The all-out onslaught on previewing the drool-inducing collection-makers coming to next Friday’s release of 2014 Flawless Football continues unabated today here on The Knight’s Lance with another jaw-dropping ensemble of autographs, autograph memorabilia cards and your long-awaited first look at the some of the jewel-embedded base cards in the product.
This particular Saturday showcase — in concert with yesterday’s robust gallery and the previous previews we’ve done on the product’s jumbo memorabilia cards, Russell Wilson autograph and autograph memorabilia cards, and other superstar signers — should help you begin to develop a much clearer understanding of what 2014 Flawless Football is all about and why the buzz surrounding it is so significant.
You want to know how I know this was a productive work week for me? I got to go over to the Panini America production facility twice in a span of four days. I ventured over Monday afternoon to catch members of the Panini America Product Development team packing out the highly anticipated 2014 Flawless Football. I had the opportunity to go over again yesterday morning immediately after our signing session with Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith to help hand-deliver his freshly inked jaw-droppers for insertion into the product.
On both occasions, I was free and easy with my iPhone camera, snapping as many images as I could of 2014 Flawless Football in anticipation of next Friday’s release. Over the course of the next several days, we’ll bring you every last photo we took right here on The Knight’s Lance, beginning with today’s captivating reveal.
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills is the Week 7 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played October 16-20, the NFL announced today. Watkins had nine catches for 122 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown catch with one second remaining in the Bills’ 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Watkins was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other Week 7 finalists were Jacksonville Jaguars LB Telvin Smith, St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. and Washington Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland.
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 in the attachments below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled this week.
The following list is intended to inform collectors about which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We’ll update this list every Friday afternoon, so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.
We began pulling the curtain back on the grand plans for our 2014 Black Friday promotion set earlier this week. Now that the preview process has officially begun, you can count on The Knight’s Lance to deliver must-see previews featuring just about every part of the set between now and late November. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Panini Collection and Rookie Portraits subsets.
The striking Panini Collection has become a Black Friday staple the last few years and will continue in 2014 with a new series of emotionally charged and arresting images. One look at the Jimmy Graham or Giovani Bernard cards in Panini Collection and you’ll understand immediately exactly what we mean. The new Rookie Portraits subset, as its name suggests, is anchored in portrait photography featuring some of the freshest faces in the game.
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has agreed to terms with the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky and the University of Miami in agreements that will allow the company to use each university’s marks in its trading card products on an exclusive basis. Panini plans to announce partnerships with a number of other schools over the next several weeks.
In addition, the exclusive agreements will mark the first time since 2009 that Panini America will include college-branded cards within its NBA, NFL and MLBPA trading card products.
In two short days, Panini America’s highly anticipated 2014 Playbook Football will arrive in hobby shops across North America, offering a bold, new take on one of the industry’s most unique releases. Bolstered this year by the still-spectacular Rookie Booklet Signatures, the return of the Down & Dirty Booklets and the captivating additions of Armory Booklets, Game of Inches Booklets, Nickname Booklets and more, 2014 Playbook Football is equipped with tons of compelling game-worn and player-worn memorabilia and equipped to impress.
I say all of that to say this: My day was made first thing this morning when our marketing allotment of 2014 Playbook Football boxes arrived before 9 a.m. So I docked my laptop, powered it on, cracked the seal on my energy drink of choice and grabbed the first six boxes I could get my hands on to deliver the following Teaser Gallery.