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Spoiler Alert: Panini America Offers a Look Inside 2014 Industry Summit Black Boxes

March 14, 2014

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With the 2014 Industry Summit set to begin on Sunday, Panini America officials — including promo-project point man Scott Prusha — have steadfastly been putting the finishing touches on the legendary Black Boxes that have come to virtually define one of the sports collectibles industry’s most important events.

The showstopping Black Boxes provide an explosive conclusion to Panini America’s Tuesday corporate address every year; so expect the hobby to be gripped by some seismic shifts originating from Las Vegas roughly four days from right now. Once you see the hits we have in store for Summit attendees this year, you’ll know exactly why.

To be sure, the laborious, hand-picked process of assembling these Black Box beauties is a massive undertaking. The payoff, of course, is that it produces some of the most gorgeous must-have cards in the hobby every year. For an exclusive sneak peek at just some of the prime-memorabilia and autograph 1/1s dotting the 2014 Industry Summit Black Box checklist, check out the massive gallery below.

And be sure to stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for additional coverage of our plans to once again steal the show at the Industry Summit.

The cards used to create the Black Box hits include small quantities of overruns from Panini America’s roster of products printed specifically for inclusion in Black Boxes and for other hobby marketing promotions. It’s something like a multisport Greatest Hits collection incorporating highlights of the year’s best Panini America sets. Every Black Box built for the 2014 Industry Summit will include a slabbed prime memorabilia or autographed card numbered to only one. In addition, Panini America officials are also including Summit-exclusive 2013 Select Football Green Prizms in the Black Boxes, too.

Panini America has been wowing Summit attendees since delivering the first Black Boxes in 2002. Now the signature end to the company’s Summit-wide address, “Black Box” day has become one of the highlights of the show. After looking at the following images, you’ll understand why.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. Rob B permalink
    March 14, 2014 1:31 pm

    wow the retailers sure are lucky to get the black boxes..

  2. March 14, 2014 1:33 pm

    Wow! Can’t wait to get mine. Actually, I promised my customers we would run some type of Panini America promotion with my Black Box. One of my customers is really going to be happy………………..!

  3. March 14, 2014 1:48 pm

    Wow. And there are some hockey in there too. If only there was a way to get one.
    Hope you guys have a great Industry summit event!

  4. Andrew McKay (WildEagle) permalink
    March 14, 2014 1:53 pm

    Holy crap, everyone of those cards are epic. You guys are going HUGE with those sweet black boxes

  5. March 14, 2014 2:02 pm

    WOW! That was like watching a St. Patrick’s Day Parade of super swatches and autos.

  6. Chris R. permalink
    March 14, 2014 2:08 pm

    THOSE ARE AWESOME!!!! Love all the Buffalo Bills, and Seahwaks cards!!

  7. Smithy The Card Smither permalink
    March 14, 2014 2:13 pm

    Very awesome!
    Any updates on contenders? Thanks

  8. March 14, 2014 2:24 pm

    You could have suggested setting up a drool bucket before going through all those pics, now I need to mop the floor, thanks…lol….

    just WOW…love the Keenan Allen lightning bolt patches, I really hope somebody puts one of those on eBay, preferably that HUGE ABSOLUTE PATCHES one…soooooo sick!

  9. March 14, 2014 2:27 pm

    Wow!! All that in one box?? That is soooo coool!

  10. March 14, 2014 2:34 pm

    Oh what I would give for one of these #AMAZING #BlackBoxes of #PaniniBling !:-D

  11. March 14, 2014 4:50 pm

    Excellent gallery as always for this stellar event, Scott does a bang-up job every year on these. I’ll be very interested to see if you intend on rewarding the dedicated readers of the blog and supporters of Panini with a giveaway and/or contest for some of these. Thanks Tracy!

  12. deloreanfan81 permalink
    March 14, 2014 5:02 pm

    awewome stuff this year…hoping for a chance to win one

  13. March 14, 2014 5:58 pm

    So many amazing cards!

  14. March 14, 2014 8:03 pm

    WOW Tracy looks like Scott has outdone himself again with these savory Black Box morsels for the folks that attend the summit. I’m jealous haha!!

  15. March 14, 2014 10:47 pm

    Already given away my Black Box to a lucky customer (and his dad). Here’s hoping for restraint!

  16. rockjjf04 permalink
    March 14, 2014 11:16 pm

    I don’t know how it will be or what I will have to do but I need to get a box of this please panini.

  17. Dan G. permalink
    March 15, 2014 12:01 am

    *slow clap* Well played, Panini, well played…

  18. Hooman T. permalink
    March 15, 2014 4:16 am

    OMG!!! Panini,how do u make these siiiiick cards???!! Why o why did NHL decided to go with UD still amazes me!!!

  19. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 15, 2014 6:43 am

    Incredible and not surprising that its top notch again.

  20. tlvincent permalink
    March 15, 2014 9:57 am

    WoW, gonna be some lucky people to add these to their collections, looked so good I had to go through the gallery twice

  21. Bob Patterson permalink
    March 15, 2014 10:48 am

    Man! you’ve got to be kidding me. Unbelievable!

  22. March 15, 2014 4:17 pm

    Great looking stuff as expected!

  23. G Bell permalink
    March 15, 2014 8:49 pm

    That is absolutely awesome, that’s the kind of box you dream of having or winning

  24. Terrence permalink
    June 10, 2015 10:43 pm

    I have that Calvin Johnson absolute patch! I can assure you guys that it will never see eBay again! My PC forever!


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