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Panini America’s Full-Throttle Thursday at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere (Gallery)

May 17, 2013

Panini America 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Thursday (8)

LOS ANGELES — On Thursday during the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Panini America officials once again delivered an action-packed experience from beginning to end, highlighted by some fresh rookie faces in the the Panini America player lounge for autograph signings and executing two major player appearances simultaneously.

While a diligent few stayed back at the host hotel to engage a steady stream of incoming rookies for signing sessions, two separate Panini America teams ventured out across Southern California to pull off two huge events.

One team took Tavon Austin, EJ Manuel, Marcus Lattimore, Denard Robinson and Mike Glennon for a whirlwind media tour that included appearances on ESPN’s SportsCenter, SportsNation, NFL 32, Mint Condition, Sirius XM, Fox Sports Radio and more. Another team made the 40-mile trek to Anaheim with Manti Te’o, DeAndre Hopkins, Robert Woods and Giovani Bernard for an informal Q&A and autograph session at the GTS Distribution open house.

It made for another spectacular day with a spectacular class of rookies, thanks to a spectacular assist from the NFLPA.

We’ll have exclusive video footage of all of Thursday’s activities in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, check out our gallery of highlights from yesterday’s activities.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael McMannis permalink
    May 17, 2013 11:25 am

    Awesome looks like your having a good time. Those are nice cards there.

  2. tlvincent permalink
    May 17, 2013 1:02 pm

    Finally starting to get a little excited for this RC group and Cards!!! Tough act to follow from last years class, wonder how many HOFer’s will come from that amazing 2012 class??? Sure to be a bunch of surprise breakout Stars from 2013, I’m hoping its Jon Franklin from GB!!!!

  3. tlvincent permalink
    May 17, 2013 1:04 pm

    Tracy, what are those great big colorful Poster like things the RC’s are signing in some of the pictures? Any shot for collectors to get those???

    • tlvincent permalink
      May 19, 2013 2:02 pm

      nothing on those Tracy???

      • May 19, 2013 5:48 pm

        Both of the Packers are awesome guys. Really enjoyed talking some old-school wrestling with Franklin.

  4. Joseph Palzewicz permalink
    May 17, 2013 5:08 pm

    What, if any, Packer players will be signing? I am waiting for some running back RPA’s. Can’t wait!!

    • May 17, 2013 7:00 pm

      Both Jonathan Franklin and Eddie Lacy are here and have come through the Panini America room already. We’ll see them again tomorrow morning.

      • tlvincent permalink
        May 19, 2013 2:01 pm

        thank goodness! Its been awhile since the massive GB packer collecting nation has had some TRUE RC collecting excitement at the RB position!!! Can’t wait and nobody should sleep on Jonathan Franklin, trust me!!!

  5. brian valentin permalink
    May 17, 2013 6:18 pm

    When is the new redemption list coming out this week?

  6. Eric Cabreros permalink
    May 17, 2013 10:22 pm

    In Los Angeles!
    We could have been there!
    That would have been an amazing Experience!

    The photos looks great!
    Panini Are luck and loaded for Football Cards!

  7. ekalb permalink
    May 18, 2013 1:54 am

    Is DeAndre Hopkins signing what looks like an ‘NW’?

  8. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 18, 2013 4:45 am

    Things are looking really good early. Can’t wait to see these in packs

  9. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 20, 2013 5:29 am

    Is it just me or are some of the cards they are holding in the pictures towards the end of the gallery larger than normal? Looks like a good time, thanks Tracy!


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