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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2012-13 Panini Prime: Multiple Colors, Patches, and Autographs

Here's a few more cool looking cards that were pulled from packs of 2012-13 Panini Prime. Now, I wasn't the one pulling these cards. I was the guy buying them on the secondary market at some very low prices.

Now, being not only a fan of Panini Prime, but a resident of Minnesota as well, I had to get my hands on this card. It features Wild rookies Jason Zucker and Tyler Cuma, with the team name cut out for the memorabilia spaces. This version is numbered 5/50 and each swatch is a multicolored prime jersey piece, and fortunately, is positioned in a way that at least two colors are shown on each space.

Before I moved up to the Fargo/Moorhead area, I lived in Texas, so even though I'm not a massive Dallas Stars fan, I like to pick up the occasional card at the right price, like this autographed Dominion patch card of goaltender Richard Bachman, numbered 40/60. Even though Bachman no longer plays for the Stars organization, it is still a cool collectible to me. I'm a big Stephen King fan, and in order to prevent himself from over-saturating the market early in his career, he published five of his earlier novels under the pseudonym "Richard Bachman."

Lastly, we have a case of a midseason trade going unnoticed in the memorabilia department. Lane MacDermid began his NHL career with the Boston Bruins, but was traded in the middle of the 2012-13 season to the Dallas Stars. The four clack jersey swatches on this autographed rookie card numbered 201/249, are most likely from a Boston Bruins sweater, but since it matches the Dallas Stars home sweaters, most collectors would be none the wiser.

That's all for now, but stay tuned, because we have much more Prime on the way.


  1. Awesome stuff. Prime just looks like an amazing set!

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you consider "some very low prices" for these ones. I've been trying to get my hands on some Bruins singles but even the "cheap ones" are going $20+ a card. :(

    1. In this group, I spent $12.95 on the Wild card, $4.25 on the MacDermid, and $6.50 on the Bachman. The Matt Stajan seams card was $15.49, and most of the quad jersey auto rookies from my 9/23 post were only a dollar, and the Prout/Hunwick quad was $8.27. I have a Crosby Quad Patch on the way that I spent $34.99 on, but that is the most I've spent on singles. Also keep in mind, most of these "reasonably priced" cards are of some lower-tiered players. I'm sure with the Bruins, anything of Chara, Rask, Marchand, Bergeron, or Seguin will fetch a bit more.