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The Panini America Drool Gallery: Must-See Memorabilia Cards Coming to 2013 National

July 25, 2013

Panini America 2013 National Auto Mem (20)

I absolutely love when Panini America marketing comrade Scott Prusha ventures to the company production facility. He doesn’t go over there very often, but when he does, it’s a sure bet that fireworks will ensue. And so it was earlier this week, when Prusha was on site to finish packing out Panini America’s 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper-redemption program.

Prusha Tweeted a handful of tantalizing sneak-peek pics from his field trip, providing just enough of the magic to come next week to keep collectors glued to the Panini America Twitter account for the better part of Tuesday afternoon. Luckily for all of us, Prusha snapped way more than the seven or so pics he Tweeted. Over the course of the next few days, we’re going to share them all with you.

Today we’re going to provide an extended preview of the Panini America National set’s player-worn and player-used memorabilia cards, a captivating assortment of unique gems incorporating jerseys, footballs, gloves and hats. In addition, you’ll also spy below some key additions to the Panini America employee-worn memorabilia set that pick up where last year’s debut left off.

The real stars of the memorabilia-card lineup this year, though, are likely to be the plush-prime swatches of the sweat-soaked towel cards and the downright tacky brilliance of the player-worn glove cards — both of which were worn and acquired during May’s 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

But collectors will also find the first memorabilia cards of 2012-13 NHL rookie superstar Nail Yakupov, jersey cards from NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis, and the first towel card of none other than Kobe Bryant.

Their inclusions speak to the unique collectibility of Panini America’s 2013 National wrapper-redemption set, and should help you understand in advance why the company’s booth next week in Chicago will be the talk of the show. Enjoy the preview gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for a sneak peek at some of the National set’s autograph possibilities.

41 Comments leave one →
  1. DrunkTrojan permalink
    July 25, 2013 9:19 am

    Wish I was going to the National. I would like to pick up a few of these.

  2. July 25, 2013 9:26 am

    soooo many so 1/1 sealed black box worthy 1/1s here

  3. ugameck permalink
    July 25, 2013 9:27 am

    those glove cards are sick! alas, i’ll miss another National… i just wish i could go to ONE National!

  4. Andrew McKay permalink
    July 25, 2013 9:39 am

    Wow, those are really cool, I think I need one of those towel cards to wipe down my laptop LOL.

  5. preslee718 permalink
    July 25, 2013 9:46 am

    Nice to see that Panini is up in there game all the time!!! You wanna keep the collector always interested and always coming back for more!!! Keep on rollin Panini!!!!

  6. Toshi permalink
    July 25, 2013 10:15 am

    These types of products are always a great way to advertise and get a whole new young generation involved as well as novices like me! I love products that are varied in the sets, base, inserts, parallels, autos, relics, and the all time hits like 1/1, printing plates, and Superfractors! Panini has embraced the idiom and continues to be leaders in the industry.

  7. ThePinoyMamba Eric/Joshua permalink
    July 25, 2013 10:17 am

    NATIONALS is surely Packed!
    Well done guys and gals!
    Ditto on Kobe Tracy!
    Have fun!
    Im sure Panini America Will rock the show!
    Expect super long lines and take lots of cool shots
    So we could also see and watch in envy! LOL.
    I meant watch those cool pulls!
    Priceless moments captured!

    Take care!
    Always remember to keep the fire of collecting burning!
    Stay cool and Safe everyone!

  8. July 25, 2013 10:19 am

    Very cool and very colorful!! The gloves are a nice inclusion this year!

  9. July 25, 2013 10:49 am

    Any word on online purchases for getting National promo packs yet-for those who can’t get out to the National???

    • July 25, 2013 10:54 am

      We will have an online component again this year, Keith. Stay tuned.

      • July 25, 2013 11:03 am

        Cool! Nothing beats being there of course, but being able to get the packs via online order does help. Glad my boys and I got there last year. I think it is in Atlantic City in a few years-should be able to get out to that one in person.

  10. July 25, 2013 10:50 am

    Wish i could go to the National PANINI RULES

  11. July 25, 2013 11:03 am

    I think the Panini guys should sign those shirt cards and lets vote on best and worst auto!

