2010/11 Certified Hockey Box Free Group Break – Panini America

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2010/11 Panini Certified Hockey Box Break

When: October 29, 2010

Thanks To: http://www.paniniamerica.net

Number Of Entries: 42 Total Entries

Pack Winners:

1. Murphy3
2. Nascar360
3. 82RedBirds
4. Mini Groover
5. Schwang17
6. Lglof
7. hambergerron
8. RypientheBeast37
9. Captain Canuck
10. StealSecond

For this box break – we had each of the 42 total entries #1 take a look at the 2010/11 Panini Certified Hockey Checklist – Then #2 Pick a Player from the list and provide some facts or information about that player. There were some great responses – including a member that played against an NHL star in high school!

2010/11 Certified Shirt Off My Back Jersey Combo #149/250

Leon Said: Jerome Iginla – Named the Flames captain at the start of the 2003–04 season, Iginla has been called the first black captain in NHL history -Since 2002, he has operated the Jarome Iginla Hockey School in Calgary as a non-profit organization, donating proceeds to the Diabetes Research Association
Colin Said: Sidney Crosby – Scored the winning goal in the Olympics to give Canada a Gold Medal – is considered one of the best hockey players in the NHL & one of the most popular.

2010/11 Panini Certified Nicklas Backstrom Base Card #149

HeltonFan17 Said: Nicolas Backstrom– Taken fourth overall by the Washington Capitals in 2006 draft. His dad was a well known Swedish player. He signed a ten year 67 million dollar extension with the Capitals this year. Also won the Viking award.

2010/11 Panini Certified Alex Ovechkin Base Card #145

MikeyMan2015 Said: Alex Ovechkin – A Russian Hockey Left Wing Who Recently Won The Heart Memorial Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award, and the Rocket Richard Trophy for the last season.
he was the first player in NHL history voted a First Team All-Star in each of his first five seasons. Note: My Faveriote Non Redwing Player!

2010/11 Panini Certified Zach Boychuk Mirror Red Base #103/250

Murphy3 Said: Zach Boychuk plays for the Charlotte Checkers right here in Charlotte, NC. The Checkers just recently got bumped up to the highest level of minor league teams. Zach has played in 33 games at the pro level for the Hurricanes and has 3 professional goals to his credit.

2010/11 Panini Certified Patrick Sharp Base Card #35

CarmeloHuh Said: Patrick Sharp – #19 He was the 3rd round 95th pick. His hometown is Winnipeg, Canada. He is 198 lbs. He is 6 feet and 1 inch. He shoots right and is in position L

2010/11 Panini Certified Henrik Sedin Mirror Red Base #45/250

HairyLemon Said: Henrik Sedin– Taken 3rd overall by the Canucks in the 1999 draft.2010 Art Ross trophy winner as leading points scorer in NHL with 112 points. Also was Golden Puck winner in Sweden in 1999.

RypienTheBeast37 Said: Henrik Sedin – born in Ornskolsvik Sweden!named the 13th captain of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2010-2011 season! Henrik was the Hart trophy winner and Art Ross winner last year! he recorded 112 points(29 Goals and 83 assists) to win the Art Ross trophy. He was drafted 3 rd overall in 1999 by the Canucks right behind his twin brother Daniel Sedin. He played on the Vancouver Winter olympics with his Brother Daniel! he aslo won the gold medal in 2006 winter olympics in Torino!

2010/11 Panini Certified Nik Antropov Base Card #9

14OPC Said: Nik Antropov-Currently only has 1 point in 7 games this season with the Atlanta Thrashers
-Last year with Atlanta he had a season high of 67 points
-in 2002-03 he had a season high of 124 pims

2010/11 Panini Certified Dustin Penner Base Card #59

Mini Groover Said: Dustin Penner – Player on the Oilers, Dustin had a good start in the 2010/2011 season by scoring 11 goals and 11 assists after 18 games. At the moment he is fouth in the NHL for scoring.

2010/11 Panini Certified Carey Price Base Card #75

Miami6 Said: Carey Price is a goalie who plays for the Montreal Canadiens drafted 5th in 2005 he was in the whl west first all star team 2007 also won top goalie in 2007 he has also been selected for the following events: NHL All-Rookie Team in 2008
NHL All-Star Game in 2009
NHL YoungStars Game

2010/11 Panini Certified Thomas Vanek Base Card #17

JrPPRide Said: Thomas Vanek – is an Austrian left winger currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres

2010/11 Panini Certified Patrick Kane Base Card #32

WeirdManiac Said: Patrick Kane – Blackhawks #88, He was the first overall pick of the 2007 NHL Draft. He won the Stanley Cup last year with the Blackhawks. Played for the USA during the 2010 Winter Olympics.


