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Golden Opportunity: Panini America Peeks RCs Coming to Gold Standard Basketball
January 01, 2014
To help make sure that this first day of 2014 is one filled with golden opportunities, we thought we’d offer this preliminary glimpse at some of the rarest, most spectacular prime-memorabilia... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2013 Contenders Football
December 31, 2013
As we count down the final fascinating hours of a fantastic 2013, we can think of precious few things we’d rather be doing right about now than previewing the first Panini America... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Dave and Adam’s Team Up for Buffalo Sabres Trading Card Night
December 31, 2013
Buffalo Sabres fans who attended Sunday’s game against the visiting Washington Capitals were treated to much more than a thrilling shootout victory by the home team. The first 10,000... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 17 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
December 30, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open Three Boxes of 2013-14 Dominion Hockey
December 30, 2013
On Friday, just three days into the new year, 2013-14 Dominion Hockey will hit U.S. hobby shops packing the serious Product of the Year potential that collectors north of the border... [ continued ]
 
Find the Hidden Panini America Knight and You Could Win a Box of 2013 Contenders
December 29, 2013
To honor the final regular-season week of the 2013 NFL season, The Knight’s Lance comes to you with another of its nearly world famous Scavenger Hunts, this time in an effort to reward... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Prizm Basketball Hobby Jumbo
December 28, 2013
Between our initial Quality Control Gallery, our Teaser Gallery and our exploration of the rainbow array of colored Prizm parallels, you probably think you’ve seen all their is to... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Contenders Football (126 Sweet Pics)
December 27, 2013
One week from today, Panini America officials will kick off the new year with the release of 2013 Contenders Football, annually one of the most significant and substantial products... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Examines the Many Shades of 2013-14 Prizm Basketball (Gallery)
December 26, 2013
Basketball collectors across the country will be treated to the beginning of a meteorological marvel tomorrow when the hobby release of 2013-14 Prizm Basketball delivers the first... [ continued ]
 
Holiday Treasures: Panini America Explores the Gifted 2013 National Treasures Football
December 25, 2013
As collectors across the globe celebrate Christmas today with family, friends and — if they’ve been especially good this year — their favorite Panini America trading card products,... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Early Box of 2013-14 Prizm Basketball
December 24, 2013
Twas the day before Christmas and all through the land, last-minute shoppers had Panini product in hand. Of course, 2013-14 Prizm Basketball — one Panini America release likely high... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Stuff: Damian Lillard Redemption RCs Arrive at Panini America HQ
December 23, 2013
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard was the talk of the NBA last season en route to winning 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year honors. But no matter how blazing-hot he was in... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Two Boxes of 2013 Select Baseball (Contest)
December 22, 2013
In anticipation of Panini America’s 2013 Select Baseball releasing tomorrow, we opened two early boxes of the Prizm-packed product to produce the following Teaser Gallery that should... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Some Early Packs of 2013 Boxing Day Promo Set
December 21, 2013
We’ve spent that last few weeks here at The Knight’s Lance doing our best to properly prepare our north-of-the-border neighbors for the impending phenomenon known as Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Kyrie, KD and More
December 20, 2013
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 ]
 
Gallery: Panini America Completes Packout for 2013-14 Dominion Hockey (Checklist)
December 19, 2013
Yesterday we brought you a stirring recap of the social-media buzz Panini America created by live Tweeting the preliminary stages of packout for 2013-14 Dominion Hockey on Tuesday.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Dealer List, New Pics for 2013 Boxing Day Promotion (Gallery)
December 18, 2013
With Boxing Day now just eight days away, Panini America officials are furiously finishing preparations for the company’s exciting Canada-only 2013 Boxing Day promotion. Packout for... [ continued ]
 
Live on Twitter: Panini America Launches Packout for 2013-14 Dominion Hockey
December 18, 2013
Reason No. 3,648 that you need to be following Panini America on Twitter – if you’re not already — took place yesterday afternoon when NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr commandeered the... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Prizm Basketball (87 Sweet Pics)
December 17, 2013
The hobby’s seemingly unending love affair with Panini America’s Prizm technology began just more than one year ago with the blockbuster release of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, a product... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Complete Checklist for 2013 Black Friday Promotional Set
December 17, 2013
Thanks to the feverish online bidding activity still taking place on some of the sweetest singles from Panini America’s recently completed 2013 Black Friday promotion, the legacy of... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Named Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
December 16, 2013
The NFL Players Association announced today that Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2014... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Select Baseball (135 Must-See Pics)
December 16, 2013
One week from today, the proud Select name will adorn a standalone baseball product for the first time since 1998 when Panini America’s 2013 Select Baseball releases to the hobby powered... [ continued ]
 
Back in Black: Panini America Reveals First Autograph Arrivals for 2013 Black Football
December 15, 2013
By most accounts, Panini America’s premiere installment of Black Football in 2012 delivered some of the most attractive designs of the season, a striking mix of rich, black themes... [ continued ]
 
A Contest Edition of Panini Unwrapped with 2013-14 Timeless Treaures Basketball
December 14, 2013
You know things are moving at a hectic pace inside Panini America HQ when it takes the crew until Friday afternoon to sit down and film an episode of Panini Unwrapped for a product... [ continued ]
 
Panini Ameica Previews National Treasures Football Designs During #PaniniWildCard
December 13, 2013
If you missed our special Thursday night edition of the Twitter sensation known as #PaniniWildCard, well, you missed even more than usual. In addition to awarding boxes of 2013 Panini... [ continued ]
 
NHL’s Top Goalies, Greatest Legends, Icons Star in Panini America 2013 Boxing Day Set
December 12, 2013
Earlier this week we provided a preliminary peek into Panini America’s plans for its upcoming 2013 Boxing Day promotion that will be exclusive to Canadian Panini Roundtable stores.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball
December 12, 2013
A well-known brand name with a proud sports card past will step foot on an NBA court for the first time in mid January when Panini America unveils the debut edition of 2013-14 Pinnacle... [ continued ]
 
Hot Off the Presses: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at This Week’s Redemption Update
December 12, 2013
While it’s become our custom over the last two years here at Panini America to deliver an update every Friday on the complete list of redemption cards being fulfilled that week, sometimes... [ continued ]
 
Denard Robinson, Panini America Team Up at 2013 Pop Warner Super Bowl (Gallery)
December 11, 2013
As if the sunshine, palm trees and sight of exciting football games weren’t enough, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Denard Robinson spent Tuesday with Panini America at the 57th Annual... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Select Football (105 Must-See Pics)
December 11, 2013
One week from today, the first Select-branded NFL trading card in 17 years will hit card shops across North America packing more than just that history. It also will include a few... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing Boxing Day Promo to Panini Roundtable Shops in Canada
December 10, 2013
Inspired by resoundingly successful nationwide wrapper-redemption programs such as Black Friday and Father’s Day (and on the heels of a blazing third installment of Black Friday),... [ continued ]
 
Rookie Superstar EJ Manuel Shines During First Panini Authentic Public Signing
December 10, 2013
If EJ Manuel’s megawatt smile and engaging charisma weren’t enough to warm a chilly Tonawanda, N.Y., Monday night at Dave and Adam’s Card World, the freshly-inked autographs and positive... [ continued ]
 
Teaser: Panini America Opens Four Boxes of 2013-14 Timeless Treasures Basketball
December 09, 2013
It’s one thing to say something along the lines “2013-14 Timeless Treasures Basketball looks to be the brand’s best installment in years.” It’s something else altogether different... [ continued ]
 
Fit for a King: 2013 Crown Royale Football Rules in Panini America Pre-Ink Preview
December 08, 2013
December promises to be a pivotal month for Panini America’s 2013 NFL season, what with 2013 Select Football and 2013 Contenders Football set to arrive on December 18 and December... [ continued ]
 
Torrid NBA Rookie Michael Carter-Williams Shines On and Off the Court (Gallery)
December 07, 2013
It’s no secret that Philadelphia 76ers red-hot rookie Michael Carter-Williams has spent the first month of his career on a historical tear, helping drive sales of Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
Tom Brady — Finally! — Makes His Presence Felt on Panini America Redemption Update
December 06, 2013
Thanks to either last week’s absolutely filthy preview gallery right here on The Knight’s Lance or happy Tweets from anxious collectors, you’ve probably heard by now that the great... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Inks Buffalo Bills Rookie Superstar EJ Manuel to Exclusive Deal
December 05, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has signed Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel to an exclusive autograph... [ continued ]
 
An Open Book: Panini America Shares First Pics of 2013 America’s Pastime Autographs
December 05, 2013
Thanks to a dedicated effort from just about everyone inside Panini America HQ (Product Development, Acquisitions, Production) and the cooperative spirit of baseball legends and newcomers... [ continued ]
 
Carter-Williams vs. Oladipo: Examining the Value Impact of Epic Rookie Showdown
December 04, 2013
Two of this season’s most high-profile NBA rookies — the 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams and Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, both Panini America exclusives — staged a performance for the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball
December 04, 2013
With phenomenal rookie performers like Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo providing the early-season polish on a sparkling 2013-14 NBA season so far, the golden glow promises... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Timeless Treasures Basketball
December 04, 2013
When Panini America’s 2013-14 Timeless Treasures Basketball releases one week from today, longtime lovers of the brand will no doubt detect many new tweaks. Some of the adjustments... [ continued ]
 
Experts: Panini America’s 2013 Black Friday Promotion Packs $1.3 Million Impact
December 03, 2013
For the third straight year, Panini America’s industry-gripping Black Friday phenomenon created a nationwide wrapper-redemption frenzy in hobby shops from coast to coast and a Twitter-rattling... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Newest Arrivals from Timeless Treasures, Pinnacle Basketball
December 03, 2013
The next few days here on The Knight’s Lance promise to be hoops-heavy as we preview the upcoming 2013-14 Timeless Treasures Basketball release (look for a comprehensive Quality Control... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Early Boxes of 2013 Totally Certified Football
December 02, 2013
Just in time to kickoff the holiday shopping season, Panini America’s 2013 Totally Certified Football arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday equipped with the tantalizing doses of microetching,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Well-Deserved Closer Look at Limited Game Day Materials Insert
December 01, 2013
Those who’ve taken the time to truly appreciate the Game Day Materials insert in the new 2013 Limited Football release are keenly aware of why that insert is so profound, so poignant,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Elite Basketball
November 30, 2013
In late January, just a few weeks before things start heating up during 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, one of the game’s most venerable all-stars, 2013-14 Elite Basketball,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Totally Certified Football (144 Pics)
November 29, 2013
In keeping with what has become a Totally Certified kind of week here at Panini America HQ (what with 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball releasing on Wednesday and the first preview... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Ray Allen, Playbook & More
November 29, 2013
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 Honors NFL’s Thanksgiving Tradition in 2013 Totally Certified Football
November 28, 2013
For the better part of 100 years, the NFL has made the great game of football as much a part of this country’s Thanksgiving tradition as turkey, stuffing and mid-afternoon catnaps... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Totally Certified Hockey
November 27, 2013
It’s no real secret that the inaugural release of Panini America’s Totally Certified Hockey was supposed to appear during the 2012-13 NHL season. But when company officials adjusted... [ continued ]
 
Brady’s Bunch: Panini America Catches Up with Tom Terrific for Significant Signing
November 27, 2013
The New England Patriots’ stirring comeback from a 24-0 halftime deficit Sunday night to defeat the Denver Broncos was another classic example of Tom Brady being, well, Tom Brady.... [ continued ]
 
A Legend Returns: Panini America Bringing Donruss Back to Baseball in 2014
November 26, 2013
In late February, Panini America officials are bringing back a true collecting pioneer and an absolute legend. In late February, Donruss Baseball is back. Donruss, the iconic brand... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Begins Online Portion of Panini America’s 2013 Black Friday Promo
November 26, 2013
Just as we do every year, we’ve had many collectors ask how they can get involved in the Panini America Black Friday phenomenon if there are no participating brick-and-mortar hobby... [ continued ]
 
2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball Stars in Contest Edition of Panini Unwrapped
November 26, 2013
Amid the frenzied goings-on that always piggyback Thanksgiving week, it’s safe to say that we have a lot going on here at Panini America HQ right about now. Our highly anticipated... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Continues its Countdown to Black Friday with a Peek at More Goodies
November 25, 2013
You just think you’ve seen everything there is to see as it relates to Panini America’s 2013 Black Friday set by now. The fact of the matter, though, is that we still have more to... [ continued ]
 
Teaser: Panini America Cracks Three Boxes of 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball
November 25, 2013
It seems only fitting that Panini America’s 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball releases this Wednesday, just one day before Thanksgiving. After all, Totally Certified has long delivered... [ continued ]
 
A Glimpse Inside 2013 Contenders Football: New Gallery Spies Latest Key Arrivals
November 24, 2013
While gridiron collectors across North America patiently await the arrival of Panini America’s 2013 Totally Certified Football and 2013 Select Football in the next three weeks, company... [ continued ]
 
Signs of Black Friday: Panini America Peeks More Autos Coming to Promotional Set
November 23, 2013
The realization that Black Friday 2013 is now less than one week away brought with it a slight sense of panic earlier today. After all, we still have so much left to preview and not... [ continued ]
 
A Panini HRX Video Exclusive: Unwrapping 2013-14 Select Hockey (with a Contest)
November 22, 2013
Let me just get this out of the way from the top: We’re way late with this special edition of Panini Unwrapped starring the still-blazing 2013-14 Select Hockey — and for that, I apologize.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Keeps Packing a Pink Punch with New BCA Cards in 2013 Black Friday
November 22, 2013
The NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign to support the fight against breast cancer takes center stage for the league every October when pink — and all that the color represents — becomes... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: King Felix, Blake Griffin, More
November 22, 2013
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 2013 Black Friday Set Packs Most Memorable Memorabilia (Gallery)
November 21, 2013
One of the greatest things about any holiday season is our penchant for sticking steadfastly to tried and true traditions that bring us joy, rekindle fond memories and make our seasonal... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball
November 21, 2013
This time next week, the newest iteration of one of hoops collecting’s favorite products returns with the release of Panini America’s 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball, giving collectors... [ continued ]
 
Inside the Panini Roundtable October Store of the Month: Legacy Sports Cards
November 20, 2013
In a relatively short amount of time, hobby shop owners across North America have discovered that there are many significant advantages to being an approved member of the new Panini... [ continued ]
 
“Panini Collection” Insert Returns to Inject 2013 Black Friday Packs with Raw Emotion
November 20, 2013
When collectors finally get the chance next week to begin ripping open Panini America’s 2013 Black Friday packs, they’ll delight at the updated twists on several longstanding promotional... [ continued ]
 
Patch Time: A First Look at the Memorabilia RCs in 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball
November 20, 2013
If you haven’t yet heard this rumor, let’s go ahead and see if we can get one started and take it viral: Upon seeing the first game-worn memorabilia Rookie Cards coming in 2013 America’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Base Set, Dealer List for 2013 Black Friday Promotion (Gallery)
November 19, 2013
With Thanksgiving now just more than a week away, it’s time for Panini America officials to begin the all-out assault on previewing the madness that awaits collectors across the country... [ continued ]
 
2013 Limited Football Plays Starring Role in Contest Edition of Panini Unwrapped
November 18, 2013
If you missed last week’s Panini Unwrapped episode starring the new 2013 Limited Football, well, there’s a good reason for that: We didn’t post one. But late last Friday afternoon,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivers a Stunning Pre-Ink Peek at 2013 Black Football (30 Sweet Pics)
November 18, 2013
Just last week we brought you the initial PIS glimpses of three upcoming Panini America products, including 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2013 Black Football and 2013 Crown Royale... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Salute to Service Bolstered By Broncos Tribute, Camouflage Prizms
November 17, 2013
Later today in stadiums across the country, the NFL’s biggest on-field heroes will honor the real-life heroes of our nation’s military as the league continues November’s Salute to... [ continued ]
 
Dominion on Display: Panini America Peeks the Heat Coming in 2013-14 Dominion
November 16, 2013
Even as the scorching 2013-14 Select Hockey continues fanning secondary-market flames and delivering one hot pull after another, Panini America NHL product developers are steadily... [ continued ]
 
The NHL Network, Panini America Team Up for Captivating ‘Making Of’ Video Segment
November 15, 2013
A few weeks back, our friends from the NHL Network visited Panini America HQ, camera in tow and curious to find out exactly how we go about making some of the industry’s best hockey... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Insight into its Black Friday Preview Inserts from Toronto Expo
November 15, 2013
Last week during the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo, Panini America — perhaps unbeknownst to many collectors — began previewing the company’s upcoming 2013 Black Friday promotion by somewhat... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kaepernick, XRCs and More
November 15, 2013
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 Teams with Denver Broncos for “Salute to Service” Tribute on Sunday
November 14, 2013
Sunday night’s monumental showdown between the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and the 8-1 Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High would be of huge importance even if it... [ continued ]
 
