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A Panini America New Year’s Day Tribute to the Ultimate Eric Decker Collector
January 01, 2013
Long before California native Patrick Clary was wooed by the receiving wizardry of Denver Broncos receiver Eric Decker on the field, the disabled American combat veteran was wowed... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Sights, Sounds from Panini Heart of Dallas Skills Clinic
December 31, 2012
DALLAS — On a deceptively sunny, frigid Saturday afternoon, more than 150 Dallas-area Pop Warner athletes descended upon the Bishop Lynch High School football field for the inaugural... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2012 Week 17 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
December 31, 2012
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
A Special Panini America Weekend Preview: The Golden Glow of 2012 Prizm Football
December 30, 2012
Yesterday during part one of our special world-premiere weekend preview of Panini America’s upcoming 2012 Prizm Football, we shared the glimmering first glances at the set’s base autographs... [ continued ]
 
A Special Panini America Weekend Preview: The First Live Look at 2012 Prizm Football
December 29, 2012
“A familiar, but dramatically improved, technology.” That’s how the Panini America sales material boldly introduced the framework for both 2012-13 Prizm Basketball and the upcoming... [ continued ]
 
Eureka: 2012 Draft Class Redemptions from 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball Arrive!
December 28, 2012
To truly appreciate the heavy-metal majesty that is the 2012 Draft Class Redemptions from 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball, it helps to hold them in your hands. And in the next few... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball
December 28, 2012
This 362nd day of 2012 is proving to pack quite a golden punch. This morning, we shared the first gilded glimpses of the 2012 Draft Class Redemption cards from 2011-12 Gold Standard... [ continued ]
 
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Named 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Week 16 Rookie of the Week
December 28, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on December 22-23, the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Baseball Greats, Ovechkin & More
December 28, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2012 Week 16 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
December 27, 2012
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Box of 2012-13 Contenders Basketball
December 27, 2012
Most of the collecting public — present company included — is trying hard to get back into the swing of things after another wonderful holiday season. But with snow still on the ground... [ continued ]
 
Celebrate Boxing Day, Hockey Cards with a Special Offer from iCollectPanini.com
December 26, 2012
Today only, collectors north of the border celebrating Boxing Day — as well as those south of the border who want in on the festivities — can take advantage of a special offer at iCollectPanini.com... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Teams with Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank
December 26, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has been named the official trading card and sports and entertainment collectibles... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Crown Royale Football (102 Images)
December 25, 2012
As if having five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant wishing Panini America collectors “happy holidays” wasn’t cool enough, we have another little Christmas Day surprise for you: The following... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Contenders Basketball (96 Pics)
December 24, 2012
From the flashback fabulousness of the Rookie Remembrance insert to the smoky smoothness of those calling-card autographed RCs, there’s quite a bit to like in the new 2012-13 Contenders... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Returning Rookie Stallions to 2012 Contenders Football (Gallery)
December 23, 2012
The last time a Rookie Stallions insert had a presence on the football card landscape, the year was 2002, the set was Playoff Honors and the lead horse in that massive 50-card chase... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On this 11th Day of Luckmas, a Special Offer from Panini Authentic . . .
December 22, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
Panini America PC Spotlight: Tom Brien and a Bountiful Boston Bruins Stash (Gallery)
December 22, 2012
It’s been a long, cold winter so far for Tom Brien and so many other passionate hockey fans like him. Luckily for Brien, he’ll always have the fond memories of his beloved Boston Bruins... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Teaser Gallery: One Early Box of 2012 Golden Age Baseball
December 21, 2012
Some people would have you believe that today marks the end of the world. We’re not those people. On the contrary, all of us here at Panini America would have you believe that today... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On this 10th Day of Luckmas, a Special Offer from Panini Authentic . . .
December 21, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped Scavenger Hunt Contest: 2012 Golden Age Baseball (Checklist)
December 21, 2012
Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Mike Payne sat down with one extremely entertaining (and high-yielding) box of the new 2012 Golden Age Baseball for this special edition of Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Ibaka, Britt, McElroy & More
December 21, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Claims Week 15 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week
December 21, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on December 13-17, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
2012-13 Absolute Basketball Stars in Special Edition of Panini Unwrapped (Checklist)
December 20, 2012
In this special edition of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America’s Scott Prusha and Chris Reed share one box of the new 2012-13 Absolute Basketball. In addition to the sweet contents of... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On this Ninth Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 20, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
A Can’t-Miss Episode of Panini Unwrapped: 2012 Black Football (with Checklist)
December 20, 2012
Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha sat down yesterday afternoon with one box of arguably the most anticipated new NFL product of the season: 2012 Black Football. In this... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On the Eighth Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 19, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2012 Week 15 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
December 18, 2012
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The Seventh Day of Luckmas: Panini Authentic Offers Special Andrew Luck Jersey
December 18, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Absolute Basketball (85 Sweet Pics)
December 18, 2012
The hobby hits keep coming on the Panini America basketball court. Indeed, when 2012-13 Absolute Basketball releases tomorrow, it will mark the continuation of one of most most torrid... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On this Sixth Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 17, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Black Football (54 Must-See Images)
December 17, 2012
In my more than two years here at Panini America, I’ve rarely seen a busier time as it relates to new product releases than right now. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve launched 2012-13... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On this Fifth Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 16, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
Off-Court Artistry: Panini America Tests the Illustrative Skill of Young NBA Superstars
December 16, 2012
Late last summer during the 2012 Rookie Transition Program and 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, respectively, Panini America officials asked several of the most talented young stars in... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On the Fourth Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 15, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing National Treasures to Baseball? The Great Dale Murphy Knows.
December 15, 2012
It’s not every day that a legendary baseball player the likes of Dale Murphy breaks a big news story in the sports card world. But that’s exactly what the former Atlanta Braves slugger... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Triple Play Baseball
December 14, 2012
It’s no stretch to say that Panini America’s 2012 Triple Play Baseball was one of the most enjoyable, affordable, fun-for-all-ages trading card releases of the year. With its entertaining... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On the Third Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 14, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
On Fire: Damian Lillard’s Officially Licensed NBA Rookie Cards from Panini America
December 14, 2012
In its purest form, a player’s Rookie Card marks a special moment in his professional career. In most cases, it represents a transition from amateur to professional sports, and highlights... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Football, Hockey Headline Report
December 14, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Today Only: On the Second Day of Luckmas, Panini Authentic Presents . . .
December 13, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch, Panini Authentic is honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, with a unique “12 Days of Luckmas”... [ continued ]
 
Catching up with Kyrie: Panini America Sits Down with Irving for Quick Signing
December 13, 2012
Earlier this week, Panini Authentic’s Brian Bayne traveled to Cleveland for a few minutes of quality signing time with 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving. But Bayne didn’t go... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Asks: ‘Who Drew?’ ID these NBA Sketch Artists for a Chance to Win
December 12, 2012
Late last summer during the 2012 Rookie Transition Program and 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, respectively, Panini America officials asked several of the most talented young stars in... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Honors Andrew Luck with Special “12 Days of Luckmas” Celebration
December 12, 2012
Just in time for the holiday-shopping homestretch and coinciding with this historic 12/12/12, Panini Authentic today began honoring its own No. 12, Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Golden Age Baseball (106 Sweet Pics)
December 11, 2012
What, exactly, is 2012 Golden Age Baseball? That’s clearly a rhetorical question, but a good one. 2012 Golden Age Baseball is . . . Marcia Brady and Man o’ War and Meadowlark Lemon... [ continued ]
 
Vote Now for the 2012 Week 14 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
December 11, 2012
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Limited Basketball (76 Images)
December 10, 2012
For those passionate NBA collectors who’ve spent the last few weeks totally chasing Totally Certified or being completely preoccupied with Prizm, know this: 2012-13 Limited Basketball... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday: Early Returns from 2012 Black Football’s QC
December 09, 2012
Facts are facts, and it’s hard to argue with this one: Panini America’s 2012 Black Football is one of the most anticipated new products to hit the gridiron in quite some time (although... [ continued ]
 
Pop-Up Home Run: Throwback Insert Adds Power to 2012 Golden Age Baseball
December 08, 2012
There are days inside Panini America HQ when I tend to forget that I have a job to do and I spend way too much time wandering around the office in amazement, a still-awestruck collector... [ continued ]
 
Razor Sharp: Daryl Reaugh Steals the Show During Classics Signatures Hockey Break
December 07, 2012
Daryl “Razor” Reaugh is a cult-like icon in the Dallas area, the voice and face of the Dallas Stars and a former goalie for the Hartford Whalers and Edmonton Oilers who was, for the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Leaks Tantalizing First Look at 2012 National Treasures Football
December 07, 2012
National. Treasures. Two words. One product. Unlimited potential — and absolutely no introduction needed. Indeed, the crown jewel of the football collecting season every season is... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Hoops, Hardball and Football
December 07, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Robert Griffin III Claims Week 13 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week Honors
December 07, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played November 29-December 3,... [ continued ]
 
Luck’s on Our Side: Panini Authentic, Colts Rookie Star Team Up for Second Signing
December 06, 2012
Earlier this week, during Tuesday’s traditional off day for NFL players and mere hours after another one of Andrew Luck’s hair-raising comeback victories (this time a Lion-taming bit... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Select Basketball
December 06, 2012
A proud, powerful name from the hobby’s distant past is about to make its presence felt in a whole new arena. Spoiler alert: The Select brand is crossing over to basketball — and it... [ continued ]
 
Looking for Luck: Panini America Presents Another Knight’s Lance Scavenger Hunt
December 06, 2012
You see that sweet image of Andrew Luck’s War Room autographed memorabilia card from next week’s release of 2012 Absolute Football at the top of this post? Yeah, the one with one Luck... [ continued ]
 
Green & Gold: The Big-Money Appeal of Two New Panini America NBA Chase Sets
December 05, 2012
Green’s the color of cash. Gold’s the color of, well, gold. Monetarily speaking, both tints tend to illicit thoughts of bling . . . of bank . . . of big bucks. And in the case of two... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Teaser Gallery: The First Box of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball Retail
December 05, 2012
Much has been made — already — about the enchanting Green Prizm parallels coming exclusively to the retail version of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball when it goes live next week. So, while... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2012 Week 13 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
December 04, 2012
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Saddled with History: Panini America Adds Secretariat’s Saddle to 2012 Golden Age
December 04, 2012
Late last week, Panini America Brand Manager Mike Payne sent the following missive to me via email, shedding some light on the historic inclusion of rare Secretariat memorabilia (as... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On-Location Gallery: Scenes from the 56th Pop Warner Super Bowl
December 04, 2012
ORLANDO – Since Friday, Panini America officials have been on location at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in sunny Florida since Friday participating in the 56th Pop... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Absolute Football (97 Must-See Pics)
December 04, 2012
One week from tomorrow, Panini America’s 2012 Absolute Football hits hobby shops everywhere equipped with some new-looks inserts, a tried-and-true content formula, a breathtaking crop... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Highlights Two Super-Rare Legends in 2012 Cooperstown Baseball
December 03, 2012
When it comes to relative scarcity in the modern sports card arena, certain cards rank as tough pulls, others are tougher still and a precious few are so needle-in-a-haystack rare... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Sneak Peek at the 2011-12 NBA Draft Class Redemption Cards
December 03, 2012
It’s been one of the most-asked questions dribbling around the basketball card hobby for quite some time now. What, exactly, will the cards included in Panini America’s Draft Pick... [ continued ]
 
Monday Night Football Cards: RG III’s New Autos Arrive at Panini America HQ
December 03, 2012
Perhaps it was mere coincidence. Perhaps it was meant to be. Either way, on the same day that Washington Redskins spectacular rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III will make his debut... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery Preview: 2012 Absolute Football (24 Pics)
December 02, 2012
At some point during the next few days, The Knight’s Lance will deliver a massive Quality Control inspection of 2012 Absolute Football, the newest installment of Panini America’s venerable... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, NBA Team Up for Starting 5 Hobby Shop Promotion in December
December 01, 2012
Take one almost-larger-than-life cardboard cutout of Kyrie Irving, 18 sweet promotion-exclusive trading cards, the chance to win great prizes (including a trip to the 2013 NBA All-Star... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Preferred Basketball
November 30, 2012
You’d be hard pressed to find any collector who didn’t find 2011-12 Preferred Basketball to be one of the sports card world’s most outstanding new releases last season. Thanks to a... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Pippen, Earl Campbell & More
November 30, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Big-Dollar Sales of Vin Scully, Black Friday, NBA Shine in New Panini America PPI
November 30, 2012
Regardless of whether you collect trading cards for the love of the hobby or as an investment, there’s no denying the thrill of uncovering a valuable trading card. In our attempt to... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Investigates the Rising Cost of Colin Kaepernick (Gallery & Video)
November 29, 2012
It seemed nothing short of poetic when the San Francisco 49ers traded up in the 2011 NFL Draft to nab Colin Kapernick, the profusely athletic hometown hero from the University of Nevada... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America QC Gallery & Checklist: 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey
November 29, 2012
Make no mistake about it: Panini America’s 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey is the right release at the right time — and there might not be a more appropriate product name the rest... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped World-Premiere Video: 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (with Contest)
November 28, 2012
Late yesterday evening, mere minutes after we received the Panini America marketing allotment of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball boxes, Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower expeditiously commandeered... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball (85 Images)
November 28, 2012
Imagine my surprise on Monday morning when Panini America Product Development Director Ben Ecklar shared with me 35 revealing images from the 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball quality-control... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Box of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (checklist)
November 27, 2012
Sure, we could wait until our marketing allotment of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball arrives later today or early tomorrow morning to bring you the first look at one live box of the new NBA... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2012 Week 12 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
November 27, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The $1.9 Million Impact of Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday Promotion (with Video)
November 27, 2012
Now that the dust has started to settle from the coast-to-coast madness created by Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion, it’s time to exhale, take a step back and attempt to... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Panini Basketball
November 26, 2012
It’s a common question around these parts, one we get quite often from passionate basketball collectors spanning the globe: Does Panini America ever plan to produce another Panini-branded... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (96 New Pics)
November 26, 2012
Sure, I could consult my thesaurus — again! — in an effort to fetch more fancy adjectives that describe the near-indescribable allure of Panini America’s 2012-13 Prizm Basketball.... [ continued ]
 
From Black Friday to Black Football: Images from Panini America’s Upcoming Release
November 25, 2012
Although we’re previewed much of the obsidian-tinted splendor coming to Panini America’s 2012 Black Football right here on The Knight’s Lance, it occurred to us recently that we’ve... [ continued ]
 
Limited Quantity of 2012 Black Friday Packs Still Remaining at iCollectPanini.com
November 25, 2012
Before we officially — and sorrowfully — bid farewell to the hobby-shop sensation that was Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion and make way for tomorrow’s Cyber Monday, it’s... [ continued ]
 
Contest Winners Picked; Black Friday Packs Still Available at iCollectPanini.com
November 24, 2012
Whew! Glad that’s over. I just spent most of the morning sifting through more than 620 comments from four recent Panini America contests conducted right here on The Knight’s Lance.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Knight’s Lance Gallery: Assorted Scenes from 2012 Black Friday
November 24, 2012
Thanks to the real-time revelry of social media, many of us across the country have been able to vicariously participate in Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion thanks to the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: A Brief Black Friday Edition
November 23, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Robert Griffin III Claims Week 11 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week Honors
November 23, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on November 15-19, the... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Interview: An Exclusive Chat with the Redskins’ Robert Griffin III
November 22, 2012
Through the first 10 games of a mostly spectacular rookie season, it’s safe to say that Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III has been something dangerously close to... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped: 2012 Black Friday Craze Starts Now with Chance to Win Free Packs
November 22, 2012
Since it’s 11 p.m. here in Dallas right now, that means it’s officially Black Friday on the East Coast. And that means the madness has begun. So to help celebrate what promises to... [ continued ]
 
Go Card-by-Card with Panini America’s 2012 USA Baseball National Teams Box Set
November 21, 2012
It’s flown largely under the radar in recent weeks, overshadowed by the likes of Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion, the upcoming 2012-13 Prizm Basketball release and the... [ continued ]
 
