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Panini America Behind-the-Scenes Gallery: Preparing for an On-Card Onslaught

February 15, 2012

For once yesterday afternoon, the commotion emanating from the Panini America Acquisitions department had nothing to do with me performing a cross-body splash onto a prone Joe White from atop his cubicle walls. On this particular Tuesday afternoon, the hum of activity audible throughout the building was the furor of seemingly half of Acquisitions and Product Development preparing a stunning and massive arrival of just-printed cards for their next destinations.

Ultimately, many of these cards will be highlight discoveries — signed on-card — for lucky collectors who discover them in upcoming Panini America products such as 2011-12 Elite Hockey, 2011-12 Contenders Hockey and 2011 Totally Certified Football. But first they needed to be counted, cataloged and quality controlled before being expedited to the respective players on them for signing.

And that, as you’re about to see, can be a rather laborious, all-hands-on-deck kind of process, especially in this case.

So enjoy this sneak peek behind the scenes and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance. The next time you see these cards, they’ll likely have made the round-trip journey from here to superstar and back again, picking up some all-important autographs along the way.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2012 11:47 am

    Those social signature cards are great!

  2. Matt gilman permalink
    February 15, 2012 11:58 am

    Wow!! that must take awhile and a lot of hard work.
    You know me Tracy, cant wait to see more previews of the Totally Certified Football!

    I sort my cards out from base up to auto/mem and sort them by number, team, player, etc. I can only imagine what it would be like to sort through all of that! Takes me forever just to do that.

  3. Den1013 permalink
    February 15, 2012 12:01 pm

    Love the twitter account set! Great idea Panini!

  4. February 15, 2012 12:54 pm

    If i was not disabled now i would love to do a job like that, i love being in this hobby, there is nothing better.

  5. Lee Patton permalink
    February 15, 2012 2:00 pm

    AWESOME!!!

  6. Chad C. permalink
    February 15, 2012 4:17 pm

    “OH MY GOD, THAT’S DONRUSS ELITE’S MUSIC!!!”

  7. Nick Gauder permalink
    February 15, 2012 7:54 pm

    Thanks for the pics Tracy! I just might have to start busting some hockey boxes, especially aftter seeing these pictures of upcoming products. Thanks guys!

  8. February 17, 2012 1:11 am

    On-cards everywhere! That’s what I like to see!

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