Panini was nice enough to send me a box of 2010-11 Certified Hockey. I am much more into Hockey than many people realize. I used to buy 90-91 Score, Proset, UD 1990-94, Stadium Club, Topps. I've also done a group break on my blog. First thing I noticed about the box is that the packs were secure. In the past I have had a bunch of damaged cards come out of Donruss boxes. I didn't notice any in this box, but beware of peeling foil. These cards felt like they were quality and Panini may be working on that issue.
Basically you get either a hit, parallel or insert per pack. Honestly I could do without the inserts, and without them the parallel sets might be easier to put together.
Base Cards: These are typical Panini Fare again, but the hockey photos fit this style much better than football in my opinion. It may be the color combinations and how colorful the Hockey Uniforms are. I didn't get any double so collation was good.
Draft Pick /500
The Bryzgalov is /100, Miller is /500, Price is /250. Lindros is /250
This is where things get good. The Wellman is /250 but is on card. Panini did a great job with this card as they have a nice large signing area so the auto shows up nicely and the card feels of high quality. This is a big step forward for Panini from where they were a few month ago.