Ho, Ho, Hot: Andrew Luck, RG III Go Santa for Special Panini America Holiday Cards
November 21, 2012
It must have seemed like an odd request at the time for NFL rookies Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson. It was May. It was California. It was hot. And yet, Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Reveals Preliminary List of 2012 Black Friday Participating Dealers
November 20, 2012
We’re now just hours away from kicking off Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion in hobby shops across the country. Following months of product development and weeks of finger-licking... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews iCollectPanini.com Black Friday Component, Peeks More Pics
November 20, 2012
There’s still so much left to cover regarding Panini America’s grand plans for this week’s 2012 Black Friday promotion and not nearly enough time to cover it. So we’re going to engage... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens First Box of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball
November 20, 2012
OK, here’s the deal: We didn’t get our marketing allotment of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball boxes until late this evening. In fact, by the time they arrived, it was too late... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews 2012 Black Friday Cracked Ice Autograph Inserts (Gallery)
November 19, 2012
Here it is the Monday of Black Friday week and a few of us inside Panini Ameirca HQ just suffered something of a panic attack when we realized that there are still so many previews... [ continued ]
 
2012 Black Football, 2012 Absolute Football: Panini America at the Production Facility
November 19, 2012
I was recently over at the Panini America production facility getting a good look at some of the hot upcoming promotional cards we are producing (Black Friday, anyone?), when I came... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball
November 19, 2012
I found myself immersed in a hardcore hoops hobby nirvana last Friday at the Panini America printing facility as two of Panini America’s basketball behemoths — 2012-13 Totally Certified... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Presents: A Complete Visual Guide to the 2012 Black Friday Insert Sets
November 18, 2012
With the exception of yesterday’s massive card-by-card breakdown of the captivating base set, most of what we’ve previewed so far of Panini America’s highly anticipated and exclusive... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Presents: A Complete Visual Guide to the 2012 Black Friday Base Set
November 17, 2012
Day by day and preview by preview, collectors from coast to coast seem to be growing noticeably more excited for Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion. Hopefully, The Knight’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Doug Martin & Much, Much More
November 16, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Icy Hot: Panini America Peeks Just Some of the Cracked Ice Autos in 2012 Black Friday
November 16, 2012
Today’s 2012 Panini America Black Friday preview gallery may be a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, so to speak, considering that we’ve yet to detail the attractive... [ continued ]
 
Uncut-Sheet Music: Panini America Peeks Autograph Form from Prizm Basketball
November 15, 2012
A few weeks ago we had the distinct pleasure of spending quality weekend time with a few uncut sheets of the upcoming 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, the technologically gifted new product... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Adds New Tools of the Trade Material in 2012 Black Friday Promotion
November 15, 2012
In the months since Panini America first unveiled its show-special “Tools of the Trade” memorabilia cards during the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo with mammoth swatches of event-used towel... [ continued ]
 
Panini America: Your Source for Autograph Cards from These Top NFL Superstars
November 14, 2012
In our never-ending quest to continually improve product quality and deliver value across all of Panini America’s brands and sports, it’s not at all uncommon for our Product Development... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Black Friday Confidential: Super Bowl XLVI Memorabilia Cards
November 14, 2012
Without question, one of the single most talked-about, buzz-generating aspects of Panini America’s 2011 Black Friday set was the inclusion of unique memorabilia cards that incorporated... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2012 Week 10 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
November 13, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Releasing Images of 2012 Black Friday Promotion (Gallery)
November 13, 2012
Last year, Panini America sent shock waves reverberating throughout the collectibles industry with a Black Friday national wrapper redemption promotion that not only made local hobby... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: A Hall of Fame-Worthy Final Day at 2012 Toronto Fall Expo
November 12, 2012
TORONTO, Ontario — The final day at the 2012 Toronto Fall Expo was one for the ages. Sunday started with a longtime Panini collector gifting a vintage 1979 Panini NHL sticker packet... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Elite Basketball
November 12, 2012
With each new Panini Peek NBA product preview we post, we’re really starting to enjoy and appreciate the true potential of a full season’s worth of releases. After a most non-traditional... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prime Signatures Football (48 Images)
November 12, 2012
Almost lost amid the maddening fervor of activity around Panini America HQ in recent days (last week’s releases of 2012 Cooperstown and Signature Series Baseball and 2012-13 Certified... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Brings Unique Gordie Howe Jersey Cards to 2012 Toronto Fall Expo
November 09, 2012
How cool was the knight-crested, Red Wings-inspired Panini America hockey jersey we had specially made for the legendary Gordie Howe to wear at our booth during the 2012 NHL All-Star... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: A Huge Helping of Hockey
November 09, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Claims Week 9 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week
November 09, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on November 1-5, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
The Special NBA Edition of Panini America’s “Guess the Autograph” Contest
November 09, 2012
In the process of celebrating The Knight’s Lance turning 2 years old last month, we asked our loyal readers some poll questions and also for some of your favorite posts from the last... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Taking the 2012 Toronto Fall Expo Wrapper Redemption Virtual
November 08, 2012
Can’t make it to Canada for this week’s 2012 Toronto Fall Expo that begins in earnest tomorrow? Don’t fret. Now, as always, Panini America and iCollectPanini.com have you covered.... [ continued ]
 
Special Panini Unwrapped Double Feature: 2012 Cooperstown & 2012 Signature Series
November 08, 2012
Late yesterday afternoon, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler sat down with company baseball aficionados Mike Payne and Ben Ecklar, one after the other, to bust some early boxes of the... [ continued ]
 
Here’s to You: Revisiting Panini America’s “Favorite NBA Card” Contest (Gallery)
November 08, 2012
To honor the start of the 2012-13 NBA season last Tuesday, we asked you to post a picture of yourself with your favorite Panini America NBA trading card. The payoff, at least initially,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Playbook Football
November 07, 2012
By most accounts, 2011's premiere edition of Playbook Football ranked as one of the most successful debut products in the hobby last year; certainly it kept popping up on best-seller... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 9 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
November 06, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Toronto Fall Expo Inserts (91 Images)
November 06, 2012
When the month of November hits, you can always count on a few things: Turning the clocks back, turkey, and Panini America creating massive buzz with the Toronto Fall Expo and Black... [ continued ]
 
Pssst . . . Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday Event is Coming (and Here’s a Sneak Peek)
November 06, 2012
Technically, I don’t think I’m supposed to be sharing the following images and information with you just yet. But some things are worth getting in trouble for — and Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Election-Night Coverage of 2012-13 Contenders Basketball (Preview)
November 06, 2012
Hey, let’s be honest: We all can use at least a little break from tonight’s wall-to-wall, budget-busting coverage of the 2012 presidential election that’s likely dominating any television... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Live Redemption Trade-Up Program Coming to 2012 Toronto Fall Expo
November 05, 2012
The popular Panini America Redemption Trade-Up Program that debuted earlier this year at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention is back by popular demand. Panini America officials... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Totally Certified Football
November 05, 2012
The colorful, micro-etched dazzler known as Totally Certified Football that debuted to rave reviews in 2011 is totally making a comeback in 2012. Totally. Boasting an bold new array... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Signature Series Baseball (56 Images)
November 05, 2012
If Tom Hanks taught us anything about America’s pastime, it’s that there’s no crying in baseball. Of course, there’s no real off-season in baseball, either — which is why Panini America... [ continued ]
 
Andrew Luck, RG III Take Starring Roles in Panini America’s Version of “Black Sunday”
November 04, 2012
Hollywood’s version of “Black Sunday” released way back in the spring of 1977, a dramatic thriller detailing the fictional account of an elaborate terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.... [ continued ]
 
Gilded Glimpse: Panini America Peeks First Autos from 2012 Golden Age Baseball
November 03, 2012
If you really want a poignant visual summation of what Panini America’s upcoming 2012 Golden Age Baseball is all about, look no further than the 12 images below showcasing the first... [ continued ]
 
Art of the Matter: Panini America Releasing New Sketch Cards at 2012 Toronto Fall Expo
November 02, 2012
You know, you can learn a lot about a professional athlete by giving him nothing more than a few colored Sharpies, a blank trading-card canvas, about five minutes and one simple two-word... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: NFL, NHL Legends Highlight List
November 02, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing Brooklyn Nets Star Joe Johnson to Modell’s In-Store Signing
November 02, 2012
This Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after he leads the new-look Brooklyn Nets into their delayed Saturday-evening season-opener against the Toronto Raptors in Barclays Center,... [ continued ]
 
Colts QB Andrew Luck Honored as Week 8 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
November 02, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on October 25-29, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Certified Hockey (77 Sweet Images)
November 01, 2012
Contrary to what some might think, the near future for hockey collecting is quite bright — both figuratively and literally. The upcoming release of 2012-13 Certified Hockey, a bona... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Cooperstown Baseball (71 New Images)
October 31, 2012
Last week we gave you a tip-of-the-iceberg teaser starring the shipped-at-last 2012 Cooperstown Baseball. Today, we’re bringing you a magnificent full reveal showcasing the unique... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Halloween Treat to You: A Sneak Peek at the New 2012 Prizm Football
October 31, 2012
For those of you who haven’t yet seen our preview of the brilliant first uncut sheets from Panini America’s upcoming 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, do yourself a favor and have a look now.... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 8 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
October 30, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Releases Preliminary Plans for 2012 Toronto Fall Expo Redemption
October 30, 2012
Beginning next Friday, thousands of Canada’s most passionate collectors (and a few from south of the border) will descend upon the Toronto International Centre to take part in the... [ continued ]
 
Show Panini America Your Favorite Card in the 2012-13 NBA Season Tip-Off Show-Off
October 30, 2012
Tonight in Miami, LeBron James and the Heat begin defense of their 2011-12 NBA title against the Boston Celtics in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini Group Extends NBA Partnership with New Multiyear Exclusive Agreement
October 29, 2012
The National Basketball Association and the Panini Group – the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company — today announced an extension of their partnership through... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America 2011-12 NBA Draft Pick Redemption Checklists Revealed Tonight!
October 29, 2012
Tonight’s the night. Starting at 9 p.m. CST on Panini America’s BlogTV channel, five months of intense anticipation pays off for anxious collectors who’ve been waiting since the releases... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Plans Score Hot Rookies Set for 2012 Toronto Fall Expo (Gallery)
October 28, 2012
While the temperature north of the border during the 2012 Toronto Fall Expo promises to provide its normal November chill, things at the Panini America booth inside the Toronto International... [ continued ]
 
Between the Sheets: Panini America Shares an Uncut Look at 2012-13 Prizm Basketball
October 27, 2012
Hypnotic. Alluring. Intoxicating. Stunning. Poignantly . . . prismatic. Look, I could go on and on (and on and on) describing the myriad enchanting effects that the upcoming 2012-13... [ continued ]
 
The Triumphant Return of Panini America’s Popular “Guess the Autograph” Contest
October 26, 2012
In the process of celebrating The Knight’s Lance turning 2 years old last week, we asked our loyal readers some poll questions and also for some of your favorite posts from the last... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Sidney Crosby Leads New Report
October 26, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Redskins RB Alfred Morris Named Week 7 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
October 26, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Running back Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on October 18-22, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
Think Pink: Panini America Raising the Bar on Breast Cancer Awareness NFL Cards
October 25, 2012
As the NFL winds down another Crucial Catch October, Panini America is doing its part to raise breast cancer awareness like only it can: By producing some of the most powerfully pink... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s QC Gallery Preview Leaks First Look at 2012 Cooperstown Baseball
October 25, 2012
Pssst . . . 2012 Cooperstown Baseball, at long last, is on the way. Seriously, it is. I know because I watched with my own eyes — and even assisted with my own hands — the initial... [ continued ]
 
2012-13 Threads Basketball Stars in Special Episode of Panini Unwrapped (Checklist)
October 24, 2012
In this special revealing episode of Panini Unwrapped, Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower sit down to rip through one satisfying box of the new 2012-13 Threads Basketball, out in hobby... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped & Checklist Reveal: 2012 Gridiron Football (And You Can Win!)
October 24, 2012
Join Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Carlos Torrez for this special episode of Panini Unwrapped starring the exciting new 2012 Gridiron Football, out in hobby shops everywhere today. Boasting... [ continued ]
 
The Drool Gallery: Panini America Explores the Rarest Gems Inside Kobe Anthology
October 24, 2012
With today’s release of 2012-13 Threads Basketball, Panini America’s stunning cross-brand Kobe Anthology tribute set is now three products old. By now, you’ve no doubt been able to... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 7 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
October 23, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Limited Hockey
October 23, 2012
When a locked-and-loaded 2012-13 Limited Hockey releases to the hobby (tentatively in late December), it will do so packing three autograph or memorabilia cards in every seven-card... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Gridiron Football (A 95-Image Finale)
October 23, 2012
You just thought you ascertained all you needed to know about Panini America’s 2012 Gridiron Football from yesterday’s slightly revealing Quality Control Gallery. In reality, yesterday’s... [ continued ]
 
Knight Time: Official Blog of Panini America Still Going Strong Two Years Later
October 22, 2012
Turns out time does fly when you’re having fun — which must be why it seems like only yesterday that we started The Knight’s Lance. In reality, we debuted the official blog of Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Limited Football
October 22, 2012
While most folks around the country will be hitting malls and big-box retailers the day after Christmas this year, astute football collectors will be heading to their local hobby shops... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Gridiron Football (A 33-Image Part 1)
October 22, 2012
We spent three glorious days here on The Knight’s Lance previewing the splendid base-card photography featured in 2012 Gridiron Football. But you’ll discover rather quickly once the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America 2012 Gridiron Football Peek and Blogoversary Scavenger Hunt: Part 3
October 21, 2012
We know, we know. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Alas, our exhaustive weekend preview of the spectacular base-set photography starring in next week’s release of 2012 Gridiron Football... [ continued ]
 
Panini America 2012 Gridiron Football Peek and Blogoversary Scavenger Hunt: Part 2
October 20, 2012
If you missed yesterday’s riveting Part 1 of Panini America’s three-day 2012 Gridiron Football base-card preview, well, you missed a lot. For starters, you missed a 41-image testament... [ continued ]
 
Epic Comeback: Panini America Reimagines Elway Collection for 2012 Certified Football
October 19, 2012
The greatest comeback quarterback in NFL history is at it again. The legendary John Elway, who engineered a record 47 come-from-behind victories during his Hall of Fame career with... [ continued ]
 
Photography Set to Steal the Show in Panini America’s 2012 Gridiron Football (Contest)
October 19, 2012
Ladies, gentlemen, distinguished guests, members of the Trading Card Academy, we respectfully submit to you today that the award for Best Photography in a 2012 NFL Product already... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Joe Flacco, Kenny Britt & More
October 19, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 6 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
October 19, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on October 11-15, the... [ continued ]
 
Lofty Sales of Panini America Hockey Cards Highlight this Special Edition of the PPI
October 18, 2012
To say that we (and by “we,” I mean yours truly) might have over promised and under delivered on the “weekly” aspect of the Panini Price Index might be an understatement. However,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Crown Royale Football
October 18, 2012
Cue the trumpets, break out the regal robes and prepare to take a seat at your collecting throne of choice: 2012 Crown Royale Football is coming. Due out in December and set to deliver... [ continued ]
 
“The Knight’s Lance” Turns 2 Next Week . . . Another Survey, Another Chance to Win
October 18, 2012
Next Monday, The Knight’s Lance will celebrate two exhilarating years as the official blog of Panini America. And to honor the occasion, we’re planning a special celebration paying... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Arriving Autographs from 2012-12 Classics Signatures Hockey
October 17, 2012
Amid the compelling cavalcade of on-card autographs hitting Panini America headquarters this week are must-see signatures from upcoming releases such as 2012 Signature Series Baseball,... [ continued ]
 
“The Knight’s Lance” Turns 2 Next Week . . . Take The Survey for a Chance to Win
October 17, 2012
Next Monday, The Knight’s Lance will celebrate two exhilarating years as the official blog of Panini America. And to honor the occasion, we’re planning a special celebration paying... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Titanium Hockey
October 16, 2012
The long-awaited return of the fabled Titanium brand to the hockey-card landscape last season made for one of the biggest pleasant surprises of 2011-12. Panini America’s decision not... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 6 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
October 16, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
“The Knight’s Lance” Turns 2 Next Week . . . But We’re Giving You the Presents
October 16, 2012
Next Monday, The Knight’s Lance will celebrate two exhilarating years as the official blog of Panini America. And to honor the occasion, we’re planning a special celebration honoring... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Inks Exclusive Agreement with NFL Superstar Andrew Luck
October 15, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has signed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to an exclusive multi-year... [ continued ]
 
Behind the Scenes with Panini Authentic at the First Andrew Luck Signing (Video)
October 15, 2012
Panini Authentic made sports-business headlines earlier today with the big announcement that it had signed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to an exclusive multi-year autograph... [ continued ]
 