A Panini HRX Video Exclusive: Unwrapping 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball (Contest)
November 14, 2013
In the event that you missed yesterday’s Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a box of the scorching new 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball, Panini America is giving you another chance to... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Early Peek at Some Unique Autos Coming to 2013 Black Friday
November 13, 2013
It’s time. Panini America’s 2013 Black Friday hobby shop promotion is coming. For the third straight year, Panini America will bring the nationwide shopping frenzy of Black Friday... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Tins of 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
November 12, 2013
Simply, I can’t think of a better way to return to the office following an eventful and productive four days at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo than to be greeted by the first live boxes... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of the New 2013 Limited Football
November 12, 2013
As if boxes of 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball weren’t enough of a homecoming treat to greet us as we returned to the office this morning after a spectacular weekend at the 2013 Toronto... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 10 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
November 12, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peeks: Black Football, Crown Royale Football, Elite Extra Edition Baseball
November 12, 2013
OK, it’s time for a little full disclosure: Being out of the office at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo last weekend put me a little behind in bringing you Panini Peek previews on three... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Takes One More Pre-Launch Look at 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
November 11, 2013
With pre-release anticipation for 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball reaching insanely high levels thanks to a few juicy galleries right here on The Knight’s Lance in the last few days,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Limited Football (96 Must-See Pics)
November 11, 2013
In two short days, Panini America officials will release a new-look 2013 Limited Football that features a preponderance of revamped elements headlined by a striking, bronze-based base... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Day Two at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo (Must-See Gallery)
November 10, 2013
TORONTO, Ontario — Quite possibly the filthiest, nastiest, sickest game-worn Chicago Blackhawks card ever made. The Gordie Howe Black 1/1 Prizm from 2013-14 Select Hockey. Two of the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Special Guests Live It Up at Third Panini VIP Party (Must-See Gallery)
November 10, 2013
TORONTO, Ontario — If it really is true that one picture equals one thousand words, then the following must-see gallery provides roughly 75,000 words worth of explanation as to why,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Day One at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo (Must-See Gallery)
November 09, 2013
TORONTO, Ontario — The puck dropped on the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo on Friday afternoon with a brisk November breeze outside the Toronto International Center and a scorching hot Panini... [ continued ]
 
The Immaculate Inspection: Panini America Peeks More 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
November 09, 2013
The buzz from yesterday’s first extended post-packout peek at 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball is still being felt all the way up here in Toronto, where several members of the Panini... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Taking the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Wrapper Redemption Virtual
November 08, 2013
Can’t make it to Canada for this weekend’s 2013 Toronto Fall Expo that begins in earnest this afternoon? Don’t fret. Now, as always, Panini America and iCollectPanini.com have you... [ continued ]
 
Inside Immaculate: Panini America Readies 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball for Release
November 08, 2013
Really, it’s hard to fathom — given the extraordinary success and mainstream media coverage of Panini America’s 2012-13 Flawless Basketball — that another 2012-13 NBA product could... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Key Autograph Cards Coming to 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Packs
November 07, 2013
When it comes to Panini America’s ballyhooed 2013 Toronto Fall Expo wrapper-redemption set, we’ve shown you the base cards. We’ve shown you the Rookie Cards and inserts. We’ve shown... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing Black Boxes to the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo (Gallery)
November 07, 2013
Longtime collectors and show attendees know this to be true: No Panini America show trip would be complete without at least a few of the company’s fabled Black Box 1/1s making an appearance.... [ continued ]
 
Artistic Impressions: NHL’s Top Youngsters Get Creative for Panini America Sketches
November 06, 2013
When it comes to flat-out physical artistry on the ice, it’s tough to beat the brand of beauty and brawn displayed by NHL rookies such as Nathan MacKinnon, Tomas Hertl and Mathew Dumba.... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Two Early Boxes of 2013-14 Select Hockey
November 06, 2013
It’s no secret that one of the hottest products on the show floor at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo this weekend will be Panini America’s 2013-14 Select Hockey, which releases to the passionate,... [ continued ]
 
NHL Legend Mike Modano Added to Guest List for Panini VIP Party in Toronto
November 06, 2013
It’s official: Mike Modano, arguably the greatest American-born player in NHL history, will attend the Panini America VIP Party on Saturday in Toronto, joining a star-studded galaxy... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Early Box of 2013-14 Prestige Basketball
November 05, 2013
This is shaping up to be a most prestigious week in the life of Panini America. For starters, it’s Toronto Fall Expo week, and we have tons of excitement planned for that event when... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Box of 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks
November 05, 2013
Our tireless Tuesday continues unabated here on The Knight’s Lance as we prepare collectors for tomorrow’s double-dose of new releases. Earlier today we brought you a one-box Teaser... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 9 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
November 05, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Retired NBA Great Tracy McGrady to Attend Panini VIP Party Saturday in Toronto
November 05, 2013
Over the course of a highlight-heavy NBA journey that spanned 15 seasons and six different teams, the dynamic Tracy McGrady did it all. A profusely talented forward who could score,... [ continued ]
 
Michael Carter-Williams Frenzy Highlights First Week of 2013-14 NBA Hoops Release
November 04, 2013
It’s only appropriate that 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams wears No. 1 on his boldly colored Philadelphia jersey. After all, that’s where Carter-Williams ranks — on rookie... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Live Redemption Trade-Up Promo Returns to 2013 Toronto Fall Expo
November 04, 2013
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up Program that has become a staple of the company’s booth at hobby shows across North America is back by popular demand. Panini America officials... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball
November 04, 2013
Let the countdown begin: The first live autographs of Cuban baseball sensation Jose Abreu are now just days away. But when Panini America’s 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball... [ continued ]
 
Seeing Green: Panini America Plans Special Expo Promo for 2013-14 Select Hockey
November 04, 2013
As one of the most anticipated launches of the new season, this week’s release of 2013-14 Select Hockey promises to be huge all across North America, but especially on the floor of... [ continued ]
 
Having a Ball: Panini America Returns Cool Memorabilia to 2013 Toronto Fall Expo
November 03, 2013
One of the most appealing aspects of Panini America’s Toronto Fall Expo wrapper-redemption program every year is the inclusion of fun player-used memorabilia cards that are both uniquely... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Set Features Numbered RCs, Cracked Ice, More
November 02, 2013
This time next week, Panini America officials will be smack dab in the middle of Canadian collecting bliss, buzzing through the second day of the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo and no doubt... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Select Hockey (100 Must-See Pics)
November 01, 2013
Over the course of two QC-filled days earlier this week, Panini America NHL brand developers Karvin Cheung and Chris Barr took turns hijacking the company Twitter account to bring... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Durant, McHale, Biggio and More
November 01, 2013
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 ]
 
Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore Honored as 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week
November 01, 2013
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Linebacker Sio Moore of the Oakland Raiders is the Week 8 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played October 24-28 the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Some Early Boxes of 2013 Absolute Football
October 31, 2013
This time tomorrow, Panini America’s 2013 Absolute Football product will be live and rocking in hobby shops across North America. As has become customary, the venerable brand with... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Jockey Chantal Sutherland Riding Together at 2013 Breeders’ Cup
October 31, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, will be right by Chantal Sutherland’s side – literally – when the decorated female jockey races this... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Making New Damian Lillard Rookie Cards Using Top 2012-13 Designs
October 31, 2013
Hardcore hoops collectors who thought they missed out on collecting Damian Lillard autograph memorabilia Rookie Cards from Panini America’s hottest 2012-13 brands may want to take... [ continued ]
 
Panini America HRX Spotlight: Kenny Stills, Eddie Lacy and Cordarrelle Patterson
October 30, 2013
Based on a string of simply stellar rookie performances, today The Knight’s Lance showcases exclusive Panini HRX video footage starring Eddie Lacy, Kenny Stills and Cordarrelle Patterson,... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Box of New 2013 The Beach Boys Product
October 30, 2013
For music historians and bona fide Beach Boys devotees everywhere, Panini America’s new trading-card tribute to one of the greatest bands in the history of American music delivers... [ continued ]
 
CFL Luminaries Henry Burris, Chad Owens to Attend Panini VIP Party in Toronto
October 30, 2013
Panini America officials on Wednesday confirmed that Canadian Football League superstars Henry Burris and Chad Owens will attend the company’s invitation-only Panini VIP Party next... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Revealing Details for 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Redemption
October 30, 2013
This time next week, Panini America officials will be preparing to unleash the company’s trademark brand of passion, energy and show-stealing buzz on the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo. Clearly,... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Updates Product Mix on 2013 Fall Heroes Baseball Promo (Gallery)
October 29, 2013
Just in time for tonight’s pivotal World Series Game 5 between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, iCollectPanini.com has decided to change up the product offering on its exclusive... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers a Detailed First Look at 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball
October 29, 2013
For the first time since releasing 2012 National Treasures Baseball — the product heard ’round the hobby world — early this year, Panini America is about to dip its toe back into the... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Prestige Basketball (with Contest)
October 29, 2013
In just a few short hours, the unabashed greatness that is the start of the 2013-14 NBA season begins with an enthralling triple-header featuring Orlando at Indiana, Chicago at Miami... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 8 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
October 29, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Absolute Football (135 Must-See Pics)
October 28, 2013
If you’ve got your tablet handy (or perhaps an old-school piece of paper and something to write with), grab them and get ready to take notes. I’m going to detail for you the things... [ continued ]
 
Breaking News: NHL Legend Eric Lindros to Attend Panini VIP Party in Toronto
October 28, 2013
No matter what show-related developments transpire between now and when the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo begins on November 8, it’s hard to imagine a bigger announcement than this one: NHL... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides One More Glowing Glimpse at 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
October 27, 2013
Even as Panini America’s spectacular 2012-13 Flawless Basketball is busy setting the collectibles world ablaze and raising the bar on high-end hoops releases, company officials are... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Blake, Bird, Crosby and More
October 26, 2013
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 Examines the First Frenzied Days of 2012-13 Flawless Basketball
October 26, 2013
The sheer excitement and stunning pulls-of-a-lifetime that marked #FlawlessFriday yesterday have given way today to some of the craziest secondary-market sales the sports card industry... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 The Beach Boys (111 Must-See Images)
October 25, 2013
Boasting photography and content that’s as rich, as colorful and as harmonious as the iconic band it was created to honor, Panini America’s 2013 The Beach Boys trading card set surfs... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Prizm Basketball
October 24, 2013
In late December, just in time for those last-minute holiday shopping runs, the brand that ignited a hobby-wide passion with Prizm last year — and helped pave the way for similar successful... [ continued ]
 
Production Issue Impacts Some Versions of 2013 Prizm Football Autograph Cards
October 24, 2013
Panini America officials today confirmed a production issue within 2013 Prizm Football that impacted the appearance — but not the rarity — of three veteran autograph inserts within... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sheds Light on Fall Heroes Checklist, Autographed Yasiel Puig Bat
October 24, 2013
With Game 2 of the World Series set to begin later this evening between St. Louis and Boston, Panini America officials released additional details on the company’s special Fall Heroes... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 7 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
October 23, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Jose Abreu’s First Live Autographs to Arrive in 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks
October 23, 2013
This just in — literally: Panini America on Wednesday morning was on the receiving end of a special delivery that promises to be widely embraced by baseball collectors and prospectors... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Contenders Football
October 23, 2013
Football’s “Home of the Autographed Rookie Card” turns 21 this year, and Panini America has found more than a few new ways to celebrate with 2013 Contenders Football. A new edition... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com, Panini America Launch Online-Only “Fall Heroes” Promotion
October 23, 2013
It’s baaaaack. The World Series? Sure. But it’s the iCollectPanini.com promotion that just launched this afternoon in conjunction with the 2013 Fall Classic that has all of us here... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Titanium Hockey
October 22, 2013
In the more than 18 months since Panini America last released Titanium Hockey, It’s safe to say that demand among NHL collectors for the next installment of the popular brand has had... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Early Box of 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball
October 22, 2013
Cue the trumpets, confetti cannons and arena-rocking tunes: The 2013-14 NBA collecting season triumphantly begins tomorrow with the long-awaited release of Panini America’s 2013-14... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Premieres a New-Look HRX in 2013 Prizm Football (Watch It Now)
October 22, 2013
Panini America’s pioneering HRX Video Trading Cards generated international headlines when they debuted in 2010-11 Totally Certified Basketball more than two years ago. The mere concept... [ continued ]
 
Gallery: What Panini America Discovered in Three 2012-13 Flawless Briefcases
October 22, 2013
I wouldn’t be lying if I told you that my hands are shaking just a little as they tap the letters on this keyboard. Frankly, I’m still a little nervous about the opportunity I had... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivering its Show-Stealing VIP Party to the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo
October 21, 2013
There’s a juicy rumor making industry rounds these days about Panini America’s exclusive, hottest-ticket-in-town VIP Party from the last two National Sports Collectors Conventions.... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Box of 2013 Prizm Football (44 Images)
October 21, 2013
Every Monday inside Panini America HQ simply provides another opportunity to board the thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride that is, well, a typically extraordinary week inside Panini... [ continued ]
 
Find the Hidden Panini America Knight for Chance to Win a Two-Box Prize Pack
October 20, 2013
While you’re enjoying all of today’s action on this splendid Week 7 Sunday of the 2013 NFL season, all of us here at The Knight’s Lance want to make sure you spend at least a little... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks New Autographs from Immaculate, Dominion, Contenders, More
October 19, 2013
I love this time of year inside Panini America HQ. With all four major sports in play, the levels of excitement, intrigue, production and entertainment are at goose-bump-inducing,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Announces Authorized Case Breaker Designation, Other Enhancements
October 18, 2013
Panini America officials on Friday announced several enhancements to the company’s internet retail policies designed to support both online and brick-and-mortar marketplaces. In addition,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Produce Retail-Exclusive 2013 Football Monster Boxes (Gallery)
October 18, 2013
Panini America officials this week began shipping one monster of a football product exclusively to retail channels that will be on store shelves in time for Halloween. Appropriately... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Lemieux, Yzerman, Bird & More
October 18, 2013
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 ]
 
Chargers WR Keenan Allen Wins 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Week 6 Rookie of the Week
October 18, 2013
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Wide receiver Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers is the Week 6 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played October 10-14 the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Best in Industry at Handling Redemptions According to Beckett Survey
October 17, 2013
A reader survey in the November 2013 issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly reaffirmed something that many collectors have known to be true for quite some time: Panini America is the... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball (106 Pics)
October 17, 2013
Captivating action photography. A strikingly crisp, white-bordered design. The first NBA Rookie Cards of the 2013-14 season. The first rookie autographs of the new season. Once-in-a-blue-moon... [ continued ]
 
A Kobe Bryant Immaculate Primer: Peeking the Superstar’s Stunning New Arrivals
October 16, 2013
As the collecting world anxiously awaits the arrival of Panini America’s powder-keg conclusion to the 2012-13 NBA collecting season (first with the release of Flawless Basketball next... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Prizm Football (111 Must-See Images)
October 16, 2013
This time next week, Panini America’s second annual installment of the colorful, dazzling and potent Prizm Football brand is sure to be causing a pack-busting frenzy from coast to... [ continued ]
 
Late Arrivals from Blake Griffin, Dr. J Bring 2012-13 Flawless Basketball into Form
October 15, 2013
Admittedly, the full-court press on the burgeoning pre-release buzz for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball hit a bit of a delay in the last few weeks as Panini America officials temporarily... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Totally Certified Football
October 15, 2013
Football collectors, rejoice. In late November, the micro-etched magnificence of Panini America’s Totally Certified returns to the gridiron with a new-look Freshman Fabric Rookie Card... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 6 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
October 15, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Passport Program in Conjunction with 2013 Toronto Fall Expo
October 14, 2013
Panini America will honor Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux with a special one-card tribute as part of the Passport Program in conjunction with next month’s 2013 Toronto Fall... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Unveil Hobby Jumbos for 2013 Prizm Football (Must-See Gallery)
October 14, 2013
“Bigger and better.” It’s a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit in this hyper-competitive sports-card industry of ours. Every product strives to be bigger and better than the... [ continued ]
 
Wes Welker’s Debut Denver Broncos Gamer Available at Panini Authentic (Gallery)
October 14, 2013
On an electric Thursday night in early September, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos hosted the Baltimore Ravens to kick off the 2013 NFL season in a rematch of last season’s classic... [ continued ]
 
How Buffalo Bills Rookie Marquise Goodwin Turned Signing Contenders into Therapy
October 13, 2013
Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Marquise Goodwin found out firsthand recently something that passionate collectors have known for more than 20 years: Contenders Football can cure what... [ continued ]
 
Signs of Immaculate: Peeking Newest Autos from 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
October 12, 2013
No one will ever accuse Panini America Brand Director Karvin Cheung of being anything less than hands-on with his products. True story: Cheung spent so much time in the Panini America... [ continued ]
 
Find It! Friday: 2013 Playbook Football is Up for Grabs in Panini America’s New Hunt
October 11, 2013
Anyone who’s visited The Knight’s Lance this week knows we’ve spent a big portion of it laser-focused on the considerable merits of 2013 Playbook Football. We’ve shown you behind-the-scenes... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Peyton, Posada, XRCs & More
October 11, 2013
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 ]
 
Jets QB Geno Smith Wins 2013 Pepsi NEXT Week 5 NFL Rookie of the Week Honors
October 11, 2013
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets is the Week 5 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played October 3-7, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Playbook Football (with Bonus Video)
October 10, 2013
As one of the most unique NFL trading-card products on the market, Panini America’s Playbook Football has provided a virtually unrivaled box-busting experience during its first two... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Four Early Boxes of 2013 Playbook Football
October 10, 2013
As we prepare to put the final touches on tomorrow’s highly anticipated release of 2013 Playbook Football, the time has come for one of our favorite pre-release posts: The revealing... [ continued ]
 
First NHL Autographs of San Jose Sensation Tomas Hertl Hitting 2013-14 Select Hockey
October 10, 2013
While San Jose Sharks 19-year-old sensation Tomas Hertl didn’t break the Internet Tuesday night with a mesmerizing four-goal display against the New York Rangers that included a reality-defying,... [ continued ]
 
Playbook Plus: Panini America Offers a Peek at Flywire Booklets, Product Checklist
October 10, 2013
Truth be told, we hadn’t intended to publish another update on 2013 Playbook Football today. But sometimes, news and new images find you. That’s certainly what happened this afternoon,... [ continued ]
 
