)
Panini Peek: 2011-12 Limited Hockey
by Tracy Hackler
Pardon the mixed metaphor here, but it’s safe to say that 2011-12 Limited Hockey
will pack quite a wallop batting cleanup in the 2011-12 Panini America
hockey lineup. To be sure, the higher-end offering will deliver some unique new twists (including pieces of game-used hockey pucks and nets) when it releases December 14.
Each box will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards and four additional cards from an impressive list of base cards, parallels, inserts and the new High Numbers
High Numbers this year will focus on the NHL’s top goalies and will be limited to just 99 copies. But the real stars of the show in terms of Limited’s new additions are the new-look Phenoms RCs
injected with unique, definable patches, Net Presence Memorabilia
cards featuring jumbo pieces of twine used during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game
and the Game Pucks
insert that includes pieces of pucks used during NHL games.
Here’s just the short list of Limited attributes that will cater to discriminating hockey collectors:
- Base Phenoms RCs will be signed on-card and will include team logo patches. (Silver Spotlights parallels feature each team’s secondary logo, Gold Spotlights feature either a commemorative draft year patch or an NHLPA patch and Platinum Spotlights feature an NHL patch.)
- Rookie Class Letters/Numbers Signatures feature signed jersey swatches cut straight off the backs of the game’s top prospects.
- The Brothers in Arms insert includes memorabilia from the NHL’s top goaltending tandems, with Patch variations limited to 25 copies or less.
- The return of 1/1 NHL Shields, 1/1 Limited Cut Signatures and 1/1 Manufacturer’s Marks.
- Jumbos and Freshmen Jumbos delivering wild, oversized swatches and autographs from top rookies and the game’s hottest stars.
- Several on-card autograph sets, including Select Signatures, Back To The Future Signatures and Men of Mayhem Signatures.
2011-12 Limited delivers a 175-card base set with base RCs numbered to 299. Each 15-box case of the product will yield six Phenoms, one Phenoms Silver, three Jumbos, one Men of Mayhem Signature, two Brothers in Arms Memorabilia, two Crease Cleaners
, one Net Presence Memorabilia, one High Number, four Team Trademarks
, one Limited Trios
and four Banner Seasons
You can get your exclusive first look at the product below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on 2011-12 Limited Hockey.