Here at Panini America, the Black Friday phenomenon about to sweep the collecting nation isn’t just for trading cards. Panini Authentic is getting in on the action too with some Black Friday specials of its own sure to be well-received by discriminating memorabilia enthusiasts.
Panini Authentic has a slew of rim-rattling specials to offer astute holiday shoppers right now, including authentic autographed memorabilia from exclusive superstars such as Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, John Wall, Dez Bryant, Andrew Luck and more.
In seven short days, the newest installment of Panini America’s Prizm Basketball, annually one of the NBA’s most colorful and captivating trading card products, will arrive in hobby shops across North America — and it will do so boasting the trademark blend of vibrantly hued Prizm parallels and stacked autographed checklist that has made the brand a collecting staple.
In the extensive gallery that follows, we showcase a little bit of everything 2015-16 Prizm Basketball has to offer by exploring just some of the gems that surfaced during last week’s Quality Control and Packout processes. Enjoy this pre-Thanksgiving feast and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2015-16 Prizm Basketball.
That sizable buzz you heard reverberating throughout the sports card world yesterday — and the one you no doubt still feel today — can be largely attributed to 71 seconds worth of epic video content that was stealthily delivered by Panini America officials to key hobby distributors.
The total package — the video-embedded thumb drive and the box it came in — was a captivating advancement in the world of product solicitations. But then again, a product as . . . unique . . . as Eminence Basketball demands something different.
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 celebrations so special every single time. So it is with Panini America’s annual Black Friday set.
Indeed, as we prepare to give thanks for our many blessings this Thanksgiving (mindful to eat enough so that it sustains us for the next day’s Black Friday phenomenon), there’s something comforting — and highly collectible — about the compelling memorabilia cards that have become something of a Black Friday tradition.
On January 19, 2014, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and accounted for two touchdowns during the 2013 AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos. And he did it while wearing the jersey you see above.
Over the course of the next four spellbinding minutes, Panini America is going to show you the painstaking process of transforming that one piece of history into some simply “Immaculate” football cards that will arrive this week inside Panini America’s 2015 Immaculate Football. Enjoy . . .
Along with the rest of the sports card industry, Panini America mourns the passing of collecting pioneer Mike Berkus. Mike was a true industry leader whose openness and collaborative spirit positively impacted not only the National Sports Collectors Convention but also the entire industry.
Panini America is proud to have been one of Mike’s longtime business partners and we continue to remain committed to the National Sports Collectors Convention — a marquee event for everyone in our industry. We will miss Mike’s hugs, his handshakes and his incredible sense of humor. We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and closest friends.