Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2011 12 Panini Crown Royale Hockey Box Break Recap And Review

The Crown Royale line of cards are amazing looking, some of the best designed cards out there.  2011 12 Panini Crown Royale Hockey is another visual feast combined with a superior checklist making this a great set for hockey fans.

Panini Crown Royale Hockey falls into our premium cards category.  Each box contains 4 packs with 5 cards each with a promise of four autograph or memorabilia cards.

Here are the cards we pulled from the box.

Base Die-Cuts
 Rick Nash, front and back, Andrew Ladd

 Tyler Seguin, Vincent Lecavalier, Tyler Ennis

 Erik Karlsson, Jacob Markstrom, Jaroslav Halak

 Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Lars Eller, Bobby Ryan

 Legend Doug Wilson, Rookie Royality Maxime Magenauer, Red Parallel Jeff Skinner

 Tyler Seguin Ice Kings, Antti Niemi In Harm's Way

 Joe Thornton Game Used Material All The King's Men Memorabilia Card 

Dion Phanuef Player Worn Camouflage Warm Up Jersey All The King's Men Memorabilia Card 

 Devante Smith-Pelly Rookie Royalty Signatures Redemption

Brandon Saad Prime Rookie Silhouettes On-Card Auto #/25

Overall Look
These cards deliver with sophisticated design.  The die cuts look fantastic and have just the right amount of foil accents.  The Silhouette cards are sharp looking even in the dual color versions #/99 but score a prime patch like we did and you’ve got one stunning card.  The insert sets work really well too and carry out the theme nicely. 

Quality and Variety of Players
Rookie prospecting, established veterans and greats of the game make this a complete checklist. There are plenty of autographs to find from all of these categories too.

Do the Hits satisfy?
Love the addition of the Maple Leaf Camouflage Warm Up Jersey Swatches from their tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces.  As mentioned, the Silhouette on-card autos are as good as it gets.

Will you keep coming back for more?
Crown Royale is easily a multiple box purchase.  Having a base set of the die cuts would be amazing and there is enough hit content to keep you coming back for more.

5 out of 5

2011 12 Panini Crown Royale Hockey is a visual treat combined with the potential to pull some impressive hits.

Review box provided by Panini


  1. That swatch is insane on the Silhouettes....those are really something special. Also, sweet pull on the Smith-Pelly! I've been after an auto of his recently.

  2. Do you have any plans for the Saad silhouette? May not be able to afford it, but would love to try. He's a Pittsburgh raised prospect so I'd love to add him to my collection