The Prime Ties card I pulled was of Chay Genoway, who played college hockey at the University of North Dakota and began his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild, before a 2012-13 mid-season trade sent him to the Washington Capitals. So far, he has only played in one NHL game so far, which came during the 2011-12 season, and is currently playing with the Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears.
I had redeemed the card on Aug. 31, and today, the card finally arrived. It took a whole month to get the card in hand, but once I saw it in-person, it was well worth the wait.
Wow. I had seen pictures of these cards on Panini's blog, and on Ebay, but until you see one in person, you have no idea how cool these are. I knew that these card had a significant amount of size to them, but I really had no idea until I had it in my hands, just how big they were. In fact, there aren't even any top-loaders or thick single-card cases that can contain them. About all that will do is a 50-card hinged snap-down card case, which is what Panini sent it in.
The back of the card doesn't give any kind of a player write up or stats, juts the fine print that guarantees the authenticity of the memorabilia. It does, however, dress it up in a very colorful way, with the bright red background and the full bodied shot of the player. The bottom left also includes the all-important 1-of-1 serial number.
I am very happy to finally have this card in-hand and I must say, it is already one of the top items in my collection. It's one of those things where I'm lucky to have pulled it from a pack, because there's no way I'd pay the secondary market prices that these things go for.