Rare Printing Plates Give Panini America’s 2012 Score Football Serious Staying Power
October 14, 2012
Traditionally speaking, most collectors look at mainstream, low-price-point trading card products as being low on bells, whistles and secondary-market value, too. But 2012 Score Football... [ continued ]
 
Contenders Football at 20: Panini America Previews the Landmark 2012 Edition
October 13, 2012
Bill Clinton was in the White House, the Dallas Cowboys were Super Bowl champions, and the likes of Whitney Houston, Kenny G, Billy Ray Cyrus and Garth Brooks dotted the top half of... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America QC Gallery & Checklist: 2012-13 Threads Basketball (59 Images)
October 12, 2012
Late yesterday afternoon we provided an appetizing selection of 20 images from the just-completed quality-control process for 2012-13 Threads Basketball, which begins shipping on Monday.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: A Massive Multisport Edition
October 12, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Colts QB Andrew Luck Honored as Week 5 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
October 12, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played October 4-8, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Sneak Preview of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball
October 11, 2012
It’s only Thursday and already it’s been a hectic hoops week for all of us here at Panini America. On Tuesday we provided the tantalizing first look at 2012-13 Absolute Basketball.... [ continued ]
 
Jeremy Kerley, Alshon Jeffery Shine During Panini America Learning Express Events
October 11, 2012
While Alshon Jeffery, the Chicago Bears’ electricity-quick rookie receiver, was nursing a broken right hand, New York Jets second-year speedster Jeremy Kerley was fighting illness... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a 20-Image Tease of the 2012-13 Threads Basketball QC
October 11, 2012
Earlier today, during our preview of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball, we alluded to the fact that the Panini America NBA team — specifically Brand Manager Keith Hower and Assistant... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Leaks the Prime Namesakes Autograph SPs from 2011-12 Prime Hockey
October 10, 2012
Now that Panini America’s passionate hockey collectors have had ample opportunity to assemble their targeted vowels and consonants from 2011-12 Prime Hockey’s Prime Namesakes autograph... [ continued ]
 
Black’s Beauties: Panini America Provides a Pre-Autograph Peek at 2012 Black Football
October 10, 2012
Perhaps more than any other Panini America NFL card design this season, the one I’ve been looking forward to seeing the most — more than even 2012 Contenders Football or 2012 National... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 5 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
October 09, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Absolute Basketball
October 09, 2012
After almost two full years away, Absolute Basketball, one of the hoops hobby’s most popular and powerful trading card products, is on the verge of a huge return to the hardwood. The... [ continued ]
 
Preview Gallery: Panini America Peeks 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball (New Images)
October 09, 2012
The annual baseball prospector’s dream known as Elite Extra Edition Baseball is gearing up for another show-stealing turn through the hobby — and it’s packing perhaps its most potent... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Certified Football (Part 2, 44 Images)
October 08, 2012
Last Thursday, we shared 66 scene-setting images from the quality-control process for Panini America’s 2012 Certified Football, which is shipping now and will be live everywhere next... [ continued ]
 
Are the Legendary Three Stooges Coming to 2012 Golden Age Baseball? Soitenly!
October 08, 2012
When it comes to the timeless brilliance of The Three Stooges®, their Golden Age knows no bounds. The lovable, slap-happy trio’s brand of slapstick humor and sight gags are just as... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2012 Gridiron Football Air Command
October 07, 2012
As you prepare to settle in for an action-packed Week 5 around the NFL, we wanted to do our part on this glorious Sunday morning to get you in the football mood. Our special form of... [ continued ]
 
2012-13 Threads Basketball Century Greats: The Panini America Insert Set Inspection
October 06, 2012
During the last five days, we’ve attempted to prepare you for the upcoming release of 2012-13 Threads Basketball by providing glimpses into many of the product’s most-colorful, modern-era... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks the Famous Moments Insert in 2012 Cooperstown Baseball
October 05, 2012
For the myriad National Baseball Hall of Fame members permeating the checklist for Panini America’s upcoming 2012 Cooperstown Baseball, there is one insert set in particular that pays... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Gordie, Sidney and More
October 05, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 4 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
October 05, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played from September 27 to October... [ continued ]
 
Blogger Adds Fitting End to Panini America “Making Of” Ryan Kesler Stick Video
October 04, 2012
Our video last week documenting the beginning-to-end process of Vancouver Canucks superstar Ryan Kesler’s game-used stick created quite a buzz among sports card collectors. There’s... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Certified Football (Part 1, 66 Images)
October 04, 2012
As you read this, 2012 Certified Football — one of the flagship brands in the Panini America NFL portfolio — is in the finishing stages of being revamped for a new season. And judging... [ continued ]
 
Redskins Rookie RB Alfred Morris Has Been on Panini America’s Radar All Season
October 03, 2012
Long before Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris was a sixth-round pick in April’s 2012 NFL Draft, a deep, deep fantasy sleeper in August or the hot waiver-wire pickup... [ continued ]
 
Gallery: Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Peek at 2012 Absolute Football RCs
October 03, 2012
Late yesterday evening, several large boxes arrived at the Panini America receiving dock, freshly delivered from the company’s printing facility across town. While the packaging labels... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Two New Insert Sets Coming to 2012-13 Threads Basketball
October 02, 2012
As Panini America officials continue preparing for the packout and subsequent ship dates for 2012-13 Threads Basketball later this month, The Knight’s Lance remains your home for the... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 4 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
October 02, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Coming in November from Panini America: 2012 USA Baseball National Teams Box Set
October 01, 2012
When Panini America first announced its exclusive agreement with USA Baseball during the 2012 Industry Summit last March, one of the most popular questions we received from passionate... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Certified Hockey
October 01, 2012
Boasting a bevy of new bells and whistles, Panini America’s 2012-13 Certified Hockey will arrive in November packing four memorabilia or autograph cards in every box (with at least... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2012-13 Threads Basketball High Flyers
October 01, 2012
Now that October has officially tipped off, it’s time to start thinking about the big basketball month ahead for Panini America. For starters, there’s the highly anticipated release... [ continued ]
 
Between Some Brocks and a Card Place: The Panini America Collector Confessional
September 30, 2012
As the Hobby Marketing Manager for Panini America, I’m duty-bound — and quite honored — to bring you behind the scenes here; to inform and engage and entertain regarding anything and... [ continued ]
 
Things of Devilish Beauty: Martin Brodeur’s New Panini America Trading Cards
September 29, 2012
They say the devil’s in the details. But sometimes, the extraordinary details are in the Devil. In this case, that Devil is legendary New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur, who’s newest... [ continued ]
 
Tuskegee Airmen, U.S. War Heroes Shine in 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends Set
September 28, 2012
While the checklist of decorated Olympians, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team stars, astronauts and U.S. Presidents punctuating Panini America’s latest Americana release is quite impressive,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Prime Ties, Reggie Bush & More
September 28, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Colts QB Andrew Luck Claims Week 3 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week Honors
September 28, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on September 20-24, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
Unwrapped After Dark: Panini America and 2011-12 Dominion Hockey (Special Contest)
September 27, 2012
The fact of the matter is this: We’re so excited for the Friday release of 2011-12 Dominion Hockey that we simply couldn’t wait until tomorrow to post this historic edition of Panini... [ continued ]
 
Luck Would Have It: Panini America Shares Newest Auto Arrivals from Four Sports
September 27, 2012
Yeah, you could call Thursday a lucky day — or is that Luck-y day? — at Panini America headquarters. With sincere apologies for the extremely bad pun, you can understand my goofy giddiness... [ continued ]
 
And So It Begins: Panini America Preparing 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey Autos
September 26, 2012
The often-arduous journey to producing a predominantly hard-signed trading card release can be a grueling, obstacle-filled test of patience and production. But the payoff, both for... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 3 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
September 26, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Video: Panini America Takes Ryan Kesler’s Game-Used Stick from the Ice to the Insert
September 26, 2012
Seven months ago today, Panini America’s Alex Carbajal and Tracy Hackler embarked on a most fascinating voyage. The objective? Document every painstaking step required to transform... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Incentive to RG III Collectors in 2012 Prominence Football
September 24, 2012
When Panini America’s new 2012 Prominence Football makes its hobby debut on Wednesday, it will be bolstered by five different Rookie Cards of each of the 35 superstars who attended... [ continued ]
 
Today on the Panini America Routing Table: Previewing 2012 Absolute Football (Gallery)
September 24, 2012
As per its custom, Panini America’s fabled Routing Table was its resplendent, revealing self earlier today, what with its overflowing supply of printed-out previews for 2012 Absolute... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews the Pen Pals Insert Coming in 2012 Prime Signatures Football
September 23, 2012
Fifteen cards. Fifty-one autographs. That’s the quick math at work in the ink-addled gallery that follows previewing the vaunted Pen Pals insert coming later this season to 2012 Prime... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Behind the Scenes: Packing Out 2011-12 Dominion Hockey (Gallery)
September 22, 2012
Earlier this week, on a special midday excursion to the Panini America production facility to film the final segments for a special video project that you’ll see right here on The... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic & South Bay Sports Cards Partner for Special Blake Griffin Signing
September 21, 2012
Blake Griffin is a best-of-both-worlds kind of guy — dominating and dynamic on the court, delightful and devilishly funny off it. Obviously, you’re keenly aware of Griffin’s on-court... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Honor Denver Broncos Great Rod Smith with Special Card Set
September 21, 2012
Between his first career catch in the NFL (a scintillating 43-yard game-winner from John Elway as time expired against the Washington Redskins in 1995) and his record-setting 849th... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Nolan Ryan, Al Kaline and More
September 21, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Browns RB Trent Richardson Wins Week 2 2012 Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week
September 21, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Running back Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns is the Week 2 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 13-17,... [ continued ]
 
Is Panini America’s Dress for Success Insert the Best-Kept Secret of the NFL Season?
September 20, 2012
Panini America’s 2012 Rookies & Stars Longevity Football, the retail-oriented relative to both the hobby and standard retail versions of 2012 Rookies & Stars Football, finally made... [ continued ]
 
An Instant Classic: Panini America Collector Adam Scoggan Shares His Story
September 20, 2012
Editor’s Note: Equal parts entertaining and inspirational, the following story comes to us directly from the mind and keyboard of dedicated SoCal collector Adam Scoggan, who details... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prominence Football (Part 2)
September 19, 2012
Yesterday, we brought you part one of an exclusive first look at 2012 Prominence Football, a new addition to the Panini America NFL roster that goes live in hobby shops everywhere... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: At the Printing Facility with 2011-12 Dominion Hockey
September 19, 2012
First things first: I owe you a huge apology. I inadvertently lied to you last Sunday when I said that day’s gallery would be the final pre-release look at 2011-12 Dominion Hockey.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prominence Football (Part 1)
September 18, 2012
It’s a busier-than-normal day here at the Panini America production facility. While the Panini America hockey team is sequestered just down the hall hand-packing 2011-12 Dominion Hockey,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Partners with San Francisco 49ers for Season-Long U.S. Bank Card Set
September 18, 2012
Through the first two games of the 2012 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers have looked every bit the Super Bowl contender most preseason experts predicted they’d be. Now, thanks to... [ continued ]
 
Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 2 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)
September 18, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Teases the Stunning Debut of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (Gallery)
September 17, 2012
I could attempt to explain the print-technology wizardry that proudly permeates the upcoming release of Panini America’s 2012-13 Prizm Basketball. But instead, I’ll let the official... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sunday Showcase: A Final Pre-Release Look at 2011-12 Dominion
September 16, 2012
While hockey fans across North America cope with the seeming uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2012-13 NHL season, we here at Panini America have something to take your mind... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Saturday Showcase: You Guessed It . . . More Dominion Previews
September 15, 2012
Your kids’ athletic contests. Yard work. College football on the tube. Knocking out at least some of your honey-do list. Napping. Begrudgingly going into the office to finish what... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Dream Trip to Hoops Hall of Fame in 2012-13 Prestige Basketball
September 14, 2012
When the highly anticipated 2012-13 Prestige Basketball releases later today, it will hit store shelves with more than just a tremendous design, 100 Rookie Cards and a tantalizing... [ continued ]
 
Gallery: Panini America Previews More New Images from 2011-12 Dominion Hockey
September 14, 2012
The week-long marathon that was the 2011-12 Dominion Hockey pre-packout process is a gift that keeps on giving. After all, while Panini America’s NHL first-liners Chris Barr, Karvin... [ continued ]
 
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
September 14, 2012
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 5-10,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Dominique, D-Will and More
September 14, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Power of the Pen: Crosby, Trout and RG III Punctuate Panini America’s New Arrivals
September 13, 2012
I have seen the future of sports card collecting . . . and it is stunning. OK, what I’ve really seen — just this week — are the newest on-card autographs that have hit Panini America... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Partners with Pepsi Max for 2012 NFL Rookie of the Week Promotion
September 12, 2012
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Golden Age Baseball
September 12, 2012
The future of Panini America Baseball is about to embark on a glorious trip back in time, to the golden age of baseball collecting and a checklist that includes the likes of the Loch... [ continued ]
 
Tuesday Tease: Panini America Previews 70 New Images from 2011-12 Dominion QC
September 11, 2012
Panini America NHL brand developers Karvin Cheung and Chris Barr have spent every waking hour of the last four or five days hand-inspecting thousands of collection-making cards — one... [ continued ]
 
A Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks the First Box of 2012 Momentum Football
September 11, 2012
It’s already been a banner day for the Panini America Marketing team: Our boxes of 2012 Momentum Football arrived just before noon. So I grabbed the first box I could get my hands... [ continued ]
 
Historic Eisenhower Cards Add Star Power to 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends
September 10, 2012
Long before Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in the U.S. Army or the 34th President of the United States, he was a four-star general. And all four of those stars — quite... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins the Quality Control Process for 2011-12 Dominion Hockey
September 09, 2012
Remember a few days ago, when we previewed some of the historic Gordie Howe inclusions coming to 2011-12 Dominion Hockey? In that post, we mentioned the cool cache of images hitting... [ continued ]
 
Available Exclusively on iCollectPanini.com: Panini America Rated Rookie T-Shirts
September 08, 2012
We could debate for the rest of the weekend whether or not clothes really do make the man. But this much is inarguable: Panini America’s nostalgia-tinged Rated Rookie T-shirts absolutely... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews the Complete 2012 NFL Player of the Day Set (Gallery)
September 07, 2012
The countdown has begun. We’re now just days away from officially kicking off the Panini America 2012 NFL Player of the Day promotion in more than 550 hobby shops nationwide. The... [ continued ]
 
And Howe! Panini America Begins Prepping 2011-12 Dominion Hockey for Packout
September 07, 2012
It was 11:37 last night when the email came in — a 12-megabyte behemoth from Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr that was filled with the first glorious glimpses of 2011-12... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Heavy Dose of 2012 Elite Football
September 07, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball (64 Images)
September 06, 2012
It’s been way too long since hardcore hoops collectors have had the opportunity to collect a Prestige-branded basketball product. In fact, the last time one was released, John Wall... [ continued ]
 
Kevin Ogletree’s Top Rookie Cards Soaring to New Heights Following Giants Stunner
September 06, 2012
Many diehard Dallas Cowboys fans bemoaned the free-agent defection of wide receiver Laurent Robinson to the Jacksonville Jaguars this past offseason, apparently skeptical of the team’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, New York Daily News Team Up for 2012 NFL Sticker & Album Promo
September 05, 2012
To coincide with the start of the NFL season, Panini America’s 2012 NFL Sticker & Album Collection is set to embark on a massive month-long promotion with the New York Daily News that... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Drool Gallery: 2011-12 Prime Hockey Prime Ties (103 Images)
September 05, 2012
I have a confession to make: When I first laid eyes on the overwhelmingly unique Prime Ties insert cards from the new 2011-12 Prime Hockey, I was speechless, my tongue tied and twisted... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Momentum Football (32 New Images)
September 04, 2012
Last Friday we gave you a small taste of the gridiron greatness to come next Wednesday when Panini America releases 2012 Momentum Football. Today, we deliver a veritable buffet: 32... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Peek at 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey (Gallery)
September 04, 2012
While most of the hockey collecting universe continues to gush over the 2011-12 Prime Hockey while anticipating the upcoming 2011-12 Dominion Hockey, Panini America product development... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends (Part 2)
September 03, 2012
On Sunday we showcased just some of the many historic inclusions within Panini America’s upcoming release of 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends. Today, we’re back with a whole new batch... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends (Part 1)
September 02, 2012
Perched quietly and patiently in the back there, perhaps disguised by the considerable buzz of recent Panini America sports releases such as 2012 Prime Hockey, 2012 Rookies & Stars... [ continued ]
 
