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Panini Reveals Plans for Toronto Expo This Weekend

The biggest show in Canada occurs this weekend, and Panini is making sure collectors get their money's worth with lots of rookies, relic cards and plenty of autographs.

Veteran Toronto Expo enthusiasts likely will find the show-exclusive set from Panini to be the best one yet, for it includes sequentially numbered rookies, unique memorabilia cards featuring towels used during the NHL All-Star Game, a new roster of one-of-a-kind sketch cards, instant-win redemption cards good for autographed memorabilia and more.

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The special set, distributed via two-card silver-foil packs, will include:

  • A 10-card NHL All-Star base set that features short prints of Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
  • A four-card NHL All-Star MVP insert honoring the game’s most legendary superstars, including the great Gordie Howe.
  • An eight-card Rookie Card subset featuring the top name’s of this year’s class with every card sequentially numbered to 299.
  • Eight Rookie Patch autographs.
  • The Private Signings autograph insert set highlighting members of the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.
  • The five-card Tools of the Trade memorabilia insert highlight award-winners from 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend on cards embedded with huge swatches of event-used towels,
  • Additional scarce insert cards randomly inserted and numbered to either five or only one.
  • And, of course, the triumphant return of original 1/1 NHL Player Sketch Cards and autographed pieces of memorabilia distributed via instant-win redemption cards Here’s the breakdown of how Panini America’s must-have wrapper-redemption packs will be distributed:
  • Collectors opening three packs of 2011-12 Elite Hockey at the Panini America booth will receive one wrapper-redemption pack
  • Collectors opening one pack of 2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey will receive one wrapper-redemption pack
  • Collectors opening four packs of 2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey will receive one wrapper-redemption pack
  • Collectors opening two packs of 2011-12 Certified Hockey will receive one wrapper redemption pack
  • Collectors opening one pack of 2011-12 Limited Hockey will receive four wrapper-redemption packs

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