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Watch Blue Jays Star Josh Donaldson Break National Treasures in New Panini Video

September 1, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays superstar Josh Donaldson, a noted high-end collector and serious threat to win AL MVP honors this season, dropped by Panini America HQ last week for a quick autograph session while his team was in town to play the Texas Rangers. When he was done signing, he was gracious enough to sit down for a special episode of Panini Unwrapped featuring one of his favorite products: National Treasures Football.

In the must-see video that follows, Donaldson’s laid-back demeanor, keen sense of humor and quick wit are on full display, as is his broad knowledge of the National Treasures brand. Enjoy the video and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for a must-see video roundtable featuring Donaldson and members of the Panini America Product Development team.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of Upcoming 2015 Spectra Football

August 31, 2015

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Another Monday here at Panini America HQ marks the beginning of one more release-filled week in the trading-card world as both 2015 Spectra Football and 2014-15 Luxe Basketball are slated to arrive in hobby shops across North America on Monday. We’ll get you as prepared as possible for these two blockbusters in the coming days with Teaser Gallery posts devoted to both products — beginning with today’s three-box stroll through 2015 Spectra Football.

In a relatively short amount of time, the Spectra brand has become a Prizm-powered staple of the Panini America NFL product portfolio — and it’s also introduced a new word to the collecting lexicon: “Spectracular.” For 2015, Spectra Football certainly lives up to lofty expectations by delivering four hit-heavy packs in every hobby box. In the gallery that follows, you’ll see exactly what we mean by taking you card by card through three early boxes.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of 2015 Rookies & Stars Football

August 29, 2015

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Some time in the next few weeks, premium boxes of Panini America’s reconfigured, Target-exclusive Rookies & Stars Football product will start to hit retail shelves, following on the heels of 2015 Rookies & Stars Football gravity-feed packs that already are live in many outlets. We provided your first thorough introduction to the product earlier this week with the official Quality Control Gallery. Today, in our continuing effort to adequately prepare retail-minded football collectors for what to expect from the new-look product, we bring you a different look.

The Teaser Gallery that follows features a pack-by-pack recap of three boxes that Panini America Retail Sales Director Vince Clemons was nice enough to share with the Marketing team for preview purposes and — quite possibly — for giveaway purposes, too.

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Dez, Kobe, KD, Kyrie and More

August 28, 2015

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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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Panini Authentic Adds Historic Game-Worn Items to Exclusive Kobe Bryant Collection

August 28, 2015

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Panini Authentic upped its game-worn game considerably earlier this week with the addition of several history-soaked pieces of memorabilia worn by Los Angeles Lakers icon — and Panini America-exclusive athlete–  Kobe Bryant during significant performances last season. Headlining Panini Authentic’s newest offerings are the jersey Bryant wore while scoring 22 points early last December against the Boston Celtics, and the jersey and shoes he donned while recording his 21st career triple-double in a late-December game against the Denver Nuggets. All of those items are autographed by Bryant and feature specific game notations.

Company officials also added three additional autographed Bryant pieces to the site this week: A throwback Mitchell & Ness shooting shirt commemorating the Black Mamba’s 1997 NBA Slam Dunk title (limited to 97), a throwback Mitchell & Ness Lakers jersey honoring Bryant’s 1998 NBA MVP Award (limited to 50) and a dramatic, black-and-white 24-by-30 photograph limited to 24 dubbed, appropriately, “Centerpiece.”

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of 2015 Immaculate Baseball

August 27, 2015

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This time tomorrow, Panini America’s 2015 Immaculate Baseball will most likely be blazing a trail through hobby shops across North America and throughout the social media universe as myriad highlights from release-day rips begin making the rounds on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and elsewhere. But before the madness officially gets started, we thought we’d take a rip through some early tins of the product to help whet your Immaculate appetite.

In the Teaser Gallery that follows, we take you card by card through three boxes of a product that delivers at least five autograph or memorabilia hits per box and more than its fair share of legends, superstars, hot rookies . . . and maybe an NFL player or two. (Keep reading to see what we mean.)

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2015 Select Soccer (Preview Gallery)

August 27, 2015

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As you read this, know that Panini America officials are steadfastly working on the final pre-release stages of the previously announced, highly anticipated 2015 Donruss Soccer, the company’s first-ever set that pays tribute to the world’s most prominent club and national teams. Set to release — finally — on September 23, 2015 Donruss Soccer will serve to set the stage for what’s shaping up to be a banner fourth quarter as it relates to soccer trading cards.

We’ll have plenty of coverage from the upcoming 2015 Donruss Soccer packout in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But today, we’re pulling the curtain back on the Prizm-powered product that’s slated to follow Donruss in late October: 2015 Select Soccer.

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