With just a week until its release to hobby and collector stores, Panini America has previewed 77 card images from the upcoming 2012-13 Certified hockey series. The card images were previewed via The Knight’s Lance during the Panini America Quality Control process.
To view the Certified preview gallery, visit Panini America’s The Knight’s Lance.
Wrote Panini America’s Tracy Hackler, “it’ll be live everywhere one week from today (just in time to enchant show-goers at the Fall 2012 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo), which means the Panini America NHL team spent the better part of the last two days at the company printing facility across town quality-controlling this rainbow-foilboarded beauty.”
This year marks the third edition of “Certified” hockey cards, one for each year since Panini America was granted an NHL-NHLPA card license in 2010-11. The brand, however, originally lived under the old Pinnacle license from 1995-96 to 1997-98 (as Select Certified Edition and Pinnacle Certified).
This year’s 2012-13 Certified hockey cards promises four special “collector hits” in every box, be it memorabilia or authentic autograph cards. At least one of those four hits promises to be an autograph card. New to the product this year are Goalie Pulls and Face Off Dual Sticks.