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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Kareem, Dominique, Bird, More

October 2, 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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Jerry’s Rookie Shop Honored as September Panini Roundtable Store of the Month

October 2, 2015

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Congratulations are in order for Jerry’s Rookie Shop in Boise, Idaho, winner of the September 2015 Panini Roundtable Store of the Month. In addition to receiving some sweet Panini America swag to share with its customers, Jerry’s Rookie Shop also gets the chance to tell its story right here on The Knight’s Lance.

We caught up with store owner Jerry McClusky earlier this week through email for the following interview that provides great insight into running a successful hobby shop. In addition, McClusky takes us into his store with a few images. Enjoy the interview and the images; and be sure to like Jerry’s Rookie Shop on Facebook.

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A Glance Inside Panini America’s Upcoming University of Southern California Card Set

October 2, 2015

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Panini America is reuniting some of the greatest athletes in USC Trojans history for the company’s upcoming 2015 University of Southern California trading card set that’s on its way to retailers now. The unique set features a 50-card base set honoring the school’s most decorated athletes, alumni, athletic structures and traditions.

The 80-card base set features Silver, Gold (numbered to 25) and Black (numbered to 10) parallels, as does the Honors insert that pays tribute to the school’s many award-winners. The set also delivers a Signatures autograph insert (featuring Silver versions numbered to 99 or less, Gold versions numbered to 25 or less and Black versions numbered to 10 or less). The Memorabilia insert features pieces of player-worn memorabilia and also is paralleled by Silver and Black versions.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball

October 2, 2015


In the months since entering the college trading card arena, Panini America has offered brief glimpses of its basketball vision by incorporating college variations of NBA players in both 2014-15 National Treasures Basketball and 2014-15 Flawless Basketball. But later this month, Panini America will unveil its first standalone college-only hoops product with 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball.

Following in the footsteps of Panini America’s successful 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football, the basketball version honors the biggest stars of the 2015 NBA Draft — as well as the NBA’s biggest current stars in their college uniforms — with a 200-card base set that includes 100 Season Tickets (current NBA stars in their college uniforms), 100 College Tickets (featuring top 2015 draft picks in their college uniforms) and a heavy focus on autographs.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015 Donruss Soccer (105 Must-See Pics)

October 1, 2015

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The long wait is coming to an end. At last, Panini America’s highly anticipated 2015 Donruss Soccer release finally is printed, packed, QC’d, wrapped and ready for its collecting closeup. In fact, the product is on its way to hobby shops across the globe at this very moment in anticipation of its widespread release next Wednesday. For the first time ever, the greatest soccer superstars on the planet come together in a Donruss brand bolstered by old-school collecting principles, bold colors, lots of inserts and parallels, and one autograph per box.

Earlier this week, Panini America Brand Manager Aik Tongtharadol spent some quality time Quality Controlling the long-awaited 2015 Donruss Soccer at the company printing facility across town. In the resulting gallery below, we showcase just some of the highlights from that process.

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San Antonio’s Sports Cards Plus Wins Grand Prize in 2015 Panini NBA Starting 5 Promo

October 1, 2015

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Panini America and the NBA announced today that San Antonio-based Sports Cards Plus, a trading card staple in South Texas for more than two decades, is the grand-prize-winning shop in the 2015 Panini America NBA Starting 5 hobby shop promotion. As a result, Sports Cards Plus will receive a $75,000 store makeover and will host a grand re-opening event during the upcoming 2015-16 NBA season to showcase the new store.

“We’re always excited to participate in the NBA Starting 5 promotion every year, and 2015 was no different,” said Sports Cards Plus owner Charlie DiPietro, whose store submitted more 2014-15 Panini America NBA wrappers than any other store to win the grand prize. “Being notified that we won the grand prize left me temporarily speechless. This is truly a defining moment for Sports Cards Plus, and we can’t wait to show our loyal customers and sports fans in this area our redesigned store in the coming months.”
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Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at 2015-16 Complete Basketball (Gallery)

October 1, 2015

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Panini America is getting back to the basics of basketball card collecting later this fall with 2015-16 Complete Basketball, a mainstream NBA release boasting a massive 330-card base set, tried-and-true, old-school collecting principles, a simple parallel structure, an inviting format and a handsome $1 pack price point.

Each box of 2015-16 Complete Basketball (five cards per pack, 36 packs per box) will deliver 36 Silver parallels, one Gold parallel and one Home insert. Autographs fall one per 20-box case, on average. Keep reading to find out additional highlights of 2015-16 Complete Basketball.

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