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Super Saturday: Panini America Offers Early Look at Upcoming High-End Football

February 6, 2016

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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.

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Panini America Inks Autograph and Trading Card Agreement with Paxton Lynch

February 5, 2016

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Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card partner of the NFL and NFL Players Inc. beginning with the 2016 season, announced today that it has signed former University of Memphis standout quarterback Paxton Lynch, a projected first-round pick in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, to an autograph and trading card agreement for the 2016 season.

Lynch’s first officially licensed trading cards and autographs will arrive in March inside Panini America’s 2016 Contenders Draft Picks Football collegiate product; his first NFL trading cards will be featured one month later in the company’s iconic 2016 Score Football brand to kick off Panini’s new exclusive trading card agreement with the NFL and NFLPA.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015-16 Absolute Basketball (99 Pics)

February 3, 2016

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While the sporting world’s attention this week is firmly focused on San Francisco and the growing, golden allure of Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, all of us here at Panini America still have one eye fixed on the upcoming release of 2015-16 Absolute Basketball. The venerable Absolute brand has been an NBA staple for years and returns this season bolstered by everything collectors have come to love about the product.

2015-16 Absolute Basketball releases in hobby shops across North America on Friday and features a familiar packaging configuration that delivers one autograph or memorabilia card in every pack and the fabled Tools of the Trade insert chase. Late last week, Panini America officials spent some quality time Quality Controlling the product — and they unearthed some must-see gems along the way.

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NFL Stars to Coach San Francisco-area Kids at 2016 Panini Pop Warner Skills Clinic

February 3, 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of Pop Warner, will treat more than 200 San Francisco-area student-athletes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience when it brings in Oakland Raiders Pro Bowler Derek Carr, Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls, Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah and San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald to offer insight and instruction at the 9th Annual Panini Pop Warner Skills Clinic.

Panini America officials will announce one more special guest on Friday afternoon live from Radio Row at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center.

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Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter Riley Ottele Interviews the Carolina Panthers (Video)

February 3, 2016

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nine-year-old Washingtonian Riley Ottele, with a huge assist from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer, turned in a day for the history books during Monday’s Super Bowl 50 Opening Night festivities. The grand prize winner in Panini America’s season-long Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter contest, Ottele made the Opening Night rounds like a veteran newsman, asking the tough questions to the NFL superstars who will take the field Sunday in Super Bowl 50.

With Dilfer serving as a Hall of Fame wingman, Ottele made the most of his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by interviewing the likes of Cam Newton, Josh Norman, Jonathan Stewart, Greg Olsen, Ted Ginn Jr., Ron Rivera and more — and by also presenting every player he interviewed with a commemorative Panini America Super Bowl 50 trading card.

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Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter Riley Ottele Grills the Denver Broncos (Must-See Video)

February 2, 2016

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nine-year-old Washingtonian Riley Ottele, with a huge assist from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer, turned in a day for the history books during yesterday’s Super Bowl 50 Opening Night festivities. The grand prize winner in Panini America’s season-long Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter contest, Ottele made the Opening Night rounds like a veteran newsman, asking the tough questions to the NFL superstars who will take the field Sunday in Super Bowl 50.

With Dilfer serving as a Hall of Fame wingman, Ottele made the most of his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by interviewing the likes of Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr. and DeMarcus Ware — and by also presenting every player he interviewed with a commemorative Panini America Super Bowl 50 trading card.

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Panini America’s NFL Gridiron App Ready to Rock Super Bowl 50 Week (Gallery)

February 2, 2016

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Panini America’s new NFL Gridiron digital trading card app is ready for the bright lights of Super Bowl 50. It’s ready to honor Super Bowl legends and Super Bowl logos and the game’s brightest rookies and its biggest superstars. It’s ready with a fresh batch of new digital content available right now. So if you haven’t downloaded the NFL Gridiron app just yet, we suggest your run — not walk — to get that done. If you have, kudos.

In the last few days (and in preparation of this week’s Super Bowl 50 festivities) Panini America has added two new Super Bowl-themed inserts to the NFL Gridiron roster: A 49-card Super Bowl Legends chase and a 50-card Super Bowl Logos chase. Both sets are available now but only for a limited time. In addition, the company also has added limited-edition Player Spotlight and Rated Rookies inserts.

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