The new 2012-13 Score hockey card set was released at collector stores in Canada and USA. The Score series, released on August 22, is Panini America’s first hockey card brand of the 2012-13 collecting season.
This marks the third year that the Score brand has been produced by Panini America. It is, however, the 11th Score hockey set produced: eight editions were previously produced by Score/Pinnacle from 1990-91 to 1997-98. While there are 548 cards in the basic set, there are in fact more than 1,800 cards (including parallels) featured in the 2012-13 brand.
A hobby box of 2012-13 Score hockey includes 36 packs with seven cards in every pack. Hobby packs cost about $1 each, so by far the least expensive brand in the hobby (half the cost of a pack of O-Pee-Chee). Every hobby pack includes at least one parallel variation, so you’ll get approximately 200 base cards (from the 548-card base set) in your 36-pack hobby box.
BY THE BOX: 2012-13 SCORE
BASE: 201 cards (183 plus 18 Hot Rookies)
GOLD: 19 cards (18 plus 1 Hot Rookies)
INSERTS: 14 cards (4 The Franchise Original Six, 2 The Franchise, 3 First Goal, 3 Net Cam, 2 Team Score)