– More Player Facts From The Contest Entries –

NeilBuckeye Said: Dan Boyle – went to Miami University (like me) and during the Stanley Cup Finals in 2004 his house caught on fire and caused about $300K worth of damage.

RedSox82696 Said: Tuukka Rask-Oaktender for the Boston Bruins. Played in Finland, and as a child
Played for the saPKo team. May be in contention to win starting job (you never know)

EaglesFan21 Said: Chris Pronger- made his 25th olympic appearance on canadas hockey team on february 28 2010, which is a team record. Also, Chris Pronger became the first defenseman since Bobby Orr in 1972 to win the Hart Trophy and the Norris Trophy in the 1999-2000 season

Captin Canuck Said: P.K. Subban’s name is Pernell Karl Subban. Yeah, I’d go by P.K. too…. must be a family name or something.

RedSoxFan730 Said: Milan Lucic – The Cam Neely trade led to the Bruins drafting Milan Lucic. Cam Neely and 1st Rounder (Glen Wesley) to Boston for Barry Pederson. Glen Wesley traded to Hartford for 1995, 1996, and 1997 (Sergei Samsonov) 1st round picks. Sergei Samsonov traded to Edmonton for Marty Reasoner, Yan Stastny and 2006 2nd round pick.

Kyle07 Said: Nick Bonino – He helped set up at Goal to win them the NCAA against Maimi University.

MDCards Said: Phil Espisito – Played for the Rangers in the 70s and took them to the Stanley Cup playoffs …and in the 1980s put on a suit and became the Rangers GM before Neil Smith ( NS put together the Ranger team that won the Stanley Cup in 1994 )

CubsFan129 Said: Ilya Kovalchuk – was the first overall pick in the 2001 NHL Draft. This past summer he agreed to a 17-year, $102 million deal with the NJ Devils. It would have been the longest contract in NHL history, but was denied by the league for exceeding salary cap.

FavreCollector Said: Ryan Miller plays for the Buffalo Sabres, but was also the goalie for the 2010 US Olympic team.
Other than Sid the Kid, that’s all I know about Hockey.

82RedBirds Said: Erik Johnson was the #1 draft pick in 2006. He got scooped up my the Blues (Go Blues!), and he models his game after my all-time favorite Blues player, Al MacInnis (who I saw play in person several times).
Note: Erik scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the Blues/Penguins game Saturday night (10/23).

The Ranter Said: Pekke Rinne – The Finn plays for Nashville, got a shutout as a rookie, and won 32 games last season (plus two in the playoffs)

Steal Second Said: Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes, Goalie.
Drafted 25th overall in 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
26 year old Canadian, was the rookie sensation in 2005-06, winning the Stanley Cup for the Hurricane’s with some outstanding performances. Sadly last year was plagued with injury, however 2010-11 should see him back as an elite net minder.

PistonsFan Said: Jimmy Howard plays for redwings and is a goalie & was a rookie last year and was pretty good.

MarinersMan Said: Luca Caputi was traded to Toronto Maple Leafs and recently got sent down to their AHL minor league team, so he’s not in the NHL right now.

TMCD Said: Zach Parise – He was 17th overall pick in the 2002 draft and went on to score a power play goal in his first NHL game in 2005.

Flyers1 Said: Rick Nash Rick Nash was #1 overall in the 2002 draft. In the off season in May 2008, Nash was named the cover athlete and spokesman for NHL 2k9. And, he was named the fifth captain in blue jackets history on march 12, 2008.

NASCAR360 Said: Ed Giacomin – One of the Great NY Rangers goalies. Was in net for those early 70’s Stanley cup games. Was a great in the late 60’s and early 70’s!
Count me in!

Rafalzd Said: Dustin Tokarski, led Spokane to the WHL championship. (he was MVP), drafted by the lightning in 2008.

Lglof Said: Nikolai Khabibulin. Playing career: 1994–present. He became the first Russian goalie ever to win the Stanley Cup in 2004, winning the title with the Lightning.Won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (IHL) (MVP) in 2000.
Played in four NHL All-Star Games.

CornwellFamily Said: Jordin Tootoo. His middle name (Kudluk) means Thunder in Inuk in which he is half and the other half on his mother’s side is Ukrainian and he just happens to be the first Inuk to play professional Hockey and he’s got a cool name!

CDillon17 Said: Tomas Voukon is the winningest goalkeep in Predators history. He played for the Canadiens in the NHL prior to joining the Predators. He was actually drafted by the Canadiens.

Bossman22 Said: Legendary Isles Sniper Mike Bossy visited St John’s, Newfoundland for the 1st time september 2007. He was involved with Bobby Orr’s Playsafe program with GM Motors. He was involved with meeting and mentoring the parents of minor league hockey youth. During this visit he took the time to meet with me at my workplace signing my hockey sweater and taking time for a photo with an elated fan. An unforgettable experience!