Up Close & Personal: Panini America Leaks 2012 Signature Series Baseball Images
September 01, 2012
Boasting a bold, in-their-face design that hearkens back to the halcyon days of beloved-but-bygone Studio releases, Panini America’s upcoming 2012 Signature Series Baseball aims to... [ continued ]
 
Gaining Momentum: Panini America Begins QC Process for 2012 Momentum Football
August 31, 2012
Panini America NFL brand managers Carlos Torrez and Aik Tongtharadol spent a good chunk of Thursday morning at the company printing facility overseeing the early quality-control stages... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Big Names Top New List
August 31, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Final Photo Farewell from the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
August 30, 2012
The passing of time — albeit just more than one day — has done little to diminish Panini America’s collective enthusiasm, passion and excitement for this week’s 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Limited Basketball
August 29, 2012
Limited Basketball – one of the hoops hobby’s most beloved releases — returns to the hardwood in late November with a revamped 2012-13 edition that includes a clever new technological... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Peek at 2012 Prime Signatures Football RCs
August 29, 2012
So I’m back in the Autograph Acquisitions area of Panini America HQ earlier today and I can’t help but notice the flurry of activity surrounding a slew of white boxes stacked neatly... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Day Two at the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase (Gallery)
August 28, 2012
TORONTO — Traditionally speaking, Day 2 at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase is the day. It’s when the young NHL superstars in attendance finally put on their NHL uniforms and take the ice... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Panini Black Football
August 28, 2012
In late November, Panini America will introduce a bold, new product to its already-potent 2012 NFL roster with the release of 2012 Black Football, a stunning addition to the football... [ continued ]
 
Peeking Panini America’s Autograph Haul from the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition
August 27, 2012
While Panini America captured much of the compelling photography it will use throughout the 2012-13 NBA season during last Tuesday’s 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in New York, company... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: A Live Gallery from the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
August 27, 2012
TORONTO — One week, Panini America is in New York for the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. The next, it’s Toronto and the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Indeed, there’s no rest for the weary... [ continued ]
 
A Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts the First Box of 2011-12 Prime Hockey
August 27, 2012
Man, the Panini America NHL team picked a bad week to go out of the office — not that it had much choice considering the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase is going on in Toronto right now.... [ continued ]
 
Hoops Dreams: Exploring Some Staggering Early Sales from 2012-13 NBA Hoops
August 26, 2012
So, what did a 2011-12 NBA collecting season devoid of rookie autographs do to the demand for those cards in the first 2012-13 product of the season? While that’s more of a rhetorical... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball (36 Images)
August 25, 2012
Even as the recently released 2012-13 NBA Hoops product — Panini America’s first release of the new NBA collecting season — continues its scorching performance on the secondary-market,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview Gallery: 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball (8 Must-See Images)
August 24, 2012
In early November and following one season away, Totally Certified Basketball returns to the marketplace with a reloaded 2012-13 edition that should continue to elevate the status... [ continued ]
 
Video & Gallery: Panini America’s 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot “VNR” (Part 2)
August 24, 2012
Every year in conjunction with the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, Panini America officials work closely with the future NBA stars in attendance to produce a comprehensive Video News Release... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Baseball, Hockey Headline Week
August 24, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Drool Gallery: 22 More Images from the 2011-12 Prime Hockey QC
August 23, 2012
Just in case you didn’t get your fill of 2011-12 Prime Hockey previews from the Quality Control Gallery we posted on Monday, we published a follow-up on Tuesday. Clearly, though, there’s... [ continued ]
 
Video & Gallery: Panini America’s 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot “VNR” (Part 1)
August 23, 2012
Every year in conjunction with the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, Panini America officials work closely with the future NBA stars in attendance to produce a comprehensive Video News Release... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Sweet Scenes from the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
August 22, 2012
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Hoops hysteria struck the New York Knicks’ practice facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., yesterday. Such is the case when the Panini America NBA Rookie Photo Shoot comes... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Process Continues)
August 21, 2012
You just thought you saw everything there was to see from the 2011-12 Prime Hockey QC process yesterday. The fact of the matter is that Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Prime Hockey (UPDATED IMAGES)
August 20, 2012
Hockey collectors, rejoice. The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. At this very moment, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr is at the company’s printing facility not-so-patiently... [ continued ]
 
Luck of the Draw: A $1,500 Panini America Sketch Card & Four Other Crazy Sales
August 19, 2012
Anyone who watched Indianapolis Colts rookie Andrew Luck play during his decorated college career at Stanford can attest to the undeniable artistry he brings to the quarterback position.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: A Stacked Day Two at the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition
August 18, 2012
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Things took a decidedly high-brow turn for Panini America during Friday’s second day at the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program. Such is the case when 6-10 sensation... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: The 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program (Gallery)
August 17, 2012
More than 75 of the most talented young basketball players on the planet — rookies from the last two NBA Draft classes — began gathering on the East Coast earlier this week to participate... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Magic, Megatron & More
August 17, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Highlights from the First Box of 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball
August 16, 2012
I have a confession to make: The Panini America Marketing team didn’t wait until its traditional taping of Panini Unwrapped – like we normally do — to open our first box of 2012-13... [ continued ]
 
We’ve Got Mail: Check Out Panini America’s August 15 Autograph Arrivals (28 Images)
August 15, 2012
Another day at Panini America HQ, another ink-graced batch of brilliance. Indeed, checking out the daily influx of autographs for any number of Panini America’s in-progress products... [ continued ]
 
Different By Design: Panini America Peeks 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball (Gallery)
August 15, 2012
High-end baseball collectors, know this: The 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball product that is slated to arrive in late October should not be confused with the 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball product... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Rookies & Stars Football (77 Images)
August 14, 2012
After spending most of the morning scrutinizing the contents of the 2012 Rookies & Stars Football Quality Control cases, here’s how I can best sum up the venerable product that has... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Weekend Reveal: 2012 Rookies & Stars Football Greatest Hits
August 13, 2012
Bright and early Monday morning, Panini America officials will begin packing out perennial pigskin favorite 2012 Rookies & Stars Football, the company’s fourth NFL-licensed trading... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Weekend Reveal: 2012 Rookies & Stars Statistical Standouts
August 13, 2012
Bright and early tomorrow morning, Panini America officials will begin packing out perennial pigskin favorite 2012 Rookies & Stars Football, the company’s fourth NFL-licensed trading... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Secures Exclusive Rights to One Direction; Photocards Coming in Fall
August 13, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has secured the exclusive global collectibles rights to British/Irish boy-band... [ continued ]
 
Gallery: Pre-Packout Process Continues for Panini America’s 2011-12 Prime Hockey
August 13, 2012
You can trace the considerable buzz that reverberated throughout the hockey collecting universe last week (and reverberates still today) directly back to The Knight’s Lance. Indeed,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Score Hockey (39 Must-See Images)
August 10, 2012
Here’s reason No. 3,769 why every day at Panini America is a forever-entertaining, never-a-dull-moment, white-knuckle thrill ride: Just one day after previewing 2011-12 Dominion Hockey,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Catching Up on Last Two Weeks
August 10, 2012
First things first: We apologize for missing last week’s Panini America Redemption Card Update. We had good intentions, but the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore took... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Drool Gallery: The Splendid First Look at 2011-12 Dominion Hockey
August 09, 2012
The furious late-summer days around Panini America HQ are earmarked by many things. Our new-season NFL products already are hitting mid-season stride. Our next season of NBA products... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s History-Making Mail Day Features Vin Scully’s First Autographs
August 08, 2012
We’re on the receiving end of monumental mail calls almost every day here at Panini America. Such is the case when you’re dealing with autographs and memorabilia from the greatest... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Teams with Cloutsnchara to Celebrate Site’s Fourth Annual Bash Week
August 07, 2012
Panini America has teamed with Cloutsnchara, one of Canada’s most popular and passionate sports card collecting communities, to celebrate the site’s fourth anniversary with a bang.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Adds Collectibles Industry Veteran D.J. Kazmierczak as VP of Sales
August 07, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has hired collectibles industry veteran D.J. Kazmierczak as its Vice President... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball (59 images)
August 07, 2012
Just for grins, let’s take quick inventory of all that next week’s release of 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball, the first NBA product of the new season, has in store for collectors. A... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Gallery: Panini America Initiates Pre-Packout for 2011-12 Prime Hockey
August 06, 2012
I returned to the office this morning following a whirlwind five days at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention to an email inbox overflowing with an array of stunning images... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Makes Its Mark During 2012 Induction Weekend at Pro Football Hall
August 05, 2012
CANTON, Ohio — During a weekend when most football collectors were focused intently on the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, scores of other football fans turned... [ continued ]
 
Night to Remember: Scenes from the Panini America 2012 National VIP Party
August 05, 2012
BALTIMORE — The distinguished guests entering Panini America’s VIP party Saturday in conjunction with the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention knew they were in for a special... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews 2012 NFL POD Set with Special National-Only Versions
August 04, 2012
BALTIMORE — One of the best-kept secrets at this week’s 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention was revealed Friday morning. As part of its popular week-long wrapper-redemption... [ continued ]
 
On Location: Panini America’s Friday at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention
August 04, 2012
BALTIMORE — The slowly building surge of momentum at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention turned into a full-blown frenzy Friday inside the Panini America booth, with the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Day Two at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention
August 03, 2012
BALTIMORE — Panini America’s first full day at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention was a wild and woolly affair earmarked by a massive line of anxious collectors waiting... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Honor Kobe Bryant with Special Card Set in All 2012-13 Products
August 03, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card partner of the NBA, will pay tribute to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Kicking Off the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention
August 02, 2012
BALTIMORE — Traditionally speaking, Sneak Preview Wednesday at the National Sports Collectors Convention is a day when most early visitors — primarily VIPs and Super VIPs — take a... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Employee Cards Add Rarity, Fun to National Wrapper Redemption Set
July 31, 2012
When the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention begins tomorrow in Baltimore, Panini America will give new meaning to the term “business cards.” And depending on your perspective,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Absolute Football
July 31, 2012
I realize we’re smack dab in the middle of National Sports Collectors Convention week, but all of us here at Panini America are forever mindful of what’s next. And one of the season’s... [ continued ]
 
Artistic Impressions: Top NFL Rookies Get Creative for Unique Panini America Cards
July 30, 2012
Most folks would agree that the 35 NFL players who attended May’s 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere have football down to an art form. Their real art forms, though, are every bit as interesting,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing Back Instant-Win Autos to National Wrapper Redemption
July 30, 2012
Earlier today we provided the first colorful glimpses of some of the one-of-a-kind NFL player sketch cards that will be randomly inserted via instant-win redemption into Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Ink-Color Quantities for 2012 Elite Football Rookie Inscriptions
July 29, 2012
One of the most-asked questions in the football-card world since the release of 2012 Elite Football earlier this week goes something like this: “When will Panini America release the... [ continued ]
 
Unassisted Triple Play: One Man, One Box & One Unbelievably Good Time (Gallery)
July 28, 2012
Kids (of all ages), buckle up. Baseball cards are about to get a whole lot more fun . . . and informative . . . and sticky . . . and puzzling . . . and practical . . . and colorful... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Pre-Ink Peek at the Peerless Patches in 2011-12 Dominion
July 27, 2012
Let’s be honest: There’s never a bad time to preview a product like 2011-12 Dominion Hockey. So even though it’s still a ways out on the release calendar with 2011-12 Prime Hockey... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Hockey Steals the Show
July 27, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
PPI Special Report: Early Earnings Strong for 2011-12 Limited Basketball (Gallery)
July 26, 2012
To say the Panini America NBA Product Development team has been busy is an understatement. NBA Brand Managers David Porter and Keith Hower have put together a downright stellar run... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Readies Official 2012 NFL Sticker & Album Collection for Kickoff
July 26, 2012
Panini America, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectibles and the official trading card and sticker manufacturer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has announced... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Baseball Fan Rick Hutnak Shares Some Contenders to Remember
July 26, 2012
The second we saw Rick Hutnak’s Tweet trumpeting his rather impressive collection of 2011 Contenders Baseball autographs, we knew we had to dig deeper into the collecting habits of... [ continued ]
 
2012 Elite Football & the Panini Unwrapped Episode You Don’t Want to Miss
July 25, 2012
Collectors, rejoice! The day has arrived. 2012 Elite Football launches today, packing acetate Rookie Inscriptions autographs, must-chase Rookie Cards of the top NFL newcomers, some... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Pro Football Hall of Fame Announce Long-Term Extension
July 25, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced on Wednesday that it has reached a long-term agreement with the Pro Football Hall of Fame,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks the Memorabilia and Autograph Cards Headed to 2012 National
July 25, 2012
One week from right now, the 2012 edition of hobby heaven on earth known as the National Sports Collectors Convention will open its Baltimore Convention Center doors, kicking off five... [ continued ]
 
A Gallery Documenting Multisport Madness at the Panini America Printing Facility
July 24, 2012
2011-12 Prime Hockey. 2011-12 Dominion Hockey. 2012 Score Football Team Sets. 2012 Triple Play Baseball. Panini America’s 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper-redemption... [ continued ]
 
Base-Set Veteran Variations Add Chase to 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball
July 24, 2012
As the golden glow surrounding last week’s release of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball continues to enchant collectors, astute set-builders and curious player collectors alike by now... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils Complete Details of its 2012 National Wrapper Redemption Set
July 23, 2012
Following a few solid weeks of collector speculation and buzz-generating buildup, Panini America finally is ready to announce complete details surrounding the showstopping wrapper-redemption... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks “Cracked Ice” from 2012 National Wrapper-Redemption Set
July 22, 2012
Two weeks from today, the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention will — sadly — be winding down its final hours. But Panini America is just getting started. Throughout this special... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday Part 2: The 2012 National Team Colors Insert
July 22, 2012
Two weeks from today, the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention will — sadly — be winding down its final hours. But Panini America is just getting started. Throughout this special... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday Part 3: Inserts Coming to the 2012 National Set
July 22, 2012
Two weeks from today, the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention will — sadly — be winding down its final hours. But Panini America is just getting started. Throughout this special... [ continued ]
 
Rookie Here, Rookie Here: Panini America Teases 2012-13 NBA Hoops Rookie Impact
July 21, 2012
In a groundbreaking — history-making, even — development that most collectors will agree is long overdue, the top rookies from the 2011-12 NBA season will finally appear in uniform... [ continued ]
 
Collector Confesses His Pig-Headed Passion for 1995 Playoff Contenders Hog Heavens
July 20, 2012
I apologize if you had to hear about it on a now-deleted message board thread. Alas, that doesn’t make it any less true. I’m a collector. I have been since 1977. And over the weekend,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Quick, Kobe, Shaq, Deion & More
July 20, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
A Must-See Pre-Ink Peek: 2011-12 Dominion Hockey Rookie Card Variations (Gallery)
July 19, 2012
It’s coming. 2011-12 Dominion Hockey — the high-end juggernaut that’s easily one of the most anticipated products of the entire 2011-12 season — will be here before you know it. (The... [ continued ]
 
Package Deal: Panini America to Deliver 1/1 Packaging Printing Plates to the National
July 19, 2012
While the collecting world anxiously awaits complete details on Panini America’s wrapper-redemption program for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention (which will be revealed... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Exclusive VIP Event will Reward National’s Biggest Breakers
July 18, 2012
On Saturday night during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Panini America will treat 50 elite collectors to an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience.... [ continued ]
 
2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball Stars in a Gold-Digging Edition of Panini Unwrapped
July 18, 2012
First things first: Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower mined some high-quality hits from the two boxes of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball featured in this special episode... [ continued ]
 
We’ve Got Mail: Panini America Peeks New 2011-12 Prime Hockey Autograph Arrivals
July 17, 2012
The splendid sojourn toward prepping 2011-12 Prime Hockey for packout continues in earnest during these dog days of summer as on-card autographs for the debut release continue hitting... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Elite Football (80 Must-See Images)
July 16, 2012
These are heady times indeed if you’re a Panini America NFL collector. While 2012 Prestige Football continues to set hobby shops and online auction sites ablaze, the fun-for-all-ages... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Collector Aaron Mitchell & His Freshman Orientation Project
July 15, 2012
In this edition of the Panini America Personal Collection Spotlight, Florida resident and Michigan native Aaron Mitchell describes, in his own words, how he came to complete the 2010... [ continued ]
 
