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Panini previews 2012-13 Titanium Hockey

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Titanium is back for a second year under the Panini America umbrella.

The five-pack box will feature a hit in every pack with at least one autograph.

Collectors can currently expect to see 2012-13 Titanium on the shelves in late January.

Titanium will have a 100-card base set with up to 100 Rookie Cards (at least 50 hobby-exclusive rookies). There will be at least one Rookie Card in every case numbered to the player’s jersey number.

Hobby is getting a special treatment from Panini. There are hobby-exclusive base designs along with hobby-only inserts. In addition, Ruby and Gold parallels for veteran players (cards are numbered to respective jersey numbers) will only be found in hobby packs.

Hobby Gold Rookie Cards will also be limited and numbered to the player’s jersey card.

This means retail is getting its own components. There will be one hit (memorabilia or autograph) in every box along with a retail-exclusive numbered Rookie Card and a retail-exclusive numbered parallel.

Retail is also getting its own base card design as well as 50 exclusive rookies.

Highlights include:
– Rookie Six Star Memorabilia (embedded with six types of memorabilia)
– Four Star Memorabilia
– Milestone Goal Die-Cuts
– Game Worn Gear
– Scorers
– Metallic Mark Autographs

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Hockey. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.

2 Comments

David Brown

Is that a”metalic mark” because it is an autograph or because it is “Mark” Messier? Just kidding lol

Posted October 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

Separate hobby vs. retail hits and inserts don’t bother me. Neither does upping the retail odds on hits. But a different base card design?? I don’t think i can get on board with that. What is the reasoning? It doesn’t make much sense to me other than to get collectors chasing an additional base set without technically releasing one. Seems counter productive.

Posted October 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

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