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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2012-13 Limited Rookie Redemptions are Here!

After close to a year following the product's release, Panini has produced and distributed its XRCs from 2012-13 Limited. The product was produced before lockout restrictions from the NHLPA were announced, which prevented any rookies debuting in the 2012-13 season from appearing on 2012-13 cards. Of course, that now has given us a loaded 2013-14 double rookie class, which has been great for this season's releases.

Since it was unknown at the time, though, Panini included redemptions in 2012-13 Limited and Certified, which would be good for rookies after they made their debut. However, since it turned out that their "rookie cards" would not be produced until the 2013-14 collecting season, these will be considered XRCs for the players involved.

I actually managed to do a redemption replacement for one of them, but I had three remaining. After getting all three in, here's a quick look at them:

Pittsburgh Penguins - Beau Bennett/Olli Maatta 181/499

Toronto Maple Leafs - Morgan Rielly 69/499

New York Rangers - J.T. Miller & Jesper Fast

These are actually good looking cards and fit right in with the base set design. I do, however, wish that they would have just kept it to one player per card, like they did with the Rielly, but if these aren't true RCs anyway, what does it really matter? Anyway, the Bennett/Maatta is staying with me, but the others are up for trade, if anyone''s interested.


  1. Nice cards! I'd possibly be interested in doing a small PWE trade for the Rielly. Let me know, thanks! -Kyle

  2. I am glad I decided against getting mine now that I see what they were. I was really hoping they would be autographed much like Limited Rookies usually are. In my opinion they are true rookies, the NHLPA and card companies are clearly trying to convince people that this year is the real year and last year doesn't count...silly if you ask me.

    Thanks for sharing!