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Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2010-11 Certified Hockey Platinum Hot Box (updated with video preview) by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

We busted a box of the not-even-out-yet 2010-11 Certified Hockey from Panini America off the air his morning in preparation for a Box Busters taping this afternoon and what did we find?

A Platinum Hot Box that included every base card in either Mirror or Platinum form — Platinum Reds numbered to 999, Mirror Reds to 250, Platinum Blues to 250, Mirror Golds to 25 and Platinum Golds to 25 — along with two autographs, two memorabilia cards and three more additional serial-numbered inserts.

See more after the jump, including a video showing some of the cards.

The Mirrors are your to-be-expected foilboard, while the Platinums are etched with a radial pattern behind the player — a treatment commonly found on some Donruss/Playoff sets in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The standard box will include one autograph and two memorabilia cards along with an additional auto or mem. A standard box also will include one Mirror Red and four other parallel cards.

Here are images of each type of card along with some of the other cards found in the box. Stay tuned this afternoon for our box break videos where we’ll crack some more.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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That platinum Brodeur just looks like it has fingerprints on the sides. Are all the platinums like that?

Comment by John Sorensen

That’s the texture of the etching. Doesn’t scan all that well.

Comment by chrisolds

Did Hackler set you up with that box? :)

Comment by Paul

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