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Setting the Tone: Panini America Kicks Off 2017 National with Excitement Aplenty

July 27, 2017

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago area once again became the center of the sports card and memorabilia universe on Wednesday with the opening of the 38th National Sports Collectors Convention — and Panini America took its place at the heart of it all.

Panini’s dynamic set is traditionally a can’t-miss place to visit at the National. This year is no different with larger-than-life photos of today’s top NBA, NFL, MLBPA and NASCAR stars covering the corner displays and an eye-catching collection of Panini Authentic game-used items on display. Of course, Panini America’s portion of the blue-carpeted Corporate Pavilion will also be a hub of nearly non-stop activities through Sunday. Wednesday’s sneak peek served as the appetizer for a full National menu this weekend.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Three Boxes of 2017 Select NASCAR Racing

July 26, 2017

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The colorful world of NASCAR is about to meet its collecting match. Indeed, a quick review of what racing’s biggest superstars — and their rides — look like on Panini America’s Select technology is to see the sport in a whole new light. Of course, the new 2017 Select NASCAR Racing is about more than just vibrant hues. It’s also about rich autograph and memorabilia content from current stars, fast-rising newcomers and all-time greats.

You got an extended preview of 2017 Select NASCAR Racing in Monday’s revealing Quality Control Gallery. Today, we’re taking you directly to the box level by going pack by pack through three early boxes. On average, each hobby box of 2017 Select NASCAR Racing will deliver two autographs, three memorabilia cards and a rainbow array of Prizm parallels. Enjoy the imagery below and stay tuned for additional coverage.

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Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at 2017 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball

July 26, 2017

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Few will argue that the 2017 NBA Draft Class is one of the most exciting young crops to enter the league in years. And that notion was entrenched before many of the group’s top picks sent shockwaves throughout the NBA Summer League with one high-flying performance after another. The presence of Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr. and so many more has basketball fans and collectors genuinely excited for the trading cards and highlights to come.

In late August, before this stacked rookie class has a chance to officially make its first impact in an NBA uniform, Panini America will honor its collegiate legacy with the release of 2017 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Three Early Boxes of 2017 Certified Football

July 25, 2017

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Panini America’s Certified Football franchise is a venerable, vibrant fixture on the NFL trading card landscape; an early season staple steeped in rookie content to go with a diverse checklist that also includes the biggest current stars and all-time greats. For 2017 Certified Football, arriving in hobby shops across North America tomorrow, the product’s calling cards remain intact: Freshman Fabrics autograph Rookie Cards, the fabled Fabric of the Game memorabilia insert and a captivating assortment of Mirror parallels.

All of those things were on display in yesterday’s Quality Control Gallery. They’re on display again in the following Teaser Gallery that take you pack by pack through three early boxes. Enjoy the early glance and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Boxes of 2017 Immaculate Collegiate Football

July 25, 2017

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Tomorrow afternoon, the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention will officially open its doors for the first of five straight days that celebrate the undeniable passion that lives within all fans and collectors. As luck would have it, tomorrow also marks another loaded new-release Wednesday for Panini America as 2017 Immaculate Collegiate Football, 2017 Certified Football and 2017 Select NASCAR Racing all go live.

Here on The Knight’s Lance, we’ve devoted quite a few posts over the last week or so previewing all three of those products. Today, we’re going to begin taking you right to the box level, starting with 2017 Immaculate Collegiate Football. In the Teaser Gallery that follows, we go card by card through three early boxes.

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The 2017 Panini VIP Party: What’s Inside the Packs and How You Can Get a Ticket

July 25, 2017

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For most collectors who attend the National Sports Collectors Convention every summer, the industry’s marquee consumer event is essentially a five-day celebration of collecting passion. But during each of the last five years, Panini America has breathed new life into that celebration with its exclusive — and quite breathtaking — National VIP Party. 

Anyone lucky enough to have attended the Panini America National VIP Party in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 will tell you that there’s no other party quite like it. From the guest list to the goodies to the food to the fun, Panini America’s National VIP Party has not only become the talk of the National Sports Collectors Convention — it’s talked about for days, weeks, months and even years afterward, too.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017 Select NASCAR Racing (90 Images)

July 25, 2017

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Panini America is set to write another chapter in its short-but-vibrant NASCAR trading card history book tomorrow with the release of the first-ever Select racing product. Based on a history of performance, design, a three-tiered base-set structure and content, the colorful, Optichrome-fueled Select franchise is a staple brand in the NBA and the NFL. Judging by the looks of 2017 Select NASCAR Racing, the same will be true on the track, too.

On average, each hobby box of 2017 Select NASCAR Racing (five cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs, three memorabilia cards, 12 Prizm parallels, three Pit Pass SPs, one Hot Pass SSP, three Speed Merchants, two Up Close & Personal and one Select Stars.

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