Veteran Toronto Expo enthusiasts likely will find the show-exclusive set from Panini to be the best one yet, for it includes sequentially numbered rookies, unique memorabilia cards featuring towels used during the NHL All-Star Game, a new roster of one-of-a-kind sketch cards, instant-win redemption cards good for autographed memorabilia and more.
The special set, distributed via two-card silver-foil packs, will include:
- A 10-card NHL All-Star base set that features short prints of Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
- A four-card NHL All-Star MVP insert honoring the game’s most legendary superstars, including the great Gordie Howe.
- An eight-card Rookie Card subset featuring the top name’s of this year’s class with every card sequentially numbered to 299.
- Eight Rookie Patch autographs.
- The Private Signings autograph insert set highlighting members of the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.
- The five-card Tools of the Trade memorabilia insert highlight award-winners from 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend on cards embedded with huge swatches of event-used towels,
- Additional scarce insert cards randomly inserted and numbered to either five or only one.
- And, of course, the triumphant return of original 1/1 NHL Player Sketch Cards and autographed pieces of memorabilia distributed via instant-win redemption cards
Here’s the breakdown of how Panini America’s must-have wrapper-redemption packs will be distributed:
- Collectors opening three packs of 2011-12 Elite Hockey at the Panini America booth will receive one wrapper-redemption pack
- Collectors opening one pack of 2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey will receive one wrapper-redemption pack
- Collectors opening four packs of 2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey will receive one wrapper-redemption pack
- Collectors opening two packs of 2011-12 Certified Hockey will receive one wrapper redemption pack
- Collectors opening one pack of 2011-12 Limited Hockey will receive four wrapper-redemption packs