Behind-the-scenes look of Panini making hockey cards

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Have you ever wondered what it took to make a trading card?

NHL.com got to go behind the scenes at Panini America, following the progress of an NHL trading card from start to finish. Check out the video for more insight.

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6 comments

  1. Ryan 15 November, 2013 at 10:09

    That is exactly what a real print shop looks like, so it was pretty cool for me to see the refractor sheet.

  2. granola 15 November, 2013 at 13:19

    Thanks for sharing Susan!
    I love collecting but also love seeing what goes into making these cardboard pieces of joy…dream of mine is to hang at one of these places for a day or two, even bigger dream would be to have a hand in creating trading cards.

  3. Jordan Friedman 15 November, 2013 at 21:29

    Watching that video, it appeared that they were just placing white jersey swatches into the cards randomly…..in other words, I don’t know how they could possibly be able to verify that the jersey they are placing into those holes belonged to that specific player…..the cards being overlaid on top of the swatches were diversified across many different players….

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