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Teaser: Panini America Rips 20 Early Packs of 2015 Black Friday (Must-See Gallery)

November 26, 2015

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For the fifth straight year, Panini America is about to turn Black Friday into a bona fide sports card shopping holiday at hobby shops across the country. Dealers across North America will soon begin the highly anticipated 2015 edition (if they haven’t already) by opening their stores earlier than ever in anticipation of a huge weekend.

Over the course of the last month, we’ve done our best here on The Knight’s Lance to bring you a front-row seat to everything the 2015 Black Friday set has to offer. After the jump, we provide a series of links recapping our preview coverage. What’s more, we’re also providing a pack-by-pack preview of 20 recently ripped Black Friday packs.

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Panini Authentic Points the Way to a Flurry of Black Friday Specials (Save Up to 60%)

November 25, 2015

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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.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015-16 Prizm Basketball (100+ Pics)

November 25, 2015

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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.

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Panini America Provides an Epic First Look at Upcoming Eminence Basketball (Video)

November 24, 2015

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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.

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Panini America 2015 Black Friday Set Offers Unique Memorabilia Inclusions (Gallery)

November 24, 2015

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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.

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Immaculate Video: Watch as Panini America Makes Tom Brady Game-Worn Jersey Cards

November 23, 2015

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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 . . .

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Tins of 2015 Immaculate Football

November 23, 2015

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The release date for Panini America’s 2015 Immaculate Football is now so close you can taste it — like so much Thanksgiving turkey and dressing that you’re no doubt planning to consume just one day later. Indeed, 2015 Immaculate Football arrives in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday.

By now, you’ve seen all of the previews (and you’ve drooled over many of them). You’ve probably also seen the trailer for a most-special Making Of video that we’ll unveil in its entirety later today. But now, we want to show you the results of the three random boxes we ripped open earlier today.

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