Inside Flawless: Signed-Patch Masterpieces Dazzle in 2012-13 Flawless Basketball
October 09, 2013
Two weeks from today, one of the most anticipated basketball releases in trading-card history will finally arrive to anxious collectors. Indeed, although 2012-13 Flawless Basketball... [ continued ]
 
Chapter One: Panini America Provides Early Review of 2013 Playbook Football Booklets
October 08, 2013
From the day it was first previewed right here on The Knight’s Lance in early July, Panini America’s 2013 Playbook Football has spent almost three solid months generating the kind... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for Week 5 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)
October 08, 2013
Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Select Baseball
October 08, 2013
The Select resurgence continues. Panini America first revived the landmark brand from the late Nineties with 2012-13 Select Basketball, reinvigorating the venerable franchise with... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2013 The Beach Boys (Must-See Gallery)
October 07, 2013
Later this month, one of the most influential, innovative and successful music groups in the history of recorded sound will finally have trading-card confirmation of its greatness... [ continued ]
 
PPI Special Report: 2012-13 Prime Hockey Nets Huge Gains for Collectors
October 07, 2013
Just like most things in life, the best is often saved for last. The same can be said for the August release of 2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey. Months and countless hours were spent by... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Must-See Sunday Gallery: The Many Shades of 2013 Prizm Football
October 06, 2013
While the football collecting world (including all of us inside Panini America HQ) anxiously awaits the arrival of 2013 Playbook Football (which began packing out Friday, by the way),... [ continued ]
 
2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball Shines in a Panini Unwrapped Saturday Image Hunt
October 05, 2013
During an otherwise average Friday afternoon inside Panini America HQ yesterday, Tracy Hackler and Tim Trout made the time to bust one utterly entertaining box — hey, aren’t they all?... [ continued ]
 
Power to the Purples: 2013-14 Prizm Hockey Purple Cracked Ice Cards Arrive (Gallery)
October 04, 2013
On her daily stop at the company printing facility this morning, Panini America Vice President of Production Stephanie Carlson made a splendid discovery that should be warmly embraced... [ continued ]
 
Inside Flawless: The Spectacular Autograph Lineup for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball
October 04, 2013
There’s no denying that we’ve delivered some monumental looks inside Panini America’s upcoming 2012-13 Flawless Basketball already this week. But we’re about to inject your Friday... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Select Football
October 03, 2013
The last time football collectors had the opportunity to chase a bona fide, honest-to-goodness, standalone Select product (one that wasn’t an upscale version of the Score brand), Marvin... [ continued ]
 
Inside Flawless: Jumbo Patches Pack ‘Wow!’ Factor for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball
October 03, 2013
The trailer’s been criticized, panned, applauded, scrutinized, laughed at and picked up by the mainstream media. The diamonds and emeralds have been previewed. Indeed, yesterday was... [ continued ]
 
Genuine Diamonds, Emeralds Add Luster to 2012-13 Flawless Basketball Base Set
October 02, 2013
If you missed our world-premiere unveiling of the 2012-13 Flawless Basketball trailer earlier today, do yourself a favor and watch it — either now or after you’ve checked out the first... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2013 Week 4 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
October 01, 2013
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Retail-Exclusive Prizms Add Chase, Value to 2013-14 Prizm Hockey (Must-See Gallery)
October 01, 2013
It’s been six days since 2013-14 Prizm Hockey hit hobby shops — and the tireless pursuit of that product’s hobby-only Holofoil, Orange Die-Cut, Gold and Finite Black Prizm parallels... [ continued ]
 
New Arrivals Help Dominion Hockey, Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball Take Shape
September 30, 2013
Even as the collectibles industry is all abuzz over last week’s release of 2013-14 Prizm Hockey and next week’s release of 2012-13 Flawless Basketball, we here at Panini America understand... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Box of 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
September 30, 2013
The abundance of old-school collecting qualities inherent in Panini America’s 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball has been well-documented over the last few weeks here on The Knight’s Lance.... [ continued ]
 
Certified Heat: Panini America Breaks Some 2013 Certified Football Hot Boxes (Gallery)
September 28, 2013
Now that Panini America’s 2013 Certified Football has been live for a few weeks, we thought we’d take an opportunity on this rainy Saturday in North Texas to explore the contents of... [ continued ]
 
Hoop Dreams: Panini America Peeks Latest Autos for 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
September 27, 2013
At this very moment, seemingly every member of the Panini America Product Development team is across town at the company production facility giving 2012-13 Flawless Basketball the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Prime Ties Headline New Report
September 27, 2013
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 Offers a Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Timeless Treasures Basketball
September 26, 2013
In early December, hoops collectors who’ve made Panini America’s Timeless Treasures product an annual hobby must-have are in for a new experience. In addition to providing the season’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Dominion Hockey
September 26, 2013
If it’s true that absence really does make the heart grow fonder, hardcore hockey collectors are in for an intense love affair when 2013-14 Dominion Hockey makes its triumphant return... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2013 Week 3 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
September 25, 2013
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
September 25, 2013
Over the last month or so we’ve shown you extended glimpses of the old-school charm at the very heart of the throwback-tinged 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball set. And while the nostalgia... [ continued ]
 
The 2013-14 Prizm Hockey Hunt: Locate the Hidden Boxes and You Could Win One!
September 24, 2013
In honor of tomorrow’s North American release of Panini America’s 2013-14 Prizm Hockey, The Knight’s Lance is back with another of its popular head-scratching, eye-testing Scavenger... [ continued ]
 
An Immaculate Start: Panini America Offers Update on 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
September 23, 2013
2012-13 Immaculate Basketball is coming. That’s certainly no surprise to the seemingly countless basketball collectors who’ve been buzzing about the product since we first previewed... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Two Early Boxes of 2013-14 Prizm Hockey
September 23, 2013
The anticipation is palpable. In three short days, the first standalone Prizm Hockey brand in collecting history hits hobby shops across North America with the release of Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
A Contenders Confidential: Panini America Unveils 2013 Contenders Football RCs
September 22, 2013
For many of the most dedicated football card collectors on the planet, this glorious Week 3 Sunday of the 2013 NFL season is a day you’ve been eagerly anticipating for months. It’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Latest Batch of Autos for 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
September 21, 2013
If he played professional baseball in the Seventies, Eighties or Nineties and left an indelible impression on you for any number of reasons, chances are he has an on-card autograph... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Limited Football
September 20, 2013
When Panini America’s 2013 Limited Football arrives in hobby shops in mid November, collectors will immediately notice many new-season upgrades to one of their favorite NFL trading... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Crosby, Pierce, Parker and More
September 20, 2013
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 ]
 
Exclusive Access: Panini America Takes You to the Production Facility (Video & Gallery)
September 19, 2013
Every time I’m fortunate enough to take the cross-town road trip to the Panini America production facility (literally every single time), I can’t help but think I’m peering into a... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Prizm Hockey (81 Must-See Pics)
September 18, 2013
If you’re a hockey fan and you weren’t monitoring the Panini America Twitter feed yesterday, well, shame on you. You missed a day full of revealing Tweets sent directly from the Panini... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Early Boxes of 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball
September 17, 2013
What’s so intriguing about Panini America’s 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball? Well, beginning tomorrow in hobby shops across North America, collectors will get the first opportunity to... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open One Early Box of 2013 Prizm Baseball
September 17, 2013
While the GEICO camel will no doubt be busy touting tomorrow as another glorious hump day, collectors across the country will remember tomorrow for far more than merely being the middle... [ continued ]
 
Voting Begins for 2013 Week 2 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)
September 17, 2013
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Kyrie, Shaq Headline Stunning Early Batch of 2012-13 Flawless Basketball Arrivals
September 16, 2013
With Panini America’s 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball slated to arrive in hobby shops on Wednesday, that leaves two remaining NBA products on the 2012-13 release calendar — and both are... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Two Early Boxes of 2013 Certified Football
September 16, 2013
The newest rendition of one of football collecting’s most anticipated products every season — Panini America’s Certified Football — is on the verge of release once again. And when... [ continued ]
 
Prominent Sunday Post: Panini Unwrapped, Scavenger Hunt and #PaniniWildCard
September 15, 2013
So, what you got planned for this splendid second Sunday of the 2013 NFL season? Whatever it is, we hope you have fun and we hope you’ve carved out at least a little time to spend... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Select Hockey
September 14, 2013
After more than 20 years on ice, a once and future NHL trading card juggernaut is on the verge of a historic comeback. Select Hockey is back. At least it will be in early November,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Plans Purple Cracked Ice for 2013-14 Prizm Hockey Wrapper Redemption
September 13, 2013
The ground-shaking buzz reverberating from 2013-14 Prizm Hockey just keeps growing more intense. Earlier this week, Panini America NHL Brand Managers confirmed that the first standalone... [ continued ]
 
NFL, Panini America, Walmart Team Up for Five-Week NFL Tailgating Road Trip
September 13, 2013
Beginning tomorrow in the fabled football haven known as Green Bay, Wis., the NFL, Panini America and Walmart will embark on a five-week, seven-city NFL road trip filled with tailgating... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Big Names from All Four Sports
September 13, 2013
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: 2013 Certified Football (108 Must-See Pics)
September 12, 2013
Of the many longstanding NFL brands in the Panini America product portfolio, precious few of them are as storied, as anticipated and as annually widely consumed as Certified. In one... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball (85 Images)
September 11, 2013
Intriguing collecting possibilities abound in the upcoming 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball, the newest NBA trading card release from Panini America that arrives in hobby shops one week... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Partners with Pepsi Next for 2013 NFL Rookie of the Week Promotion
September 11, 2013
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Prizm Baseball (99 Must-See Pics)
September 10, 2013
The Prizm Baseball brand has come quite a long way in five short months. Since debuting with the buzz-generating release of that maiden 2012 edition in April, the product has deftly... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers First-Look Details on 2013-14 Prestige Basketball (Gallery)
September 09, 2013
In early November, Panini America officials will reintroduce the venerable Prestige Basketball brand to hungry hoops collectors with a re-energized 2013-14 Prestige Basketball product... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2013 Prominence Football
September 09, 2013
Just like the 2013 NFL season, Panini America’s 2013 Prominence Football is back in a big way. And when it hits hobby-shop shelves on Wednesday it will be packing many of the same... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s 2013 NFL Kickoff Contest: Chime In for Your Chance to Win!
September 08, 2013
Welcome to one of the greatest days of 2013: NFL Kickoff Sunday. Peyton Manning’s scintillating seven-touchdown performance in the Denver Broncos’ 49-27 victory over the Baltimore... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Rookie Card Content in 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball
September 07, 2013
Even as the Panini America NBA Product Development team applies a full-court press of sorts to finish the 2012-13 NBA collecting season on a memorable note (with Intrigue, Flawless... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Bringing Giants Rookie QB Ryan Nassib to Times Square Modell’s
September 06, 2013
New York Giants rookie quarterback Ryan Nassib will serve as Panini America’s special guest Tuesday as the company partners with Modell’s Sporting Goods in New York City’s Times Square... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Bryant, Butler, Barnes and More
September 06, 2013
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 ]
 
Flawless First Look: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at New High-End Basketball Set
September 05, 2013
In the span of three or four meaningful, myth-dispelling Tweets yesterday afternoon, Panini America sent shock waves throughout the collectibles industry that still are reverberating... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Lands Lillard Autos for Last Four Products of 2012-13 NBA Season
September 04, 2013
Following a few days filled with rampant speculation and social media chatter, Panini America officials today formally announced that the company has secured autographs of 2013 NBA... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews Historic Inserts in 2013 NFL Player of the Day Set (Gallery)
September 04, 2013
Bolstered by a record-breaking number of participating hobby shops, industry-first autograph cards of several key veterans and the promotion’s first-ever player-worn memorabilia cards,... [ continued ]
 
Gallery: Panini America Cracks Three Early Boxes of 2012-13 Innovation Basketball
September 03, 2013
The short work week created by the Labor Day holiday simply means that we hit the ground sprinting today at Panini America instead of easing into the work week. But since the furious... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Prominence Football (84 Sweet Pics)
September 03, 2013
It seems only fitting as we enter one of the most prominent and exciting weeks on the calendar every year (Week 1 of a new NFL season) that we bring you the exciting first glimpses... [ continued ]
 
Prizm Uncut: Panini America Goes Between the Sheets with 2013 Prizm Baseball
September 02, 2013
While it’s true that you can’t really appreciate all that Panini America’s Prizm technology has to offer until you’re holding the magnificent trading cards in your hands, there’s something... [ continued ]
 
Find the Hidden Panini America Knight for Chance to Win a Three-Box Prize Pack
August 31, 2013
On this special holiday weekend when most collectors will spend quality time watching the first extended college football action of the season and putting the finishing touches on... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball
August 30, 2013
Panini America is combining two of the most popular aspects in all of baseball-card collecting — the company’s appealing Prizm printing technology and hot draft picks — for the debut... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivers the Initial Glimpses into 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball
August 30, 2013
Panini America’s vibrant and brawny Totally Certified Basketball franchise has a well-documented reputation among passionate hoops collectors of producing some of the most sought after,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kyrie, Stockton, Barnes and More
August 30, 2013
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 ]
 
Video & Gallery: Panini America’s Must-See Recap of the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
August 29, 2013
TORONTO – Panini America and 25 of the top NHL rookies and prospects, including No. 1 overall pick Nathan MacKinnon, and former Halifax Mooseheads teammate and No. 3 overall pick Jonathan... [ continued ]
 
Knotty and Nice: Honoring Panini America’s 2012-13 Prime Hockey Prime Ties Insert
August 29, 2013
Yesterday’s market-buzzing U.S. release of Panini America’s already-sold-out 2012-13 Prime Hockey carried with it 87 of the most welcome redemption cards ever produced, the ones that... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Innovation Basketball (117 Images)
August 28, 2013
If you caught our post yesterday detailing the Innovative Ink and Stained Glass inserts coming in Panini America’s 2012-13 Innovation Basketball, then you only saw a small glimpse... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Recapping Day One at the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
August 27, 2013
TORONTO — If you happened to miss Panini America’s mile-a-minute Twitter feed yesterday, well, you missed absolutely unparalleled wall-to-wall coverage of Day One at the 2013 NHLPA... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Presents 10 Intriguing Sales from 2013 Pinnacle Baseball (Gallery)
August 27, 2013
Now that Panini America’s 2013 Pinnacle Baseball release has enjoyed the luxury of a few weeks on the secondary market to marinate, this much has become clearly visible: Collectors... [ continued ]
 
Inside Innovation: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at 2012-13 Innovation Basketball
August 27, 2013
Frankly speaking, it takes a certain amount of conviction — and a great deal of confidence — to name a product “Innovation.” So when the Panini America NBA Product Development team... [ continued ]
 
Panini America on Location: Dropping the Puck at the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
August 26, 2013
TORONTO, Ontario — The Panini America hockey team has been running fast and furious since Sunday night and early into Monday morning prepping for what is sure to be a fantastic first... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Absolute Football
August 26, 2013
If Panini America’s 2013 Absolute Football were a house on Halloween, it’d be the one every kid in the neighborhood would consider a must-visit destination: Full of treats, absolutely... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks One Early Box of 2013 Cooperstown Baseball
August 26, 2013
Simply put, there’s a refreshing old-meets-new dynamic within each box — and almost within every pack — of Panini America’s 2013 Cooperstown Baseball that makes the first pack as entertaining... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: Must-See Pics from 2013 Fan Expo Canada (Gallery)
August 25, 2013
TORONTO — The bustling Panini America booth at this week’s 2013 Fan Expo Canada has seen its share of highlights through the show’s first three days. From hot cards and cool cars to... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Cooperstown Baseball (99 Images)
August 24, 2013
Since the act of taking inventory of everything that’s cool about Panini America’s 2013 Cooperstown Baseball — a shining tribute to the greatest players and personalities in Hall of... [ continued ]
 
Find It! Friday: Win Boxes of 2012-13 Prime, Rookies & Stars in Panini America Hunt
August 23, 2013
It’s been an absolutely huge week for us here at Panini America. Both 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball and 2013 Rookies & Stars Football went live to rave reviews on Wednesday. Not... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Curry, Hearns, Rinne and More
August 23, 2013
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 Provides Detailed First Look at 2013-14 NBA Hoops Hobby Jumbo
August 22, 2013
Panini America’s iconic NBA Hoops Basketball brand is getting bigger. Much, much bigger. Taking a page from similar successful transformations in both football (2013 Score) and hockey... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Boxes of 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Checklist)
August 22, 2013
With the eagerly anticipated 2012-13 Prime Hockey now set to release in Canada tomorrow, we had to call an audible with this particular Panini America Teaser Gallery. Since the product... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Introduces New Roundtable Rewards Program for Hobby Shops
August 21, 2013
Panini America officials on Wednesday began revealing the specifics of an exclusive new hobby-shop rewards program that will grant qualifying members a guaranteed seat at the prestigious... [ continued ]
 
