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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Chay Genoway Prime Ties Card is Here!!!!!!!

About a month ago, I got possibly the coolest, and most unique, card I have ever pulled from a pack when I got a redemption card out of 2012-13 Panini Prime good for one of the coveted Prime Ties cards.These cards were introduced in the 2011-12 Prime set and feature a gigantic jersey swatch of the tie on a player's jersey collar. Of course, this limits the cards specifically to players who play on a team whose jerseys have that feature, but there are certainly enough to made a respectably-sized insert set of it. Due to their massive size, these cards are unable to be inserted into packs, instead being done as redemptions.

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.

6 comments:

  1. Woah! Did Chay tie that up? Have you resisted the temptation to practice making bows with it?

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    1. Not sure if he tied it, but from the different ways that the other cards are tied, I believe Panini leaves them in whichever way they receive them.

      And yes, I have resisted re-tying the laces. I just don't think there's any way that I can make it look better than it already does.

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  2. I thought I had commented on this when you posted it, but anyhoo, that is incredible!

    Congrats man!

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  3. Wow, I've never seen anything like that before. Nice pull/redemption!

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