A Blast from the Past: 2012 Score Football’s Rookie Card Flashback Insert (Gallery)
July 14, 2012
Score Football exploded into the collecting conscious back in 1989 with a monumental maiden voyage still considered by experts to be one of the most influential trading card sets of... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Registration for the 2012 NFL Player of the Day Promotion
July 13, 2012
Registration for the most successful hobby shop promotion in the industry kicked off this week as more than 500 hobby shops across North America received invitations to participate... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Prime Signatures Football Receiving an Upgrade for 2012 Season
July 13, 2012
Panini America’s bold reintroduction of the Prime Signatures Football brand will enter its second season when the 2012 edition releases in early October, this time packing some exciting... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Pippen, Willis & More
July 13, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball (80 Pics)
July 11, 2012
Gilded. Gifted. Lustrous. Splendid. Resplendent. Aurulent. Dazzling. Sparkling. Stunning. Go ahead, pick any superlative you can think of to describe the precious-metal mojo that is... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Pays All-Star Tribute to the Superstar Signers of 2012 Cooperstown
July 10, 2012
As the baseball world fixes a romantic gaze on tonight’s annual midsummer classic in Kansas City, the folks inside Panini America HQ have been privy to a galaxy’s worth of of All-Stars... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Roll Out Live Redemption Trade-Up Program at the 2012 National
July 10, 2012
Panini America officials on Tuesday announced that the company will introduce a groundbreaking Live Redemption Trade-Up program during next month’s 2012 National Sports Collectors... [ continued ]
 
How’d Panini America Do That? Production Line Video Details Laser-Cutting Process.
July 09, 2012
On Friday we brought you 28 revealing images from our fabulous field trip last week to the Panini America printing facility. Today, we do you one better with captivating video footage... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils 2012 National VIP Plans, Keeps Two Cards a Mystery
July 09, 2012
Panini America officials on Monday afternoon unveiled the details surrounding a special six-card set that will be distributed to registered VIPs later this month in Baltimore at the... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Score Football (50 Must-See Images)
July 09, 2012
The release of Score Football is an annual rite of pigskin passage, a fun-for-all-ages football release that signifies for countless collectors every year the start of a new collecting... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers a Glimpse at 2011-12 Prime Hockey’s Genuine Marks Insert
July 08, 2012
The pure, unadulterated beauty of the 2011-12 Prime Hockey previews we’ve brought you so far has been, by most accounts, simply breathtaking. Let’ see, there was the two-part peek... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews More Fun from the Upcoming 2012 Triple Play Baseball
July 07, 2012
Just when you think no one makes really fun, truly affordable, kid-at-heart friendly baseball card sets anymore, well, Panini America does. And when we say that 2012 Triple Play Baseball... [ continued ]
 
Packing a Punch: Recalling Panini America’s Historic Foray Into MMA Trading Cards
July 06, 2012
Every few Saturday nights I retire to an undisclosed location to watch the fastest-growing sport in the world. And as mixed-martial arts continues its ascent into the mainstream with... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Gallery: 28 Random Scenes from the Panini America Printing Facility
July 06, 2012
For the first time in a long time I ventured across town to the Panini America printing facility this morning — essentially celebrating my second holiday in the span of three days.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Ovechkin, Malkin, Amar’e & More
July 06, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
PPI Special Report: NBA Hoops Autograph SPs Set Off Post-Fourth Fireworks
July 05, 2012
It’s been awhile since the Panini Price Index has made an appearance. Since our last report, there has been considerable buzz surrounding the announcement of short print autographs... [ continued ]
 
Materialistic: More Game-Worn Greatness Coming to 2011-12 Limited Basketball
July 05, 2012
As the countdown to tomorrow’s official release of 2011-12 Limited Basketball enters its goose-bumpy final hours, collector excitement for the product is palpable. And if you don’t... [ continued ]
 
Hall’s Hallowed Vets Honored with Patriotic Insert in 2012 Cooperstown Baseball
July 04, 2012
As Americans from coast to coast take time today to celebrate the Fourth of July (with food, family, fireworks, fun and perhaps even a few fastballs), we thought now was the perfect... [ continued ]
 
Ink Colors Inject Chase to Panini America’s 2012 Elite Football Inscriptions Insert
July 03, 2012
Outside of Panini America’s ballyhooed Rated Rookie T-shirts that debuted during the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in late May, the biggest revelation from that weekend likely was the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews the Memorabilia Majesty of 2011-12 Limited Basketball
July 03, 2012
We’re still a few days away from Friday’s release of 2011-12 Limited Basketball, which means we have loads of time left to preview some of the unadulterated brilliance of the product’s... [ continued ]
 
2012 Prestige Football: Nine Nasty Sales and One Insane Asking Price (Must-See Gallery)
July 02, 2012
In the few days since Panini America’s 2012 Prestige Football went live, one thing is certain. The product is more than living up to pre-release hype. The first 2012 NFL product on... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Reveals List of Autograph SPs Found in 2011-12 Titanium Hockey
July 02, 2012
Now that 2011-12 Titanium Hockey has had a chance to marinate on the market for a couple of weeks (and become one of the most popular products of the NHL collecting season so far in... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Primo Penmanship Coming to 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Gallery)
July 01, 2012
Up to this point, the intense sense of anticipation that has developed for Panini America’s upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey has almost everything to do with the unparalleled selection... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Collector Ryan Schear & His Abundant Raymond Berry Collection
June 30, 2012
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to get to know collector Ryan Schear on a personal level and I’ve enjoyed hearing about his many collecting pursuits as he’s made the trek from... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Signature Series Baseball
June 29, 2012
In late August, Panini America will begin a sure-to-be-celebrated new chapter in its MLBPA-licensed trading card story with the updated reintroduction of a trading card classic: 2012... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2012 Gridiron Football
June 29, 2012
For starters, know this: That headline up top is not a typo. We didn’t inadvertently and inexplicably forget to use the word “Gear” next to the word “Gridiron” there. Clearly, Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Passing the Torch, RNH & More
June 29, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2011-12 Dominion Hockey
June 28, 2012
Given last season’s highly decorated debut of Dominion Hockey as the newest super-premium superstar on the sports collectibles landscape, it would be no stretch at all to call 2011-12... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Honors Eric LeGrand with Special Card in 2012 Prestige Football
June 27, 2012
When Panini America’s 2012 Prestige Football releases later this week, it will do so packing the first officially licensed Rookie Cards of more than 100 players featured in their NFL... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2012 Certified Football
June 27, 2012
Yes, I understand that the buzz surrounding the just-arriving 2012 Prestige Football has reached a fever pitch and that excitement for the Prestige brand is literally at an all-time... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Limited Basketball (44 Pics)
June 27, 2012
In honor of tomorrow night’s 2012 NBA Draft (and in honor of the the unmistakably exciting fact that the product releases one week from today), we thought the time was right to bring... [ continued ]
 
Brad Ziegler, J.J. Putz & Justin Bieber Find Common Ground in Panini America Card
June 26, 2012
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler accomplished quite a lot during his visit to Panini America HQ a few weeks ago. He toured the facility, opened some product with his father... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Exclusive Agreements with Seven Top 2012 NBA Draft Prospects
June 26, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive and official trading card manufacturer of the NBA, announced today that it has reached... [ continued ]
 
52-Card Pickup: A Massive Gallery Detailing Andy Dalton’s 2012 Prestige Football Break
June 26, 2012
Earlier today, we posted a special world premiere episode of Panini Unwrapped co-starring Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl quarterback Andy Dalton and 2012 Prestige Football. To be sure,... [ continued ]
 
Paninini America NHL Draft Wrap: Massive Gallery Finishes Off Successful Weekend
June 25, 2012
PITTSBURGH – The 2012 NHL Draft might be over, but that doesn’t mean Panini America is finished giving you exclusive coverage of the event. Panini America officials closed the curtain... [ continued ]
 
Aftermath: One Week Later, Panini America Father’s Day Cards Still Buzzing (Gallery)
June 24, 2012
One week ago today, hobby shops across the country were filled with a Father’s Day buzz the likes of which the collectibles industry has rarely, if ever, seen before. The subsequent... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Putting a Nail in Night One of the 2012 NHL Draft
June 23, 2012
PITTSBURGH — In what’s becoming an annual tradition, Panini America officials spent another late first night at the NHL Draft. This year, Panini America captured photos and autographs... [ continued ]
 
Local Hobby Shops and iCollectPanini.com Offer Exclusive Cards Honoring NHL Draft
June 23, 2012
The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angles Kings selected Nick Ebert with the last pick of the 2012 NHL Draft on Saturday afternoon, NHL fans emptied the CONSOL Energy Center in anticipation... [ continued ]
 
Can’t Make it to the 2012 NHL Draft? Then iCollectPanini.com is Bringing it to You.
June 22, 2012
Panini America has joined the rest of the hockey world in turning its attention to Pittsburgh and the 2012 NHL Draft that begins tonight. We’re now just hours away from being introduced... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Hall of Fame-Focused 2012 Cooperstown Baseball Begins to Take Shape
June 22, 2012
It’s been awhile since we first previewed 2012 Cooperstown Baseball here on The Knight’s Lance. But in the five weeks or so since that initial sneak peek, the Hall of Fame-focused... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Rebatches, Replacements & More
June 22, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prestige Football (68 Must-See Pics)
June 21, 2012
Maybe it’s because 2012 Prestige Football is releasing about a month later than usual. Maybe it’s because 2012 Prestige Football will include the industry’s first licensed 2012 Rookie... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2012-13 Score Hockey
June 20, 2012
The good news: Score Hockey returns for the new season in August to once again provide the best bang for a buck in the hockey collecting universe. The better news: That bang will be... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Threads Basketball
June 20, 2012
As the abbreviated 2011-12 NBA season draws to a close with one of the most riveting NBA Finals in recent memory, Panini America has steadily kept one eye on returning to a full, Rookie... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Pre-Autograph Preview: 2011-12 Prime Hockey Prime Rookies
June 18, 2012
It’s always a little like Christmas morning around Panini America HQ when the first batch of Rookie Cards for a particular product arrive fresh from the printing facility. But that... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Presents Must-See Scenes & Memories from Father’s Day 2012
June 17, 2012
On a day when collectors across the country are celebrating the greatness of their dads, we here at Panini America join you all in wishing you all a wonderful Father’s Day. Our special... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Rookie Anthology Hockey (74 Pics)
June 15, 2012
Man, what a week. In one of the craziest four-day stretches in Panini America history, we’ve seen the buzz and excitement surrounding our 2012 Father’s Day promotion intensify by... [ continued ]
 
Massive Gallery: Panini America Previews 2012 Father’s Day Autograph Inclusions
June 14, 2012
Let’s see, so far in our continuing series of preview galleries detailing the most meaningful aspects of this weekend’s 2012 Panini America Father’s Day set, we’ve covered a fair amount... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Brings Father’s Day Frenzy Online with iCollectPanini.com Promotion
June 14, 2012
The phenomenon known as the Panini America’s Father’s Day promotion continues to gain serious momentum in these final hours leading up to, well, Father’s Day. In fact, excitement surrounding... [ continued ]
 
Father’s Day Cards: Share Your Memories with Panini America & You Could Win!
June 14, 2012
If you’re reading The Knight’s Lance right now, chances are good that you’re a collector. And if you’re a collector, you’ve got them. Oh, how you’ve got them — those heartwarming,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares List of Hobby Shops Participating in Father’s Day Promotion
June 12, 2012
One of the most-asked questions we’ve received at Panini America HQ in the last week or so is, “When are you going to post the list of hobby shops participating in the 2012 Father’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Brings Footballs from NFL’s 9-11 Tribute Games to Father’s Day Promo
June 12, 2012
The opening weekend of the 2011 NFL season was more special and emotional than normal. It was a weekend full of patriotism and reflection, a weekend when the league and its players... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Interviews Denver Broncos Rookie Quarterback Brock Osweiler
June 11, 2012
The countdown to 2012 Prestige Football begins in earnest . . . now. Last month during the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha took turns sitting... [ continued ]
 
Updated: The Official Panini America UEFA Euro 2012 “Man of the Match” Tracker
June 11, 2012
Panini America on Friday launched its UEFA Euro 2012 “Man of the Match” tracker highlighting the individual superstars who shine the brightest in one of the most important and prestigious... [ continued ]
 
Panini America 2012 Father’s Day Preview: Rookie-Themed Memorabilia Inserts
June 11, 2012
As the countdown continues toward this weekend’s highly anticipated 2012 Panini America Father’s Day promotion, our preview gallery today focuses on a handful of the set’s rookie-themed... [ continued ]
 
Memorabilia Used During 2011 NBA Finals Highlights Panini America Father’s Day Set
June 10, 2012
Our continuing series of must-see previews highlighting the key elements of next week’s Panini America Father’s Day promotion takes a decidedly championship twist today. With the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Scarce “Cracked Ice” Parallels in Upcoming Father’s Day Set
June 09, 2012
Out of all the images we previewed yesterday from Panini America’s upcoming Father’s Day promotion set, perhaps none created as much buzz from a pure wow-factor technology perspective... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Stunning Preview of Next Week’s Father’s Day Promotion Set
June 08, 2012
If you’re either not following the Panini America Twitter account (shame on you!) or simply weren’t paying attention to it yesterday (shame on you!), you missed a white-knuckled, edge-of-your-seat,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Nicks, Bush, Baldwin & More
June 08, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Launches the Official UEFA Euro 2012 “Man of the Match” Tracker
June 08, 2012
Panini America on Friday launched its UEFA Euro 2012 “Man of the Match” tracker highlighting the individual superstars who shine the brightest in one of the most important and prestigious... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Winner Spends Memorable Day with Canucks Keeper Cory Schneider
June 07, 2012
Now that is how you spend a day with an NHL player. As the grand prize winner in Panini America’s 2012 NHL Player of the Day promotion, Boston-area collector David Almeida earned... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Gallery: New On-Card Autographs Hitting Panini America HQ This Week
June 06, 2012
The ink-intensive buildup to Panini America’s forthcoming releases of 2011-12 Rookie Anthology Hockey, 2011-12 Limited Basketball and 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball continues unimpeded... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball
June 05, 2012
The nontraditional nature of Panini America’s 2011-12 NBA collecting season — with its limited product roster and RC-less releases that accompanied the shortened season — is swiftly... [ continued ]
 
Prime Examples: The Hand-Picked Patches Headed to 2011-12 Prime Hockey (Gallery)
June 05, 2012
Contrary to what some New Jersey Devils fans may believe, the image above is in no way intended to serve as an editorial comment regarding how the Los Angeles Kings have sliced and... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Insert Inspection: 2012 Prestige Football Draft Day Materials
June 04, 2012
Long before Andrew Luck slipped into his full NFL uniform for the first time a few weeks ago at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, he’d already made history with a different jersey. The... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Collector Brett Saint All In on Aussie Countryman Andrew Bogut
June 03, 2012
Today, The Knight’s Lance continues its ongoing series profiling the top Panini America collectors in the world with a heartfelt piece from Brett Saint, another of our Australian mates... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Routing Table Confidential: Peeking 2011-12 Prime & Dominion Hockey
June 02, 2012
Every product that Panini America creates — even those as rich, decadent, high-end and hubbub-inducing as the upcoming 2011-12 Prime Hockey and 2011-12 Dominion Hockey — first begin... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Magic, Bird, Durant & More
June 01, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Tim Tebow Gets His Own 15-card Insert Set in the Upcoming 2012 Prestige Football
May 31, 2012
Tim Tebow’s Twitter-breaking migration from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets this offseason has simply reaffirmed the undeniable truth that Tebow remains one of the most polarizing... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks 2012-13 NBA Hoops & Its Massive Double Rookie Card Crop
May 31, 2012
As the 2011-12 NBA season enters its final, championship-clinching weeks, last night’s NBA Draft Lottery selection process unofficially signaled the international basketball focus... [ continued ]
 
Boston-Area Collector David Almeida Wins Panini NHL Player of the Day Sweepstakes
May 30, 2012
David Almeida, an avid NHL trading card collector from Southbridge, Mass., turned one lucky pack of Panini America NHL trading cards into one fantastic grand prize: The chance for... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Releases the List of Hockey SSPs for 2011-12 Elite, 2011-12 Contenders
May 30, 2012
Over the course of the last few weeks we’ve brought you the list of short prints found in both 2011-12 Elite Hockey and 2011-12 Contenders Hockey. What we haven’t unveiled up to this... [ continued ]
 
