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Panini America Conducting Record Number of Box Wars at 2016 National Convention

July 27, 2016

National Box Wars Blog

To say that Panini America is ramping up its vaunted Box Wars schedule for next week’s 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention is akin to suggesting that the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 championship rings had just a little bling on them. In both cases, such characterizations would be massive understatements. In reality, Panini America will increase the Box Wars frequency at its booth next week by almost 8o percent over last year’s show.

Company officials also are adding to the prize pool for Box Wars winners. Winning collectors once again will have the chance to win a coveted Panini Black Box as in years past. New to the prize list this year? High-end box prizes such as 2015 National Treasures Football, 2015-16 National Treasures Basketball, 2014-15 Noir Basketball, 2015 Immaculate Football and other boxes carrying a $200 or higher SRP.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football

July 27, 2016

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Panini America’s unique Black Gold brand will make its first foray into the college football arena later this week when 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football arrives in hobby shops and on group break sites across North America. Based on resounding feedback from distributors, hobby shops and collectors, a product originally solicited as a multisport release has been transformed into a football-focused debut.

The result, as you’ll see in the Teaser Gallery that follows, is an impressive collegiate launch for the Black Gold brand and one filled with rich on-card-autographed content, a strong memorabilia roster and a checklist filled with huge names from the world of college football.

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Panini America Eyes the Autographs Coming to 2016 National Redemption Set (Gallery)

July 27, 2016

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Our wall-to-wall preview coverage of Panini America’s big plans for the upcoming 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention continues unabated today here on The Knight’s Lance with a special peek at just some of the autographs created for insertion in the company’s show-stealing wrapper-redemption program.

Much like the previews you’ve already seen for the Panini America wrapper-redemption set, the autograph roster is designed to impress and includes current superstars, hot rookies and all-time greats from the worlds of baseball, basketball, football, soccer and NASCAR.

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Panini America Unveils New Procedures for 2016 National Wrapper Redemption Promo

July 26, 2016

Wrapper Redemption Blog

With the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention set to kickoff next Wednesday afternoon in Atlantic City, you can trust that Panini America officials have once again pulled out all of the stops to create a special show-exclusive card set available through the company’s popular wrapper-redemption program at the show.

We’ve shown you some early glimpses of what this year’s set includes and those previews will continue in earnest in the days leading up to the show. Today, however, we wanted to bring you a comprehensive overview of how this year’s wrapper-redemption program will run. Pay special attention to the details below.

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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016 Spectra Soccer (Preview Gallery)

July 26, 2016

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Panini America’s dazzling Spectra technology over the last few years, it’s this: The stuff looks great on anything. It started as a colorful extension of the company’s popular Optichrome finish late during the 2013 NFL trading card season and made the no-brainer transition to the NBA just months later.

Those two sports have boldly carried the Spectra brand to popular heights in the years since. But later this year, Spectra gets a new sport — and the vibrant world of soccer trading cards may never be the same. Due out in late September, 2016 Spectra Soccer will deliver the wildly sought-after Prizm technology, thick card stock, vibrant colors and rare patterned parallels that have become the Spectra brand’s calling-card recipe.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2015-16 Flawless Basketball (Gallery)

July 25, 2016

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The juggernaut is coming. Flawless Basketball, one of the most extravagant brands in the history of sports card collecting, is preparing to close out the 2015-16 NBA collecting season with a thunderous finale by delivering its trademark brand of high-end hoops hysteria.

Set to arrive in mid September, Panini America’s 2015-16 Flawless Basketball returns with the hobby’s rarest base set (limited to just 20 diamond-embedded sets), a poignant memorabilia tribute to Flip Saunders and the Flawless debut of Logoman and Championship Tags memorabilia cards.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Three Boxes of the New 2016 Certified Football

July 25, 2016

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In sports collecting circles across North America, the days these days seem to pass a little . . . more . . . slowly. The excitement and anticipation of next week’s 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City seems to be conspiring to make the days between now and then crawl by. But Panini America has another release-filled week to pass the time.

On Wendesday, Panini America will unleash 2016 Certified Football on anxious football collectors. Two days later, the company will follow-up with the revamped 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football. We’ve devoted quality space here on The Knight’s Lance in the last several days previewing both products with traditional Quality Control Gallery posts. Today, we’re sashaying into the Teaser Gallery phase, beginning with a three-box peek inside 2016 Certified Football.

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