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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


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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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015 Spectra Football (129 Sweet Pics)

August 26, 2015

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If your PC, Mac or smartphone seemed to display an inordinate amount of vibrant color throughout the day on Monday, there’s a perfectly good explanation: Panini America’s 2015 Spectra Football was packing out at the production facility across town and Football Brand Manager Chris Barr took over the Panini America Twitter account to document the day’s festivities. As a result, collectors watching at home (or at work or at school or in the car) actually had the best seat in the house as Barr’s live Tweets kept the colors coming and the juices flowing.

If you missed any of Monday’s action, Barr offered quite a bit of product information with the rainbow array of images he was delivering. Each box of 2015 Spectra Football (four cards per pack, four packs per box) will yield four autographs (including at least one Rookie Patch Autograph) and seven memorabilia cards (including at least one but possibly up to three Prime or Patch cards).

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2014-15 Luxe Basketball (36 Must-See Pics)

August 26, 2015

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As the late August blaze continues its sweltering run through North Texas, it’s fitting that Panini America officials are ending the summer on a similar hot streak when it comes to the final stages of the 2014-15 NBA collecting portfolio. Even as last week’s release of 2014-15 National Treasures Basketball continues its torrid ways on the secondary market, company officials and collectors also are readying more high-end heat to hit the market.

The international-only 2014-15 Gala Basketball should start arriving in foreign destinations in the coming days, followed closely by next Wednesday’s North American release of 2014-15 Luxe Basketball. To date, previews of 2014-15 Luxe Basketball have been relatively light, with the exception of the preliminary product information and an early look at some of the first autograph returns. Today, we’re going to take a look at just some of the results from the recently completed Quality Control process.

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