Just like most things in life, the best is often saved for last. The same can be said for the August release of 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey. Months and countless hours were spent by the Panini America Hockey Product Development team putting together the intricate puzzle and memorabilia pieces of Prime Hockey – the last product release of the 2012-13 Panini America NHL product calendar. In this special edition of the PPI (Panini Price Index) we examine some of the rare and popular cards moving the needle, as well as some new content included in the year’s release which has brought some cash contributions for collectors.
As you’ve likely already seen from extensive coverage on The Knight’s Lance, this year’s release of Prime Hockey includes just about anything and everything you can imagine from the ice. As Tracy Hackler points out, if it was worn, touched or any part of the player’s NHL uniform or equipment, then chances are it made it’s way onto a 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey trading card. Or, as Hockey Product Manager Chris Barr simply states, the vision with 2012-13 Prime Hockey is to “provide the most unique memorabilia cards in the hobby – unlike other brands where the autographs and rookies are the drivers, we try to make the memorabilia the main star of the card.”
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