It should be the time of year to be thinking about hockey, but alas…
That doesn’t mean we still can’t get excited about hockey cards.
The lack of a season means it’s hard to get excited about the new batch of rookies because frankly we have no idea who is any good. To fill that void Panini offers up a pretty slick set focused on retired players.
About 2 weeks ago Panini dropped Classic Signatures. It was somewhat overtaken by its bball brothers Prizm and Totally Certified, but you need to give it a look.
The set is very simple. It’s 6 packs per box, each pack gives you an auto, a retired number banner insert and 3 base cards. All of retired players, both legends and fan favorites.
It’s a flat card stock, no gloss or shine. Not even any embossing that is standard fare on almost every release anymore. I say this not as a dig but in appreciation. The simple flare free design matches the set perfectly.
I wish he had a card in this set. Come to think of it I have never seen him on a Panini card, bummer.
This is an old school style auto set. Reminds me of the old Score Franchise autos.
Amazing looking cards. I love these!
I also pulled a redemption for a Social Signings card. This is an auto with the players twitter name on the card. I am not a twitter guy but the cards are pretty rare so that’s cool.
This a perfect example of how simple can be great.
I hope they bring the same formula to other sports!