Autos Correct: Panini America Peeks New Arrivals for Upcoming Hockey, Hoops Sets
May 30, 2012
The hits just keep on coming to the Panini America Acquisitions department. Over Memorial Day weekend we showed the first glimpses of new on-card autograph arrivals for both 2011-12... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, 2012-13 NBA Hoops Set to Shine in Majesco’s NBA Baller Beats
May 29, 2012
Majesco Entertainment Company, publisher of the highly anticipated and innovative basketball video game NBA Baller Beats, is teaming up with two world-renown basketball brands whose... [ continued ]
 
Demystifying Panini America’s 2011-12 NBA Dual Rookie Redemption Programs
May 29, 2012
Almost since the day it was announced more than five months ago, Panini America’s decision to include a unique Dual Rookie Redemption program in three of its 2011-12 NBA products has... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks the Elements Insert from the Upcoming 2012 Father’s Day Set
May 28, 2012
Yesterday over on the Panini America Facebook page, we polled folks to see what they would most like to see today on The Knight’s Lance: A preview of the 15-card Tim Tebow insert set... [ continued ]
 
A Memorial Day Spotlight: Panini America Collector SSG James D. Sevier III
May 28, 2012
My first correspondence with U.S. Army Staff Sergeant James D. Sevier III came in late January via email. He contacted me to inquire about a redemption he’d been waiting on for quite... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Routing Table Previews the Unique, Fun 2012 Triple Play Baseball
May 27, 2012
My name is Tracy Hackler. I am 42 years old. And I have a confession to make: I love 2012 Triple Play Baseball. I know this illustrated, animated tribute to baseball’s best players... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: The First Golden Glimpses of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball
May 26, 2012
Yesterday we shared with you a 22-card gallery showcasing the first on-card autographs that have arrived for the upcoming 2011-12 Limited Basketball. Today, we’re shifting into precious-medal... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Drool Gallery: Peeking 2011-12 Limited Basketball’s Early Arrivals
May 25, 2012
As the 2012 NBA Playoffs carom quickly into the Conference Finals, hoops activity inside Panini America headquarters is heating up at a similar clip. In the last few days, we’ve been... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Dirk, Durant, Blake & More
May 25, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Prominence Football
May 24, 2012
Just one day after announcing the triumphant return of Momentum to its football portfolio following more than a decade away, Panini America is ready to release yet one more bombshell... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Video & Gallery: Panini America’s 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere “VNR”
May 24, 2012
Every year in conjunction with the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Panini America officials work closely with the future NFL stars in attendance to produce a comprehensive Video News Release... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Brings Black Friday Magic to Special Father’s Day Hobby Shop Promotion
May 23, 2012
Last November, Panini America officials brought — for the first time ever — the frenzy, excitement, energy and unbridled spending power of Black Friday to hobby shops across the country... [ continued ]
 
Breaking News: Panini America is Bringing Momentum Back to the Gridiron (Preview)
May 23, 2012
The “Momentum” product name hasn’t been a viable part of the collecting lexicon since the start of the millennium. But that will change in a monumental way in late July when Panini... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Titanium Hockey (51 Sweet Images)
May 22, 2012
After seven long seasons away, the venerable Titanium brand will return to the ice with Panini America’s early-June release of 2011-12 Titanium Hockey, a re-imagined tribute to the... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Rookies & Stars Football
May 21, 2012
So much has changed in the collectibles hobby since the Rookies & Stars brand first burst onto the football landscape way back in 1998. To be sure, the product has undergone many changes,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwraps 2011-12 Contenders Hockey (and Reveals the Short Print List, Too)
May 21, 2012
In this history-making edition of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America Assistant NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr makes his long-awaited Unwrapped debut alongside trusty veteran Scott Prusha.... [ continued ]
 
How You Can Win During Panini America’s Recap of the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere
May 21, 2012
If you missed any of this weekend’s wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere right here on The Knight’s Lance, well, you missed a lot. So just in case you did, we’ve... [ continued ]
 
Must-See: Panini America’s Biggest Weekly Redemption Card Update Yet
May 20, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Day Two at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere (30 Images)
May 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES — The Panini America team was at its multitasking best Thursday during the second day of the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. While much of the remained at the host hotel for... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Day 3 at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere (40 Images)
May 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES — The cavalcade of football’s newest trading card superstars continued Friday for Panini America at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, kicking off bright and early with a... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Action-Packed Saturday at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere (Gallery)
May 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Simply, there’s no other day on the trading card calendar quite like Saturday at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere. It’s a star-studded dress rehearsal with the NFL’s top rookies... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Recaps a Busy First Day at the 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere
May 17, 2012
LOS ANGELES — The 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere kicked off in earnest Wednesday afternoon as the brightest young stars in the NFL began descending upon Los Angeles for one of the... [ continued ]
 
Revealed: Panini America Identifies List of 2011-12 Elite Hockey Autographed SPs
May 16, 2012
Judging by the amount of requests flooding The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America Facebook and Twitter feeds in recent weeks, inquiring collecting minds want to know: “When is Panini... [ continued ]
 
Robert Griffin III, Panini America Preview the 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere
May 15, 2012
The annual NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere is nothing less than one of the most pivotal events on the trading card calendar every year — and the 2012 edition is upon us. A dedicated Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2012 Elite Football
May 15, 2012
Elite Football, one of the trading card world’s most endearing mid-level football products, will return for the 2012 NFL season just after the Fourth of July packing a whole new supply... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012 Cooperstown Baseball
May 14, 2012
In February, Panini America inked a multiyear trading card agreement with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Almost immediately after that announcement, company officials... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Releases Checklist for the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo Redemption
May 13, 2012
Thousands of Canada’s most passionate collectors descended upon the Toronto International Centre last weekend to take part in the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo and, more specifically, the... [ continued ]
 
Totally Sweet: Appreciating Daniel Rovin’s Rocking Panini America Hoops Collection
May 12, 2012
Say this about New York collector Daniel Rovin: The guy sure knows how to command your attention. Among the most arresting collecting revelations Rovin (on the right in the above... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2012 Score Football
May 11, 2012
More than two decades after its legendary beginning in 1989, Score Football remains, simply, the most football card fun you can have for a buck. And when 2012 Score Football returns... [ continued ]
 
She’s the Boss: Alyssa Milano Rookie Cards Bring Rare Beauty to Panini America Sets
May 11, 2012
Beloved actor. Avid sports fan. Must-read blogger. Twitter titan. Heartwarming philanthropist. Proud mom. Fashion mogul and entrepreneur with her own “Touch” sports clothing line.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: All Four Sports & Alyssa Milano!
May 11, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America QC Gallery & Checklist: 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball
May 10, 2012
It’s tough to put a finger on how best to describe Panini America’s new 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball until you — literally — put a finger on it. After all, no matter how revealing... [ continued ]
 
Golden Glimpses: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball
May 09, 2012
With all of its precious-metal might, 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball erupted onto the trading card landscape last season with a shining display of gilded guile that featured, among... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Contenders Hockey (59 Images)
May 09, 2012
While most of the Panini America NHL team spent last week in Toronto redeeming wrappers and otherwise fanning the flames of the scorching 2011-12 Elite Hockey release at the 2012 Toronto... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Farewell from the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo (Gallery)
May 07, 2012
TORONTO — The 2012 Toronto Spring Expo came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon with similar results to those of the three most recent Expos held at the Toronto International Centre:... [ continued ]
 
Pull of a Lifetime: Lucky Collector Unearths Historic “Four Horsemen” Booklet Card
May 07, 2012
Admittedly, Boston-area collector Dave Damphousse was only stopping by Batter Up Sports Cards in Tewksbury, Mass., on Saturday afternoon to pick up a display case for the foul-tip... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Scenes from Day Two at the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo
May 06, 2012
TORONTO — During Saturday’s second day of the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo, Panini America officials enjoyed another pack-busting, collector-engaging, wrapper-redeeming kind of day full... [ continued ]
 
Panini America PC Spotlight: The Stunning Steelers Stash of Johnny Angelis (Gallery)
May 06, 2012
When it came to profiling the collecting exploits New Mexico’s Johnny Angelis, we first had to narrow your focus. Clearly, his passion is quite profound. We could’ve focused on his... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Scenes from Day One at the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo
May 05, 2012
TORONTO — Several familiar sights marked Friday’s first day at the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo inside the Panini America booth: Overflow crowds, unmatched buzz, hits aplenty, smiling... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Takes the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo Wrapper Redemption Virtual
May 05, 2012
Once again, iCollectPanini will offer collectors who can’t make it to Canada for this week’s 2012 Toronto Spring Expo, the opportunity to join the wrapper redemption fun from home. Starting... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Larry Bird, Alex Ovechkin & More
May 04, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Feel-Good Story: The Tangible Difference of 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball (Gallery)
May 04, 2012
Remember last weekend, when The Knight’s Lance previewed digital images of the captivating Fireworks and Raining 3s inserts that will begin packing out inside Panini America’s 2011-12... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Announces Agreement with the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks
May 03, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed a multi-year marketing... [ continued ]
 
Unannounced USA Baseball Content Leads to Surprise Pulls in 2011 Limited Baseball
May 02, 2012
Premature product breakers in Taiwan on Tuesday night discovered something that many American collectors will find out for themselves firsthand today: 2011 Limited Baseball includes... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Begins Pre-Sell Process for Euro 2012 Sticker & Album Collection
May 01, 2012
Although the highly anticipated UEFA Euro 2012 soccer tournament doesn’t officially begin until June 8, passionate fans and collectors can get in on the excitement early next month... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Trading Card Deal with Redskins Rookie Star Robert Griffin III
May 01, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached a trading card agreement with Washington Redskins quarterback... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Teases Base-Set Variations for 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball
April 30, 2012
Add this to the list of throwback thrills slated to permeate 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball when it releases on May 16: Short-printed base-set variations — sure to be among the... [ continued ]
 
NBA’s Sharpest Shooters Shine in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball’s “Raining 3s”
April 29, 2012
Yesterday, in honor of the 2012 NBA Playoffs tipping off, we brought you an exclusive sneak peek of the scorching Fireworks insert coming in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball. Today,... [ continued ]
 
Scorching: Panini America Peeks Fireworks Insert in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball
April 28, 2012
With the 2012 NBA Playoffs set to begin today, it’s obvious that things are about to heat up in arenas across the league. But it’s getting hot inside Panini America HQ right about... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Reveals Grand Show Plans for the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo (Gallery)
April 27, 2012
One week from today, thousands of Canada’s most passionate collectors will descend upon the Toronto International Centre to take part in the divine three-day showcase known as the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Starling, Plates & Patches, More
April 27, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America 2012 NFL Draft Contest: Correctly Guess the Top 10, Win Hot Cards
April 26, 2012
After months of speculation, trade rumors, combine sensations and some of the most exciting athletes on the planet jockeying to improve their NFL futures, the 2012 NFL Draft is finally... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Real-Time Rookie Card Reveal: Top Picks of the 2012 NFL Draft
April 26, 2012
Thirty-two different times tonight during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, league commissioner Roger Goodell will call out a name and make a dream come true for one of the most... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Limited Baseball (62 Must-See Images)
April 25, 2012
The Panini America Baseball team started its week off right Monday morning by overseeing the final stages of packout for 2011 Limited Baseball, a diversely appealing product that includes... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews the Official UEFA Euro 2012 Sticker & Album Collection
April 25, 2012
Beginning June 8 in Poland and the Ukraine, 16 teams will vie for the coveted UEFA Euro 2012 championship and the automatic entry into the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup that comes with... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Sneak Peek at New 2011-12 Rookie Anthology Hockey (Gallery)
April 24, 2012
True to its name, Panini America’s upcoming 2011-12 Rookie Anthology Hockey product pays tribute to this season’s most spectacular NHL rookie performers with an updated and compelling... [ continued ]
 
Breaking News: Panini America Announces Long-Term Agreement with NFL, NFLPA
April 23, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached a long-term agreement with the National Football League and the... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2012 Prestige Football
April 23, 2012
Panini America officials made sports business headlines earlier today by announcing that the company has inked new long-term agreements with the NFL and NFL PLAYERS. With that big... [ continued ]
 
Keeping Score: The Passionate Pursuit of Pennsylvania Collector Ken Wagner
April 22, 2012
First things first: I’ve been sitting on this Panini America Personal Collection Spotlight entry from Pennsylvania collector Ken Wagner for more than a year. I had the best of intentions... [ continued ]
 
Video & Gallery: The Panini America Team Quality Controls 2011-12 Elite Hockey
April 21, 2012
It was an all-hands-on-deck kind of afternoon Friday inside the Panini America Production Department conference room as Karvin Cheung, Chris Barr, Alex Carbajal, Tim Trout, Joe Reyes... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Redemption Update for April 20, 2012: Beaubois, Wall and More
April 20, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: Fun, Affordability at the Heart of 2012 Triple Play Baseball (Gallery)
April 19, 2012
Panini America will take the term “bang for a buck” to collectible new heights in July with the triumphant return of Triple Play Baseball to the hobby for the first time since 1994.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Video Diary & Gallery: Ohio Collector Nick Gauder Meets Kobe Bryant
April 18, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Ohio collector Nick Gauder inadvertently created a firestorm of controversy last week when he admitted to Beckett.com that he passed on an offer of $20,000 for the Golden... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks New 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends (Six Must-See Images)
April 17, 2012
Panini America officials revealed today that they will go back to a more traditional pack configuration for 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends — the next installment of the company’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2011-12 Prime Hockey
April 17, 2012
The industry’s first game-worn hockey helmet decal cards? Check. The industry’s first hockey sweater lace cards? Check. One Rookie Auto Quad card numbered to 199 or less, one multi-memorabilia... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Addresses Printing Error in 2011 National Treasures Football Insert
April 16, 2012
Panini America officials on Monday announced that the company will honor up to 97 error cards from the 2011 National Treasures Football Pro Bowl Letterman insert that inadvertently... [ continued ]
 
Teen Collector Mitchell Kennedy Turns His Passion for Sports Cards into Charity
April 16, 2012
It started, simply enough, as a way for 15-year-old collector Mitchell Kennedy to streamline his sports card collection. In the four months since, Kennedy’s housecleaning efforts have... [ continued ]
 
Newest Hockey Arrivals Provide Answers to the Panini America Autograph Contest
April 14, 2012
In this special, multi-faceted Saturday-morning post, Panini America officials will unveil some of the sweetest new arrivals coming soon to their roster of NHL products (most notably... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Drool Gallery: The 92-Card Molson Canadian Stanley Cup Collection
April 13, 2012
As if of-age Canadian hockey fans didn’t already have enough tasty reasons to pick up considerable quantities of Molson Canadian products, were about to give you 92 more. The gallery... [ continued ]
 
Panini America is in the Cards for Massive Molson Canadian Stanley Cup Promotion
April 12, 2012
Hockey cards, the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Canada’s favorite beer. While that dreamy combination may seem simply too good to be true, it’s the very essence of a massive, multi-platform... [ continued ]
 
2011-12 Past & Present Basketball Begins to Take Shape: A Panini America Mini Gallery
April 12, 2012
Strolling down the aisle in the Panini America production department earlier this week, I was struck by a vibrantly-hued uncut sheet of throwback bliss standing guard next to Production... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Redemption Card Update: Rodgers, Kobe, Nugent-Hopkins & More
April 11, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America “Guess the Autograph” Contest Returns in Time for NHL Playoffs
April 11, 2012
The thought occurred to me yesterday afternoon while checking out the newest Panini America NHL autograph arrivals that it’s been way too long since we last conducted one of our popular... [ continued ]
 
This Just In: Chris Johnson’s 2008 National Treasures Football RCs Finally Go Live!
April 10, 2012
A lot has happened in the four seasons since the electrifying Chris Johnson began captivating fans and collectors as a first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2008. There... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Several New Images in 2011-12 Limited Basketball Preview
April 10, 2012
In late May, just as the 2011-12 NBA Playoffs are heating up, Panini America will do its part to add similar sizable sizzle to the hoops hobby with the release of 2011-12 Limited Basketball,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils the World’s Longest Football Card in 2011 National Treasures
April 09, 2012
Congratulations. You’re about to witness trading card history. What follows is the exclusive world premiere of the world’s longest trading card, a 36-player record-breaker from Panini... [ continued ]
 
Final Cuts: Panini America Offers One Last Pre-Release Look at 2011 Prime Cuts
April 08, 2012
We’ve shown you the history-making bat barrel cards, including the first for Shoeless Joe Jackson. We’ve shown you the otherworldly booklets that combine cut autographs and game-worn... [ continued ]
 
