The 2018 Industry Summit, the sports collecting industry’s annual business conference, concluded Wednesday in Dallas with a closing ceremony that honored the best and brightest of the last year with the presentation of the Industry Summit Awards. During the ceremony, Panini America was honored with an industry-leading nine awards, including hardware for Product of the Year and Best Basketball Product (2016-17 Prizm Basketball), Best Football Product (2017 Contenders Football), Best Global Sports Product (2016-17 Select Soccer), Best Customer Service and Best Single-Day Promotion (2017 Black Friday).
The company also was honored with awards for Card of the Year (2016-17 Prizm Basketball #1 Ben Simmons RC), Best Memorabilia Card (2017 Immaculate Baseball Jumbo Materials Mickey Mantle #7) and Best Online Product (Panini Instant). The awards were voted on by hobby shop owners, online retailers, distributors, group breakers and other Industry Summit attendees. All trading card manufacturers and their products were eligible for the awards.
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