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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2017 Immaculate Football (Preview Gallery)

September 21, 2017

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Let’s face it: Panini America’s Immaculate Football franchise doesn’t really need much in the way of a formal introduction every year. Fans of the brand know well by now what to expect from one of the collecting’s most coveted products. It’s all about unique, jumbo memorabilia cards, on-card autographs on key inserts and those multi-signed masterpieces. And so it will be when 2017 Immaculate Football arrives in hobby shops across North America in early November.

Collectors don’t necessarily need a full-blown explanation of each new Immaculate iteration; just a quick synopsis of what’s new and a few images to showcase what the cards will look like for the new season. Set to release on November 8, each hobby box of 2017 Immaculate Football (six cards per box, six boxes per case) will deliver, on average, five autograph or memorabilia cards and one base or parallel card.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017 National Treasures NASCAR Racing

September 20, 2017

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During a dynamic and fast-paced 2016 rookie season on the NASCAR trading card track, Panini America delivered a diverse selection of products that appealed to fans and collectors of all levels. A season that started with Prizm moved effectively to Torque and then Certified, setting the stage for the grand finale that was 2016 National Treasures NASCAR Racing, one of the most content-rich racing products of all time. That high-octane, bar-raiser of a product was as eye-opening as it was eye-popping as it introduced the many merits of National Treasures to racing fans for the first time.

In November, National Treasures returns for its racing encore with a 2017 edition that revisits and refines many of last season’s strongest attributes while also providing an overhauled base set in which every card features a piece of race-used or race-worn material. Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on November 15, each box of 2017 National Treasures NASCAR Racing (eight cards per box, four boxes per case) will deliver, on average, one booklet, two autograph memorabilia cards, two autographs and three memorabilia cards.

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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2017-18 Donruss Basketball (Gallery)

September 19, 2017

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As far as flagship products go, the upcoming edition of Panini America’s Donruss Basketball has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the ballyhooed 2017 NBA Draft class that will resonate throughout 2017-18 Donruss Basketball in such cornerstone inclusions as Rated Rookies, Next Day AutographsRookie Dominators Signatures, Rookie Materials Signatures and more. But rookies alone, no matter how hot, are just one part of the Donruss equation.

2017-18 Donruss Basketball also features some of the best players in NBA history with the Dominators Signatures insert featuring autographs from the likes of Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Larry Bird. 2017-18 Donruss Basketball is set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on November 8 and, on average, each hobby box (10 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 20 boxes per case) will deliver one autograph, one memorabilia card and 24 inserts.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of the New 2017 XR Football

September 19, 2017

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There’s always at least a little bit of anxiety on the eve of launching a completely new trading card product. And so it is with Panini America’s live-tomorrow 2017 XR Football. There’s no track record of previous performance. No history. No every-year insert or other calling-card staple for the product to hang its helmet on. What there is, however, is a somewhat mysterious name, lots of flashy colors and some downright stunning single cards.

That much was evident and on display in yesterday’s Quality Control Gallery that offered a deep-dive first look at 2017 XR Football. Today, we’re taking you directly to the box level with a Teaser Gallery that takes you pack by pack through several early boxes. Enjoy the XR experience and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017-18 NBA Hoops Basketball (Gallery)

September 19, 2017

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One of the most anticipated NBA Draft classes in many years is just about ready for its collecting closeup. With the late-October arrival of 2017-18 NBA Hoops Basketball, the new-season iteration of Panini America’s landmark franchise, the hot rookies will finally have hot NBA Rookie Cards. Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum and more will headline a banner collecting season that begins in earnest on October 25.

And while the blistering-hot 2017 rookie crop will headline 2017-18 NBA Hoops Basketball, the product also will feature the welcoming array of attributes that have long made it the quintessential way to start the NBA collecting season. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 20 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs and a whopping 24 inserts or parallels.

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Panini America’s 2017 XR Football Shines in Must-See Quality Control Gallery (93 Pics)

September 18, 2017

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Ever since collectors first caught wind of Panini America’s upcoming 2017 XR Football product, one of the most-asked questions surrounding the new release has had nothing to do with product composition, checklists, autograph and memorabilia rosters or design principles. Instead, most folks have wanted to know just one thing: What does “XR” stand for? That’s a good question — and probably one best answered at another time. Certainly, there’s something to be said for a buzz-generating name. But beyond those two letters, XR Football would likely stand out by any name.

As you’ll see, matte-finish rainbow foils and vibrant colors work wonders for a set’s aesthetics; and 2017 XR Football’s Luminous Endorsements, Maximal Materials and Rookie Jumbo Materials represent some of the most attractive designs of the young 2017 NFL product season. On average, each hobby box (seven cards per pack, two packs per box) will deliver two autographs (including one Rookie Autograph Jersey) and one memorabilia card.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Impeccable Basketball (35+ Pics)

September 18, 2017

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Taking a popular page from Panini America’s football playbook, the Panini America Basketball Product Development team this week will unveil the debut edition of Impeccable Basketball, a brand that debuted to NFL collectors last season with key attributes such as on-card autographs, one-per-case precious metal cards and striking aesthetics.

On average, each hobby box (eight cards per box, three boxes per case) of 2016-17 Impeccable Basketball will deliver five autographs, including one Rookie Autograph. Other highlights include key inserts such as Impeccable Stats Autographs and Elegance Jersey Autographs.

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