    • July 25, 2013 1:08 pm

      I like that idea. I think we can make that happen.

      • July 25, 2013 1:22 pm

        Maybe you could get some autograph tips from Brock Osweiller, Tracy!!

  12. July 25, 2013 11:19 am

    a bunch more to go after Wooooo!

  13. gregmalloy permalink
    July 25, 2013 11:27 am

    Nice t. Hackler card!

    • July 25, 2013 1:07 pm

      Thanks. I think I like this one even better than last year’s.

      • gregmalloy permalink
        July 25, 2013 5:52 pm

        Defiantly a sweet card! Needs an auto.

  14. kerry permalink
    July 25, 2013 12:00 pm

    I’m going to be honest with you Panini. Towel cards are bordering on to much. There is so much more game used equipment you could put in the cards. Helmets, ball, shoes, gloves, jersey, heck even pants but the sweaty towel is kinda silly.

  15. Dan C. permalink
    July 25, 2013 12:00 pm

    Beautiful stuff. Can’t wait to see some these in person next week.

  16. Joe Alaimo permalink
    July 25, 2013 12:59 pm

    Tracy and Gang did a good job AGAIN brining it with the memorabilia cards, only thing I wish is you made those pieces on the gloves bigger, but I understand why you couldnt. These will make some great additions to my ever expanding set. LOVING IT!

    • July 25, 2013 1:16 pm

      Kudos to Scotty P. and the design team on this one. They knocked another one out of the park.

  17. Richard Sandanam permalink
    July 25, 2013 1:02 pm

    Great ideas in these pics! Towel and glove cards from the rookies are great and unique. What im exited for is the T-shirt cards from the guys over at Panini.

    • July 25, 2013 1:26 pm

      Now Tracy, how many t-shirts did you guys model?? Did you have your own Panini Rookie Premiere photo shoot??? Did you need your own Panini logo towels to wipe your sweat on afterwards? Were these shirts office-worn? Can you tie them to specific Panini Unwrapped episodes? Come on, inquiring minds want to know!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

      • July 25, 2013 6:02 pm

        Funny. My particular shirt this year was worn many times, including during the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. The back of this card shows me wearing the shirt while interviewing none other than RG III.

  18. Sean T. permalink
    July 25, 2013 2:23 pm

    Me and my Father just booked out Hotel for the National Convention We decided yesterday we will be driving from OKC to Chicago next week! Woot!

    How does the wrapper redemption program work? How can I get my hands on one of these fly cards??

  19. Smithy the Card Smither permalink
    July 25, 2013 5:11 pm

    Love the memorabilia swatches! Any chance a fun contest could be created by guessing correctly what Scott and Tracy’s Middle Names are? Winner has to get both correct and then they get to choose one card from the National promotion. Anybody can win though because it’s a hardball question. Let me know what you think-

  20. John Glazewski permalink
    July 25, 2013 5:25 pm

    wow those are amazing. Way sweet. Towel and glove cards are very awesome.

  21. July 25, 2013 8:23 pm

    is drooling…….hmmmmm less than a week woooooo!

  22. July 26, 2013 5:46 am

    Looks like another fine batch of mem cards for this year’s packs, thanks for the preview Tracy!

  23. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 26, 2013 10:04 am

    Sick stuff. I like the towels and gloves. I like unique inclusions!

    However..if Scotty P is the brains behind the operation..why not Scott mem card this year?

    • Sport Card Collectors permalink
      July 26, 2013 1:25 pm

      However, its great to see Jason step into the spotlight this year.

  24. lhalsportscardsandcollectiblesblog permalink
    July 29, 2013 2:11 pm

    Reblogged this on LHAL Sportscards & Collectibles Blog.

  25. October 25, 2013 10:46 am

    Just wondering what the PR is on the Lava Flow cards? I never saw the pr announced

  26. river wolf permalink
    October 25, 2013 6:08 pm

    Hopefully someday Panini will give us actual numbers on these. It would help greatly on the 2ndary market


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