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Panini America ‘1st Off The Line’ Program to Feature Early Release, Exclusive Content

August 22, 2017


Panini America, the world leader in officially licensed trading cards and collectibles, announced today details surrounding the company’s revolutionary new “1st Off The Line” program that will give fans and collectors the opportunity to purchase a limited quantity of select trading card products early. Each product included in the “1st Off The Line” program will also include exclusive content that will not be available in national releases.

The “1st Off The Line” program will be available exclusively through the Panini America online store and through the Panini Direct app which is available for iOS and Android devices; the first product to be featured in the “1st Off The Line” program will be 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball and only a limited quantity will be available. The product will feature an exclusive Emerald parallel limited to just five copies that will only be available as part of the “1st Off The Line” program. 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball is slated to release nationally on September 27, but “1st Off The Line” product will arrive 24-48 hours prior to release.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open Six Early Boxes of 2017 Origins Football

August 22, 2017

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Another new-release Wednesday is now just hours away, which means were just about finished setting the table for tomorrow’s arrival of 2017 Origins Football. Yesterday’s expansive Quality Control Gallery went a long way in whetting the collective appetite for the highly anticipated follow-up to last season’s inaugural Origins Football release. Today, we’re taking you card by card through a few early boxes with a must-see Teaser Gallery.

As you’ll see, 2017 Origins Football, with its content-rich seven-card boxes, provides a quick thrill ride of a break that will most likely leaving you wanting more. On average, each box delivers two base cards, two parallels, one on-card Rookie Autograph, one Rookie Jumbo Patch Autograph and an additional memorabilia card. Be sure to stick around after the break for a complete product checklist.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017 Origins Football (99 Must-See Pics)

August 21, 2017

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One of last season’s most successful new releases across all sports — the colorful, artistic and rookie-rich 2016 Origins Football — is finally ready for an encore. And when 2017 Origins Football arrives in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday, collectors will find that not much has changed — and that’s a good thing. For the highly anticipated sophomore release, Origins Football largely stays true to the recipe that drew so much acclaim last season.

On average, each box of 2017 Origins Football delivers two base cards, two parallels, one on-card rookie autograph, one jumbo patch rookie autograph and an additional memorabilia card. Collectors also will discover the vibrant-but-clean aesthetics, rare booklet autographs, ink-color variations and jumbo-prime memorabilia that have come to quickly define the Origins brand.

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A Starry, Starry Night: Go Behind the Scenes at the 2017 Panini VIP Party (Gallery)

August 20, 2017

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CHICAGO — On a postcard-perfect Saturday evening in late July, right there in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market district, the stars came out (and kept coming out, it seemed) as Panini America’s sixth annual National VIP Party delivered another one of those remember-where-you-were-when kind of nights that have become the marquee event’s calling card. The electricity was palpable. The vibe was vibrant. The memories? Well, they were the kind that tend to last forever.

As has become customary, Panini America’s 2017 National VIP Party unfolded amid considerable pomp and circumstance as more than 250 special guests basked in the fairytale brilliance of a fantasy come to life inside the sprawling Revel Fulton Market, a 30,000-square-foot, urban-chic warehouse that seemed tailor made to host what many party-goers called the best Panini VIP Party yet.

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Shaq, Dak, Seguin, Messi, More

August 18, 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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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2017 National Treasures Collegiate Football

August 17, 2017

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If the overwhelming hobby response to Panini America’s recent release of 2017 Immaculate Collegiate Football is any indication of how fans and collectors feel about this year’s rookie class as collegians in the higher-end form, well, the outlook is bright for the company’s soon-to-be-released 2017 National Treasures Collegiate Football.

Set to arrive in mid September, the third annual installment of the brand will deliver, on average, six autograph or memorabilia cards in every eight-card box. And like Immaculate Collegiate Football before it, the product is brimming with spectacular multi-prime memorabilia pieces.

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Panini America Details Staff Adjustments to Company’s Product Development Team

August 17, 2017


Panini America officials on Thursday announced several personnel changes to the company’s Product Development Team to address the departure of Jim Stefano as the company’s Senior Director of Product Development. Former Football Product Development Director Nick Matijevich, a 20-year industry veteran who’s been with the company for three years following stints at Donruss and Press Pass, has been promoted to the Senior Director position. He will oversee the day-to-day operations and long-term goals of the department.

Rob Springs, another longtime product development specialist with stints at Beckett Media and Donruss, has been promoted to Product Development Director for Panini America’s NFL and soccer divisions. Ben Ecklar, who has spent nearly two decades overseeing brands for Donruss and Panini America, will direct the product development teams for the company’s baseball, collegiate and NASCAR lines. David Porter remains the company’s Director of Basketball Product Development and will also direct all U.S. Sticker and Album collections.

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