Terrance Williams, Panini America Present New Helmets to Dallas Pop Warner Team
August 21, 2013
On a sunny, sultry Tuesday evening in the shadows of Atwell Middle School in Dallas, Panini America and Cowboys rookie receiver Terrance Williams paid a special pre-practice visit... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Providing Canadian Stores a Sneak Peek at 2012-13 Prime Hockey
August 21, 2013
In conjunction with the company’s participation at this week’s 2013 Fan Expo Canada and next week’s 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, Panini America is offering qualifying Canadian hobby... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivering Biggs, Drouin to Toronto’s 401 Games for Monday Signing
August 21, 2013
On Monday, shortly after completing its activation around 2013 Fan Expo Canada and in conjunction with the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, Panini America is officially dropping the puck... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Final Pre-Release Look at 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Gallery)
August 20, 2013
Game-worn skate leather and laces. Game-worn glove leather and surname insignias. Team logo stickers and numbers removed from game-worn helmets. Game-used sticks. All-Star Game locker... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Boxes of 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball
August 19, 2013
Release-week Monday around Panini America HQ always seems a little bit like Christmas morning because that’s usually the day that we receive our marketing allotment of boxes for a... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Box of 2013 Rookies & Stars Football
August 19, 2013
One of the longest-running football brands in collecting history is kicking off its 16th NFL season this week — and when Panini America’s 2013 Rookies & Stars Football releases on... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews the On-Card Autos Coming to 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
August 18, 2013
Some of the most beloved baseball players from the last 45 years — cult heroes, fan favorites, flashes in the pan, Hall of Famers and more — are sure to command interest from all walks... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Gallery: Panini America Launches Packout for 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Part 2)
August 17, 2013
Preparing a collecting juggernaut like 2012-13 Prime Hockey for release is a process that knows no days off. So while many collectors spent Saturday morning easing out of bed and into... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Rookies & Stars Football (110 Pics)
August 16, 2013
Great photography? Check. Bold, vibrant designs? Check. Key free agents updated in their new NFL uniforms? Check. Reimagined renditions of venerable key inserts and parallels? Check.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Yogi, Worthy, Stan Lee and More
August 16, 2013
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 Provides Specifics on Plans for 2013 Fan Expo Canada (Gallery)
August 15, 2013
On Tuesday we provided your detailed first look at Panini America’s special wrapper-redemption set coming to next week’s 2013 Fan Expo Canada. Today, we’re getting a little deeper... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Explores Undeniable Beauty of 2013 Rookies & Stars Football’s Crusade
August 15, 2013
Next Wednesday, Panini America’s 2013 Rookies & Stars Football will release in hobby shops across North America boasting a bevy of the bells and whistles that have made the brand a... [ continued ]
 
The Immaculate Collection: Panini America Previews 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball
August 14, 2013
From the day Panini America’s 2011-12 Prime Hockey was announced more than 17 months ago, collectors of other sports have been clamoring for a similar product to call their own. The... [ continued ]
 
Must-See Gallery: Panini America Launches Packout for 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Part 1)
August 14, 2013
The countdown to arguably the most anticipated NHL trading card release of the 2012-13 collecting season is officially underway. The pre-packout quality control check has been completed.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Print Plate Checklist for 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball
August 14, 2013
Panini America’s decision to include Printing Plate 1/1s from the company’s past NBA products in the recently released 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball delivered additional value... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sheds Light on Redemption Plans for 2013 Fan Expo Canada (Gallery)
August 13, 2013
When the 2013 Fan Expo Canada opens its Metro Toronto Convention Centre doors on August 22, Panini America will be in attendance at the show for the first time ever. And by the time... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball (106 Pics)
August 12, 2013
So, how do you follow an industry-rattling juggernaut like 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball? Although that’s something of a rhetorical question, it’s one that must be answered... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Box of 2013 Pinnacle Baseball
August 12, 2013
With the long-awaited return of the venerable Pinnacle Baseball brand now just two days away, it’s time to assume full ramp-up mode in advance of Wednesday’s official release date.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivers Player-Only Rookie Cards for 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
August 11, 2013
Although Panini America’s first product of the 2013-14 NBA season — Hoops Basketball — doesn’t drop until late October, some of the first Rookie Cards of the new season are already... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Documents the ‘Memory of a Lifetime’ at Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 10, 2013
In the span of 14 days and five different cities, the Panini America team pulled off nothing short of a miracle in what will go down as one of busiest and most talked about stretches... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Pinnacle Baseball (97 Must-See Pics)
August 09, 2013
Next Wednesday, Panini America will triumphantly break the moratorium on a proud brand from baseball’s past with the release of 2013 Pinnacle Baseball, a refreshing revisiting of the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Hoops, Hockey Pace Huge Report
August 09, 2013
It’s been a busy few weeks for Panini America since our last Weekly Redemption Card Update. In fact, between the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, Pro Football Hall of Fame... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks a Box of 2013 Momentum Football (27 Images)
August 08, 2013
Thanks to massive, simultaneous activations at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot,... [ continued ]
 
Prime Time: Panini America Begins Cutting 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Video & Gallery)
August 08, 2013
In a far back corner of Panini America HQ, tucked away in a remote section of the company’s massive acquisitions vault, NHL product developers Chris Barr, Karvin Cheung and Matthew... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: The 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot (Video & Gallery)
August 07, 2013
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Anthony Bennett, Victor Oladipo and 34 other top picks from the 2013 NBA Draft descended upon the New York Knicks’ practice facility Tuesday to participate in the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Next Day Autos Impress Monday at 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
August 06, 2013
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sequestered for two days in a sleepy but supple hotel in northern New Jersey, 37 of the most promising rookies in the NBA spent the better part of Sunday and Monday... [ continued ]
 
Panini America VIP Party Steals the Show at 2013 National Convention (Gallery)
August 05, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — For the second time in as many years, Panini America officials delivered a rocking party for the ages on Saturday night at the National Sports Collectors Convention.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Prizm Football
August 04, 2013
To honor the celebrated return of a new NFL season with tonight’s annual Hall of Fame Game between the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys (and as a content bridge to get you to tomorrow... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Hosts, Embraces Industry’s Top Case Breakers at the 2013 National
August 03, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — As the popularity of online case breaking has grown, so has Panini America’s efforts to support the hobby’s exploding phenomenon. For the 34th National Sports Collectors... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location from 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
August 03, 2013
CANTON, Ohio — Walking into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum in Canton, Ohio, for the first time is an awe-inspiring experience. Panini America officials were on-hand for the kickoff... [ continued ]
 
Jared Sullinger Shines in Panini America Appearance at the 2013 National
August 03, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger made it look easy, and fun, on Friday during an hour-long appearance at the Panini America booth on the floor of the 34th National... [ continued ]
 
Redemptions, Box Wars and More Highlight Panini America’s Day Two at 2013 National
August 02, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — For Alan Schipper, his visit to the Panini America booth on Thursday, the second day of the 34th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, could be summed up in... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s 2013 National Redemption Program Comes to iCollectPanini.com
August 02, 2013
Panini America understands that not all collectors can make it to the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention this week in Chicago. So once again this year, the company is bringing... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Recaps a Bustling Beginning to the 2013 National (Video and Gallery)
August 01, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Shiny silver packs and big hits at the Panini America booth marked an exciting beginning to the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention on Wednesday in Chicago. The... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Live Redemptions for 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball
August 01, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — In addition to everything else Panini America is doing this week at the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention, company officials on Thursday began providing live... [ continued ]
 
Pitching Sensation Pedro Martinez Added to the Guest List for Panini VIP Party
August 01, 2013
Another day, another superstar special guest announced for Saturday’s exclusive Panini VIP Party at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. Late Thursday afternoon, Panini... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Momentum Football (125 Sweet Pics)
July 31, 2013
Sure, I could sit here and tell you that 2013 Momentum Football is just as good as last year’s debut release. But I’d be lying. Fact is, Panini America’s 2013 Momentum Football is... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Partners with Dynamics Inc. to Create Unique ePlate Rewards Program
July 31, 2013
Panini America officials announced on Wednesday that the company has partnered with Pennsylvania-based Dynamics, Inc., to create a unique rewards program for users of the battery-powered... [ continued ]
 
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson Added to Guest List for Panini VIP Party
July 31, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Saturday’s exclusive Panini VIP Party in Chicago at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention just keeps getting better and better. Late Wednesday, Panini America... [ continued ]
 
New Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios to Attend Panini VIP Party in Chicago
July 30, 2013
As Panini America officials rush to put the final fantastic touches on what promises to be a staggeringly good showing at this week’s 34th National Sports Collectors Convention, the... [ continued ]
 
Gallery & Checklist: Panini America Cracks First Box of 2012-13 National Treasures
July 30, 2013
The time for sneak-peek galleries and additional pre-release hype is over. This time tomorrow, Panini America’s 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball will be live in hobby shops across... [ continued ]
 
Comprehensive Preview of Panini America’s Presence at the 2013 National Convention
July 29, 2013
When it comes to Panini America’s presence at this week’s 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, you’ve heard things, you’ve read things, you’ve seen things and you’ve... [ continued ]
 
Kobe, Kyrie, KD and More Headline the List of Live Autos in 2012-13 National Treasures
July 29, 2013
It’s Monday of National Treasures Release Week, which means Panini America is now just two days away from launching one of the most anticipated NBA trading card products in years.... [ continued ]
 
Logoman(ia): Panini America Peeks Iconic Logomen in 2012-13 National Treasures
July 29, 2013
You’ve seen the autographs. You’ve seen the marvelous multicolored memorabilia cards. You’ve seen the Kobes. You’ve seen the Kyries. By now, you’ve seen just about everything 2012-13... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America Induction Sunday Gallery: 2013 Cooperstown Baseball (88 Sweet Pics)
July 28, 2013
Later today in that magical New York village of Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will posthumously welcome its three newest members: former New York owner... [ continued ]
 
Plates & Patches: Panini America Peeks Key Hits from 2012-13 National Treasures
July 26, 2013
Collectors, the time has arrived. After almost two seasons away, National Treasures Basketball — one of the most storied super-premium products in hobby history — is making its celebrated... [ continued ]
 
Inkling Suspicion: Panini America Previews 2013 National Set Autographs (Gallery)
July 26, 2013
If you haven’t quite picked up on it just yet, The Knight’s Lance is in full-blown preview mode for next week’s 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. Yesterday we brought you... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Landeskog, Lindros, Howe, More
July 26, 2013
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: Must-See Memorabilia Cards Coming to 2013 National
July 25, 2013
I absolutely love when Panini America marketing comrade Scott Prusha ventures to the company production facility. He doesn’t go over there very often, but when he does, it’s a sure... [ continued ]
 
Draw Plays: Panini America Appreciates the Artwork of the NFL’s Top Rookie Stars
July 24, 2013
The Panini America Original Player Sketch Card. It’s a personality-projecting art project that tests future NFL superstars unlike anything at the scouting combine ever could. It’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Extended First Look at 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
July 24, 2013
Boasting a breadth of old-school design quirks, timeless throwback collecting nuances and an abundance of good, old-fashioned fun, Panini America’s 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball looks... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Shreds Five Boxes of 2012-13 Signatures Basketball
July 22, 2013
There’s no doubt that the upcoming 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball release is serving to swipe some of the collector focus away from 2012-13 Signatures Basketball, which releases... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Returning Live Redemption Trade-Up Program to the 2013 National
July 22, 2013
Panini America officials on Tuesday announced that the company will once again conduct its Live Redemption Trade-Up program on location during next week’s 2013 National Sports Collectors... [ continued ]
 
Top NFL Rookies Speak Out During Special Panini America Rookie Roundtable
July 21, 2013
Now that NFL training camps have officially kicked off around the league, it’s finally time for us to take a look back at a special event Panini America hosted in conjunction with... [ continued ]
 
Kobe, Panini America Make Hobby History with “Vino” Autos in National Treasures
July 20, 2013
With a simple 14-word Tweet that included a hash tag heard ’round the world, the incomparable Kobe Bryant uncorked his newest nickname. The meaning-filled moniker, “Vino,” was given... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sheds Light on Inscriptions Autograph SPs in 2013 Elite Football
July 19, 2013
The Rookie Inscriptions Autographs insert that has provided so many memorable pulls for collectors of 2013 Elite Football during the product’s first few weeks on the market has so... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: All Four Sports Make the List
July 19, 2013
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 ]
 
Must-See: Revelations Abound Friday at the Panini America Production Facility (45 Pics)
July 19, 2013
Add this to the miles-long list of things I didn’t know: 2013 Momentum Football, which begins packing out next week, will be Panini America’s first 2013 product to include headlining... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Swaps Aaron Hernandez for Tim Tebow in 2013 NFL Sticker Collection
July 18, 2013
As first reported by ESPN.com this morning and later by The Boston Herald, Panini America officials announced today that beginning with next month’s release of 2013 Rookies & Stars... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Prizm Hockey
July 18, 2013
Following an impressive bonus-pack preview appearance in 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey earlier this summer, Panini America’s profusely popular Prizm technology is primed and ready... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Inks Autograph Deal with Baseball Rookie Sensation Yasiel Puig
July 17, 2013
Panini America, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectibles and an official licensee of the Major League Baseball Players Association, announced today that... [ continued ]
 
Incoming! Newest Arrivals Add More Pop to 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball . . .
July 17, 2013
It’s amazing sometimes just how much set-developing magic can unfold in the span of four crazy days. To illustrate that point, we submit to you below the staggeringly good selection... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Signatures Basketball (71 Images)
July 16, 2013
Over the course of the last several days, the Panini America NBA Product Development Team has transformed the company’s printing facility across town into a bona fide hoops heaven.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Reveals Cover Athletes for 2013 NFL Sticker & Album Collection
July 16, 2013
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, today... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Registration for 2013 NFL Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promo
July 15, 2013
Late last week, Panini America officials began registering qualified hobby shops to participate in the 2013 NFL Player of the Day program, one of the longest-running and most-successful... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Jumbo Box of 2013-14 Score Hockey
July 15, 2013
Yes, we know that the official release date for the highly anticipated 2013-14 Score Hockey Hobby Jumbo product doesn’t arrive until next Wednesday. But you can’t really present us... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers a Saturday Update on National Treasures Hoops, Prime Hockey
July 13, 2013
While most collectors today are likely outdoors enjoying a splendid summer Saturday, the Panini America NBA Product Development Team is hard at work, sequestered inside the company’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Presents 2013 Elite Football in an Unwrapped Scavenger Hunt Special
July 12, 2013
How excited are all of us here at Panini America about today’s release of 2013 Elite Football? So much so that we’ve produced two different episodes of Panini Unwrapped starring the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s 2013 National RC Checklist Includes Yasiel Puig, Top NBA Draft Picks
July 12, 2013
As Panini America officials continue putting the final furious touches on the company’s grand plans for the upcoming 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, today comes a must-see... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: One of Our Biggest Reports Yet
July 12, 2013
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: 2013 Prizm Baseball
July 11, 2013
By all accounts, the debut of Panini America’s Prizm Baseball brand earlier this year was a smashing success. It sold out the day it was announced, made waves when it released in April... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open Two Boxes of 2013 Elite Football
July 11, 2013
Although tomorrow’s official release date for 2013 Elite Football is now just hours away, we literally just received our Marketing Allotment of boxes from the Panini America production... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Score Hockey Hobby Jumbos
July 10, 2013
Last week we brought you the glorious first glimpses of 2013-14 Score Hockey with a loaded Quality Control Gallery taken from the product’s retail configuration. As promised, today... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Must-See First Look at 2013 National Convention Set (Gallery)
July 09, 2013
Panini America’s buzz-inducing buildup to the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention begins in earnest . . . now. When sports collecting’s annual showcase kicks off later this... [ continued ]
 
Base-Set Variations Bring Chase, Intrigue to 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball
July 09, 2013
One of the most interesting — but perhaps less-heralded — aspects of Panini America’s Gold Standard Basketball brand during its first three years in existence has been the inclusion... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Writing Masterpiece for 2013 Playbook Football (Sneak Peek)
July 09, 2013
Panini America officials are doing more than just penning a new chapter for the next edition of Playbook Football; they’re essentially writing a whole new volume. And when 2013 Playbook... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Elite Football (Must-See Preview)
July 08, 2013
When a product packs as many exciting new developments as 2013 Elite Football does, it’s hard to figure out where to start gushing. Do you begin with the laser-cut captivation found... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews 2013 National VIP Set; Two Cards Remain a Mystery
July 08, 2013
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 Chicago at the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Takes Long Look Back at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (Massive Gallery)
July 07, 2013
It’s hard to believe that one full week has passed since last Sunday’s 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Amid all of the fireworks that we’ve witnessed in the last few days as America celebrated... [ continued ]
 
A Difference You Can See Through: Peeking 2013 Elite Football’s Laser-Cut “Portraits”
July 06, 2013
Are you ready to see the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson in a whole new light? Or through a whole new light? If so, then Panini America’s 2013... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers 40-Card First Look at 2013 Elite Football’s Top Rookie Cards
July 05, 2013
Next Wednesday, a revamped 2013 Elite Football will greet football collectors across the country packing an abundance of whiz-bang technological twists and a new-look Rookie Card design... [ continued ]
 
Weekly Panini America Redemption Update Stars Hollywood Legend Jerry Lewis
July 05, 2013
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 ]
 
Fireworks Display: Panini America Previews Explosive New Autograph Arrivals (Gallery)
July 04, 2013
Before you set out with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s independence on this glorious Fourth of July holiday, we thought we’d treat you to a must-see fireworks demonstration... [ continued ]
 
A History-Making Maravich: Panini America Documents Production of Rare Jersey Card
July 03, 2013
Today’s release of 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball is a celebrated event for any number of reasons, most of which we’ve shared right here on The Knight’s Lance in the last month or... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Score Hockey Retail (105 Images)
July 03, 2013
Fantastic base-set photography? Check. Cool, compelling inserts like Future Team Score and Check-It? Check. Set-staple subsets like First Goals and Net Cam? Check. Retail-exclusive... [ continued ]
 
