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Panini Peek: 2011 Michael Jackson

March 7, 2011

We all know that good things come to those who wait. Sometimes, collecting history does, too.

More than a year after details were first released regarding Panini America’s plans for an official Michael Jackson trading card set, the product will finally will make its celebrated debut in early June. 2011 Michael Jackson is a rich, colorful tribute befitting the King of Pop, complete with the historic first MJ memorabilia cards.   

The product goes live June 8 with five-card packs retailing for $2.99. Each 24-pack box will deliver a bevy of Jackson-inspired inserts boasting classic photography and tributes to the legend’s timeless songs and albums. Some of the box-level highlights include 12 Decades, eight Achievements, eight Top Tens, six Number Ones, five Gold Parallels, one Platinum Parallel and one Number Ones Deluxe.

Each 20-box case of 2011 Michael Jackson will yield one or more hits from a lineup that includes Diamond Parallels, Number Ones Deluxe and a stunning array of cards featuring pieces of landmark Jackson-worn memorabilia.

Other highlights include:

  • Eclectic Threads Shirt, Pants and Dual Swatches numbered to 249 or less
  • Televised Fashions numbered to 249 or less
  • Jackson Live Single and Dual Swatches numbered to 199 or less
  • Diamond Parallels numbered to 10 or less.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks for additional coverage of 2011 Panini Michael Jackson.     

33 Comments leave one →
  1. Derrick permalink
    March 7, 2011 2:33 pm

    Can’t wait till June is all i have to say!

  2. Joe permalink
    March 7, 2011 2:36 pm

    Can we get a cut signature card?

    • March 7, 2011 2:38 pm

      Man, we would love to have an MJ cut signature card. We’re still trying to make that happen but it likely won’t be in this offering.

      • Paul Pickett permalink
        March 7, 2011 3:09 pm

        A Michael Jackson cut sig card would have been sweet.

  3. Ryan permalink
    March 7, 2011 3:23 pm


  4. March 7, 2011 3:40 pm

    This product is going to do VERY well. Any whole artifacts for redemption like original sheet music, etc

    • March 7, 2011 4:57 pm

      Not at this point, but I certainly wouldn’t rule that out of any future release. Great idea, though.

  5. Kevin permalink
    March 7, 2011 4:29 pm

    Please tell me there is a card with a piece of one of his gloves.

  6. Scott W. Prusha permalink*
    March 7, 2011 10:40 pm

    Man this is the one product I wish I was the brand manager for! I mentioned a lot of these ideas and even tried to pick up some sweet mem like framed platinum records, etc. What a great product to work on!

  7. Kevin permalink
    March 9, 2011 11:32 am

    I think a card of him in his Thriller gear with a parallel/SP version of zombie MJ in the same gear would be awesome.

  8. March 10, 2011 12:51 pm

    So sad that we will not have this cards in France…

  9. Hayat permalink
    April 16, 2011 2:11 am

    This looks great and its gonna do well.
    Seeing that Europe and the rest of the world isnt included unfortunatley, they missed a chance to do extremley great in sales. I really hope that Panini will reconsider their decision.

  10. Mike's Moonwalker permalink
    April 18, 2011 9:48 am

    Would love to have the MJ cards!
    Anyone knows where they sell them? Preferably in Europe?

  11. francina84 permalink
    April 18, 2011 10:24 am

    These cards are great!! Wish to find them in Italy too..

  12. Joe Dokes permalink
    April 19, 2011 2:36 pm

    “Would love to have the MJ cards! Anyone knows where they sell them? Preferably in Europe?”
    Right now, the only place you can order them is They are expected to sell out as soon as they hit stores in the USA, so if you’re outside of Europe, you will have to buy them online.

    • May 6, 2011 7:05 am


      that site doubling the price but people know no better so they buying em anyway

      3 box for 152 plus 25 dollars shipping gimme a break

  13. petra permalink
    July 5, 2011 8:24 am

    Ok first i love the cards. second it sucks that i had to order them on internet. and that Panini America doesn’t ship around the world. Michael Jackson has fans around the world. Thanks for letting us down Panini and the Mj estate. It realy sucks. grtz from Belgium.

  14. Doug Craiglow permalink
    July 21, 2011 5:11 pm

    How do you tell the Diamond cards verses the Platinum cards? Can you please post a few photos and clarification on this matter.



    • July 26, 2011 6:37 pm

      From Panini America Brand Manager Carl Braun:

      The differences are in the color of the foil:
      • Standard – Red
      • Gold – Gold
      • Platinum – Blue
      • Diamond – Silver

    • July 26, 2011 6:38 pm

      From Panini America Brand Manager Carl Braun:

      The Platinum and Diamond might be a little hard to distinguish from each other. The Diamonds are really rare – only 10 of each one made.

      • Ellen permalink
        August 6, 2011 2:22 pm

        How can I really tell the difference between the Platinim and Diamond? I have 5 cards that look silver but am not sure, and where can I buy the boxes at a cheap price? Thank you and God Bless;)

  15. Lemarigny permalink
    August 3, 2011 1:22 pm

    Greetings !

    I would like to know how many Charted Albums Diamond cards did you produce ?

    Many thanks in advance for your answer.



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