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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2018-19 Spectra Basketball (Gallery)

March 12, 2019

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Panini America’s Spectra Basketball franchise first made a name for itself years ago by taking the company’s fabled Optichrome printing technology to the next level with extra-thick cards, a bevy of Prizm-friendly designs and a stunning display of color that seems to raise the bar every single year. In early May, the bar gets raised again with the release of 2018-19 Spectra Basketball.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on May 8, each hobby box of 2018-19 Spectra Basketball (eight cards per box, eight boxes per case) will deliver, on average, four autographs and one memorabilia card. The product once again will be equipped with a full complement of glamorous parallels and the calling-card Rookie Jersey Autographs chase.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball (75 Pics)

March 11, 2019

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In the seven years since Panini America first became the exclusive trading card partner of USA Baseball, the two companies have worked closely together to deliver some of the most compelling USA Baseball trading card products ever made. But among the many standout standalone products and insert inclusions, perhaps the most impressive product, year in and year out, is Stars & Stripes USA Baseball. That’s the one that annually includes some of the sweetest memorabilia cards of any sport, autographs from some of the greatest players in organization history and a captivating content mix focused on the game’s bright future.

Hardcore USA Baseball fans and collectors can expect more of all of that when 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball arrives in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, five packs per box, 20 boxes per case) will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards, 30 base cards and five base parallels.

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Portland Trail Blazers No. 14 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

March 11, 2019


Many NBA fans may not realize how consistent the Portland Trail Blazers franchise has been since they were founded in 1970. The Blazers have made the playoffs in 34 of the team’s 48 seasons and reached the postseason 21-straight seasons between 1983 and 2003.

This success has resulted in Portland’s fanbase being one of the most passionate and supportive in the entire league. Their 814-game sellout streak is one of the longest in major sports history. The first true superstar and all-around best player in franchise history was Bill Walton.

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Dirk, Dominique, Gronk, More

March 8, 2019


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 week so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018 Encased Football (100+ Images)

March 7, 2019

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Just “Encased” you were wondering, Panini America’s 2018 Encased Football is set to arrive tomorrow in hobby shops and on group-break sites across North America, and when it does, collectors are sure to find that the third iteration of the product just might be the best one yet. Aside from a spectacular array of high-end autograph and memorabilia cards honoring 2018’s most spectacular rookies, 2018 Encased Football also delivers the franchise’s most stacked veteran and legend lineup, too.

On average, each hobby box (five cards per box, eight boxes per case) delivers two autographs (including one BGS-graded), two memorabilia cards and one base or parallel card. As you’ll see in the must-see Quality Control Gallery below, 2018 Encased Football delivers rare inscribed cards from both rookies, veteran stars and legends as well as some of the most attractive memorabilia cards of the season. We showcase a little bit of everything the product has to offer amid the imagery that follows. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned for additional coverage of 2018 Encased Football.

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NASCAR Champion Joey Logano Begins Run as Panini America Driver Ambassador

March 6, 2019

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During a series of Tuesday-morning interviews and just two days removed from last weekend’s win in the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas, NASCAR superstar and reigning champion Joey Logano announced his intention to pull double duty in 2019. Obviously, nothing will take Logano away from his day job; but thanks to a special partnership with Panini America, Logano also will serve as the Driver Ambassador for the company’s in-pack NASCAR VIP Experience promotion that began with the release earlier this month of 2019 Donruss NASCAR Racing.

There will be more than 500 total prizes awarded as part of the yearlong promotion, but the grand prize will grant one lucky collector with a dream trip to next year’s Daytona 500 and a pit row/garage experience alongside Logano himself. Collectors and fans can find entry cards for the Panini America NASCAR VIP Experience now in packs of 2019 Donruss NASCAR Racing available in hobby shops, at Target, Walmart and online at The promotion will continue throughout the season in products such as Victory Lane, Prizm and Prime.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Boxes of the Flagship 2019 Donruss Baseball

March 6, 2019

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Play ball! Indeed, the 2019 baseball collecting season officially starts today with the release of Panini America’s flagship 2019 Donruss Baseball in hobby shops and on group-break sites across North America. As much a part of baseball season as spring training or infield dirt, Donruss Baseball returns in old-school style with a colorful base set, tons of chase-worthy inserts and variations, and an average of three autograph or memorabilia cards in every hobby box (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 16 boxes per case).

We delivered a broad introduction to 2019 Donruss Baseball in yesterday’s must-see Quality Control Gallery. Today, we’re transitioning to the box-break stage with the following Teaser Gallery that takes you pack by pack through two boxes. Enjoy the break and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019 Donruss Baseball (75+ Images)

March 5, 2019

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Tomorrow is kind of a big deal in baseball circles. Sure, spring training is in full swing (no pun intended) and the regular season is just around the corner. But tomorrow, the real season begins. Indeed, the baseball collecting season. officially arrives with the release of Panini America’s flagship 2019 Donruss Baseball. Donruss Baseball is as much a part of a new season as Opening Day or red, white and blue bunting. It’s been that way since the early 1980s. It will be that way again tomorrow.

The quintessential season-opening product, 2019 Donruss Baseball delivers a deeper veteran base checklist, new parallels, classic parallels, updated inserts, autographs, memorabilia and more. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards, five numbered parallels, 10 Rated Rookies, 15 Diamond Kings, 24 Variations and five inserts.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Three Early Boxes of 2018-19 Select Basketball

March 5, 2019

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As the 2018-19 NBA season enters the pivotal stretch where teams start seriously jockeying for playoff positioning, the trading cards of each contender’s key contributors — as well of those of the season’s hottest rookies — gradually start demanding more attention, more bids and more prestige. And with each new product, the buzz becomes gradually more tangible. Tomorrow, that fascinating process continues with the release of Panini America’s 2018-19 Select Basketball.

Annually one of the most coveted products in the basketball marketplace, Select Basketball is engineered to impress once again this season with a vibrant array of rookie content, the calling-card three-tiered base set and a bevy of captivating Prizm parallels (including the wildly popular Zebras and Tie-Dyes). We brought you the revealing Quality Control Gallery last week. Today, we take you directly to the box level with a Teaser Gallery that goes pack by pack through three early boxes.

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Panini America’s Popular NBA Player of the Day Promo Returns to Record 430+ Stores

March 4, 2019

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As NBA teams prepare for the playoffs and a run to the NBA Finals, NBA trading card collectors will be playing for more than 100,000 prizes at hobby shops across the U.S.,  including the chance to spend a day with an NBA player in the 2019 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion.

For the fourth consecutive season, more than 400 hobby shops will be awarding prizes to collectors through April 14 when they pull the designated NBA Player of the Day from a pack of Panini NBA trading cards. A list of the 430+ participating hobby shops is available on the Hobby Shop Locator at

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