Cincy Reds Star Brandon Phillips Fields Five Panini America Questions & You Could Win
July 03, 2013
Little-known fact: Just two days before Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips belted a two-run, sixth-inning homer in support of teammate Homer Bailey’s second career no-hitter,... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Two Boxes of 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball
July 02, 2013
The collecting world gets an opportunity to strike gold tomorrow when Panini America’s 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball releases in hobby outlets across the country. The absolutely... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Shares Complete List of SPs for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey
July 02, 2013
The demand, buzz and big hits are still following Panini America’s 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey after its first three weeks on the market. Once again this seson, collectors seem... [ continued ]
 
30 Picks, 30 Pics: The First-Round Phenoms of the 2013 NHL Draft (A Must-See Gallery)
July 01, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. — On a marathon Sunday inside an at-times uproarious Prudential Center, the 2013 NHL Entry Draft unfolded before a packed, passionate and partisan Devils crowd that watched... [ continued ]
 
From the Ground Up: Panini America Peeks the Future of NHL Trading Card Imagery
June 30, 2013
The future of NHL trading card photography is looking up — literally. That much became refreshingly apparent late last August during the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto, when... [ continued ]
 
A Pictorial Salute to the Men, Women, Kids and Pets of #PaniniWildCard (Gallery)
June 29, 2013
Thanks to one of the greatest NBA Finals ever played and one of the most frenetic, improbable finishes to a Stanley Cup Finals we’ve ever seen, Panini America’s Twitter sensation known... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Prominence Football
June 28, 2013
When 2013 Prominence Football arrives in early September, collectors who coveted the brand during its maiden launch last season will no doubt appreciate the many returning elements... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils Double Rookie Class Logo in Advance of 2013 NHL Entry Draft
June 28, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and an official licensee of the NHL and NHLPA, unveiled today a special 2013-14 Double Rookie Class... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Deion, Kareem, Blake & More
June 28, 2013
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: Panini America Father’s Day Promotion Enjoys Continued Success
June 28, 2013
For the second year in a row, Marketing Manager Scott Prusha has created what can only be described as an industry showstopper in the way of the Panini America Father’s Day Promotion.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Going to New Jersey for the 2013 NHL Draft (Preview & Gallery)
June 28, 2013
Officials at Panini America announced their plans for the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft, being held Sunday — June 30 – at the Prudential Center, home to the New Jersey Devils. The Colorado... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball (111 Pics)
June 28, 2013
There’s an old saying that goes a little something like “all that glitters is not gold.” It’s not true — at least not as it relates to the gallery you’re about to lay eyes on. Everything... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Exclusive Deals with 12 Top Picks in Advance of 2013 NBA Draft
June 27, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NBA, announced today that it has reached exclusive... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open One Early Box of 2013 Prestige Football
June 25, 2013
Score Football may have gotten the nod this year in kicking off Panini America’s loaded 2013 NFL collecting season, taking that prestigious perch away from, well, Prestige, for the... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Box of 2013 Golden Age Baseball
June 24, 2013
Panini America’s 2013 Golden Age Baseball is set to go live in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday, which means we’re now mere hours away from one of the most eclectic, entertaining,... [ continued ]
 
Etched to Impress: Panini America Explores Rookie Inserts in 2013 Prestige Football
June 23, 2013
The magnificence of microetching always has been a print technology that’s better experienced than explained. To really appreciate it, you’ve got to get your hands and eyes on it —... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Offering Final Chance at 2013 Father’s Day Packs with Special Offer
June 22, 2013
If you missed out on Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day madness last weekend (or simply didn’t get enough), iCollectPanini.com is giving you one final opportunity this weekend to take... [ continued ]
 
That New-Card Smell: Fresh Autos Arrive at Panini America HQ (Must-See Gallery)
June 22, 2013
The checklist of on-card autographs that have arrived back at Panini America HQ in recent days is as impressive as it is varied. Hall of Famers from multiple sports. Legendary actors.... [ continued ]
 
‘Find It!’ Friday: Win Boxes of 2013 Prestige, Golden Age in Panini America’s New Hunt
June 21, 2013
Next Wednesday promises to be a huge day for Panini America as both 2013 Prestige Football and 2013 Golden Age Baseball hit hobby shops boasting a magical combination of old-school... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kobe, Kyrie, Blackmon & More
June 21, 2013
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 ]
 
First 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball Autos Arrive Back at Panini America HQ
June 20, 2013
Basketball fans across the world seeking insight into tonight’s monumental NBA Finals Game 7 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat might be surprised to find it right now in... [ continued ]
 
First Fan: Remembering James Gandolfini’s Place in Landmark “Fans of the Game” Set
June 20, 2013
Little-known fact: The first celebrity signed to appear in the decade-old trailblazer of a trading card set known as “Fans of the Game” was James Gandolfini. His presence alone — during... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers a Must-See First Look at 2013 Certified Football (Preview Gallery)
June 19, 2013
Panini America’s venerable Certified Football franchise is evolving right before our very eyes. And the evolution is one collectors will instantly recognize — and appreciate — when... [ continued ]
 
Market Analysis: 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Delivering Big for Collectors
June 19, 2013
With tonight’s pivotal Game 4 of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Finals top of mind inside Panini America HQ and across North America, it seemed appropriate that Karvin Cheung’s early secondary... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Father’s Day Flashback: Winners Announced, Checklist Revealed
June 19, 2013
Three days later, the afterglow from Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day promotion is still bright enough to require sunglasses. Whether you got involved at one of the more than 400... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Prestige Football (162 Sweet Images)
June 18, 2013
First things first: The Quality Control Gallery you’re about to lay eyes on is massive; at 162 images strong, it’s easily one of the biggest ones we’ve ever done here on The Knight’s... [ continued ]
 
Building Sandcastle: Legendary Leon’s First Autos Coming to 2013 Prestige Football
June 17, 2013
Mysterious. Magnificent. Mythical. Majestic. Mustachioed. Marvelous. Must-see. The fact of the matter is that any one of those words — and so many more — could be used to describe... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Golden Age Baseball (121 Sweet Pics)
June 17, 2013
The great thing about a product like Panini America’s 2013 Golden Age Baseball is, well, everything. Delivering easily one of the most eclectic and enjoyable card-collecting experiences... [ continued ]
 
Bo Derek to Kobe Bryant: A Special Father’s Day Peek at Panini America’s Newest Autos
June 16, 2013
On a day when we celebrate great dads everywhere, Panini America is offering a special preview of the newest autographs that have arrived at company headquarters in recent days. From... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Honors American War Hero Brian Kolfage in 2013 Father’s Day Set
June 15, 2013
In the world of sports cards, we throw the word “hero” around quite a bit as a way to describe those players whose mesmerizing actions on the field, court or ice capture our imagination... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Visual Update on 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball (Gallery)
June 14, 2013
As we sit here on the cusp of Sunday’s pivotal Game 5 in the 2013 NBA Finals, with the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs deadlocked at two games apiece in their quest for the gold,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Hoops, Hockey Headline Report
June 14, 2013
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 Patriot: Tim Tebow’s First New England Card Coming in 2013 Rookies & Stars
June 13, 2013
Thirteen years ago this month, Mel Gibson’s star turn as American Revolution war hero Benjamin Martin helped “The Patriot” gross more than $22 million at the box office during its... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Father’s Day Fun Could Win You Free Father’s Day Packs (Contest)
June 13, 2013
With Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day promotion locked, loaded and ready to create a nationwide hobby-shop frenzy this weekend, Panini America officials are raising the bar in terms... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2012-12 National Treasures Basketball
June 13, 2013
One week ago today right here on The Knight’s Lance, we shared with you the glorious first looks of the brilliant Rookie Card content coming to 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball.... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Launches Teeth-Rattling Promo Honoring 2013 Stanley Cup Finals
June 12, 2013
As we speak, an international audience of fans, collectors and media await tonight’s puck drop of Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Begins Online Portion of Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day Promo
June 12, 2013
The phenomenon known as the 2013 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... [ continued ]
 
Bears Necessity: Panini America to Produce First-Ever ‘Bad News Bears’ Trading Cards
June 11, 2013
It’s hard to believe almost 40 years have passed since the seminal spring/summer blockbuster “The Bad News Bears” first graced the silver screen. The surprisingly raw 1976 comedy about... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Alex Galchenyuk Team Up at Universal Distribution Open House
June 10, 2013
Later this morning during Universal Distribution’s Open House event in Montreal, Panini America officials will introduce a most special guest; someone whose impact on both the Montreal... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Releases Dealer List, More Images for 2013 Father’s Day Promotion
June 10, 2013
There’s a tangible sense of excitement in the air. Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day Promotion Week is upon us. In its first year, Panini America’s national wrapper-redemption program... [ continued ]
 
A Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Two Early Boxes of 2012-13 Crusade Basketball
June 10, 2013
On Wednesday, the crusade for Crusade begins when Panini America’s highly anticipated 2012-13 Crusade Basketball goes live in hobby shops across North America packing six Prizm-kissed... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball
June 09, 2013
Let the intrigue begin. In late August, Panini America will introduce the all-new 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball, a uniquely contemporary NBA product that delivers a diverse selection... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America 2013 Father’s Day Update: NHL Set Content Revealed (Gallery)
June 09, 2013
With Father’s Day 2013 exactly one week away and an Original Six Stanley Cup matchup set to begin Wednesday night, Panini America officials finally are ready to pull the curtain back... [ continued ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Showcases the Stunning 2013 NBA Finals Promotion Cards (Gallery)
June 08, 2013
In two short days, the iCollectPanini.com 2013 NBA Finals promotion has transitioned into a full-blown phenomenon as collectors across the world have participated in the online frenzy... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivers First Autos of Eight Key Picks from Thursday’s 2013 MLB Draft
June 07, 2013
In just more than a year, Panini America’s exclusive relationship with USA Baseball already has produced some of the most compelling trading cards in that organization’s history, highlighted... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Rushing Dodgers Sensation Yasiel Puig into 2013 Pinnacle, 2013 Prizm
June 07, 2013
It’s been quite a week for 22-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. The injury-riddled Dodgers called him up Sunday, no doubt hoping he could offer some much-needed... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Crabtree, Collinsworth and More
June 07, 2013
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 ]
 
iCollectPanini.com Launches Extraordinary Promotion Honoring 2013 NBA Finals
June 06, 2013
As we speak, an international audience of fans, collectors and media await tonight’s tip off of Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs — and iCollectPanini.com... [ continued ]
 
BREAKING: Panini America Leaks First Pics of 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball
June 06, 2013
A monumental shipment of boxes arrived hot off the presses from the Panini America production facility just this morning, offering the indisputable and stunning visual evidence that... [ continued ]
 
Happy Day: The Fonz, Greg Brady and More Show Up at Panini America HQ (Gallery)
June 05, 2013
Days like today are precisely why working at Panini America is akin to some adrenaline-riddled romp on a white-knuckled roller coaster ride that makes a loop-to-loop through Christmas... [ continued ]
 
Catching Up with Kobe: Panini America Sits with Bryant for Intense Signing Session
June 05, 2013
During a strict business trip to Southern California this week, Panini America’s Brian Bayne has spent parts of two days — and is about to spend part of a third — meeting with Los... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America 2013 Father’s Day Update: Basketball Content, “Lava Flow” Inserts
June 05, 2013
As we count down the final days until next week’s epic Panini America 2013 Father’s Day promotion being conducted at local hobby shop across the country, we’ve purposely waited to... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Crusade Basketball (66 Images)
June 04, 2013
You’ve seen the QC preview. You’ve seen almost every version of the Crusade insert. Today, though, we’re here to prove that there’s more to 2012-13 Crusade Basketball than you might... [ continued ]
 
Dallas Stars RW Reilly Smith Shoots, Scores in 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Break
June 03, 2013
Last week inside the cozy confines of Panini America HQ, Dallas Stars young star Reilly Smith made himself at home by signing a few autographs, taking a few shots on a most atypical... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Prizm Technology Dazzles in 2012-13 Crusade Basketball (Gallery)
June 03, 2013
Now that Panini America’s NBA Product Development team has completed the Quality Control process for 2012-13 Crusade Basketball and the product is safely on its way to hobby shops... [ continued ]
 
A Sunday Crusade: Panini America Provides Peek at 2012-13 Crusade Basketball QC
June 02, 2013
While most collectors around the country have spent their weekends enjoying local card shows, heated playoff action in the NBA and NHL or scouring online auction sites and message... [ continued ]
 
Start the Road to Your 2014 FIFA World Cup Collection Now at iCollectPanini.com
June 01, 2013
Next week inside soccer cathedrals across the globe, qualifying begins in earnest for FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, the greatest soccer tournament on the planet that promises to be one... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Boxes of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey
May 31, 2013
With its Silhouettes, three-card Prizm bonus packs and across-the-board sampling of Titanium, Elite and other popular Panini America hockey brands, 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Innovation Basketball
May 31, 2013
Look, you don’t name a trading card release “Innovation” without being able to back up such a title with content. So when Panini America’s NBA Product Development team set out to devise... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Limited Basketball XRCs Top List
May 31, 2013
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 ]
 
Absolutely Floored: Panini America Offers a New Glimpse Inside the Production Facility
May 30, 2013
It never, ever, ever gets old. Ever. I could walk the Panini America printing facility floor every day for the rest of my career and likely not grow tired of its bountiful sights and... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America 2013 Father’s Day Update: More Prizms, More Pylons, More Pigskin
May 30, 2013
Never underestimate the overwhelmingly collectible byproducts that can arise from a good, old-fashioned R&D session. After all, it was nothing more than pointed experimentation with... [ continued ]
 
Prestigious Premiere: Panini America Peeks Top 2013 Prestige Football Rookie Cards
May 29, 2013
It’s quite remarkable, when you think about it, that a dedicated team of Panini America officials needed less than one week to sift through the thousands of photographs taken by multiple... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open a Box of 2013 USA Baseball Champions
May 29, 2013
Our sincere apologies if this edition of The Knight’s Lance Teaser Gallery is a little bit behind schedule. But in the interest of full disclosure, please know that the marketing allotment... [ continued ]
 
Paternal Pigskin: Panini America Previews 2013 Father’s Day Football Content
May 28, 2013
As the calendar rapidly ventures toward the month of June, there are any number of collecting developments taking place on the various fields of play that we so adore. The NBA Playoffs... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey (81 Pics)
May 28, 2013
Following a few days of live Quality Control updates chronicling the packout highlights from one case 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey, today we have a more controlled QC gallery documenting... [ continued ]
 
Crusade Uncut: Panini America Investigates 2012-13 Crusade Basketball Sheets
May 27, 2013
The Crusade is coming — and if a serendipitous spin between the uncut sheets of Panini America’s upcoming NBA release is any indication, it’s a Crusade everyone will want to be a part... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks the ‘Salute to Service’ Insert in 2013 Father’s Day Set (Gallery)
May 27, 2013
With Father’s Day 2013 about three weeks away, it seemed only fitting that we unveil that set’s Military Tribute insert here on Memorial Day. The NFL last season began a remarkable... [ continued ]
 
Weekend Update: QC Process Continues for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey (Gallery)
May 26, 2013
The Quality Control process for Panini America’s 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey release that began in earnest Friday continued through the weekend as the Panini America NHL team put... [ continued ]
 
The Panini Unwrapped Weekend Scavenger Hunt: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball
May 25, 2013
Earlier this week, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower sat down in the Panini Unwrapped studio (also known around Panini America HQ as Conference Room 2) to bust open one... [ continued ]
 
Tell-All: NFL Rookies Bare their Souls to the Panini America Editorial Department
May 24, 2013
The 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere was an overwhelming success for Panini America, highlighted, of course, by last Saturday’s photo shoot at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Live Updates from 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey QC
May 24, 2013
I arrived at Panini America HQ this morning a little later than usual and hastily docked my laptop, fired up the computer, logged in and waited the mandatory few minutes for everything... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Bill Russell, Gold Cards and More
May 24, 2013
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 Peeks Rich Baseball Content in Upcoming 2013 Father’s Day Set (Gallery)
May 23, 2013
Over the course of the next few weeks here on The Knight’s Lance, we’re going to treat you to a full-scale reveal of Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day promotional set, but we’re going... [ continued ]
 
Championship-Caliber Memorabilia, Autos Punctuate 2013 USA Baseball Champions
May 23, 2013
If you thought yesterday’s part one of our Quality Control Gallery detailing the manifold greatness housed within Panini America’s 2013 USA Baseball Champions set was something, well,... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Box of 2013 Score Football Hobby Jumbos
May 23, 2013
I just plowed through a sizable chunk of late-afternoon clock mining one massive box of Panini America’s hot-off-the-presses 2013 Score Football Hobby Jumbos — and I’m a better man... [ continued ]
 
The Encore: Panini America Peeks Thrilling Return of 2012-13 Prime Hockey (Gallery)
May 22, 2013
The resounding repercussions of last season’s spectacular debut edition of Prime Hockey still are being felt in hobby shops across North America every time a new box gets busted. Seemingly... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 USA Baseball Champions (Part 1)
May 22, 2013
How spectacular do we think the upcoming 2013 USA Baseball Champions set is? So much so that we’re breaking the Panini America Quality Control Gallery for the product into two parts:... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Cooperstown Baseball
May 21, 2013
You just knew that Panini America’s 2012 Cooperstown Baseball, one of last season’s most history-steeped baseball releases, would raise the bar with its highly anticipated encore.... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Rookies & Stars Football
May 21, 2013
So much about collecting has changed since the venerable Rookies & Stars Football brand first hit the scene back in 1998. Thriving for 15 years in any industry is a remarkable accomplishment... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Box of 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball
May 21, 2013
Before you can truly appreciate the brilliance of tomorrow, we’re going to give you a chance to take a look at 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball today. Panini America’s newest NBA-licensed... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball (82 Images)
May 20, 2013
Panini America’s basketball big-hitters just keep coming. While many collectors still are enjoying the primest of pulls from recently released products such as 2012-13 Momentum Basketball,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Score Football Hobby (106 Images)
May 20, 2013
I’m man enough to admit when I’m wrong — and I was wrong about 2013 Score Football. I’ve said all along that this year’s 25th anniversary edition of the product might be one of the... [ continued ]
 
