Panini America’s NBA Dunk digital trading card app is ready for the chilly climate and bright lights of this weekend’s NBA All-Star 2016 festivities in Toronto. It’s ready to honor the NBA’s biggest superstars with a fresh batch of new digital content that just released today. So if you haven’t downloaded the NBA Dunk app just yet, we suggest you run — not walk — to get that done here or here. If you have, kudos.
Earlier today (and in preparation for this weekend’s NBA All-Star activities), Panini America released a new 24-card NBA All-Star 2016 set that features 12 Eastern Conference All-Stars and 12 Western Conference All-Stars. The cards are available now and are seeded one per All-Star pack. Be sure to check back after Sunday’s game for updated digital content including new cards featuring images from the game and new cards honoring the weekend’s Slam Dunk, Three-Point and Skills Challenge winners.
A quick check of this weekend’s weather forecast in Toronto calls for a “high” temperature of 18 degrees (on Sunday) and a bone-jarring low of minus-4 degrees (on Saturday). Luckily for all of us, NBA All-Star 2016 is coming to town to heat things up just a little — and Panini America will be there fanning the flames as part of the NBA Centre Court interactive fan event.
NBA Centre Court will be held Friday through Sunday inside Toronto’s Enercare Center and the Panini America booth — as always — promises to be a must-attend destination. Fans will get the chance to be hands-on during an interactive basketball station at the company booth throughout the show (and possibly receive a free pack of NBA trading cards in the process, too). The company also has created a special Donruss-inspired NBA All-Star 2016 card set that will be available to customers who make a qualifying purchase of Panini America products at the NBA All-Star Shop.
For 9-year-old Washingtonian Riley Ottele, it’s safe to say that these last three weeks have been unlike any the gregarious fourth-grader has ever experienced before. And that likely will be just as true even decades from now. Riley and his father, Ryan, are regular customers of DJ’s Sportscards in Renton, Wash., and are frequent participants in group breaks for such sites as LiveBoxBreaks.net and BomberBreaks.com.
It was through those collecting connections that Riley ultimately was selected from more than 120,000 entries as the grand-prize winner in Panini America’s Super Bowl 50 Kid Reporter contest. Today, he’s finally returning to a sense of normalcy. Back from the Super Bowl. Back to school. Back to the routine. But the memories he’s taking back with him are anything but routine — and they’ll last forever.
Panini America initiated an art-card renaissance of epic proportions last April with the bold reintroduction of the fabled Diamond Kings Baseball brand as a standalone product for the first time since 2005. The product was willingly embraced by a broad base of collectors — longtime DK fans and newcomers alike — and resonated as one of the most successful new launches of the 2015 product season.
Much of that winning recipe will remain intact in late March when Panini America delivers the highly anticipated encore — 2016 Diamond Kings Baseball — in late March. Each hobby box of 2016 Diamond Kings Baseball (eight cards per pack, 12 packs per box) will deliver two autograph or memorabilia cards, two Framed parallels, 24 Rookie Cards, two Aficionado, two Memorable Feats, two Expressionists, two DK Originals, two SPs and two DK Minis.
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included in the attachments below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled this week.
The following list is intended to inform collectors about which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We usually update this list every Friday afternoon, but Super Bowl 50 took us off that schedule last week, so we’re bringing a special Monday edition this week.
SAN FRANCISCO — At long last, Super Bowl 50 arrives tomorrow night and promises a game so epic between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos that it doesn’t even need Roman numerals. All it really needs is Cam Newton vs. Peyton Manning, the Panthers’ offense vs. the Broncos’ defense and the seemingly countless other storylines that have been discussed, dissected, refuted and analyzed in the last 13 days or so.
For all of us at Panini America, we simply can’t wait for the big game. We’ve spent the better part of the last week on the ground here in the Bay Area — starting with Monday’s Super Bowl 50 Opening Night and continuing all the way through yesterday’s Radio Row appearances featuring Paxton Lynch, Joe Namath and Derek Carr, and last night’s Panini Pop Warner Skills Clinic.