True Colors: 59 Amazing 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Colors Jumbo Patch Cards

True Colors: 59 Amazing 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Colors Jumbo Patch Cards

If one were to crack bad jokes about 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey, you could say that set has more patches than a pirate convention.

Statler and Waldorf are not amused.

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Perhaps, more appropriate is a classic Cyndi Lauper song taken out of context.

Simply put, 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Colors patch cards are some of the most impressive in the hobby. Taking up nearly the entire front of the card, they're so big that it's easy to recognize the part of the jersey they were cut from.

The cards come in three different varieties depending on where the patch is from: Logos, Numbers and Patch. All three sections of the checklist have more than 100 players. Combine them and you're looking at about 450 different cards. It mixes current and retired players.

Individual cards are going to be tough to find as all are numbered under 30. Logos are the most plentiful of the three, but they also offer some of the most compelling pieces.

What's cool about a set like this is that for a lot of collectors, the cards themselves are so interesting and unique that the actual player is less important. Sure, getting Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin or Mario Lemieux is going to be especially exciting (and pricey), but it's doubtful many collectors would complain about many of the lesser names as well.

Prime Colors were also in 2011-12 Panini Prime Hockey, but there's one big difference this year. Last year's set was simply the patch and a border. No players images were included. The photo may not be big, but the Panini design team was able to incorporate a player shot into the border without sacrificing anything.

If these cards intrigue you, there's a huge gallery of 59 Prime Colors cards that have surfaced during the first couple of days of the set's release. If you want to add some to your collection or do some virtual window shopping on eBay, click here.

2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Colors Gallery

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OVECHKIN 12-13 PANINI PRIME NUMBERSAKES PATCH 3 COLORS AUTO 25 VERY RARE 1 1
$49.99
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12 13 Prime Colors Logo Pierre Turgeon 23 29 Very Nice!!
$49.99
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12 13 Prime Prime Colors Patch 25 Miikka Kiprusoff WOW!
$135.00
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12-13 PANINI PRIME COLORS LOGO PATCH #116L JAROSLAV HALAK 3 20 BLUES 4CL
$79.99
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2012-13 PANINI PRIME COLORS NUMBERS EVGENY DADONOV 5 6
$40.00
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2012-13 Prime Colors JOE NIEUWENDYK #10 23 Jumbo Patch Jersey Relic Logo
$64.95
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2012 13 Panini Prime #54 Zach Parise Colors Numbers Patch #1 4
$129.95
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2012-13 PANINI PRIME COLORS PATCH LOGO #27 MICHEL GOULET 6 6 ! SICK PATCH LOOK !
$249.95
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12-13 Panini Prime Colors Patch David Steckel 02 14
$149.99
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12-13 Panini Prime Colors Patch Curtis Glencross 4 8
$189.99
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2012-13 Panini Prime Gabriel Landeskog Prime Colors Patch 24
$20.50
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2012-13 Panini Prime EVGENY DADONOV Prime Colors Logo Patch Serial #16 of 20
$29.99
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2012-13 Panini Prime PAT FALLOON Prime Colors Logo Patch Serial #18 of 25
$39.99
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12-13 Prime Colors Numbers Alex Ovechkin 3 4 and others
$99.99
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Jimmy Howard 12-13 Panini Prime: Prime Colors Logos 7 17
$65.63
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12-13 PANINI PRIME COLORS LOGO PATCH #17 JEREMY ROENICK 7 13 FLYERS 2CL
$199.99
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Comments

  1. These cards make me want to collect hockey cards… but then I would probably have to try following the actual sport too.

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