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First look: 2011-12 Panini America Dominion Hockey

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Panini America is bringing back Dominion for a second year.

The company was impressed by the product’s debut with company spokesperson Tracy Hackler wrote on the Panini blog: “Given last season’s highly decorated debut of as the newest super-premium superstar on the sports collectibles landscape, it would be no stretch at all to call easily one of the most anticipated releases of the season.”

One of the reasons fans could get excited by the release is it marks the debut of Gordie Howe memorabilia in Panini products. Panini announced the signing of “Mr. Hockey” in January.

Along with Howe’s inclusion, Panini is coming back for its sophomore campaign with several changes. Fans seemed to have loved the designs last year and enjoyed the number of different cards collectors were able to get from different boxes.

Panini is including more designs and less parallels in order to have an even bigger checklist (which has not been released yet).

There are eight cards in every box with two autographs, three memorabilia cards and one autographed Rookie Patch RC (numbered to 199 or less).

Some of those autographs will include single- and dual-signed cards in Peerless Patches subset.

Dominion will also be a first for Winnipeg Jets memorabilia.

One of the more unique memorabilia cards in the set, includes the buttons from the players chin straps. In the subset, Strapping Lads the buttons are included as part of the card as shown with the preview image of Felix Potvin and Ron Hextall.

There is no release date on Dominion or price point on the high-end box, but check back for more information as it becomes available.

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.

5 Comments

EMAN

WOW. These cards look AMAZING! I love the card design and the addition of Mr. Hockey was a smart move………. Great article, didnt even know panini was going to do Dominion this year!!!!!

Posted June 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
Josiah Cecil

Very beautiful but geez can the industry start lowering the prices of all cards in general?!?!?!? How much will a box of these cost $250.00. Dont get me wrong a nice piece is worth paying a small chunk for but now a days a dang hobby box is just way to pricey in my opinion. Anyhow the Dominion brand is magnificent and those are some really great sneek peeks!

Posted July 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Permalink
Merovius

I really liked 2010 Dominion. I didnt break any but I was able to snatch up some pretty awesome singles. I was really excited for Titanium but that was a huge disappointment. If these are the actual card designs it looks like Ill be left with the same empty feeling.

Here is a little tip Panini, instead of focusing on creative trinkets to add to cards (helmet stickers, chin strap buttons, plastic batting helmet chunks) focus on card design. Make something beautiful and youll have a winner.

Is it too much to ask for a little gold/mirror foil?

Posted July 2, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink
chrisolds

Josiah: Actually, I think it’s $500 a box.

Posted July 2, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink
Richard

I find it funny that the cards are marked xx/01 in the promo pics.
Gee, I wonder what the final number will be. :-)

I mainly find it funny, because they actually do show 1 of 1 in some of the other pics.

Posted July 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

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