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Panini America Takes Uncut Look at Spectra Basketball, Prizm Draft Picks Football

May 5, 2015

Panini America 2015 Optichrome Peek (49)

You never know what Panini America Vice President of Production Stephanie Carlson will bring to the office following her daily morning visits to the company production facility. She doesn’t deliver show-and-tell treats back to Panini America HQ every day — but when she does, it’s always worth it. In the last week alone, Carlson has brought no less than 11 uncut press sheets from upcoming Panini America products 2014-15 Spectra Basketball and 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football.

As revealing as they are colorful, these massive, Prizm-powered uncut sheets provide for a stunning introduction to these fast-approaching releases. In the case of 2014-15 Spectra Basketball, the 100-up press sheet showcased the scarce Global Icons insert; in terms of 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football, the sheets offered a quick profile of the base autograph set’s technicolor Prizm parallels.

In the gallery that follows, we present the must-see results of the quality time I spent between these sheets behind the closed doors of Conference Room 1. Enjoy the imagery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2014-15 Spectra Basketball and 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2015 5:53 pm

    I’m assuming the white area is for autographs. I’m I correct?

  2. rileysgirl permalink
    May 5, 2015 5:54 pm

    Why is Zoran in the right uniform and team naming on the card but Goran is in a Phoenix jersey and Phoenix Suns wording on the card?

  3. ark_keeper permalink
    May 5, 2015 6:03 pm

    So will Prizm have stickers or on-card autos?

  4. Diego permalink
    May 5, 2015 6:40 pm


  5. patsfb permalink
    May 5, 2015 8:09 pm

    those “global icons” cards are awesome; especially in sheet form… too bad football doesn’t lend itself to that set.

  6. May 6, 2015 6:03 am

    Love the technology and the designs on these, I’d love to see a gallery of “what went wrong” in production to understand better all the hard work you all do to make these finished products that we enjoy. Thanks Tracy!

  7. May 6, 2015 1:40 pm

    Love the Global Icons set. Is Rik Smits included by any chance?

  8. May 10, 2015 2:52 pm

    I hope the autos will be on card not like the stickers in contenders draft

  9. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 12, 2015 5:04 pm



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