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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: New NT Basketball Tops Report

August 29, 2014

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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.

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2013-14 National Treasures Hockey Stars in a Must-See Episode of Panini Unwrapped

August 29, 2014

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Yesterday afternoon from the cozy confines of the front lobby at Panini America HQ, Chris Barr and Tracy Hackler sat down with a few boxes of the live-today juggernaut known as 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey for this special episode of Panini Unwrapped. In addition to exploring some of the manifold brilliance housed inside the glossy black boxes of the product, Barr and Hackler also offer some inside information on a few late-arriving autographs that narrowly missed packout but are available for immediate redemption (Sidney Crosby, anyone?).

The two also discuss the incomparable Don Cherry and his penchant for sending personal messages to players on their autograph boxes. Enjoy the video and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance this weekend to discover how you can a box of 2013-14 National Treasures of your very own.

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Golden: Panini America Explores the Gilded Ink in 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball

August 28, 2014

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While the Immaculate Basketball brand will always be known as a haven for some of the most majestic NBA memorabilia cards created every year, that lofty reputation tends to obscure the fact that there are also some pretty epic on-card autograph inclusions in the product, too. This year, those include some striking gold-ink cards within the Scorer’s Club, Elite Scorer’s Club, The Greatest and Hall of Fame Heroes inserts.

As we continue our countdown to next Friday’s release of 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball, today we fix our focus on the gilded greatness of those aforementioned inserts and the legends who signed them. Below, you’ll find a quick gallery of some of the gold-ink highlights, including monster hits featuring the likes of Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Magic JohnsonShaquille O’Neal and many more.

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A Tip of the Kap: Panini America Catches Up with Colin Kaepernick for Key Signing

August 28, 2014

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Late last week, while he was leading the San Francisco 49ers through the final stages of training camp in preparation for next Sunday’s 2014 NFL season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys, superstar quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the most of rare downtime by signing some of his Panini America trading cards. In the process, he unwittingly made many collectors’ days.

On the to-do list during last week’s signing: Redemption-card catch-ups for 2013 Crown Royale Football, 2013 National Treasures Football and 2013 Playbook Football. What’s more, Kaepernick also autographed his inclusions for the upcoming 2014 Flawless Football release.

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Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey

August 27, 2014

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If 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey truly is the final Panini America NHL trading card product you’ll ever see, I have but one thing to say: What a way to go. Following a steady, anticipation-building week of live Tweets from the Panini America production facility, we finally got a look at some of the first finished boxes of the product earlier this afternoon. We grabbed two at random for the express purpose of providing the following Teaser Gallery.

Based on the results of these two early boxes, 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey is not as good as the packout pics have shown. It’s better. Despite boxes that promise eight NHL trading cards, each of the two boxes we opened delivered 11. Of those 22 total cards, we uncovered two base cards, eight autographs, two autograph booklets, five memorabilia cards, four Printing Plate 1/1s and one Buried Treasure card.

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Large and In Charge: Panini America Begins Packout for 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball

August 27, 2014

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It’s official: Packout has begun for Panini America’s 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball, only one of the most anticipated releases of the entire sports card year. Immaculate as a brand really needs no introduction, the result of an absolutely fascinating debut one year ago headlined by mammoth memorabilia cards featuring some of the most unique pieces of game- and player-worn history ever assembled and an impeccable design.

Those character-defining traits return in full force for 2013-14, along with rare on-card autographs from the likes of Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Manu Ginobili, Oscar Robertson and many more. We’ll tip off our captivating packout preview series with a look at just some of 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball’s larger-than-life memorabilia cards.

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Before Packout: Panini America Catches Up with 2014 Certified Football (Gallery)

August 26, 2014

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On a trip to the Panini America production facility yesterday to capture the initial wave of packout for 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball (which looks spectacular, by the way), I came across a few sleeves of 2014 Certified Football autographs patiently awaiting their own turn in the packout queue. So in the name of doing the right thing, I snapped as many pics as I could of the cards packed carefully in those sleeves to give you an early idea of what to expect.

Keep in mind that the following gallery includes images from just a few sleeves and is by no means everything that the redesigned 2014 Certified Football has in store for collectors when it releases next Friday. The images do reveal an early look at the fabled Fabric of the Game insert, Freshman Fabric and some of the autographed parallels. Enjoy the early look and stay tuned for complete coverage of the 2014 Certified Football packout process in the coming days.

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