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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Aficionado Soccer (Preview Gallery)

February 23, 2017


Panini America’s 2016-17 line of soccer trading cards promises to look quite a bit different than last year’s roster, beginning with the promising debut of the Aficionado brand on the pitch. We’ll have additional details on other product line changes in the coming weeks, but today we’re focusing our attention of 2016-17 Aficionado Soccer, set to arrive in hobby shops across North America in late March.

The product showcases soccer’s best and brightest stars with their club teams as well as with their national teams. The game’s top players will be featured in a variety of special inserts, including Magic Numbers, Power Surge, Craftwork and Meteor. Legends of the past will be honored in an insert fittingly dubbed “Heroes.”

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of 2016 Plates & Patches Football

February 22, 2017


Panini America’s upcoming 2016 Plates & Patches Football is a product that absolutely lives up to its name by delivering a healthy dose of plates (as in printing plates) and patches (as in jersey patches). But it also delivers a robust ensemble of autographs (star veterans, all-time greats and the hottest rookies), great designs and a quick thrill ride in every five card pack.

We’ve been teasing 2016 Plates & Patches Football for the last few weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance, culminating with yesterday’s comprehensive Quality Control Gallery. Today, we’re taking you directly to pack level with an early break of six quick boxes. Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned for continued coverage of 2016 Plates & Patches Football.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Box of 2017 Donruss NASCAR Racing

February 21, 2017


Panini America is starting the 2017 NASCAR collecting season in grand fashion with the history-making first release of a Donruss-branded NASCAR trading card product. And when 2017 Donruss NASCAR Racing arrives in hobby shops across North America tomorrow, it will do so equipped with all of the requisite bells and whistles that have turned Donruss into a flagship brand no matter what sport it’s in.

Rated Rookies. Colorful inserts. Captivating photography. Lots of cards. Race Kings (and at least one Race Queen). Base-card variations and short prints. Cracked Ice parallels. Content-rich autograph and memorabilia rosters. It’s all there in 2017 Donruss NASCAR Racing.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Plates & Patches Football (99 Pics)

February 21, 2017


This final month or so of Panini America’s 2016 NFL collecting season promise to be fast, furious and overwhelmingly productive — beginning this Friday with the release of the highly anticipated 2016 Plates & Patches Football. We’ve spent the last several weeks teasing bits and pieces of the product that delivers a stirring revival of a proud brand from the past. Today, we’re pulling the curtain back in a major way with an expansive Quality Control Gallery.

On average, each box of 2016 Plates & Patches Football will deliver one autograph, one memorabilia card, one Printing Plate, one base card and base parallel. Each case will yield five Rookie Patch Autographs and five on-card autographs. Collectors can find full rookie nameplate pieces in the rarest of the Full Coverage cards and every card in the program is numbered to 99 or less.

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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016 Flawless Football (Preview Gallery)

February 20, 2017


By now, Panini America’s decadent Flawless franchise really needs nothing by way of a formal introduction. Simply, it is the highest of the high end. The most extravagant annual release in the company’s product portfolio, the content-rich Flawless stands alone in its ability to deliver the kind of autograph and memorabilia cards better suited for a museum exhibit than a One-Touch holder.

And as you catch your first glimpses of 2016 Flawless Football below, you’ll find that Panini America product developers are planning to do the unthinkable: Raise the bar even higher. Set to arrive in early April, 2016 Flawless Football will include an autograph checklist featuring either on-card signatures or cut autographs. For additional highlights of 2016 Flawless Football, keep reading.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball

February 20, 2017


Collectors loved it in baseball. They loved it again in football. And in early April, they’ll no doubt love it one more time when it comes to basketball. Indeed, the Optic craze that worked wonders for 2016 Donruss Baseball and 2016 Donruss Football is on the verge of bringing its Prizm-powered luster to 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball. Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on April 5, the product delivers everything that collectors coveted in 2016-17 Donruss Basketball — but with a distinct Optic appeal.

On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball (four cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will yield one autograph and 20 inserts and parallels. The impeccably Optic insert roster includes a rainbow array of parallel possibilities including Holo, Red (numbered to 99), Blue (numbered to 49), Gold (numbered to 10), Green (numbered to five) and Gold Vinyl (numbered to only one).

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Griffey, McGwire, Cano and More

February 17, 2017


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’ll update this list every week so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.

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