Man, the Panini America NHL team picked a bad week to go out of the office — not that it had much choice considering the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase is going on in Toronto right now. Still, the fact of the matter is that the guys missed out on this afternoon’s delivery of the first 2011-12 Prime Hockey boxes to Panini America HQ.
I struggled internally with the decision to bust just one box of the highly anticipated new product with so many of our hockey folks out of the office. But since Prime releases in just a few days, and since there’s nothing Panini America hockey collectors love more than a sneak peek, well, I went ahead and busted it. The salivation-starter that follows is a card-by-card gallery of what I pulled in that box. Enjoy.
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