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Video: Panini America Offers a Sneak Peek Inside 2012 National Redemption Packs

August 1, 2012

In this special and revealing episode of Panini Unwrapped, Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha preview the greatness that awaits inside Panini America’s 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper-redemption packs, including behind-the-scenes scoop on how the set came about.

Also included in this video: Essential information on the mysterious Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow cards from 2012 Prestige Football and just how collectors can obtain one of our now-famous Rated Rookie T-shirts.

Enjoy this exclusive first look. Here’s hoping we see you all in Baltimore — or on in the event that you can’t make it to Baltimore but still want to get in on wrapper-redemption madness.

And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance all week long for complete coverage directly from the Panini America booth at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

29 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2012 8:11 am

    See you guys there! Excited!!!

  2. chris ryker permalink
    August 1, 2012 8:18 am

    Tracy will you guys be giving away the cards you are opening now for the people who cant make it to the National? Thanks!

  3. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 1, 2012 8:31 am

    Pretty Awesome towel cards! Tools the Trade! The Tannehil and RG3 were awesome. Some great cards! The rookies numbered to 499 is great because that means they wont flood the market.

    So I must ask…does Scott have actual glowing powers or are those apart of the video 🙂 If he has them, he must use them on these promos because they are amazing! I didn’t get apart of Black Friday or this one..but I totally enjoyed the Father’s Day promo!

  4. Jonathan permalink
    August 1, 2012 8:36 am

    This was the perfect thing to see just before starting the journey to Baltimore. Looking forward to catching up with you guys and leaving a pile of wrappers at the Panini booth!

  5. Ryan Q permalink
    August 1, 2012 8:58 am

    That’s awesome that you are giving people who can’t get to Baltimore a chance at the wrapper redemption, plus the Rated Rookie shirt, plus free shipping. It sold me and so I just ordered 2 hobby boxes!!! Hope I get some big hits and one of those Trent Richardson cards!!

    • August 1, 2012 9:00 am

      Awesome, man. Happy to hear it. Thanks for the support. Let us know how you do on the boxes.

      • Ryan Q permalink
        August 1, 2012 9:04 am

        Will do!!

  6. Mitch permalink
    August 1, 2012 9:01 am

    We need cards of PATRICK EWING,..Baltimore is only an hour away from DC…need Ewing Autos too…..

  7. August 1, 2012 9:07 am

    Just ordered to get the shirt and packs. Awesome promotion. One problem…how do we tell you what size shirt we want or are they all one size?

  8. Jay L permalink
    August 1, 2012 9:33 am

    All the cards look very nice. Really love that your bringing back diamond kings, that was one of my favorite sets back in the day. Wish I could go but I’m still in college so maybe next time. Hope yall have a great time at the national!

  9. August 1, 2012 10:14 am

    So, question on those redemptions. If I order on and I end up with one of those 8×10 redemptions that’s only good at the National… are we just out of luck, or will any special allowances be made?

    • August 1, 2012 10:17 am

      If you pull an instant-win redemption card from one of the packs you receive from, we will honor it.

  10. Joe Jet permalink
    August 1, 2012 10:16 am

    While I appreciate that you guys did make the Tebow Jets cards….I am still very disappointed that it an the Manning card was only inserted in the Nationals packs. I don’t have the $$ to be able to purchase a bunch of boxes via iPanini to POSSIBLY get one from the couple of 2 card Nationals packs I get. I have purchased a couple boxes of Prestige from my LCS (because I want to support my LCS) and have gotten a few of both the Manning and Tebow 2012 cards because the cards are in the product.
    I could potentially purchase 3 or 4 boxes of Prestige thru and still not get the one Tebow Jets card I am hoping for…..bottom line….Those cards shouldn’t have been pimped so heavily, right after the trade was made, for 2012 Prestige if they just weren’t going to be in there.
    Thanks for listening Tracy…have a great time at the Nationals!!

    • August 1, 2012 10:20 am

      I understand your frustration, Joe. Frankly, it was our understanding that the cards WOULD be in Prestige. When we found out that they weren’t, we acted as quickly as possible to get them in this set.

      • Joe Jet permalink
        August 1, 2012 10:33 am

        I really do appreciate the fact that they were even made.
        It will just be interesting to see if I can score one off eBay for a decent price.
        Any idea if they are numbered? Or how limited they may be? So I know how far to go in bidding?
        Thanks again Tracy

  11. August 1, 2012 11:26 am

    You guys hit it outta the park wit this one! Love that u guys listen to what we got to say, u never can get enough ideas! I had some sick hits with The Fathers Day Promo hopefully i do with this one as well! One more thing Tracy, Scott has a nickname” The Wizard” Do u have one as well or do we have to come up wit one as well?

  12. August 1, 2012 11:52 am

    sweet Blackmon swatch and Brady/Welker card.

  13. Rich permalink
    August 1, 2012 1:46 pm

    Looks like the National should be a hit, and I am excited to participate from home. Ordered 2 boxes of Contenders Hockey and I can’t wait for the Rated Rookie shirt and redemption packs.

  14. Tim permalink
    August 1, 2012 2:25 pm

    Wish I could be there!

  15. Patrick B permalink
    August 1, 2012 4:06 pm

    I want to be there very badley…GEEZUS!!! i cant i have a job!!! Well maybe… Btw awesome video and it would be cool if people could win those cards!!!

  16. Nick Gauder permalink
    August 1, 2012 5:15 pm

    Great video Tracy!!!! Man im so used to be on my way to the National by now but we will be there next year in Chicago!!! i know that you guys at PANINI will steal the show as ALWAYS!!

  17. Jack permalink
    August 1, 2012 9:56 pm

    I opened a box of gold standard and 8 redemption packs and this set is awesome! I got Rueben Randle #3/5, a bunch of #’ed rookies and a draft hat memorabilia card! Great work Panini! I have one question though in the video you said that all of the cracked ice cards were out of 25 or less but I pulled a justin blackman rookie cracked ice card and there is no numbering on the card, just thought that was kind of odd.

  18. Jim permalink
    August 1, 2012 10:38 pm

    Just ordered 2 NBA Gold Standards & 1 NBA Limited boxes. I look forward to busting them and the accompanying packs. Five of my collegues are setting up at the National …. I hope to join them next year. I appreciate the opportunity to get some of the National promo packs from here at home in WA. Thanks.


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