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Panini America Adds More Autographs to 2012 Industry Summit Black Boxes

March 17, 2012

Remember that revealing, drool-inducing gallery we posted last week detailing Panini America’s above-and-beyond efforts for its 2012 Industry Summit Black Boxes? Well, in the interest of full disclosure, know this: It wasn’t as revealing as it could have been.

As it turns out, Panini America Marketing Manager — and resident Black Box guru — Scott Prusha wasn’t quite finished tinkering with this year’s edition. But when he was, I grabbed as many additional images as I could before the cards were safely encased in their black-beauty homes, sealed and shipped to Las Vegas.

The next time you see most of the gems in the gallery that follows, they’ll have everyone in attendance buzzing on the ballroom floor at the 2012 Industry Summit.

Although most of the Black Boxes will be distributed one per registered Summit attendee following Panini America’s state of the company address on Monday, we’ve earmarked a handful of them to give away to loyal readers of The Knight’s Lance and to the loyal collectors who follow us on Twitter, Facebook and BlogTV.

Stay tuned for more details there, and check The Knight’s Lance Monday for complete coverage of the 2012 Industry Summit. But until then, get something to wipe the drool that will begin forming in three . . . two . . . one . . .

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Jamey permalink
    March 17, 2012 12:31 pm

    Tracy… wow bro, those cards are all kinds of sweet! Restaurant quality! Is the industry summit ever on the b’East coast?
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day 8)

  2. March 17, 2012 12:43 pm

    Some GREAT looking cards for the Black Box!Cam Newton,Andy Dalton and Tim Tebow are my favorites and they look GREAT! And THANK YOU for a chance to maybe own one of these beauties! As someone who is home bound and can’t get to the Summit, I thank you for sharing with us! As Always, A Loyal Panini Fan!
    Dave from Mass.

  3. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 17, 2012 12:55 pm

    Would love to get my hands on that Eli!!! Sweet Cam Newtons as well. I won’t be going but love the gallery as always! And everything to do with the black boxes look amazing!

  4. March 17, 2012 1:19 pm

    Love it, Tracy. Looking forward very much to meeting y’all at the IS. Did I spell “y’all” right?

  5. March 17, 2012 1:29 pm

    Absolutely disgusting! As I scrolled through the pictures I thought that card would fit pc 57 times! Nice Tracey

  6. Tim Y permalink
    March 17, 2012 1:37 pm

    Lot of sweet patch autos there!

  7. March 17, 2012 3:11 pm

    Some amazing cards, no doubt. My favourite from the gallery may be the Dr. J Gold Standard.

    Thanks for sharing the huge gallery.

  8. March 17, 2012 4:26 pm

    Just amazing. Stay safe out in Vegas Tracy!

  9. Steve McCartney permalink
    March 17, 2012 4:44 pm

    Mr. Hackler, I am going to have to find me a job in the industry so I can get in on this “Black Box” phenomenon. Those are some of the most impressive cards I have seen in the 25+ years I have collected. Great Job!

  10. tom waldron permalink
    March 17, 2012 4:49 pm

    Nice but I’m never going to be able to get any of these shame guess I need t hit the lottery for these makes my teeth hurt too sweeeeet Tracey.

    • March 17, 2012 5:08 pm

      Stay tuned, Tom. We’re going to be awarding some of them through The Knight’s Lance when we return from Vegas.

      • Matt Gilman permalink
        March 17, 2012 6:09 pm

        Like the sound of this 🙂 Keep an Eli to giveaway…ok 🙂

  11. Nick Gauder permalink
    March 17, 2012 5:14 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so wish i could be at the Summit so i could get just one of those Black Boxes!! Tracy, you know which two cards on this gallery that i would LOVE to pull, those Aaron Rodgers autos are AMAZING!!!! Keep up the great work Panini!!!!!!!

  12. March 17, 2012 7:39 pm

    Is there a checklist that will be released?

  13. March 17, 2012 10:21 pm

    Damn that Shaq is the pick of the litter nice auto on a CELTICS card! Might have to hunt down a Pamela Anderson auto on the bay for my dad’s Christmas present always remember as a teenager finding his stash when i was visiting him one Christmas.

    • Jamey permalink
      March 17, 2012 11:27 pm

      Rhys, nice catch…I haven’t seen another Shaq-Daddy in Celtic gear. It’s a great add! And speaking of obscure…a cat that doesn’t get much ink or patch love is C.C. As a long-suffering Viking fan, D-lighted to see a sweet Chris “All I Do is Catch TDs” Carter piece! Again, outstanding Panini! The truly passionate recognize and cherish issues that reflect the less notable chapters in an arhlete’s career, as well as those who are gifted but for one reaso or another, fail to garner get much deserved recognition

  14. March 18, 2012 5:17 am

    Wow that’s amazing. I can’t wait till I see what my LCS owner come back with from this trip. You guys did an amazing job once again with these black boxes. Have fun!

    I see you guys moved from Ustream to BlogTV! Noice!

  15. March 18, 2012 1:00 pm

    Another amazing gallery!

  16. March 18, 2012 1:13 pm

    wow, what I would give for a black box. Tracy hook a brother up man.

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