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Panini Instant Honors USA Basketball with a New Eight-Card Set Launching Today

August 29, 2016

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Later today, Panini Instant — Panini America’s made-to-order, real-time trading card platform — will turn its focus to the superstars of USA Basketball and their most recent international performances, beginning with a tribute to Kevin Durant, whose 25 points paced the Americans to a 119-62 rout of China in the team’s first game in Brazil.

Each new card in the eight-card set will be available to order on the Panini Instant website for just 24 hours and will be available in a base version and numbered editions limited to 50, 25, 10, five and one. Each new card will launch between noon and 1 p.m. CST, beginning later today. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America social media channels to be notified when new cards are added.

Panini America ‘Where Is It?’ Weekend Back with Origins Football, Preferred Basketball

August 27, 2016

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They say time flies when you’re having fun, which is why it must be so hard to believe that more than a month has passed since we last conducted an edition of our “Where Is It? Weekend” scavenger hunt here on The Knight’s Lance. Clearly, it’s time to do it again. So if you’re equipped with a searching spirit and just a little free time, you could win one of 10 sweet prizes from Panini America.

For this installment of “Where Is It? Weekend,” we’re giving you two-plus days to find four smaller, perhaps-somewhat-manipulated versions of the Panini America knight helmet logo that appears at the top of this post. This time, the prize pool includes five boxes of 2016 Origins Football and five boxes of 2015-16 Preferred Basketball. That’s 10 total prizes!

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Anthony Davis, Drew Brees, More

August 26, 2016

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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 Friday afternoon, so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.

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Panini America Makes Drop-Rate Change to NFINITE Chase in 2016 Infinity Football

August 26, 2016

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One of the toughest insert sets in Panini America’s upcoming 2016 Infinity Football just got a whole lot tougher — and the new product doesn’t even arrive until late September. Panini America officials announced this week that the super-tough NFINITE chase insert, originally solicited as falling one in every two cases, will be more than two times tougher to pull at one in every five cases, on average.

The announcement immediately adds more value — and intrigue — to a 12-card NFINITE insert that features the top superstars and rookies in the NFL on cards made with a unique vinyl lens stock that gives the cards added depth and dimension. We offer a quick sneak peek at the NFINITE chase in the gallery that follows by showcasing an early uncut sheet. Enjoy the imagery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Basketball

August 26, 2016

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The trend continues. It started earlier this summer when Panini America’s 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Multisport kicked out all of the other sports and became 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football. It will follow suit in 2016 Immaculate Collegiate Football and, in late October, will crossover to the hardwood with 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Basketball.

The single-sport transition is a direct response to feedback from Panini America distributors, dealers and collectors — and it worked well for 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football. That trend promises to continue as well when 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Basketball arrives.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016 Prizm Football (Preview Gallery)

August 25, 2016

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The rainbow is rich. It is resplendent. It is refractive. And it is returning. Panini America’s popular Prizm Football franchise is preparing for the 2016 NFL season just as it’s prepared during each of its previous four seasons: By breaking out a technicolor treasure trove of new Prizm parallel possibilities in a hobby-jumbo format high on eye-appeal.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America in late October, each hobby-jumbo box of 2016 Prizm Football (12 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver, on average, three autographs and 10 numbered Prizms. Panini America officials will also unveil several new Prizm parallels to chase. For more information, keep reading.

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Panini America, Top Rookies Join Forces for New TV Spot to Kickoff 2016 NFL Season

August 24, 2016

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By any assessment, Panini America officials made the most of the time they spent with top NFL rookies during May’s 2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere by capturing critical content — photography, autographs, memorabilia and more — that will help drive sales of the company’s officially licensed NFL and NFLPA trading cards throughout the upcoming 2016 season and beyond.

Also part of Panini America’s Premiere process? Giving starring roles to top rookies Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliott, Paxton Lynch, Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, Derrick Henry and Cardale Jones for the company’s annual television commercial to support its trading card products. The focus of this year’s intense spot, as you’ll see below, is the company’s landmark Donruss Football brand.

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