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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2018-19 Court Kings Basketball (Gallery)

January 18, 2019

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It’s colorful. It’s charismatic. It’s creative. It’s captivating. It, of course, is Panini America’s art-inspired Court Kings Basketball franchise — and when it arrives for the 2018-19 season in early April, it will do so with some bold new twists sure to elevate the brand to even higher heights. For starters, hobby boxes  (10 cards per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver, on average, two autographs this year as well as two Rookie Cards, two inserts and one parallel.

Like the Court Kings creations that have come before, 2018-19 Court Kings Basketball will deliver some of the most visually stunning designs of the year and the four unique Rookie Card tiers per player that become increasingly rare.

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Unique Memorabilia Signatures at the Heart of Panini Instant’s New Rookie Releases

January 16, 2019

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Panini Instant last week unveiled the first wave of unique new memorabilia autograph cards featuring pieces of signed pylons and basketballs honoring the stacked 2018 NFL and NBA Draft Classes. 2018 Panini Instant Pylon Signatures kicked things off last week as more than 30 top rookies were listed throughout the week on limited-edition cards featuring base versions numbered to 10 and Black 1/1s. Although many of the Pylon Signatures cards sold out immediately upon release, a small number of key cards remain available.

On Monday, Panini Instant officials turned their new-release attention to the 2018-19 Panini Instant Roundball Sigs insert featuring autographed basketball pieces and a checklist loaded with the likes of Luka Doncic, DeAndre Ayton, Trae Young and more. Panini Instant is unveiling seven to eight new cards each day this week beginning at 2 p.m. CST. Much like their autographed-pylon counterparts, Roundball Sigs is featured in two versions: Black Inks limited to just five copies and Silver Ink 1/1s. The cards are available only while supplies last.

Panini America Offers Extensive Sneak Peek at 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball Retail

January 15, 2019

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While we’re still a few weeks away from the hobby release of Panini America’s highly anticipated 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball, it’s worth noting that “1st Off The Line” boxes of the product open for presell tomorrow at 10 a.m. CST exclusively on Of course, retail versions of the product will arrive just a week or so after the January 30 hobby release. And it’s the latter version of the product that we’re focusing on today. In the revealing gallery that follows, we offer you an extended first look at some of the retail-exclusives available in the popular product.

Amid the imagery below you’ll find some of the retail-only inserts as well as Purple (Blasters, Multi Pak, Target Mega Box), Holo (across all main retail SKUs), Hyper Pink (Walmart Mega Box), Rated Rookie Shock (Target Mega Box), Checkerboard (Blaster, Multi Pak, Target Mega Box) and Blue Velocity (Multi Pak exclusive) parallels. Enjoy the early look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball.

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Panini America, Complexity Gaming Partner for Esports Trading Cards, Social Content

January 14, 2019


Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s most elite and longest standing esports organizations, and Panini America, the leader in sports and entertainment collectibles, today announced that they have partnered for Panini’s first-ever foray into the esports landscape. The companies will work to engage fans from both esports and traditional sports through original content collaborations, onsite activations and collectible memorabilia.

“By teaming up with one of the most reputable traditional sports brands, Complexity Gaming and Panini are furthering the intersection of esports and traditional sports through new product innovation and content,” said Daniel Herz, Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President, Complexity Gaming. “With the traditional sports world’s growing interest in video games and Panini’s roster of talented professional athletes and teams, this partnership creates more opportunity for integration across gaming, football, basketball, and more.”

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Brooklyn Nets Check in at No. 22 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

January 14, 2019

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The Nets have had four locations, two nicknames, two leagues, and eight different home arenas in their 50-plus seasons in existence.

Founded in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association, the New Jersey Americans were relocated to Long Island and renamed the New York Nets before their second season. They would join the NBA in 1976 and the next season they moved back to New Jersey and remained the New Jersey Nets until their move to Brooklyn in 2012.

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Select Football XRCs, Luck, More

January 11, 2019


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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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open Five Boxes of 2018-19 Dominion Basketball

January 10, 2019

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There’s an overwhelming sense of anticipation in the sports card hobby right now, what with 2018 Contenders Football and 2018-19 Dominion Basketball both arriving in hobby shops across North America tomorrow. The buzz is palpable . . . and it is well-deserved. For both products, the savory combination of a stellar and stacked rookie crop and strong brand reputation has built up a healthy demand for both that finally will be supplied beginning tomorrow. We delivered an early three-box break of 2018 Contenders Football yesterday. Today, we focus on 2018-19 Dominion Basketball.

You got a good exploration of the new Dominion Basketball with our Quality Control Gallery earlier this week. Today, we take you card by card through five early boxes. On average, each hobby box (six cards per box, six boxes per case) will deliver three autographs, one memorabilia card, one base or parallel card and one Metal Rookie Card. Enjoy the break and stay tuned for additional coverage.

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