Super Saturday: Panini America, NFL Youth Win Big at 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere
May 19, 2013
PASADENA, Calif. — Perhaps Panini America Vice President of Marketing Jason Howarth said it best during a sun-drenched interview with NFL.com’s Crystina Poncher on the pristine Rose... [ continued ]
 
Gallery: Panini America’s Fun-Filled Friday at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere
May 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES — At one table, Denard Robinson played “MC Shoelace” and Quinton Patton spun the wheels of steel in a signing room they came to call “Club Panini.” At another, Matt Barkley... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Full-Throttle Thursday at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere (Gallery)
May 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES — On Thursday during the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Panini America officials once again delivered an action-packed experience from beginning to end, highlighted by some... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Redemption Card Update: Kyrie’s XRCO Draft Pick Autos are Here!
May 17, 2013
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 ]
 
Gallery: Panini America’s Wild Wednesday at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere
May 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Full of the pomp, circumstance and fun that has come to earmark one of the sports card industry’s most important events, the entertaining spectacle that is the 2013 NFLPA... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, NFLPA Team Up for Unique Virtual Signing During Google+ Hangout
May 15, 2013
On Thursday, May 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Panini America will be partnering with the NFLPA to bring you an exclusive digital Score Rookie Card signing on Google+ Hangout with... [ continued ]
 
The Essential Primer: Panini America at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere (Gallery)
May 14, 2013
One of the most important four-day stretches on Panini America’s 2013 calendar kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. One of the sports card hobby’s marquee... [ continued ]
 
Special Prizms Deliver Psychedelic Twist to Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day Set
May 13, 2013
With Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day promotion now just more than a month away, you can expect The Knight’s Lance to begin pulling the curtain back in a big way regarding everything... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Boxes of 2012-13 Momentum Basketball
May 13, 2013
The 2013 NBA Playoffs aren’t the only on-court action picking up serious momentum right now. The basketball collecting hobby is, too — or at least it’s about to. On Wednesday, Panini... [ continued ]
 
A Legend Returns: Panini America Prepares 2013 Pinnacle Baseball (Preview Gallery)
May 13, 2013
It’s been 15 long years since baseball fans have had the opportunity to collect a Pinnacle Baseball set. But in late July, the legend returns for the first time since 1998 with the... [ continued ]
 
Contest Fit for a King: Jonathan Quick Stars in a Panini Unwrapped Scavenger Hunt
May 12, 2013
Last month during a Los Angeles Kings stop in Dallas, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr had the distinct opportunity to spend some quality time with Kings goalie Jonathan... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Recalls 2012 “Gladiators” in this NFLPA Rookie Premiere Rewind
May 11, 2013
One week from today, a healthy contingent of Panini America officials will be stationed strategically across the field inside the historic Rose Bowl as 40 of the top picks from the... [ continued ]
 
Photographic Proof: Peeking the Greatness of 2013 Score Football’s Imagery (Gallery)
May 10, 2013
Yearning to capture the raw emotion, tangible intensity, unparalleled pageantry and profound passion of the National Football League? Look no farther than next week’s release of 2013... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Football, Hoops and Hockey
May 10, 2013
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 ]
 
Jim Stefano Joins Panini America as Senior Director of Product Development
May 09, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has hired collectibles industry veteran Jim Stefano as its Senior Director... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Details Auction Schedule for Fourth Week of #PaniniPylon Promotion
May 09, 2013
The scintillating third week of Panini America’s 2012 Prizm Football #PaniniPylon promotion winds down tomorrow at noon CST with the close of Day 21's auctions. But with just 210 of... [ continued ]
 
Huge Score: Panini America Prepares Retail Edition of 2013 Score Football (Gallery)
May 09, 2013
That uproarious outburst you hear that sounds something like euphoria mixed with celebration is most likely coming from the far back corner of Panini America HQ, where the company’s... [ continued ]
 
Embossing is Boss: Panini America Explores 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball (Gallery)
May 08, 2013
Panini America officials raised more than a few eyebrows when they announced in early March the addition of 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball to the NBA product roster. But for the product... [ continued ]
 
Golden Glimpse: Panini America Peeks New Ink in 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball
May 07, 2013
When it comes to the heart of the 2012-13 NBA collecting season, well, we’re smack dab in the middle of it right now. Past & Present released last week, with both Momentum and Brilliance... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Momentum Basketball (59 Images)
May 06, 2013
The subtle aesthetic nuances that worked so well in 2012 Momentum Football last season are on beautiful display in Panini America’s 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, the hardcourt debut... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Momentum Football
May 06, 2013
Panini America officials struck a favorable collecting chord last season with the bold reintroduction of the Momentum brand in 2012 Momentum Football. The hit-per-pack product resonated... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Subset Inspection: 2013 Score Football Future Franchise (Gallery)
May 05, 2013
The clock is ticking. Indeed, as we anxiously count down the days until the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, we’re also keeping an eye on the launch of 2013 Score Football that same week... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Begins Pulling Curtain Back on 2013 Father’s Day Hobby Shop Event
May 04, 2013
For anyone who participated last year or who’s read a Beckett magazine in the last month, the following announcement likely comes as no surprise: Panini America’s wildly popular Father’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, CEO Mark Warsop Profiled in May/June Edition of D CEO Magazine
May 03, 2013
Compelled by the mid-February announcement that Panini America had extended its exclusive agreement with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, D Magazine writer Peter Simek... [ continued ]
 
New Autos, Prizm Previews Shed Promising Light on 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey
May 03, 2013
The palpable and ever-building anticipation for next month’s release of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey can best be summarized in three words: Silhouettes. Inscriptions. Prizm. Indeed,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Our Biggest Report to Date
May 03, 2013
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 ]
 
Retail-Only Memorabilia Cards Bring Pop to 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball
May 02, 2013
Without a doubt, one of the most-asked questions regarding Panini America’s 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball in the 24 or so hours since the product released has been: Where are the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Presents a Must-See Gallery Honoring NBA ROY Damian Lillard
May 02, 2013
The NBA made official earlier today what most of the league and its millions of fans around the world have known for months: Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard is the Kia NBA... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Details Auction Schedule for Third Week of #PaniniPylon Promotion
May 02, 2013
The scintillating second week of Panini America’s 2012 Prizm Football #PaniniPylon promotion winds down down tomorrow at noon CST with the close of today’s auctions. But with just... [ continued ]
 
Tim Tebow Takes Control of Panini America #PaniniPylon Auction with Top Sale Price
May 01, 2013
Tim Tebow – the most polarizing passer/punt protector on the planet — may indeed be a man without an NFL team right now. But he’s not a man without one of the most fervent, faithful... [ continued ]
 
Top Picks Sport NFL Duds for First Time in Panini America’s 2013 Score Hot Rookies
May 01, 2013
When Panini America releases 2013 Score Football later this month to officially kick off the new NFL collecting season, the landmark brand that ignited the football trading card market... [ continued ]
 
Prince Charming: Amukamara Impresses in 2012 NFL Player of the Day Appearance
April 30, 2013
UNION, N.J. — When the phone rang last Saturday morning as Panini America officials were going through the final frantic stages of preparing for Hakeem Nicks to deliver the 2012 NFL... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Deliver First Jay Williams Autographs Since 2003-04 NBA Season
April 30, 2013
In the sports card industry, nine years might as well be an eternity. So you’ll understand when basketball fans and collectors respond to the Jay Williams autographs in Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Box of 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball
April 30, 2013
To truly gauge the manifold brilliance of Panini America’s 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball, all you have to do is open one box of the product. But since you won’t be able to officially... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Previews Plans for the 2013 Toronto Spring Expo (Must-See Gallery)
April 29, 2013
With the 2013 Toronto Spring Expo set to take place this weekend at the Toronto International Centre, Panini America will be offering collectors the chance at a unique Team Colors... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball (75 Pics)
April 29, 2013
From the soles of their sneakers to the sweatbands atop their heads, the NBA’s greatest superstars from yesterday, today and tomorrow have a unique place in Panini America’s upcoming... [ continued ]
 
Panini America at the NFL Draft: 2013 Score Rookie Cards in Real Time (Day 2 Gallery)
April 27, 2013
NEW YORK — During Thursday night’s first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the collector-coveted skill positions took a back seat to the big boys up front, with offensive or defensive linemen... [ continued ]
 
Panini America at the NFL Draft: 2013 Score Rookie Cards in Real Time (Day 3 Gallery)
April 27, 2013
NEW YORK — The 2013 NFL Draft finished with a four-round flurry on Saturday as more than 120 NFL total prospects were selected during the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds. The... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Signatures Basketball
April 26, 2013
As its succinct name suggests, the upcoming 2012-13 Signatures Basketball from Panini America will be all about autographs, delivering three of them in every four-card box. But the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Luck, Griffey, Landeskog & More
April 26, 2013
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 NFL POD Winner Spending Saturday with New York Giants Star Hakeem Nicks
April 25, 2013
Frank Rosato, an avid trading card collector from New Providence, N.J., turned one lucky pack of officially licensed Panini America NFL trading cards into one fantastic grand prize... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location at the 2013 NFL Draft: The NFLPA Rookie Debut (Video)
April 25, 2013
NEW YORK — Long before they slipped into their best suits to rock the red carpet or stroll across the Radio City Music Hall stage and into the NFL, some of the top prospects from this... [ continued ]
 
Fans of the NFL Draft Game: Panini America Flashes Back to a Legendary Insert (Gallery)
April 25, 2013
Collectors over the years have had fun chasing down some of the greatest NFL Draft minds of all time that have dotted many a checklist in the fabled Fans of the Game sets. With the... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Real-Time Reveal: 2013 Score Rookie Cards of Top NFL Draft Picks
April 25, 2013
NEW YORK — Thirty-two different times tonight during the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, league commissioner Roger Goodell will call out a name and make a dream come true for one... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Details Auction Schedule for Second Week of #PaniniPylon Promotion
April 24, 2013
The scintillating first week of Panini America’s month-long 2012 Prizm Football #PaniniPylon Parallel promotion winds down on Thursday. But with just 70 of the 300 total 1/1 cards... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Produce Leon Sandcastle Rookie Cards for 2013 Score, 2013 Prestige
April 24, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the official trading card partner of the NFL Draft, announced today that it will produce officially... [ continued ]
 
A Big Flocking Deal: Texture Tells the Story in 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball
April 23, 2013
While the hoops world awaits Wednesday’s release of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share just a glimpse of the NBA product Panini America has... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Two Boxes of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball
April 22, 2013
The Panini America Marketing Team didn’t necessarily receive preferential treatment earlier today. But we did appreciate the Preferred treatment. Indeed, the marketing allotment of... [ continued ]
 
Day Three Auctions On for Panini America’s #PaniniPylon Promotion (Gallery)
April 21, 2013
At 12 p.m. CST today, Day Three of Panini America’s month-long #PaniniPylon Prizm promotion kicked off on the Panini Authentic auction platform as the next 10 cards — special florescent-orange... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Basketball XRCs Headline List
April 20, 2013
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 ]
 
At Long Last: Revisiting the Panini America Routing Table and its Golden Age Glimpses
April 19, 2013
Here’s one sure sign that it’s been way too long since we last visited the fabled Panini America Routing Table: It’s not even a table anymore. It’s been upgraded to a full-blown Routing... [ continued ]
 
Collectibility Main Factor as Panini America Presents its 2013 NFL Mock Draft
April 18, 2013
Mel Kiper Jr. has nothing on Jason Howarth, Panini America’s Boston-bred Vice President of Marketing. For Howarth, next week’s 2013 NFL Draft is something akin to Christmas. Howarth... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Preferred Basketball (114 Images)
April 17, 2013
The NBA will conclude its 2012-13 regular season today with a full slate of 15 games, which means we’re precariously close to the splendor of the postseason — when play on the court... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Details Auction Schedule for First Week of #PaniniPylon Promotion
April 17, 2013
The countdown is on. In less than two days, Panini America will officially kick off the 2012 Prizm Football Panini Pylon Parallel promotion by launching the first of 300 one-day auctions... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Two Boxes of 2012 Prizm Baseball
April 16, 2013
It likely goes without saying at this point that tomorrow is a big day on the Panini America baseball diamond. It’s the official release date for 2012 Prizm Baseball, the latest iteration... [ continued ]
 
Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick Has One Word for Collectors Holding His Redemptions
April 15, 2013
And that one word is a succinct, sincere, hand-scribbled “Sorry!” He wrote it last week — fittingly atop a redemption card for one of his Jumbo Jersey Autographs from 2012-13 Limited... [ continued ]
 
Great First Impressions: Packout Begins for 2012-13 Preferred Basketball (Gallery)
April 15, 2013
The Panini America NBA team is burning the candle at both ends right about now. Hot on the heels of releasing last week a 2012-13 Marquee Basketball product that offers a breadth of... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Baseball (Prizms & Autographs)
April 12, 2013
If you thought yesterday’s QC coverage of 2012 Prizm Baseball’s base cards and base inserts was a sight to behold, well, you’re right. But that was merely a saliva-starting table-setter... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Football Rookies, Pete Rose, More
April 12, 2013
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 ]
 
iCollectPanini Bringing Prizm Pylon Parallel Promo to Panini Authentic Auction Block
April 11, 2013
Thirty days. Three hundred auctions. That’s the gist of a truly unique iCollectPanini.com promotion that kicks off next week using the Panini Authentic auction platform. Indeed, folks... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Baseball (Base Cards & Inserts)
April 11, 2013
Perhaps partially obscured this week by the hobby-wide wave of 2012 National Treasures Football wonderment is the fact that another highly anticipated Panini America release — 2012... [ continued ]
 
Sultry Silhouettes: Panini America’s Pre-Ink Peek at 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey
April 10, 2013
Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr was nice enough to drop by on Monday and let me know that the unsigned-but-still-spectacular Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes slated to... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Box of 2012-13 Marquee Basketball
April 09, 2013
Panini America’s 2012-13 Marquee Basketball product releases tomorrow boasting an engaging combination of pack variety, print technology and lots of Rookie Cards in every 20-pack box.... [ continued ]
 
Must-See: Panini America Cracks First Case of 2012 National Treasures Football (Video)
April 08, 2013
In terms of NFL trading card releases, they don’t get much bigger, better or more anticipated than Panini America’s National Treasures Football. And since every indication so far has... [ continued ]
 
Veteran Leadership: Current Stars Add Pop to 2012 National Treasures Football
April 07, 2013
In our continuing countdown to next week’s release of 2012 National Treasures Football, we’ve brought you captivating looks at the unparalleled Hall of Fame content in the product... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: RG III, Russell Wilson and More
April 06, 2013
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 ]
 
NFL Hall of Famers, Retired Legends Ignite 2012 National Treasures Football (Gallery)
April 05, 2013
For 2012 National Treasures Football to truly be considered the most spectacular release in the brand’s proud, super-premium history (as we’ve said all along that it will be), Panini... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Marquee Basketball (144 Pics)
April 04, 2013
I could spend the rest of the afternoon trying to describe with rosy descriptors just how cool and how different Panini America’s 2012-13 Marquee Basketball is. Luckily for you, I’m... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unwraps Playbook Football, Select Basketball in Watch & Win Videos
April 03, 2013
It’s rare for us here at Panini America to cram two videos into one post on The Knight’s Lance. But since this is no ordinary release week, this is no ordinary post. As the collecting... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers the Illustrated Guide to 2013 Triple Play Baseball (Gallery)
April 03, 2013
Yes, I know it’s only April and that the 2013 baseball season is not even a week old yet. But I don’t need nine more months or 160 more games (per team) to make this bold claim: The... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek Preview: 2013-14 Score Hockey
April 03, 2013
For many passionate hockey collectors, the 2013-14 NHL trading card season simply can’t get here fast enough. In fact, everyone at Panini America is so excited that we’re releasing... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Two Boxes of 2012 Playbook Football
April 02, 2013
With both 2012 Playbook Football and 2012-13 Select Basketball set to release this Thursday, and with 2013 Triple Play Baseball already on its way to retail shelves, this promises... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens First Box of 2012-13 Select Basketball
April 02, 2013
Teasing Tuesday continues here on The Knight’s Lance as we follow our 2012 Playbook Football Teaser Gallery from earlier this morning with another first-box peek, this time showcasing... [ continued ]
 
Best in Class: Rich Rookie Content Shines in 2012 National Treasures Football (Gallery)
April 01, 2013
Between our recurring galleries showcasing on-card arrivals from the likes of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Doug Martin and more, you probably think you’ve seen all the rookie content... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Playbook Football (71 Sweet Pics)
March 30, 2013
The last few days at Panini America HQ have been nothing short of, well, fantastically frenetic. Between hand-collating 2012 National Treasures Football, shipping 2012-13 Select Basketball,... [ continued ]
 