PC Spotlight: Kentucky Native Daniel Taylor Shares His Patrick Patterson Collection
April 07, 2012
Kentucky native Daniel Taylor has lived the dream of most collectors. He’s not only met the subject of his collecting pursuits (former University of Kentucky superstar Patrick Patterson)... [ continued ]
 
Speechless Joe: A Gallery of 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball’s Historic Barrel Cards & Booklets
April 06, 2012
You want to see Panini America Director of Baseball Product Development Ben Ecklar dance a jig? Bring him a sleeve of history-making Loop 7 cards to QC before they get randomly inserted... [ continued ]
 
Tracker & Gallery: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Black Golden Tickets (32 images)
April 05, 2012
It’s hard to believe more than a year has passed since Panini America ignited the “Great Gold Rush of 2010? with the release of the groundbreaking Golden Tickets 14kt gold trading... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Easter Weekend Preview: 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball (24 New Images)
April 05, 2012
I couldn’t resist. I journeyed across town again this morning for one more long look at 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball before it finishes packing out in the next few days and begins shipping.... [ continued ]
 
Horne of Plenty: Australia’s Matthew Horne Shares His “Nashty” Personal Collection
April 04, 2012
As a moderator for OzCardTrader, Australia’s leading online card collecting forum, Matthew Horne has his finger on the pulse of what’s hot down under. Of course, he also has his fingers... [ continued ]
 
PPI Special Report: Skyrocketing Values of 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball
April 04, 2012
Last week we brought the first of what’s sure to be many fun-filled segments of what we call the Weekly Panini Price Index (PPI for short). As this segment continues to evolve, we... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Trading Card Deal with Projected No. 1 NFL Draft Pick Andrew Luck
April 03, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached a trading card agreement with former Stanford University superstar... [ continued ]
 
Prime Examples: Panini America Previews More Gems from 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball
April 03, 2012
If you thought last week’s exclusive reveal of 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball was something special, well, you’d be right. But you haven’t seen anything yet. Today, we continue our extended... [ continued ]
 
Dave & Adam’s to Award Rare Pair of Panini Authentic Kobe Shoes to Lucky Collector
April 02, 2012
Remember that sweet pair of Kobe Bryant-autographed Nike ID Zoom VI shoes that Panini Authentic donated to the 2012 Industry Summit Silent Auction? You know, the ones Panini Authentic’s... [ continued ]
 
The Great Panini America Spring Training Autograph Tour of 2012 Comes to an End
April 02, 2012
For those who may have missed the earlier posts on The Knight’s Lance, Panini America Baseball Acquisitions specialist Tone Stakes made the rounds at spring training securing autographs... [ continued ]
 
Mission Accomplished: Jeff Stoller Finishes 2010 Certified Football FOTG Prime Set
April 02, 2012
When Oregon-based collector Jeff Stoller — AKA “chibearsboy” on the Beckett.com message boards — made the decision years ago to start collecting prime memorabilia cards, his next mission... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Playbook Football — Chapter 2
April 01, 2012
Last Thursday we opened the book on a most captivating Quality Control Gallery for 2011 Panini Playbook Football with a 31-image reveal that gave collectors the first extended sneak... [ continued ]
 
A Sneak Peek at 2011-12 Elite Hockey’s New Breed and Elite Materials Inserts
March 31, 2012
My primary goal in venturing across town to the Panini America printing facility yesterday morning was to capture some compelling images from 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball before that product... [ continued ]
 
The Weekly Panini Price Index (PPI): Justin Bieber 2.0 Auto Card Fetches Huge Bucks
March 30, 2012
There’s been a firestorm debate between the mainstream media and passionate card collectors lately about the current health of the trading card category. Given the magnitude of the... [ continued ]
 
Preparing for Prime Time: Panini America Previews 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball
March 30, 2012
Crazy. Sick. Filthy. Nasty. Insane. Whatever one-word euphemisms you use to describe some of the most gorgeous trading cards you’ve ever seen, get them ready. You’re going to need... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Redemption Card Update: A Loaded, Multisport Report for March 29
March 29, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
The Great Panini America Spring Training Autograph Tour of 2012 Hits Arizona
March 29, 2012
For those who may have missed the first posts on The Knight’s Lance, Panini America Baseball Acquisitions specialist Tone Stakes is making the rounds at spring training right now securing... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Playbook Football — Chapter One
March 29, 2012
I’ve just spent the better part of the afternoon with a good book. Actually, a lot of great books. Indeed, the first few quality control cases of 2011 Panini Playbook Football arrived... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Collector Perspective: Why I Collect the Indianapolis Colts (with Gallery)
March 28, 2012
The phone rang in my Connecticut home late on the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1993, as my mother was in the midst of preparing a Thanksgiving feast for eight more people than we could possibly... [ continued ]
 
Spotlight: Panini America Hockey Collector Joseph Schacter Discusses His Passion
March 27, 2012
Here’s one way we know the future of card collecting in Canada is in good hands: Former Toronto-area third-grade teacher Joseph Schacter spent almost two decades inevitably sharing... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 National Treasures Football
March 27, 2012
I would’ve posted this particular gallery much earlier today, but the fact of the matter is this: I’ve been speechless for the last several hours, literally left with nothing to say... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Prime Signatures Football (54 Images)
March 26, 2012
Until today, the considerable buzz surrounding next week’s release of 2011 National Treasures Football has served to push 2011 Prime Signatures Football, also releasing next week,... [ continued ]
 
The True Story? Sports Collectibles Hobby is Alive and Well for Panini America
March 26, 2012
CBS News chief investigative reporter Armen Keteyian recently took a stab at covering the sports card industry for a segment that aired over the weekend. Frankly, the piece was light... [ continued ]
 
New Autos from Hockey, Hardball Highlight Panini America’s Latest Mail Days
March 25, 2012
We get the sense that Panini America baseball and hockey collectors are growing restless. After all, while basketball and football collectors are currently enjoying the new-release... [ continued ]
 
Jet Set: Panini America Peeks Tim Tebow’s First New York Jets Football Card
March 23, 2012
The bombshells just keep dropping in Denver. On Wednesday afternoon, just one day after announcing that Peyton Manning would be their new franchise quarterback, the Denver Broncos... [ continued ]
 
Andy Dalton, Clyde Gates Visit Panini HQ to Sign Their 2011 Playbook Football Cards
March 23, 2012
Next month Panini America’s 2011 NFL product calendar will conclude with the highly anticipated release of 2011 Panini Playbook Football. One of the highlights of the striking collection... [ continued ]
 
Leaving Las Vegas: Panini America Recaps a Wildly Successful 2012 Industry Summit
March 23, 2012
From the opening day to the final furious night, Panini America made one bold statement after another during the just-completed 2012 Industry Summit, one of the most important events... [ continued ]
 
More Gems Surface During Hand Collation for 2011 National Tresaures Football
March 23, 2012
This time last Friday, we pulled the curtain back on what I thought was the packout process for the Panini America juggernaut that is 2011 National Treasures Football. Turns out that... [ continued ]
 
Updated 2011 National Treasures Packout Gallery with More Images and Video
March 23, 2012
This time last Friday, we pulled the curtain back on what I thought was the packout process for the Panini America juggernaut that is 2011 National Treasures Football. Turns out that... [ continued ]
 
Video/Gallery: Panini America Recaps Black Box Madness at the 2012 Industry Summit
March 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS — On a day when news of Peyton Manning going to the Denver Broncos spread like wildfire on the 2012 Industry Summit show floor, not even that enormous buzz could match the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Kicks off the 2012 Industry Summit with Trent Richardson Signing
March 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS — Panini America kicked off the 2012 Industry Summit in earnest Sunday evening by partnering with Peach State Sports for a public signing with two-time college football national... [ continued ]
 
BREAKING: Panini America Inks Exclusive Licensing Agreement with USA Baseball
March 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached an exclusive multi-year trading card agreement with... [ continued ]
 
Panini America & GTS Distribution to Host Live Ultimate Case Break Tuesday Night
March 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS — Tuesday night during the 2012 Industry Summit, Panini America and GTS Distribution will host the inaugural Ultimate Case Break by busting several cases of Panini America... [ continued ]
 
Sign of Things to Come: Peeking New Autos for 2011 Prime Cuts & Limited Baseball
March 18, 2012
Over the last few weeks we’ve shared just some of the highlights from Panini America’s great “Spring Training Autograph Tour of 2012,” compliments of Acquisitions Manager Tone Stakes... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Adds More Autographs to 2012 Industry Summit Black Boxes
March 17, 2012
Remember that revealing, drool-inducing gallery we posted last week detailing Panini America’s above-and-beyond efforts for its 2012 Industry Summit Black Boxes? Well, in the interest... [ continued ]
 
The Great Panini America Spring Training Tour of 2012 Continues with More Autos
March 16, 2012
For those who may have missed the post on The Knight’s Lance last weekend, Panini America Baseball Acquisitions specialist Tone Stakes is making the rounds at spring training right... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Live On Location: Pack Out Begins for 2011 National Treasures Football
March 16, 2012
You take one day off to spend with the kids on the last day of spring break and what happens? Pack out begins for 2011 National Treasures Football, only one of the most important sports... [ continued ]
 
Updated Image Gallery: Pack Out Continues for 2011 National Treasures Football
March 16, 2012
You take one day off to spend with the kids on the last day of spring break and what happens? Pack out begins for 2011 National Treasures Football, only one of the most important sports... [ continued ]
 
SP Reveal: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Signs of Greatness Autographs
March 15, 2012
The great print-run reveal for 2011 Playoff Contenders Football has run the gamut in recent weeks. We’ve shared information on variations and short-print lists for the product’s Rookie... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Totally Certified Football (52 Images)
March 14, 2012
From mesmerizing effects of the microetching to sweet on-card autographs from 36 top rookies to a unique memorabilia-card mix, 2011 Totally Certified Football has a lot to offer collectors... [ continued ]
 
Spoiler Alert: Panini America Knows What’s in the Cards for Peyton Manning
March 14, 2012
One day, the Denver Broncos are front runners. The next, it’s the Arizona Cardinals. But the Tennessee Titans are still alive. And, just maybe, the Miami Dolphins have a chance, too. Indeed,... [ continued ]
 
New Arrivals Help 2011 National Treasures, Prime Signatures, Playbook Take Shape
March 13, 2012
Yes, the 2012 NFL Draft is next month. Yes, chatter about free agency and the official start of the 2012 NFL calendar year and Peyton Manning is dominating sports talk these days.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers a Sneak Peek at the New 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball
March 13, 2012
For most Panini Peek posts here on The Knight’s Lance, we’d try to think of a few witty transitions that bridged us into the real meat of a new product preview. But the never-been-done-before... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Peach State Bringing Trent Richardson to 2012 Industry Summit
March 12, 2012
Panini America and Peach State Sports are teaming up to bring former University of Alabama running back and future NFL superstar Trent Richardson to the 2012 Industry Summit for a... [ continued ]
 
SP Reveal: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Legendary Contenders Autographs
March 12, 2012
Over the last few weeks, we here at The Knight’s Lance have been gradually letting the cat out of the bag regarding print runs for the various Rookie Card subsets and inserts randomly... [ continued ]
 
‘Panini Unwrapped Live’ Premieres Tuesday on Panini America Ustream Channel
March 12, 2012
Panini America will launch its new Ustream channel in a big way Tuesday evening with a live broadcast starring the world premiere breaks of 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball and... [ continued ]
 
On the Road Again: Panini America’s Great Spring Training Signature Tour of 2012
March 11, 2012
While young folks across the country are descending upon comparably exotic locales this week in the name of spring break, Panini America Baseball Acquisitions Manager Tone Stakes his... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks New Hockey Arrivals for 2011-12 Elite, 2011-12 Contenders
March 09, 2012
With so much hobby attention being heaped recently on the long-awaited fist NBA product of the season (2011-12 NBA Hoops) and the second one hot on its heels (2011 Preferred will be... [ continued ]
 
Showstoppers: Panini America Previews the Black Box Hits Headed to Industry Summit
March 09, 2012
The anticipation is palpable. Panini America’s Black Boxes are coming. With the 2012 Industry Summit now less than two weeks away, Panini America officials — including project point... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, GTS Distribution to Host 2012 Industry Summit Ultimate Case Break
March 07, 2012
Trading card enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada can join in the fun as their Local Card Store owners participate in the industry’s first Ultimate Case Break at the 2012 Industry... [ continued ]
 
Beanie Wells Shines in 2011 Panini America NFL Player of the Day Grand Prize Event
March 07, 2012
No matter what most NFL fans did last Saturday afternoon, chances are they have nothing on how Byron Guerra, a 17-year-old collector from Phoenix, Ariz., spent the first day of his... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Redemption Card Update: A Loaded, Multisport Report for March 7
March 07, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Final Packout Peek at 2011 Preferred Basketball’s Penmanship
March 06, 2012
Last Friday we leaked the first glorious glimpses of the sublime booklet cards that will drop one per box inside 2011 Preferred Basketball. Frankly, it was one of the most buzz-generating... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Reveals Quantities for 2011 Playoff Contenders Super Bowl Ticket Autos
March 05, 2012
Panini America blew the lid off much of the mystery surrounding the various short prints in 2011 Playoff Contenders Football last week, revealing essential information on Rookie Ticket... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Ships the First Autographed Trading Cards of the Legendary Phil Jackson
March 05, 2012
Perhaps no other trading cards in the staggering arsenal of possibilities dotting the 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball checklist generated more buzz last summer than three limited... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Donates Rare Kobe-Signed Shoes to 2012 Industry Summit Auction
March 05, 2012
Panini Authentic, the high-end autographed memorabilia division of Panini America, announced today that it will donate a rare pair of autographed Kobe Bryant shoes as the headline... [ continued ]
 
The Books of Love: Panini America Previews 2011 Preferred Basketball’s Booklet Bliss
March 02, 2012
This morning, in the far back corner of the Panini America production facility (to the left of all the heavy machinery that prints, cuts, stamps, shrink wraps and otherwise wows me... [ continued ]
 
2011 Panini NFL Player of the Day Winner to Spend a Day with Cardinals RB Beanie Wells
March 01, 2012
Byron Guerra, a 17-year-old high school student and trading card collector from Phoenix, Ariz., turned one lucky pack of officially licensed Panini America NFL trading cards into one... [ continued ]
 
Short Story: Panini America Releases Final 2011 Playoff Contenders Football RC SPs
March 01, 2012
Quick: When’s the last time a Rookie Card of an offensive lineman sold for more than $450? That’s a rhetorical question, of course, but chances are it’s never happened. Welcome to... [ continued ]
 
The Big Reveal: Panini America Releases 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball SPs
February 29, 2012
Panini America officials are about to confirm — or deny — the short-print suspicions that passionate collectors have spent the last few feverish weeks developing as it relates to 2011... [ continued ]
 
SP Reveal: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Variations & Rookie Ink
February 29, 2012
Now that Panini America has lifted some of the mystery surrounding the 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Photo Variations, the company can now start the process of revealing... [ continued ]
 
How 5-Hour Energy Helped Panini America Survive Six Whirlwind Weeks on the Road
February 28, 2012
In what has to be one of the most rigorous travel schedules in the history of major sports marketing, the Panini America team just finished a six-week whirlwind tour that included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils the Remaining 2011 Playoff Contenders Football RC Variations
February 28, 2012
By now, you’ve likely heard about the collectible commotion we created yesterday with the revelation that photo variations exist for each of the 36 RPS Rookie Tickets subjects dotting... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Asks: What’s the Difference Between these 2011 Playoff Contenders RCs?
February 27, 2012
In some cases, the differences are more recognizable. In others, they’re seemingly undetectable. In every case, though, this much is certain: There are short-printed photo variations... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Peek at 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball (10 New Images)
February 26, 2012
Most of the rush and clamor and buzz of activity in the Panini America Acquisitions department these days has revolved around getting our newest NFL, NBA and NHL on-card autograph... [ continued ]
 
Win a Box of 2011-12 NBA Hoops in Panini America’s 2012 NBA All-Star Game Contest
February 25, 2012
In honor of tomorrow’s 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Panini America is giving away three boxes of the highly anticipated 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball, which releases to the masses... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Kia Partner for Special Pack Giveaway at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game
February 25, 2012
Before the 18,000 or so fans who enter Orlando’s Amway Center tomorrow night watch the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, they will get up close and personal with some of the game’s top players... [ continued ]
 
