In early December, one of baseball collecting’s favorite prospecting pursuits, a product known affectionately throughout the hobby by three simple letters, will return for the 2016 season boasting a streamlined, hit-filled packaging configuration and new enhancements across the board.
Indeed, 2016 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, or “EEE” for short, is a different-by-design proposition this year that includes a five-pack, 25-card configuration with each box hobby box delivering a minimum of 10 autograph or memorabilia hits. A striking new base-set design features numbering on each card and eight unique parallels including the popular Status and Aspirations chases numbered to 200 or less. Read more…
Panini America’s fabled final product of the 2015-16 NBA collecting season, 2015-16 Flawless Basketball, began packing out late last week, providing a glorious opportunity to see some of the biggest cards of the year before they made their way to the trademark metal briefcases that will arrive in hobby shops across North America one week from tomorrow.
As is the case with every Flawless packout regardless of sport, it’s must-see stuff. And over the course of the next several days, we’re going to bring you up close and personal with many of the cornerstone cards punctuating this year’s checklist. We’ll begin this epic preview with some of the most memorabilia in the product.
New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett drew a primetime audience and the tough Houston Texans defense for his first career start last Thursday night. No problem. The rookie responded like a true seasoned vet in leading the Pats to a convincing 27-0 shutout of the Texans. Brissett passed for 103 yards, played turnover-free football and delivered a scintillating 27-yard touchdown run for New England’s first touchdown.
As a result, the rookie is kicking off Panini Instant’s Week 3 NFL tribute series. His card, which features a captivating photo of Brissett soaring over the goal line, launched earlier today on the Panini Instant on-demand platform and will be available to order until 2 p.m. CST tomorrow afternoon.
New Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre is the fitting first choice to launch Panini America’s new weekly Hall of Fame tribute series that begins today on the Panini Eternal on-demand trading card platform. Each Monday for the next 20 weeks, Panini Eternal will launch one new Hall of Fame tribute card with rare variations embedded with genuine precious gems.
Favre’s debut offerings include an unnumbered base version of the card as well as limited-edition versions featuring a diamond (limited to 20 numbered copies), two emeralds (limited to five numbered copies) and two emeralds and one diamond (limited to only one). Check out the Panini Eternal website for more information.
The popular collecting work of art that is Panini America’s Court Kings Basketball franchise is on the verge of putting on another excellent exhibit. Due out in late November, 2016-17 Court Kings Basketball will once again portray the NBA’s biggest superstars, hottest rookies and greatest legends with the unique painting effects that have come to impress even the most intense critics.
On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Court Kings Basketball (10 cards per pack, one pack per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver one oversized box-topper, one autograph, one memorabilia card, one portrait, two Rookie Cards, one insert and four base cards. Once again this season, Court Kings will also deliver a bevy of hard-signed rookie autograph content.
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.
If you’re a diehard fan of Kobe Bryant, you’ll want to bookmark the Panini Eternal homepage. Beginning today and continuing for the next 19 weeks, Panini America will utilize its on-demand trading card platform to honor Bryant’s legendary 20-year career by releasing a new Panini Eternal card every Friday. Each card will honor one season from Bryant’s decorated two-decade career and many will feature game-worn material, precious gems or autographs.
The first card in the series, honoring Bryant’s 1996-97 rookie season, just launched. Like all Panini Eternal cards, these will be available to order for just 48 hours and will come in unnumbered base versions and memorabilia versions numbered to 99, 50, 25, 10, five and only one. Be sure to check back every Friday for the next Kobe tribute.