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Power of the Pen: Crosby, Trout and RG III Punctuate Panini America’s New Arrivals

September 13, 2012

I have seen the future of sports card collecting . . . and it is stunning. OK, what I’ve really seen — just this week — are the newest on-card autographs that have hit Panini America HQ in the last few days and that soon will be starring in the company’s upcoming MLBPANBA, NFL and NHL trading card products. And those are, just to reiterate, absolutely, positively stunning.

In fact, I had a preview gallery all ready to post this morning documenting the goodies that had arrived through yesterday. But then a fresh batch of superstar shipments arrived this morning, mandating I add them to this gallery before posting.

Indeed, just this morning we received on-card autographs from three of the hottest, most-collected young superstars in the world of sports: Robert Griffin III returned his 2012 Prime Signatures Football autographs, Sidney Crosby returned his 2011-12 Dominion Hockey autographs and baseball sensation Mike Trout returned his 2012 Signature Series Baseball autographs. And that’s just the short list.

Also included in the preview gallery below are hard-signed gems from the likes of Larry Bird and Jason Kidd slated for the upcoming release of 2012-13 Threads Basketball, as well as more peeks at Signature Series Baseball, Prime Signatures Football and Dominion Hockey.


27 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2012 1:30 pm

    Has Crosby returned his Prime autos yet?

    • September 13, 2012 1:40 pm

      Checking into that now. I will let you know.

      • Tom Bone permalink
        September 13, 2012 1:48 pm

        what about anything from Limited, his Crown Silhouette auto, etc?

      • richkulach permalink
        September 13, 2012 1:56 pm

        Has Crosby ever returned any sticker autos Tracy? I’ve been waiting on a 2010/11 Score auto for a year and a half. Dave says be patient, but it’s getting tough.

    • September 13, 2012 2:12 pm

      Crosby has returned all of his Prime stuff. Checking on the older stuff now.

  2. September 13, 2012 1:44 pm

    We want Giroux not Crosby 😉

  3. Joe permalink
    September 13, 2012 2:01 pm

    Wheres the Luck Photos man thats a tease!

  4. September 13, 2012 2:01 pm

    Those Threads Signage cards look great! Did Ersan Ilyasova return his Team Threads Auto yet??

    Also, when are we gonna be a Box Busters of Prestige?? 🙂

  5. max permalink
    September 13, 2012 2:14 pm

    has crosby returned his titanium autos yet?

    • September 13, 2012 2:37 pm

      He’s returned a bunch of outstanding autographs in the last few weeks — including stuff for Dominion, Prime, Elite and some stickers. We’ll continue working closely with his representatives until we get everything back. Thanks for your continued patience.

  6. September 13, 2012 2:29 pm

    Ubaldo Jimenez… talk about a guy out of place in this star-studded gallery

  7. Linda Williamson permalink
    September 13, 2012 2:51 pm

    Nice cards.WOW!!

  8. September 13, 2012 2:56 pm

    That Prime Signatures Tannehill is really sharp. The on card auto really bounces, great design; simple and classic looking. When is the release date for Prime Signatures football?

  9. Matt gilman permalink
    September 13, 2012 5:16 pm

    Awesome! Prime signatures looks much improved with the added patches.

  10. Browny801(David Brown) permalink
    September 13, 2012 7:51 pm

    Great looking cards. Nice teaser with that duo patch booklet. YOu know we wwwaaaaannnnttt it.

  11. Ken permalink
    September 13, 2012 8:30 pm

    Wow…. those baseball cards waaaaay outshine the bball cards underneath em!!! Any chance on getting a Prime Sigs basketball?

  12. September 14, 2012 8:22 am

    Fantastic gallery, I would love to score one of those Fleeners when Prime Sigs comes out. Thanks for the gallery Tracy!

    • September 14, 2012 9:16 am

      You got it, brother. I thought you might like the Fleener. I can’t wait for the Lucks to arrive.

  13. John Smith permalink
    September 14, 2012 9:52 am

    Any new football products in the line besides Black?

  14. September 14, 2012 1:30 pm

    Wow, a preview of a great looking Marian Gaborik card. Thanks Panini, I will definitely be hoping to add one of those to my collection.

  15. permalink
    September 14, 2012 3:06 pm

    Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now e efrom mSprint!

  16. Hackler man permalink
    September 15, 2012 10:49 pm

    I am so jealous of this stuff!!! I WANT IT ALL!!!!!


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