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Friday, July 9, 2010

Panini Certified Hockey and such

Release Date: September 22, 2010

Configuration: 5 Cards, 10 Packs, 8 Boxes
Pack SRP: $10.00

1 Autograph!
2 Memorabilia Cards!
An additional Auto or Memorabilia Card!
1 Mirror Red Parallel!
4 additional parallels or inserts!
50 super-premium cards per box!

Little Problem with the Gordie Howe card potentially.  You see UD has an exclusive with him.  Here is the Tweet from earlier today:

Our multi-year exclusive spokesman deal with Gordie Howe remains in tact. UD remains the only place you can find a signature of Mr. Hockey.

So maybe that is a facsimile and that's all its going to be.

Basically Panini put little or no thought into the set other than the Big Men on Campu card above but this is still typical Panini.  Anyway, this product will be great if they don't come out with the 10 versions of this same set.  If they do, its going to be just like their Football and Baseball ad nauseum crap fest.

Anyone interested in a group case break?  it would basically be splitting the case 12 ways, no team choices just everything split up 12 ways randomly. No base card doubles and it would be about $75 a person and probably less.

2 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

I'm not sure if I'd want $75 worth of Panini cards......

although i do want that Subban, just to put it out there....

dogfacedgremlin said...

What exactly does UD have licensed? Do they have the signature of Gordie Howe, or do they have a contract for him to sign Mr. Hockey on everything? I wonder if that has something to do with it.

Otherwise, I'm still not sure I like these or if it's just the "It's not Upper Deck effect".