Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2011-12 Panini Rookie Anthology

The quest for Lord Stanley's Cup begins. So you know we are posting some hockey today.

Panini doing some more NHL cards. They are getting like Topps with their number of set releases. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the pack, since Ovech or Crosby wouldn't pass for a rookie. Technically. neither does 2yr year Ryan.

Note to Panini: could you really strike out in your designs? I felt like I have seen this before. What I for sure have seen before is this, and I love seeing it over and over.

Moving on...

 BTW - number of rookies in this post? Zero. Good pack distribution. Eight year veteran here in Milan Michalek.

The foil is gold and not silver. Not sure if that shows up. Loui Eriksson has been with the Stars for 7 years.

Yup - Sid the Kid. Nice lame 'stache, Sidney. 

Steve Stamkos. And let's show the back of the cards.

Team logo instead of a sepia toned copy of the front picture. The person who knows the Instagram login must have been on vacation.

Now, I think the 5 cards on the pack must have meant a guarantee, cuz, as usual, I got a 6th in a Panini pack. Seems like if I get one card too many, it's Panini. Too few is Topps.

Not too shabby in once sense - autographed dual relic. But Brian Strait? Total nobody in the Pens farm league system.

You know the cheer folks. 

1 comment:

Matt Pederson said...

Strait, actually, was placed on waivers when the lockout ended and picked up by the Islanders. Still a great card, though, which I'll gladly take of your hands.