On Location: Panini America Starts Packout for 2012 National Treasures Football
March 29, 2013
Earlier this week, during another riveting and revealing trip to the Panini America production facility, I saw sides of the upcoming 2012 National Treasures Football that I hadn’t... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kyrie, Russell Wilson and More
March 29, 2013
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, Taco Bell Team Up for Tasty 150-Card NBA Hoops Kid’s Meal Set
March 28, 2013
There’s simply no way to overstate the manifold magnificence of Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos. For my money, they represent arguably the most delectable development in recent culinary... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Partners with FanOculars to Give Sports Cards a Completely New Look
March 27, 2013
A new partnership between Panini America and FanOculars LLC will ensure that sports fans start seeing trading cards a whole lot differently in the near future. FanOculars are portable,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Select Basketball (Part 2)
March 27, 2013
One week from today, the next big thing in NBA trading cards will take the court with the release of Panini America’s hugely anticipated 2012-13 Select Basketball. We’ve been gradually... [ continued ]
 
2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey Stars in a Must-See Panini Peek Preview (12 Images)
March 27, 2013
In case you haven’t heard by now, there’s big news surrounding Panini America’s penultimate product of the 2012-13 NHL collecting season: The popular Rookie Anthology is making a comeback... [ continued ]
 
Product Developments: Sweet Scenes from the Panini America Printing Facility
March 26, 2013
Most of the time, my ADD is nothing more than a focus-siphoning scourge that prevents me from spending more than, say, five minutes on any one particular task before something shiny... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Select Basketball (Part One)
March 25, 2013
The future of Panini America’s popular Prizm technology is now. Actually, it was first previewed last week inside the company’s trademark Black Boxes distributed at the 2013 Industry... [ continued ]
 
Stars Shine in Another Must-See Preview of 2012 National Treasures Football (Gallery)
March 25, 2013
It’s obvious judging by the search term that has directed the most people to The Knight’s Lance today that collectors around the globe simply can’t get enough previews of 2012 National... [ continued ]
 
Capitol Thrill: A Must-See Gallery of RG III’s 2012 National Treasures Football Stunners
March 24, 2013
If ever there was a trading card product that could embody everything that Robert Griffin III was during his spectacular rookie season with the Washington Redskins (the excitement,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Jagr, Modano, Hoops and More
March 23, 2013
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 ]
 
Doug Martin Pens a Compelling Chapter for Panini America’s 2012 Playbook Football
March 23, 2013
One of the highlights of my 2013 so far was watching Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie sensation Doug Martin interact so brilliantly with New Orleans-area Pop Warner athletes during the... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 USA Baseball Champions
March 23, 2013
In late May, Panini America officials intend to ignite the patriotic passions of USA Baseball collectors all over the country with the company’s first pack product devoted to its exclusive... [ continued ]
 
Stephen Strasburg, Panini America Present Golden Glimpse at 2012 Prizm Baseball
March 21, 2013
While many Panini America officials were putting the finishing touches on another show-stealing appearance at the 2013 Industry Summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the company’s Baseball... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Boxes of 2012 Totally Certified Football
March 21, 2013
Tomorrow promises to be a big day for football collectors as Panini America turns TGIF into TGITCFF when the sold-out 2012 Totally Certified Football hits hobby-shop shelves across... [ continued ]
 
New Jersey Collector Claims Grand Prize in 2012 Panini NFL Player of the Day Promo
March 20, 2013
Frank Rosato, an avid trading card collector from New Providence, N.J., turned one lucky pack of officially licensed Panini America NFL trading cards into one fantastic grand prize... [ continued ]
 
BREAKING: Panini America Inks Exclusive Autograph Deal with Stephen Strasburg
March 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS — Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached an exclusive multiyear autograph agreement with Washington... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Bringing the 2013 Industry Summit to You: A Black Box Contest
March 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS — Tuesday at the 2013 Industry Summit provided arguably the most exciting stretch of the entire show, and Panini America was at the center of it all — all day long. The day... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Plans Prizm Hockey Release for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology (Gallery)
March 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS — Hockey collectors were treated to some exciting discussions at this week’s 2013 Industry Summit as news focused on the 2013-14 double rookie crop, which left everyone looking... [ continued ]
 
Luck in Las Vegas: Panini America Previews Andrew Luck’s 2012 Playbook Gems
March 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS — When Panini America officials arrived in Las Vegas for this week’s 2013 Industry Summit, they did so packing one essential ingredient: Lots and lots of Luck. Indeed, among... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Elite Football
March 17, 2013
Panini America’s memorable 2012 NFL collecting season will finish with a furious bang in the next few weeks with the releases of 2012 Totally Certified Football (out Friday) followed... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Luck, Limited Hockey and More
March 17, 2013
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 Adds Collectibles Industry Veteran Tim Franz as Director of Sales
March 15, 2013
Panini America officials announced on Friday the hiring of sports collectibles industry veteran Tim Franz as the company’s Director of Sales. Franz will be responsible for the primary... [ continued ]
 
Seeing Green: Panini America Drops Special Insert in 2013 Industry Summit Black Boxes
March 15, 2013
The palpable buzz surrounding the upcoming release of 2012-13 Select Basketball is sure to intensify considerably beginning next Tuesday during the 2013 Industry Summit, when Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Rare Peek Inside Robert Griffin III’s 2012 Playbook (Gallery)
March 14, 2013
Panini America’s Ben Ecklar was on a mission last week, plan and simple. He departed Dallas for a quick trip to Virginia packing a one-track frame of mind, a video camera and a way-heavier-than-usual... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball
March 14, 2013
News flash: Panini America’s popular Court Kings art-inspired autograph cards are making a royal return to the hobby. And they’re making a comeback in the same product that will include... [ continued ]
 
Summit Signatures: Panini America Peeks 2013 Industry Summit Black Box Autos
March 13, 2013
Yesterday, we began lifting the lid on building anticipatory buzz for next week’s 2013 Industry Summit by revealing just a taste of the prime memorabilia cards (each a 1/1) that will... [ continued ]
 
Black Box Intrigue: Panini America Readies Rare Gems for 2013 Industry Summit
March 12, 2013
With the 2013 Industry Summit now less than a week away (man, that year went fast), Panini America officials — including project point men Scott Prusha and David Sharp — have steadfastly... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Taking 2013 Score Football Big Time with 25th Anniversary Edition
March 12, 2013
It’s safe to say that Panini America has big, big plans — jumbo, even — to celebrate the first release of the 2013 NFL season. 2013 Score Football, the landmark 25th anniversary of... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Totally Certified Football (99 Images)
March 11, 2013
The magnificence of the micro-etching. The resplendent rainbow of collectible parallels. The golden glow of scarce autographs and sick-prime memorabilia cards. One of the most coveted... [ continued ]
 
International Treasures: Cards Infinity Hits Pull of a Lifetime for Collector in Taiwan
March 09, 2013
I received a most spectacular email from Taiwan-based collector Andre Pretorius early Thursday morning informing me of a truly monster pull made on his behalf by Chris Justice of Cards... [ continued ]
 
Preferred Selections: Panini America Basks in the Brilliance of New Basketball Arrivals
March 08, 2013
For many higher-end hoops collectors, the arrival earlier this week of the quite affordable, quite entertaining 2012-13 Panini Basketball product began the unofficial countdown to... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Hockey Heroes, Football Rookies
March 08, 2013
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 Panini America Special Report: Wild Sales from 2012 National Treasures Baseball
March 06, 2013
In this special edition of the Panini America Price Index, we turn the lights down low and put a very bright spotlight on 2012 Panini National Treasures Baseball. Since the product’s... [ continued ]
 
Father-Son Team Hits ‘Holy Grail’ from One Pack of 2012 National Treasures Baseball
March 06, 2013
One pack. Eight cards. Sometimes that’s all it takes. So when North Carolina collector Peter DeLorme and his 12-year-old son, Spencer, got their pack of 2012 National Treasures Baseball... [ continued ]
 
On-Card, Incomparable: Newest Autos Keep Bolstering 2012 National Treasures Football
March 06, 2013
While many of the football-first freaks inside Panini America HQ (me included) wait on the edge of our collective seat for Friday’s packout of 2012 Totally Certified Football to begin,... [ continued ]
 
Rare Air: First Amelia Earhart Memorabilia Trading Card Drawing Big Bucks, Curiosity
March 05, 2013
Simply stated, last week’s celebrated release of 2012 National Treasures Baseball included some of the most historically significant trading cards ever produced, including bat knobs,... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2013 Golden Age Baseball
March 05, 2013
By many accounts, Panini America’s 2012 Golden Age Baseball was one of the most eclectic and entertaining new products of last season, helped immensely by, among other things, a stacked... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball
March 04, 2013
Panini America officials will take a page from the hobby’s proud past for the debut edition of 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball, the newest addition to the company’s packed NBA roster... [ continued ]
 
Between the Sheets: Panini America Offers Uncut Looks at 2012-13 Select, Marquee
March 04, 2013
By now, it likely goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway: Working at Panini America provides a seemingly never-ending stream of fascinating sights, sounds and developments.... [ continued ]
 
Prime Pull: San Antonio Collector Discovers RG III Masterpiece at Sports Cards Plus
March 03, 2013
I just love getting over-the-weekend emails from Charlie DiPietro, the longtime owner of San Antonio staple Sports Cards Plus. Indeed, a weekend email from DiPietro usually means one... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Newest Auto Arrivals for National Treasures, Preferred (Gallery)
March 02, 2013
Not sure what all you had planned for this weekend, but here’s hoping “stop by The Knight’s Lance on Saturday just in case Panini America posts something cool” was one of the things... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides the First Glimpses of 2013 Prestige Football (Gallery)
March 01, 2013
Change is coming. For the first time in a long, long time, Prestige Football will not mark the official kickoff to a new NFL trading card season. For 2013, Panini America is giving... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Bird, Nash, Morris and More
March 01, 2013
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 Panini Basketball (74 Sweet Pics)
February 28, 2013
As far as dramatic, tide-turning declarations go, well, the one I’m about to make isn’t. But after spending some serious alone time with contents of the recently completed Quality... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers a Deeper Look Inside the Upcoming 2012 Prizm Baseball
February 28, 2013
Some 24 hours later, it’s still hard to decipher which created bigger reverberations yesterday: Panini America’s 2012 National Treasures Baseball going live or Panini America announcing... [ continued ]
 
Pssst . . . Panini America Unveils First Look at 2012 Prizm Baseball (Preview Gallery)
February 27, 2013
Amid the the intense furor surrounding today’s release of 2012 National Treasures Baseball, Panini America officials this morning are about to drop the second bombshell of the day... [ continued ]
 
Case in Point: Panini America Breaks a Case of 2012 National Treasures Baseball
February 26, 2013
Call it a case of national intrigue. On this, the eve of Panini America’s ballyhooed 2012 National Treasures Baseball product releasing tomorrow, the suspense has reached its crescendo... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped Scavenger Hunt Contest: 2012-13 Elite Basketball (with Checklist)
February 25, 2013
Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower spent some quality time late last week with one box of the new 2012-13 Elite Basketball to produce the following must-see episode of... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks the Bat-Knob Nirvana Hitting 2012 National Treasures Baseball
February 25, 2013
Make no mistake about it: The inaugural edition of Panini America’s 2012 National Treasures Baseball is a history-making endeavor of the highest order. The high-end heavyweight’s long-awaited... [ continued ]
 
Peeking Some of the Modern Marvels Found in 2012 National Treasures Baseball
February 24, 2013
Over the last week or so, The Knight’s Lance has delivered some devastating early looks at the myriad vintage memorabilia masterpieces permeating next week’s highly anticipated release... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Drool Gallery: Sneaking a Peek Inside 2012 Playbook Football
February 22, 2013
In order to remain successful on the field, any good football team knows it’s imperative to continue refining, improving and expanding its playbook — and that’s precisely why Panini... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Another Massive Edition
February 22, 2013
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 ]
 
Previewing the Majestic Booklets Coming in 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Gallery)
February 21, 2013
Joe DiMaggio. Ty Cobb. Ted Williams. Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Rogers Hornsby. Joe Medwick. Nap Lajoie. Jimmie Foxx. If those names were chapters in a baseball history book, it... [ continued ]
 
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Crusade Basketball
February 20, 2013
Hardcore hoops collectors will have the opportunity to embark on a bona fide collecting quest this summer when Panini America releases the premiere edition of Crusade Basketball, a... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, GTS Distribution Announce Final Six 2013 Industry Summit Winners
February 20, 2013
Thanks to a unique partnership between Panini America and GTS Distribution, 20 hobby shop owners from around the country have won free scholarships to the 2013 Industry Summit in Las... [ continued ]
 
A Historical Overview of Panini America’s 2012-13 Crusade Basketball (Gallery)
February 20, 2013
The unquestionable buzz surrounding this morning’s announcement that Panini America will be releasing 2012-13 Crusade Basketball this summer reminds us how we felt way back in our... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Teams with Lakers to Honor Landmark Achievements of Kobe, Nash
February 20, 2013
During tonight’s game between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center (9:30 p.m. CST), Panini America will be in attendance to honor the recent significant... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Releases Final SP, Variation Quantities for 2012 Contenders Football
February 20, 2013
To date, Panini America officials have released two different lists sharing some of the Rookie Ticket SP and Rookie Ticket Variation quantities found within 2012 Contenders Football.... [ continued ]
 
Hot-Button Topic: Panini America Prepares 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Gallery)
February 19, 2013
In the interest of full disclosure, know this: I didn’t get to the office until after 1 p.m. today. But I have a really good excuse: I spent my entire morning — and some of my afternoon... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Box of the New 2012-13 Elite Basketball
February 19, 2013
At some point during the last five days, while many of us from Panini America were in Houston for 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, the marketing allotment of 2012-13 Elite Basketball arrived... [ continued ]
 
2012 National Treasures Baseball Shines in a Panini America Pre-Packout Preview
February 18, 2013
While the sports world’s collective attention over the last few days was largely fixed on Houston and the myriad festivities surrounding yesterday’s 2013 NBA All-Star Game, a small... [ continued ]
 
James Harden, Top Rookies Share Spotlight in Panini America’s 2013 NBA All-Star Vids
February 18, 2013
HOUSTON — Whew! What a weekend that was. Over the course of an action-packed four days during the just-completed 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, Panini America squeezed what seemed like... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Lands Blake Griffin’s Kicks from 2013 NBA All-Star Game (Gallery)
February 18, 2013
HOUSTON — For most of an electrifying first half during last night’s 2013 NBA All-Star Game, it appeared that Panini America exclusive Blake Griffin had turned the event into his own... [ continued ]
 
Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Star on Panini America’s NBA All-Star Saturday
February 17, 2013
HOUSTON — Two of the best young rookies in the NBA provided an abundance of electricity and star power on Saturday at the 2013 NBA All-Star Jam Session, as former Kentucky teammates... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On Location: The Must-See Scenes of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend
February 16, 2013
HOUSTON — During the jam-packed first two days of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, Panini America has delivered — and been apart of — enough memories to last a lifetime. Company officials... [ continued ]
 
2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week Set Hits Target in Contenders Football Retail
February 15, 2013
Two of the most-asked questions regarding the recently completed 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week program revolved around the unique Panini America virtual trading cards created... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Basketball Hall of Fame Ink Multi-Year Exclusive Agreement
February 15, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive manufacturer of NBA trading cards, announced on Friday that it has reached a multi-year... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Tips Off NBA All-Star Break with More Peeks at Preferred, Select Autos
February 14, 2013
HOUSTON — Yes, we know that 2012-13 Elite Basketball is less than a week from hitting hobby shops. And we know that the product’s arrival after a few seasons away has hoops collectors... [ continued ]
 
Mission Accomplished: Texas Army Veteran Completes 2010 Contenders Football Quest
February 13, 2013
With the latest installment of the legendary Contenders Football brand burning up the collecting marketplace right now, we found the timing of an email we received earlier this week... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Unveils Redemption, Booth Plans for 2013 NBA All-Star Jam Session
February 12, 2013
It seems only fitting that the 2013 NBA All-Star Jam Session begins this Thursday, on Valentine’s Day. After all, seemingly everything basketball fans love about the NBA will be on... [ continued ]
 
Lady Luck: Wife’s Hot Hand Delivers Rarest of Pulls from 2012 Contenders Football
February 12, 2013
Wisconsin collector Derek Reiter was running an errand Saturday afternoon when he made a quick pitstop at Green Bay’s Packer City Antiques to scratch a pack-busting itch. He picked... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Releases More SP, Variation Quantities for 2012 Contenders Football
February 12, 2013
On the heels of last weekend’s preliminary unveiling of some of the Rookie Ticket SP and Rookie Ticket Variation quantities within 2012 Contenders Football, Panini America Product... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Elite Basketball (New Images)
February 11, 2013
Later this week, Panini America officials — and seemingly everyone else in the basketball world – will turn their collective attention to Houston and the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. But... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Newest Arrivals Foretell of Nastiest National Treasures Football Yet
February 10, 2013
Panini America’s recent release of back-to-back juggernauts in 2012 Prizm Football and 2012 Contenders Football have served to set the stage for a blockbuster three-product finale... [ continued ]
 
Short Story: Panini America Begins Leaking 2012 Contenders Football SP Quantities
February 09, 2013
Almost immediately following the celebrated release of 2012 Contenders Football earlier this week, the annual frenzy commenced as collectors across North America began scrambling to... [ continued ]
 
In Good Hands: Appreciating the Teachings of Panini America Collector Keith Saroka
February 08, 2013
Most regular readers of The Knight’s Lance know him simply as “Keith S,” the mild-mannered Philadelphia sports fan and frequent deliverer of insightful comments. But to middle-school... [ continued ]
 
Nice Catch: Mike Trout’s National Treasures Autographs Land at Panini America HQ
February 08, 2013
Simply put (and with bad puns intended), Los Angeles Angels rookie wunderkind Mike Trout was nothing short of heavenly for the Halos last season. The 21-year-old from Millville, N.J.,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Massive Report Heavy on Hockey
February 08, 2013
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 ]
 
