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

June 27, 2017

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You won’t find many NFL trading card products with more staying power . . . more tradition . . . deeper roots . . . and a more loyal following than Panini America’s Donruss Elite Football. It’s been a category staple for more than 20 years with a litany of landmark inclusions (Passing the Torch Autographs, Throwback Threads, Aspirations and Status parallels) to prove it. But the fabled brand took a year off in 2015 so company officials could revamp the brand.

The result was a 2016 Donruss Elite Football product that struck a major chord with longtime Elitists and newcomers alike. 2017 marks year two of the new-look Donruss Elite and it appears that the product is only getting better with age. If yesterday’s Quality Control Gallery didn’t convince you of that fact, perhaps the following Teaser Gallery will.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Four Early Boxes of 2016-17 Spectra Basketball

June 27, 2017


As the scorching days of summer continue to tick slowly past, one sweat-soaked day after another, leave it to Panini America to make things even hotter this week inside hobby shops across North America with not one . . . not two . . . but three new releases dropping tomorrow. Indeed, this time tomorrow promises to be a rip-roaring good time with the arrival of 2016-17 Spectra Basketball, 2017 Donruss Elite Football and 2017 Torque NASCAR Racing.

We’ve spent some quality time here at The Knight’s Lance during the last week or so providing revealing Quality Control Gallery previews of all three products. Today, we begin the Teaser Gallery peeks by taking you directly to the box level, beginning with 2016-17 Spectra Basketball. In the gallery that follows, we take you card by card through four early boxes.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017 Torque NASCAR Racing (100+ Images)

June 27, 2017

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Say this about Panini America’s Torque NASCAR brand: It knows how to make a good first impression. When 2016 Torque NASCAR Racing arrived last October as the company’s second-ever NASCAR product, it made history on a number of fronts. It marked the company’s first usage of race-used sheet metal . . . the first usage of race-worn and race-used memorabilia . . . the first usage of jumbo memorabilia . . . and the first usage of multi-piece memorabilia cards.

The result was a high-end, hit-filled maiden offering that followed the successful NASCAR debut of Prizm with something a little more high-end. The good news for fans and collectors who loved Torque’s debut? It’s back for an encore tomorrow with the release of 2017 Torque NASCAR Racing. Once again this season, Torque will deliver one autograph or memorabilia card per pack. Each five-pack hobby box will deliver, on average, three autograph cards and two memorabilia cards.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017 Donruss Elite Football (100+ Pics)

June 26, 2017

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The Panini America Product Development and Creative teams collaborated last season to breathe bold, new life into the venerable Donruss Elite Football franchise, ushering in an exciting new chapter in Elite’s proud history. The complete overhaul included everything from a new product logo to new parallels to a bevy of well-executed new designs. The product was met by collectors with a warm embrace — and almost immediately heightened expectations for next year.

Well, next year is now — and 2017 Donruss Elite Football is set to arrive in hobby shops across North America in two short days. As you’ll see in the revealing Quality Control Gallery that follows, last year’s revamp continues to serve the product so well. On average, each hobby box of 2017 Donruss Elite Football (five cards per pack, 20 packs per box) will deliver two autographs, one memorabilia card, eight inserts, six parallels and three Rookie Cards (numbered to 499).

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017 Unparalleled Football (Preview)

June 25, 2017

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At first glance, Panini America’s Unparalleled name seems like a misnomer for a football product that has so many parallels. But dig a little deeper and you come to find — as many collectors did last season during the brand’s debut — that it’s unparalleled not because it’s devoid of parallels but because there’s no other football product quite like it.

And when 2017 Unparalleled Football arrives in hobby shops across North America in early August, it will wield a similarly dazzling array of parallels and a new configuration that delivers two autographs and one memorabilia in every box (eight cards per pack, eight packs per box, 16 boxes per case).

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Dak, Zeke, Bosa, Messi and More

June 24, 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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Having a (Lonzo) Ball: The Sights, Sounds of Panini America’s 2017 NBA Draft Pre-Party

June 23, 2017

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday night in New York City, just a few long Steph Curry 3-pointers or so away from Times Square, Panini America welcomed a few new members to the family during the company’s inaugural NBA Draft Pre-Party inside the impressive National Basketball Players Association corporate facility. The entertaining night featured special appearances from new Panini America athletes Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac and Lauri Markkanen— and veteran leadership provided by Knicks legend John Starks.

In addition to signing some autographs for upcoming Panini America products and projects, the rookies in attendance — representing last night’s second (Ball), third (Tatum), sixth (Isaac) and seventh (Markkanen) overall picks — shot some hoops with party guests, and helped Michael Hodges of STL Sports Cards and Bryan Gavin from Ultimate Box Breaks, crack a few early cases of 2016-17 Spectra Basketball.

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