2011-12 Pinnacle HockeyBrand: Pinnacle
After re-debuting under the Panini umbrella last year, 2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey sees a tweaked formula that keep the things collectors love while adding value with a large number of rarer hits. Boxes promise two memorabilia cards, five basic inserts, one parallel and four short printed rookie cards. This alone doesn't offer a lot of value, but when you start looking at the case breakdowns, the bang becomes a little clearer. Two out of every three boxes have an autograph. Every box should also have one or two additional inserts from much rarer sets like Canvas Creations, Pinnacle Revolution, Team Pinnacle and the returning Pinnacle Captains. One of the original celebrity-focused autograph programs, Fans of the Game, brings several new signers including the Hanson Brothers from the beloved classic Slap Shot.
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, eight cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Hockey Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Hockey Card Collectors, Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Collectors Seeking Good Value
- Two Memorabilia Cards
- Five Insert Cards
- One Parallel Card
- Four Rookie Cards
- 192 Total Cards
- Ice Breakers rookie cards (1:6) now feature Nufex technology (like the shiny Dufex from back in the day).
- Nine total autographs in every 12-box case.
- Ice Breakers Autographs (1:72) are signed rookie cards. One of the four inserted in each case is a short print.
- Fans of the Game Autographs (1:288) include several celebrity signers who are new to the program. They include Alyssa Milano, Jamie Pressley and the Hanson Brothers of Slap Shot fame (as opposed to the brothers Hanson who sung Mmm Bop back in the day).
- Additional autographs: Home Game Signatures (1:288), Private Signings (1:144) and Tough Times (1:288). Private Signings and Tough Times both include on-card autographs.
- Starting 6 Threads are six-swatch memorabilia cards that highlight individual teams.
- Additional memorabilia cards: Home Game Materials (1:24) and Pinnacle Threads (1:24).
- Sleek Pinnacle Black cards fall one per case.
- Inserts: Tough Times (1:12), Breakthroughs (1:8), Team Pinnacle (1:48), Canvas Creations (1:48), Pinnacle Captains (1:96) and Pinnacle Revolution (1:144).