2012 Contenders Football Stars in a Special Edition of Panini Unwrapped (Contest)
February 07, 2013
Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Carlos Torrez spent some quality time yesterday afternoon with one box of 2012 Contenders Football to produce the following must-see episode of Panini... [ continued ]
 
Seeing Green: Panini America Rips One Box of 2012 Prizm Football Retail (Gallery)
February 07, 2013
At some point in the next few weeks, Panini America’s retail version of 2012 Prizm Football will hit your local mass merchant (if it hasn’t arrived already), boasting those retail-exclusive... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, Houston Sports Connection Teaming Up for James Harden Signing
February 07, 2013
Panini America will tip off 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in grand style next Thursday afternoon by bringing Rockets superstar James Harden to Houston Sports Connection for a rare public... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Readies First D-Wade Autos in Company History for 2012-13 Elite
February 06, 2013
In the more than three years since Panini America secured the exclusive license to produce NBA trading cards, the company has delivered true history-making products, unparalleled innovation... [ continued ]
 
Court Gestures: Panini America’s Select and Preferred Products Begin to Take Shape
February 06, 2013
The Panini America hoops hobby headlines that began this morning with the revelation that 2012-13 Elite Basketball would include the company’s first Dwyane Wade autographs continue... [ continued ]
 
2012-13 Limited Hockey Stars in a Stunning Episode of Panini Unwrapped (Contest)
February 06, 2013
With so much going on this time of year, it took us a little longer than we would have liked to produce the following must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped starring the live-today 2012-13... [ continued ]
 
Two-Box Teaser: Panini America Takes First Crack at 2012-13 Limited Hockey (Gallery)
February 05, 2013
At various glorious points tomorrow, hobby shops across North America will open for business on a wild, welcome new-release Wednesday and offer to their customers the first crack at... [ continued ]
 
A One-Box Tease: Panini America Busts Into the First Box of 2012 Contenders Football
February 05, 2013
Tomorrow promises to be a banner day in hobby shops across North America, what with the highly anticipated releases of 2012-13 Limited Hockey and the landmark 20th edition of 2012... [ continued ]
 
Gaining Momentum: Panini America Shares New Addition to 2012-13 NBA Roster
February 04, 2013
The Panini America NBA Product Development team has taken a page from the playbook of its NFL brethren and tweaked it — considerably. So while football collectors who crossover to... [ continued ]
 
Video & Gallery: Taking the Field at the 2013 Panini America Pop Warner Skills Clinic
February 04, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — On a Super Bowl Saturday morning inside the mammoth NFL Experience, two of the brightest young stars in the NFL (and one who will be at some point early in April’s NFL... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Contenders Football (86 Images)
February 04, 2013
The home of the autographed Rookie Card is on the verge of adding a spectacular new wing. Indeed, when Panini America’s 2012 Contenders Football releases to the hobby just two short... [ continued ]
 
Andrew Luck Rips Prizm, Bayou Collectors Case Break It in Panini America Video
February 03, 2013
MANDEVILLE, La. — On Thursday evening inside Chuck’s Sports Cards of Mandeville, La., sensational rookie quarterback — and Panini Authentic exclusive — Andrew Luck participated in... [ continued ]
 
Video: Panini America Trails Geno Smith on Tour of Super Bowl XLVII’s Radio Row
February 03, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — On a whirlwind tour of Super Bowl XLVII’s Radio Row inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday afternoon, top-rated 2013 NFL Draft prospect Geno Smith steadfastly... [ continued ]
 
Behind the Scenes with Andrew Luck at his First Panini Authentic Public Signing
February 02, 2013
MANDEVILLE, La. — On Thursday evening inside the cozy confines of Chuck’s Sports Cards, north of New Orleans just over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, 2012 Rookie of the Year candidate... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Airs Dirty Laundry: Gamers from RG III, Alfred Morris Arrive at HQ
February 02, 2013
Later tonight, during the “NFL Honors” primetime special on CBS (8 p.m. CST), one of five outstanding first-year players — Robert Griffin III, Panini Authentic exclusive Andrew Luck,... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Inks Trading Card Deal with Projected No. 1 Overall Pick Geno Smith
February 01, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced on Friday that it has reached an autograph and trading card agreement with... [ continued ]
 
Panini America On-Location Gallery: Scenes from the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Experience
January 31, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – The wall-to-wall football spectacular that is the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Experience kicked off in earnest Wednesday afternoon with a welcome address from New Orleans Saints... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Limited Hockey (57 Images)
January 30, 2013
While most of the sports world’s collective gaze this week is fixed firmly upon New Orleans and the countdown to Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII, the Panini America hockey team is hard at... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Hosts Current, Future NFL Stars at Pop Warner NFL Experience Event
January 30, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, and Panini America, the Official Trading Card Partner... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, 2012 Prizm Football Tackle Super Bowl XLVII Media Day (Video)
January 30, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — Yesterday, inside a star-studded Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler tackled the end-zone-to-end-zone madness that was Gatorade Super Bowl XLVII Media... [ continued ]
 
Panini Authentic Bringing Andrew Luck to the Super Bowl for First Public Signing
January 29, 2013
This Sunday in New Orleans, another chapter in the NFL history book will be written when the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers do battle in Super Bowl XLVII. But three days... [ continued ]
 
Breaking News: Panini America Cracks First Box of 2012 Prizm Football (Gallery)
January 28, 2013
Finally, the week football fans and collectors have been anxiously awaiting for months has arrived — and we’re not necessarily talking about Super Bowl week, either. We’re talking... [ continued ]
 
Spirit of St. Louis: Blues Stars Shine During Friday Night Signing with Panini America
January 27, 2013
Friday night, roughly 24 hours before the St. Louis Blues’ well-earned 4-3 road victory over the Dallas Stars, Panini America’s Alex Carbajal sat down with several key members of the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Proudly Presents a Pro Bowl Weekend Prizm Football Scavenger Hunt
January 26, 2013
You no doubt noticed that we really ramped up our pre-release coverage of 2012 Prizm Football on The Knight’s Lance this week. To put it mildly, everyone inside Panini America HQ is... [ continued ]
 
Blake Griffin’s Game-Worn Christmas Kicks Signed, Delivered to Panini Authentic
January 25, 2013
Sneakerheads, rejoice! The famously festive Jordan Super.Fly footwear that Blake Griffin wore during the the Los Angeles Clippers’ 112-100 Christmas Day victory over the Denver Nuggets... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: A Massive Multisport Edition
January 25, 2013
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 ]
 
Q&A: Panini America Executive Addresses Elimination of Retail MAPP Pricing Policy
January 25, 2013
During two days worth of intensive, impassioned and productive distributor meetings at company headquarters earlier this week, Panini America Vice President of Sales, D.J. Kazmierczak,... [ continued ]
 
Purple Ravens Majesty: Game-Worn Playoff Jerseys Arrive at Panini America (Gallery)
January 24, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens’ exhilarating march to Super Bowl XLVII began in earnest three weeks ago with a playoff-opening 24-9 home victory over Panini Authentic exclusive Andrew Luck and... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Examines Rich Rookie Card Content in 2012 Prizm Football (Gallery)
January 24, 2013
Over the last month or so, we’ve shared beaming bits and eye-popping pieces of just about everything that 2012 Prizm Football will offer when it releases to the hobby next Wednesday.... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Box of 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball
January 23, 2013
In a few short hours, hobby shops across North America will open their doors for business — and one of the first products their customers will be asking for on this new-release Wednesday... [ continued ]
 
2012 Prizm Football Countdown Continues: Exploring the Set’s Autographs (Gallery)
January 23, 2013
So much of the buzz surrounding the upcoming 2012 Prizm Football can be directly attributed to the set’s stunning technology, colorful, scarce parallels and the blistering performance... [ continued ]
 
The Drool Gallery: Panini America Previews Special Super Bowl XLVII Promo Set
January 22, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII will present a sibling rivalry of epic proportions when Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers battle John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens for the right to achieve NFL immortality... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Key Inserts & Prizms Coming in 2012 Prizm Football (Gallery)
January 22, 2013
The countdown to 2012 Prizm Football is no longer a countdown at all. It’s blossomed into a full-blown frenzy thanks in large part to yesterday’s Quality Control Gallery that offered... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Football (The Must-See Part 1)
January 21, 2013
It’s fitting, really, that Panini America’s 2012 Prizm Football releases next Wednesday, on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII. After all, the biggest game of the 2012 NFL season needs a... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Showcases the Sickness of 2012 Limited Football’s Jumbo Primes
January 20, 2013
As Panini America collectors across the country settle in today for NFL Conference Championship Sunday and another wicked round of the wildly popular #PaniniWildCard promotion, we... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers Saturday Sneak Peek of 2012-13 Marquee Basketball (Gallery)
January 19, 2013
A 2012-13 NBA collecting season highlighted so far by the whiz-bang wizardry of several new printing technologies — the debut of Prizm Basketball, Limited Basketball’s autographed... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Preview of 2012 National Treasures Football
January 18, 2013
Panini America’s National Treasures Football is a product that needs no introduction. Year in and year out, it’s the football category’s most anticipated, most coveted and most valuable... [ continued ]
 
From Black Friday to Father’s Day: Enjoying Joe Alaimo’s Panini America Collection
January 18, 2013
When Rhode Island collector Joe Alaimo first contacted us about his collection of Panini America promotional sets (such as the 2011 and 2012 Black Friday, 2012 Father’s Day and 2012... [ continued ]
 
#PaniniWildCard Promo Preparing for NFL Conference Championship Weekend
January 18, 2013
The first two weekends of Panini America’s wildly popular (pun intended) #PaniniWildCard promotion have been nothing short of a social-media, Twitter-frenzy free-for-all. That promises... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: A.J. Green, Dominique & More
January 18, 2013
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 Addresses Printing Error on Past & Present Draft Class Redemptions
January 17, 2013
Due to an unfortunate printing error, the 2012 Draft Class Redemption cards from 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball included autograph authentication copy on the back – understandably... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Announces Plans for Rest of 2012-13 NHL Season, Double Rookie Class
January 17, 2013
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today an updated roster of NHL/NHLPA trading card products for the remainder of the 2012-13... [ continued ]
 
Rare Inserts in ’12-13 Contenders Basketball Gaining Secondary-Market Steam
January 16, 2013
There are no autographs on them, no massive swatches of multicolored memorabilia in them and no tell-tale sequential numbering behind them. Simply, they’re nicely designed base inserts... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s New Ink: Elite Basketball Inscriptions, National Treasures Baseball
January 16, 2013
You want to see something really cool? Well, good . . . because I have something really cool to show you. I just got back to my desk after spending the last 15 or 20 blissful minutes... [ continued ]
 
#PaniniWildCard Promotion Turns Creative During NFL Divisional Playoffs (Gallery)
January 15, 2013
The Twitter-obliterating sensation that is #PaniniWildCard began two weeks ago during the NFL’s wildcard playoff weekend — and through two solid days generated true hobby hysteria... [ continued ]
 
A Special Edition of Panini Unwrapped: Our 200th Episode Stars 2012 Limited Football
January 15, 2013
For this special 200th episode of Panini Unwrapped (man, have we already done that many?), we thought we’d let the product in the video — the highly anticipated 2012 Limited Football... [ continued ]
 
Panini America to Tip Off 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend with Special Player Appearance
January 15, 2013
If you own, operate or frequent a sports card shop in the Houston area, you could be less than a month away from meeting an NBA star as part of a special Panini America promotion destined... [ continued ]
 
Wanted: A Knight’s Lance Junior Reporter to Cover Super Bowl XLVII Media Day
January 14, 2013
We here at Panini America began a new tradition last season by obtaining a credential for The Knight’s Lance to cover the insanity that is Super Bowl Media Day. We got our feet wet... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball (123 Pics)
January 14, 2013
The prospects for prospectors are looking up. Way up. Panini America’s 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball is on the way. But before the shipping process could begin, Panini America’s... [ continued ]
 
A Panini America World Premiere Preview: 2012 Prizm Football Finite Black 1/1s
January 13, 2013
You can call this “Black Sunday.” Today is the day. After weeks of captivating glimpses at the many splendid parallels within Panini America’s upcoming 2012 Prizm Football, we’re finally... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sales VP, D.J. Kazmierczak, Assumes Hobby Sales Responsibilities
January 13, 2013
Panini America, the global leader in licensed sports and entertainment collectibles, announced today that Vice President of Sales, D.J. Kazmierczak, will assume all hobby sales responsibilities... [ continued ]
 
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Early Boxes of 2012 Limited Football
January 12, 2013
When we posted the Quality Control Gallery for 2012 Limited Football earlier this week on The Knight’s Lance, I said at the time that this year’s version was one of the most spectacular... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Offers an Extended Preview of 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball
January 11, 2013
The premiere edition of Panini America’s Past & Present Basketball product last season appealed to many different types of collectors for many different reasons, but the one common... [ continued ]
 
Panini America, GTS Distribution Awarding 20 Scholarships to 2013 Industry Summit
January 11, 2013
Thanks to a unique partnership between Panini America and GTS Distribution, 20 hobby shop owners from around the country will have the opportunity to win a free scholarship to the... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Crosby, Howe, Kemp & More
January 11, 2013
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 Inks Exclusive Game-Worn Memorabilia Deal with Denver Broncos
January 10, 2013
Panini America, the global leader in licensed sports and entertainment collectibles, announced today that it has reached a multiyear agreement with the AFC West-champion Denver Broncos... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Limited Football (74 Must-See Images)
January 10, 2013
The unassuming, player-less packaging used to house 2012 Limited Football belies the brilliance of the contents inside. In fact, after spending much of today closely scrutinizing the... [ continued ]
 
Panini Unwrapped: The Live-Today 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball (Checklist)
January 09, 2013
In this history-making first 2013 edition of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower rip two tasty tins of the new 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball. In... [ continued ]
 
2012 Crown Royale Football Stars in Belated Edition of Panini Unwrapped (Checklist)
January 09, 2013
Full disclosure: The holiday break got the best of us here at Panini America, so this edition of Panini Unwrapped starring 2012 Crown Royale Football is coming to you later than it... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks New On-Card Arrivals for 2012-13 Limited Hockey (Gallery)
January 09, 2013
As if the announcement that the 2012-13 NHL season will happen wasn’t reason enough for hockey collectors across North America to celebrate this week, we’re about to give you a whole... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Honors Alabama (Again) By Revisiting Classic Houndstooth Hat Trick
January 08, 2013
Call it the “Houndstooth Hat Trick.” For the third time in the last four seasons, the Alabama Crimson Tide is the BCS national champion, a rare feat that came to fruition Monday night... [ continued ]
 
Teaser: Panini America Breaks Four Tins of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball
January 08, 2013
Call it a delicious dose of four-tin foreshadowing. Late yesterday evening, the marketing allotment of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball arrived safely and soundly. First thing... [ continued ]
 
And the Nominees Are . . . Voting Begins for the 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year
January 07, 2013
Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative.... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Sheds Light on Short Prints within 2012 Golden Age Baseball Release
January 07, 2013
Panini America officials on Monday provided some key insight into the many short prints and variations randomly seeded into 2012 Golden Age Baseball, including information on the set’s... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Wow!)
January 07, 2013
It’s been almost a month since legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Dale Murphy broke the news that Panini America would be producing — for the first time ever — a National Treasures-branded... [ continued ]
 
PPI Playoff Edition: Panini America Checks Soaring Card Values of Top NFL Rookies
January 06, 2013
There’s no question the 2012 NFL Season has been one of the more memorable seasons from a rookie perspective. Many in the media have coined 2012 as “The Year of the Rookie Quarterback.”... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Enters Red Zone with a New Parallel in 2012 Prizm Football (Gallery)
January 06, 2013
The Red Prizms are coming! The Red Prizms are coming! With all due respect to Paul Revere, there’s a new parallel arriving in 2012 Prizm Football next month that deserves to be trumpeted... [ continued ]
 
Redskins RB Alfred Morris Claims Week 17 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week
January 04, 2013
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 December 30, the NFL announced... [ continued ]
 
Happy New Year: Panini America Presents a Special Contest to Kick Start Your 2013
January 04, 2013
First things first: Happy New Year from all of us at Panini America. Thanks to you (the greatest fans and collectors on the planet), we enjoyed a simply sensational 2012 and have hit... [ continued ]
 
Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: NBA Draft Redemptions Debut
January 04, 2013
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 Going Wild in Honor of NFL Wild Card Weekend (#PaniniWildCard)
January 04, 2013
Not sure what your plans are for this weekend, but if you have any intention of watching the first four games of the NFL Playoffs, then you’ll want to make plans to keep a close eye... [ continued ]
 
Midas Touch: Collector Doug Felber Strikes Vintage Gold in 2012 Golden Age Baseball
January 03, 2013
Nebraska collector Doug Felber turned 62 yesterday. But his birthday card — hand-picked by Felber himself — actually arrived days before, on Christmas eve inside Sports Center Cards... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Peeks Green Prizms Coming to 2012 Prizm Football Retail (Gallery)
January 03, 2013
I don’t need down comforters to keep me warm this winter. I don’t need Granny’s quilts or my father-in-law’s electric blankets, either. All I really need are a few emerald sheets —... [ continued ]
 
Panini America Delivers a Two-Box Tease of 2012 Crown Royale Football (Hits Gallery)
January 02, 2013
Now this is what I call a happy new year: I arrived at Panini America HQ this morning following a few days off to a heaping helping of hobby bliss that included several new releases,... [ continued ]
 
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball
January 02, 2013
Following one season away, basketball’s perfect tin is on the verge or a major comeback. On Friday, Panini America officials will release 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball, a re-engineered... [ continued ]
 
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 ]
 
 
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