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Having a Ball: Panini America Returns Cool Memorabilia to 2013 Toronto Fall Expo

November 3, 2013

Panini America 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Mem (2)

One of the most appealing aspects of Panini America’s Toronto Fall Expo wrapper-redemption program every year is the inclusion of fun player-used memorabilia cards that are both uniquely entertaining and collectibly scarce. For next week’s 2013 Toronto Fall Expo, that lineup includes massively proportioned swatches of a game-used Los Angeles Lakers basketball, player-worn head gear, jerseys and sweat-soaked towels from some of the top NHL and NBA rookies of the 2013-14 season.

Featured on the company’s ongoing Tools of the Trade and Rookie Materials promotion-exclusive designs, this year’s checklist headliners — Kobe Bryant, Nail Yakupov, Nathan MacKinnon, Anthony Bennett and many more — will be featured on both base versions and scarcer Cracked Ice parallels.

What follows is a telling gallery that serves to set the table for what Canadian collectors can expect from the program’s memorabilia inserts when the show opens next Friday. It’s another stirring rendition that will keep the Panini America booth buzzing with big pulls from open to close.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for additional previews of the company’s 2013 Toronto Fall Expo plans, including a gallery of the set’s autograph cards, and updates on the Panini VIP Party and Redemption Trade-Up Program.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew McKay (WildEagle) permalink
    November 3, 2013 10:13 am

    Wow, another simply amazing set of cards. So cool to see what can be pulled out of those packs.

  2. November 3, 2013 10:15 am

    WOW those cracked ice parallel patch cards are looking pretty rad there Tracy! Can’t wait to see if I can land me some and meet you in person at the show! Thanks for the preview 🙂

    • November 3, 2013 10:16 am

      Looking forward to it.

      • jpogs permalink
        November 3, 2013 10:17 am

        off topic..when is the next immaculate preview?we saw some tweets…

      • November 3, 2013 10:38 am

        More coming tomorrow.

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      November 4, 2013 2:56 pm

      Thought we’d give the CI mem a whirl and see how they looked, I vote for more!

  3. November 3, 2013 3:39 pm

    Very nice gallery, those cracked ice prime mem cards are outstanding. Thanks Tracy!

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      November 4, 2013 2:57 pm

      Thx I thought the CI mem looked great!

  4. November 3, 2013 4:20 pm

    looks greats!! hope some of it will be signed 🙂

  5. November 3, 2013 5:33 pm

    Cool, colorful and shiny. Love it!

    One side negative note:

    Panini America 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Mem (25)

    In this Nerlens Noel GU card, the 76ers logo swatch is upside down in the card. A bit disappointing….

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      November 4, 2013 2:58 pm

      Those headband swatches were small and tough to get centered. Will keep in mind for the future but they turned out great.

      • November 4, 2013 6:54 pm

        I know what you mean. I saw that video a few months back at how the GU cards are made, so I do understand. I wouldn’t necessarily want that job!!! It just briefly caught my eye (due to the 76ers recent good run), and then I went….oooh, it’s upside down.

  6. November 3, 2013 8:08 pm

    Are the packs going to be offered online like the national packs .


    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      November 4, 2013 2:59 pm

      Stay tuned…

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 6, 2013 4:36 am

    Always love the memorabilia cards that are offered up in these promotions. They are pieces like no other.


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