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The Quality Control Gallery: 40 Must-See Images from 2011 Panini Americana

August 12, 2011

You can add the 2011 Panini Americana quality-control process to the list of things I missed the most while attending the 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention last week. (Not that I’m complaining, mind you.)

I’m happy to report that the show went on here at Panini America HQ while that other show was going on in Rosemont, Ill. I only know this, of course, because I happened to be snooping around marketing colleague Chris Reed’s office earlier this afternoon and discovered a sleeve full of QC hits from 2011 Panini Americana that he “forgot” to share with me.

No harm, no foul.

I quickly scooped the sleeve up, briefly gawked at its contents, and then made a mad dash to the company scanner in an effort to bring you the following gallery. Five years into its existence, there’s still no denying the unique and universally appealing nature of the Americana brand.

From the refreshing nature of the product’s memorabilia and autograph content to the fond memories evoked by seemingly every card you see, there’s a comfortable, cool vibe permeating the product that will never get old.

You’ll be able to live it all again when the 2011 installment releases next Wednesday. Here’s hoping the following 40 images can get you through until then.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2011 7:03 pm

    Old School Duke boys auto
    Erin Gray
    Peter Tork

  2. August 12, 2011 8:46 pm

    Nielsen, Flair, Monroe, Bogart, Wayne, Taylor. What an absolutely cracking list of names in this set!

  3. August 12, 2011 11:27 pm

    Very cool looking Americana cards!

  4. Christopher Wering permalink
    August 13, 2011 5:43 am

    The Duke card is sweet!

  5. August 15, 2011 10:45 am

    Peter Tork, Jayne Mansfield, Ric Flair? We got a winner here!

  6. Jeff J. permalink
    September 7, 2011 10:11 pm

    I thought I’d branch out from sports & I picked up 5 Americana packs tonight. I pulled the Movie Poster card with swatches from …
    … James Cagney …
    … AND a Greer Garson/Teresa Wright DOUBLE …
    … AND Gary Cooper …
    … AND Marlene Dietrich.
    The fifth pack? Matinee Legends swatch …
    … of Dorothy Lamour.
    YEAH, I’m a BIG fan! 🙂

  7. Jeff J. permalink
    September 8, 2011 11:34 am

    Four more packs this morning.
    Movie Poster swatches of
    Marlene Dietrich
    Mae West
    Rita Hayworth
    Natalie Wood/Sal Mineo double swatch


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