Card of the Day: Harrison Barnes 12-13 Panini Preferred Crown Royale Rookie Silhouettes Patch Auto

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Crown Royale 3-Color Patch Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Hockeyisboss on being the lucky winner of the Dwayne Bowe 2012 Crown Royale – Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49.  Once Hockeyisboss sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Crown Royale 3-Color Patch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Dwayne Bowe 2012 Crown Royale – Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2012 Crown Royale Football Box Break & Review

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Crown Royale is one of the most overly designed products out on the market.  Each card seems to be going in about a million different directions.  I don’t mind the die-cut design, in fact I prefer it, but there is just too much going on.

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The silhouette cards this year don’t look as nice as the ones from 2011.  They feature white boxes and some of them have sticker autographs.

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The 2011 silhouette cards don’t have an encased autographed.  I believe these look a lot better.

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I’m all for anything die-cut.  When I first saw these I thought someone had taken a bite out of it.

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Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

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Inside each box you should find at least (4) “hits”.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Russell Wilson Rookie Silhouette Redemption

Autos

  • Rishard Matthews Rookie Auto #’ed/245
  • Brandon Bolden Rookie Auto #’ed/99

Relic

  • Dwayne Bowe Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49

Rookies

  • Brandon Bolden #’ed/49
  • James Hanna #’ed/99
  • Whitney Mercilus #’ed/149
  • Jeff Fuller #’ed/399
  • Chris Rainey #’ed/399
  • Chris Rainey #167

Majestic Motion

  • Marques Colston #20

Field Force

  • Elvis Dumervil #11

NFL Regime

  • Eli Manning #24

Pivotal Players

  • Greg Little #3

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Overall, I give 2012 Crown Royale Football a very generous 3 crowns out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  My main beef I have with it is the overly complicated design.  The silhouette cards were designed much better last year.  The Crown Royale brand was a major part of Pacific when they produced cards.  Pacific made a lot of popular inserts back in the 90’s.  I’d like to see Panini use the Crown Royale brand as a launching pad to bring some of those inserts back.

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Royale Joseph Jersey Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Michael C on being the lucky winner of the Curtis Joseph 11-12 Crown Royale Mythology Jersey.  Once Michael C sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Royale Joseph Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Curtis Joseph 11-12 Crown Royale Mythology Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

A Preferred Grizzlies Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Xavier Henry 11-12 Panini Preferred Crown Royale silhouette jersey/auto #’ed/99.  I think Panini did an excellent job with the look of these cards.  You would think by covering up the jersey piece a little would hurt the overall design, but collectors seem to really enjoy these.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Royale Dallas Stars Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Karl Iverson on being the lucky winner of the Tomas Vincour 11-12 Crown Royale RC Auto.  Once Karl Iverson sends me his mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Royale Dallas Stars Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Tomas Vincour 2011-2012 Crown Royale Rookie autograph.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2011-2012 Crown Royale Hockey Box Break & Review

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I don’t know what it is about hockey products, but they seem to be designed better versus other sports.  The 2011-2012 version of Crown Royale is much more calmed down in design when compared to others.  One of the best types of cards Panini has created are the silhouette patch autographs.  They look absolutely amazing.  You would think by covering up a portion of the relic would hurt the overall design, but it totally works.

All of my autographs are on-card and look nice.  The black and white Ice Kings look good, especially the autographed ones.  Not only are the signatures on-card, but the majority of the colors on the card are black and white with a little silver mixed in, and when you reach the signature you get hit with a blast of color.  I think Panini could have done something different when it came to the non-autographed Ice Kings cards.  There is too much of an empty space where the autograph would normally be.

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Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

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11-12 Crown Royale doesn’t have a lack of “hits”.  You should find (2) autographs and (2) memorabilia cards per box.  I pulled the following:

Autos

  • Tomas Vincour RC Auto
  • Nicklas Lidstrom Ice Kings Auto #’ed/99
Relics
  • Curtis Joseph Mythology Jersey
  • Joe Nieuwendyk Mythology 2-Color Patch #’ed/10
Rookie
  • Yann Sauve RC #129
Parallel
  • Nicklas Backstrom Red #96
Ice Kings
  • Daniel Sedin #4
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Overall, I give 2011-2012 Crown Royale 4 crowns out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The design is much better and the on-card autographs are great.  Even though I didn’t pull any redemptions, I’ve got the feeling there are plenty in here.  Panini’s products have been filled with them lately.

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