Parting Shots: Panini America’s Preferred NBA Autograph Tour Comes to a Close
February 24, 2012
For most of the last month, Panini America NBA acquisitions maven Ivory Tabb has been on the road in one NBA city or another tracking down as many on-card autographs as possible for... [ continued ]
 
February Marks 20th Anniversary of Central Texas Hobby Shop “Card Traders of Austin”
February 23, 2012
Not long after Walt Case retired from IBM in the late 1980s, he returned to the childhood closet of his Texas home to find that the treasure trove of sports cards he’d amassed in his... [ continued ]
 
New Autos for National Treasures Football, Elite Hockey Spark Panini America Mail Day
February 23, 2012
The influx of on-card autographs hitting Panini America headquarters these days is staggering not just in terms of volume but especially in terms of sheer, unadulterated collecting... [ continued ]
 
“Linsanity” Effect Brings 2010-11 Prestige Basketball Printing Error Back to Light
February 22, 2012
The sudden onset of Linsanity has sent fans and collectors all over the globe scurrying back to last season’?s NBA-licensed products from Panini America looking for Jeremy Lin gems... [ continued ]
 
A Memo to Readers of “The Knight’s Lance:” Your 2011-12 NBA Hoops Insert Set is Ready
February 22, 2012
It started way back in April, almost 10 months ago, with a simple post: “Collectors’ Choice: You Make the Call for a Special Insert in 2011-12 Hoops Basketball.” It was a post spurred... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America QC Gallery: 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball (40 Must-See Images)
February 21, 2012
Most passionate baseball fans would have a difficult time determining exactly which of the following developments is more exciting: Pitchers and catchers from around the majors reporting... [ continued ]
 
Video & Gallery: Panini America Production Line Confidential with 2011-12 NBA Hoops
February 20, 2012
Last Friday we tipped the weekend off right with a smashing sneak peek at 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball and promised an expanded examination of the first NBA card set since last September’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2011-12 Titanium Hockey
February 19, 2012
Through an informal Facebook and Twitter poll Saturday night, we asked Panini America fans what they would rather see today: A behind-the-scenes video and additional images from 2011-12... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Behind the Scenes: Packing out 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball
February 17, 2012
For those countless passionate collectors out there who’ve waited way too long for some new NBA trading cards to consume, we’ve got terrific news: Panini America’s 2011-12 NBA Hoops... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2011 Limited Baseball
February 16, 2012
In late March, Panini America keeps its new-found baseball momentum going with the release of 2011 Limited Baseball, a product with a proud legacy that truly lives up to its name with... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Sits Down for First Signing with Cavaliers Rookie Star Kyrie Irving
February 16, 2012
All this talk about Jeremy Lin (which we absolutely love, by the way) has served to swipe some of the spotlight away from another young player enjoying a spectacular season in his... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Behind-the-Scenes Gallery: Preparing for an On-Card Onslaught
February 15, 2012
For once yesterday afternoon, the commotion emanating from the Panini America Acquisitions department had nothing to do with me performing a cross-body splash onto a prone Joe White... [ continued ]
 
A Shocking Look at 10 Key Jeremy Lin Cards and their Staggering 8,100% Value Increase
February 15, 2012
Just when you think Jeremy Lin’s mesmerizing, planet-gripping ascension into international superstardom can’t possibly grow any richer, the kid goes and drops a game-winning 3-pointer... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Redemption Card Update: The Valentine’s Day 2012 Edition
February 14, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
More Tales from the Road: Still in Pursuit of 2011 Preferred Basketball Autographs
February 14, 2012
A few weeks ago we brought you some great behind-the-scenes insight from Panini America NBA acquisitions specialist Ivory Tabb, who’s been traveling the country in dogged pursuit of... [ continued ]
 
“Linflation” Rate: Charting the Skyrocketing Values of Jeremy Lin’s Best Basketball Cards
February 13, 2012
Are these heady times for New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin? Lindeed. In the span of a week, the Harvard-educated Lin has gone from an oft-discarded NBA afterthought to an unprecedented... [ continued ]
 
The Knick of Time: First Jeremy Lin Knicks Cards Coming in 2011-12 Hoops Basketball
February 13, 2012
For all of the throwback brilliance permeating the upcoming release of Panini America’s 2011-12 Hoops Basketball, there is at least one very new inclusion sure to resonate with basketball... [ continued ]
 
“The Admiral” Returns to Command a Retro Revolution in 2011-12 Hoops Basketball
February 11, 2012
There’s a retro revolution coming later this month with the heavily anticipated release of Panini America’s 2011-12 Hoops Basketball, and the man leading the charge is the same giant... [ continued ]
 
“Linsanity” Craze Sparks Feeding Frenzy on Jeremy Lin’s Market-Topping Rookie Cards
February 10, 2012
There has been an unprecedented occurrence, a meteoric uprising really, this past week in the sports collectibles market, one which has absolutely nothing to do with the Super Bowl,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football
February 10, 2012
Spoiler alert for all of us card collectors: Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. But it’s the following day, February 15, when we’ll likely fall in love all over again. That’s when 2011 Playoff... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview Gallery: 2011 National Treasures Football (12 Must-See Images)
February 09, 2012
The term “March Madness” will take on a decided football feel this year with the release of 2011 National Treasures Football, the ultimate high-end NFL trading card set that releases... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview Gallery: 2011 Panini Playbook Football (34 Must-See Images)
February 09, 2012
The Knight’s Lance loyalists (and we thank you) will remember a particular post from early January that included the discovery of what appeared to be a new mystery NFL product on the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Multiyear Trading Card Pact with National Baseball Hall of Fame
February 08, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached a multiyear trading card agreement with the National Baseball... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey (30 Images)
February 08, 2012
My beautiful wife. My two wonderful sons. Sleeping in my own bed. The packout process for 2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey. Yep, those are the five things I missed the most while being... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball
February 08, 2012
Prime Cuts. Two words. Nine letters. One unmistakable reputation. It’s a brand name that’s become synonymous with the best in high-end sports cards — and in March Prime Cuts returns... [ continued ]
 
Hoop Dreams: Peeking Two Weeks Worth of Panini America Basketball Auto Arrivals
February 07, 2012
Man, you miss two weeks in the office around Panini America and you miss a lot. After being on the road for 10 straight days at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa and Super Bowl... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Redemption Card Update: All Four Sports Represented on New List
February 06, 2012
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Rewind: The Knight’s Lance Super Bowl XLVI Week in Review
February 05, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — The Panini America crew hit town Monday morning in preparation for an unprecedented six-day Super Bowl span that included seemingly countless blog posts, Tweets, Facebook... [ continued ]
 
The 5th Annual Pop Warner Panini Classic Highlights a Most Super Saturday
February 04, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — NFL rookie sensations Andy Dalton and Von Miller were joined by record-setting University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum in headlining the 5th Annual Pop Warner... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On-Location Gallery: A Fast and Furious Friday at Super Bowl XLVI
February 03, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — A brisk Friday morning in Indianapolis heated up quickly for Panini America as company officials accompanied NFL Rookie of the Year candidate Andy Dalton on a tour of... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On-Location Gallery: Scenes from the Super Bowl XLVI NFL Experience
February 02, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — As each day passes, the crowds, fun and interaction at the 2012 NFL Experience seems to intensify, with each day seemingly drawing more fans inside the sprawling Indiana... [ continued ]
 
Tales from the Road: The Endless Pursuit of 2011 Preferred Basketball Autographs
February 01, 2012
Panini America NBA acquisitions specialist Ivory Tabb has been a busy lady as of late, trotting the globe from one NBA city to the next, doggedly pursuing — and securing — on-card... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On-Location Gallery: Media Day Madness at Super Bowl XLVI
January 31, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – There were more than 2,000 media credentialed for Super Bowl XLVI Media Day on Tuesday inside Lucas Oil Stadium. The Knight’s Lance was one of them. We hit the ground... [ continued ]
 
It’s Gotta Be the Shoes: Taking a Long Look at a Monster Pair of Blake Griffin Sneakers
January 31, 2012
It didn’t take long for Blake Griffin’s latest “Dunk Heard ‘Round the World” — over gargantuan Kendrick Perkins last night in the Clippers’ 112-100 victory over Oklahoma City — to... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: The Frenzied First Few Days of the 2012 NFL Experience
January 30, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — The 2012 NFL Experience officially kicked off Friday, but yesterday was the first full day of fun at the Indiana Convention Center. Only a few “cold weather” cities... [ continued ]
 
Jeremy Roenick Brings Memorable Close to Panini America’s 2012 NHL All-Star Trip
January 30, 2012
We can’t put Ottawa’s 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in our rear-view mirror just yet, not without at least sharing a few more great memories from what was a landmark week for the Panini... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com to Deliver Excitement of NFL Experience, NHL All-Star Game Online
January 27, 2012
Can’t make it to Ottawa, Canada, or Indianapolis this weekend for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game or the kickoff of the Super Bowl XLVI NFL Experience, respectively? Don’t fret, iCollectPanini.com... [ continued ]
 
Panini America on Location: Day One at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game (50 Great Images)
January 27, 2012
OTTAWA, Canada — Panini America lifted the lid on 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend Thursday, warming up a chilly Ottawa afternoon with sights and sounds that were as varied as they were entertaining. At... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Setting Up for the Super Bowl XLVI NFL Experience
January 27, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – While Indianapolis prepares to host Super Bowl XLVI, officials at Panini America were on hand to prepare for what is expected to be a record-breaking crowd for this... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Legend Gordie Howe to a Multi-Year Trading Card Agreement
January 27, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and an official trading card manufacturer of the NHL®, announced Friday during the 2012 NHL All-Star... [ continued ]
 
Gordie Howe’s Panini America Appearance Highlights Friday at NHL All-Star Weekend
January 27, 2012
OTTAWA, Canada – The buzz was palpable throughout the entire Ottawa Convention Centre early Friday afternoon. Gordie Howe was coming. Indeed, Howe’s scheduled appearance inside the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Reveals Grand Show Plans for the Super Bowl XLVI NFL Experience
January 26, 2012
Beginning Friday inside the Indiana Convention Center, the spectacle known as the 2oth NFL Experience will kickoff nine straight days of participatory games, displays, entertainment... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America QC Gallery: 2011 Plates & Patches Football (39 Must-See Images)
January 25, 2012
A week from now, Super Bowl XLVI combatants from the New England Patriots and New York Giants will have long since landed in Indianapolis, gone through the rigors of Super Bowl Media... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Cloutsnchara.com Team Up for Special 2012 NHL All-Star Group Break
January 24, 2012
Panini America is teaming up with Kitchener, Ontario-based Cloutsnchara.com, one of the preeminent group-break destinations on the web, for a literal Limited engagement in conjunction... [ continued ]
 
Rare Hits Highlight Panini America’s 2012 NHL All-Star Wrapper Redemption Set
January 24, 2012
Yesterday, right here on The Knight’s Lance, we began pulling the curtain back on our exhaustive plans for this week’s 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Fair wrapper-redemption program in conjunction... [ continued ]
 
Bears Star Matt Forte Shines During Special Panini America Event at Learning Express
January 23, 2012
Charlie Peterson had plenty of reasons to smile Sunday. For one, the 8-year-old was honored as the first collector to complete a 2011 Panini America NFL Sticker Album at Learning... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Wrapper-Redemption Plans for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game
January 23, 2012
Later this week in frigid Ottawa, Panini America will begin heating things up during the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Fair with another of its show-stealing wrapper-redemption programs. The... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews the 2012 AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl “Player-Only” Set
January 21, 2012
This afternoon inside the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, 100 of college football’s top draft-eligible juniors and seniors will take the field for the premiere AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate... [ continued ]
 
Golden Glimpse: Your First Look at 2010-11 Totally Certified Basketball’s Gold HRX 1/1s
January 20, 2012
It occurred to us here at The Knight’s Lance recently that in our haste to bring you all of the exciting developments surrounding the upcoming Panini America NBA releases, we may have... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview & Gallery: 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball (9 Must-See Images)
January 20, 2012
As baseball prospectors across the country continue enjoying the plentifully inked fruit of Panini America’s first MLBPA-licensed product (2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball),... [ continued ]
 
Rare Air: The Story of Blake Griffin and his $38,000 Panini America Basketball Card
January 19, 2012
During last year’s mesmerizing NBA All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest in Los Angeles, Blake Griffin rocked the entire sports world — to say nothing of an awestruck Staples Center rim... [ continued ]
 
Pieces de Resistance: Turning Kobe Bryant’s Game-Worn Jersey into Classic Collectibles
January 19, 2012
Earlier this week we detailed the West Coast road trip of Panini America’s Brian Bayne as he attempted to secure on-card autographs from the likes of Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe... [ continued ]
 
Must-See: Panini America on Location at the 2012 AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
January 18, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Panini America officials hit the ground running first thing Monday morning at the inaugural AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, gathering images and autographs from 100... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2011-12 NBA Hoops
January 17, 2012
After more than a year of slow, steady buildup that included special preview cards at last year’s NBA All-Star Game, Panini America is finally ready to unveil more details about the... [ continued ]
 
Blake Griffin Gets the Preferred Treatment in Weekend Panini America Signing
January 16, 2012
While Panini America acquisitions specialist Ivory Tabb kicked off her cross-country 2011 Preferred Basketball signing spree right here in Dallas, Panini Authentic’s Brian Bayne headed... [ continued ]
 
Raising the Bar: Panini America Previews 2011 Preferred Basketball’s Silhouettes
January 14, 2012
Panini America spent most of this week previewing the throwback brilliance of 2011 Preferred Basketball’s Panini’s Choice and Crown Royale die-cut inclusions. But today, the company... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte to Local Learning Express Store
January 13, 2012
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, is partnering with the Glen Ellyn, Ill., Learning Express Toys store for a special autograph signing... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s 2011 Preferred Basketball Peekapalooza Continues with New Images
January 12, 2012
Yesterday we shared with you images of the first live cards from Panini America’s upcoming 2011 Preferred Basketball set. The scenes yesterday captured just a small portion of the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Pre-Autographed Peek at 2011 Preferred Basketball (Gallery)
January 11, 2012
In just a matter of days, Panini America NBA acquisitions maven Ivory Tabb will embark on a whirlwind tour around the league to acquire on-card signatures for 2011 Panini Preferred... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Must-See Video Honoring Alabama’s Slicing and Dicing of LSU
January 10, 2012
With a legendarily dominant defensive performance, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated, demoralized and decimated the LSU Tigers in last night’s BCS Championship Game, earning the school... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, NHLPA Drop Puck on 2012 NHL Player of the Day Promotion (Gallery)
January 10, 2012
As thousands of Panini America NHL card collectors visit their local hobby shops beginning this month in search of their favorite NHL players, one lucky collector will turn that pack... [ continued ]
 
How Panini America Spent Friday Night: On Location with Edmonton’s Taylor Hall
January 09, 2012
Starting your weekend by working late might not be most folks’ idea of a rockin’ Friday night. But Alex Carbajal isn’t most folks and his job isn’t most jobs. As the NHL acquisitions... [ continued ]
 
Massive Gallery: Panini America Packs Out 2011-12 Limited Hockey (28 Must-See Pics)
January 08, 2012
Assistant NHL Brand Manager Tim Trout, one of Panini America’s newest hires, continues to make positive impressions on the marketing department and on readers of The Knight’s Lance. Friday... [ continued ]
 
Massive Gallery: On Location at Packout for 2011 Limited Football (54 Must-See Pics)
January 06, 2012
Panini America VP of Production Stephanie Carlson and NFL Brand Manager Carlos Torrez spent a blissful Thursday morning at the company printing facility overseeing the final pre-release... [ continued ]
 
Football Mystery, Hockey Newness Abound on the Panini America Routing Table
January 05, 2012
One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2012 (along with getting back into — and staying in – shape) is venturing to the fabled Panini America Routing Table more often. I made a habit... [ continued ]
 
Men of Mayhem Signatures Removed from Case-Hit Roster for 2011-12 Limited Hockey
January 04, 2012
Although the attractive and compelling Men of Mayhem Signatures insert in the upcoming 2011-12 Limited Hockey release will still be in the product, Panini America officials announced... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped Goes Behind the Scenes with Boston Bruins Superstar Tim Thomas
January 03, 2012
For Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, 2011 wasn’t just one of the greatest years of his career. It was one of the greatest years of his life. The mightily mustachioed Thomas might speak... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils Special Card Set for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
January 02, 2012
This afternoon in Philadelphia, the puck will drop on the Bridgestone 2012 NHL Winter Classic — one of hockey’s favorite annual outdoor events — and Panini America will be there. Fans... [ continued ]
 
 
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