Mike matched Maurice “the Rocket” Richards long standing scoring feat by netting 50 goals in a mere 50 games January 24th, 1981 versus the (now defunct)Quebec Nordiques. He also reached the 50 goal milestone in 9 consecutive seasons until a bad back forced him from the game.

Flea Said: Mario Lemieux is the reason I got into ice hockey to begin with.
Has pretty much won everything there is to win in hockey, Stanley Cup, Olympic gold, world cup & canada cup.
Imagine how good he’d have been if he’d played more games?

Schwang17 Said: I played against TJ Oshie in high school. He is from Washington but his family recruited him to play in the tiny tight-knit community of Warroad, MN(Pop. 1,655). They made it to the State Tournament all 4 years he played with Oshie being named to the All-Tournament Team all 4 years.

Warroad has alot of hockey tradition and is one of the best hockey communities in the nation despite its size. They also have 1 of the best high school hockey rivalries in the nation with Roseau, MN. Together, the two small Minnesota towns – who reside 20 miles apart from each other – have combined to win 18 State Championships in the last 50 years. They start out playing against each other as little kids all the way up through high school, and many of them are related to each other and are friends, but that all gets put aside once they get on the ice

RedSox101 Said: Corry Perry Won OHL First Rookie Year Won and olympic Gold Medal in 2010 and was born in peterborugh.

Baseball Nut Said: Mark Messier is considered one of the greatest players to have hit the ice. Some attribute that to his playing time as a teammate of Wayne Gretzky with the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Rangers, but with his talent and leadership skills, he clearly stands on his own merit. He is second on the all-time career list for regular season points, has six Stanley Cup championships and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility. He currently serves in the front office of the New York Rangers as Special Assistant to the President of the club.

SportsMan Said: Zedno Chara was drafted 56th overall by the New york islanders in the 1996 nhl draft. In his second season with the Senators, 2002-03, Chára made his first All star game appearance and recorded the second hardest shot behind Al MacInnis in the skills competition. in the 2007 all star game, Chara cloked a shot at 100.4 MPH!

HambergerRon Said: Steven Stamkos the center for the Tampa Bay Lightning, was drafted first overall in 08. He is a great player who is only going to get better. thanks-hambergerron

Pitt Said: Daniel Sedin is the brother of Henrik Sedin. Daniel began playing organized hockey with Henrik when they were eight. He added 10 points over 10 games in the 2009 playoffs, helping the Canucks advance to the second round, where they were defeated in six games by the Chicago Blackhawks.

I haven’t opened up a Hockey Box since Sidney Crosby & Alexander Ovechkin were rookies – so it was super exciting to get a chance to open one of Panini newest releases: 2010/11 Certified Hockey. Even before opening the box – the thing that makes this product stand out over other early 10/11 Products is that you can get Autographs of the latest rookies including Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Seguin, and many others. You will also find names I’m familiar with including hockey legends Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux, Brett Hull, Gordie Howe, Patrick Roy and many more.

The three rookies I mention (Hall, Seguin, and Eberle) sell for good money on the secondary market – plus you have some nice jersey cards (the Mirror Parallel Jersey Cards we pulled were cool). I am personally a fan of the base set having jersey & autograph parallel cards. I would have liked to pull a Fabric of the Game Jersey Card – those remind me of Absolute Memorabilia RPM Cards that we pulled last week – and the colorful hockey jerseys look nice in this set. The Throwback Threads (we pulled a Peter Stastny #3) & Certified Legends Autograph Cards are really nice looking veteran/legendary hockey player autographs that non-rookie card collectors should take a look at. The autograph on the Peter Stastny really stands out against the white background of the cards – and its serial numbered to just 100.

The condition of the cards were excellent — because they have a heavy ‘mirror like’ finish – most of the base cards have a distinctive curve to them (Topps Chrome Cards typically curve like this as well). I actually like how they look when you have a bunch of them stacked upright in a box. I didn’t notice any duplicate players except maybe Sidney Crosby (we pulled a Dual Jersey and a low serial # insert) … being that he is one of the most popular players in the game – it was cool to get 2 cards of him. If I was collecting this set personally – I would go after the Autograph Rookie Cards – as there aren’t many auto’s of these players on the market yet. By the box, I actually think its a solid gamble in terms of what else you can purchase from the 2010/11 Season. Panini’s next hockey product will be the value priced: 2010/11 Score Hockey – so I think that this set will stand as a solid buy for a while because the ‘top 3’ rookies currently sell for around as much (or more) than a full box costs.

Thanks To: http://www.paniniamerica.net —- http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com

Also Special Thanks To The 42 Fan Forum Entries – Thanks For The Great Facts/Responses.

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