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

Top eBay Listings

2012-13 Panini Prime Colors Patch 64 Brian Campbell 8 Florida Panthers Card 1p3
$111.11

2012-13 Panini Prime Showcase Colors #5 Reilly Smith 35 Dallas Stars Card 4b4
$75.00

2012-13 Panini Prime Colors Logo #104L Henrik Lundqvist 15 New York Rangers 1s4
$99.99

2012-13 Panini Prime Colors Numbers #26 Matt Stajan 6 Calgary Flames Card 0c3
$199.99

2012-13 PANINI PRIME HOCKEY JAY BOUWMEESTER PRIME COLORS LOGO JUMBO PATCH 05 26
$99.99

12 13 Panini Prime Colors Logo Pekka Rinne Patch 2 18 !! 6 CLR !! SICK !!
$500.00

Pat Falloon 12-13 Prime Colors Logo #d 19 25 Penguins Beak Pens MAKE AN OFFER
$99.99

Pat Falloon 12-13 Prime Colors Logo #d 04 25 Penguins Beak Pens MAKE AN OFFER
$99.99

2012-13 Panini Prime Colors Logo 7 Darryl Sydor 20 Dallas Stars Hockey Card 2u9
$49.99

2012-13 Panini Prime Colors Logo #79 Ondrej Pavelec 24 Winnipeg Jets Card 7i2
$44.99

2012-13 Panini Prime #23 Eriksson Loui 01 18 part of star prime colors LOGO
$55.30

2012-13 Panini Prime #68 Legwand David 4 5 SICK prime colors patch shield logo
$104.30

2012-13 Panini Prime #82 Koivu Saku 07 20 prime colors logo 1 1 patch 1 of 1
$90.30

12-13 2012-13 PRIME NATHAN HORTON PRIME COLORS NUMBERS 6 32 BOSTON BRUINS
$124.99

12-13 2012-13 PRIME DAVID LEGWAND PRIME COLORS LOGO 16 68 NASHVILLE PREDATORS
$99.99

2012-13 Panini Prime Colors Logo THOMAS VANEK #8 28
$30.24
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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His 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.

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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