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Almost Everything You Need to Know About Panini America at the 2014 National

July 23, 2014


When it comes to Panini America’s presence at next week’s 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, you’ve heard things, you’ve read things, you’ve seen things and you’ve suspected things over the last several weeks. But for the record, this post will serve as your definitive guide to everything Panini America has planned for one of its biggest weeks of the year.

From wrapper-redemption details to the exclusive Panini VIP Party to special Tools of the Trade Basketball and Donruss Rated Rookie Baseball promotions and seemingly everything in between, keep reading to find out every last detail you need to know to be ready when the I-X Center opens its doors to collectors from around the country next Wednesday at 4 p.m. Be sure to check back with The Knight’s Lance and follow along on Twitter using the hash tag #PaniniNSCC for updates and additional information.

The Panini America Wrapper-Redemption Program
Panini America officials have once again pulled out all of the stops to create a special National card set available through the company’s popular wrapper-redemption program at the show. To participate at the show, collectors must purchase selected Panini America sports card products from approved dealers on the National show floor, bring that unopened product to the Panini America booth and open it in front of a Panini America representative. In exchange for their empty wrappers, collectors will receive the appropriate number of wrapper-redemption packs.

For those Panini collectors who can’t make it to The National, we have plans for you as well, so be sure to check back and follow along on Twitter at #PaniniNSCC. 

Below you’ll find the complete list of eligible products and the number of packs you’ll receive for each box opened at the Panini America booth.

Product Redemption Packs Received
2013 Crown Royale Football 4
2013 Spectra Football 10
2013 Black Football 8
2014 Hot Rookies Football 5
2013-14 Crusade Basketball 4
2013-14 Intrigue Basketball 10
2013-14 Signatures Basketball 8
2013-14 Innovation Basketball 6
2013-14 Select Basketball 8
2013-14 Preferred Basketball 8
2013-14 Spectra Basketball 10
2013-14 Titanium Hockey 6
2013-14 Rookie Anthology Hockey 5
2013-14 Totally Certified Hockey 4
2013-14 Playbook Hockey 4
2013-14 Crown Royale Hockey 5
2013-14 Select Hockey 8
2014 Golden Age Baseball 4
2013 America’s Pastime Baseball 10
2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball 4

For preliminary coverage of our wrapper-redemption plans so far, check out the following links:

Panini America Shares Early Details on 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention Set

Panini America Peeks 2014 National VIP Set Featuring Manziel, Tanaka, Exum, More

Panini America Adds Team Colors, Legends to 2014 National Wrapper Redemption Set

The Panini America Box Wars Schedule
Beginning Thursday, Panini America will conduct five Box Wars contests each day of the show, with the winner of each one receiving a coveted Panini America Black Box. We are also bringing the ever engaging#PaniniWildCard to The National! The last two Box Wars each day will fall under the #PaniniWildCard category and will be determined that day.

Thursday, July 31
11:01 a.m. — 2014 Hot Rookies Football
12:01 p.m. — 2013-14 Crusade Basketball
1:01 p.m. — 2014 Golden Age Baseball
2:01 p.m. — 2013-14 Innovation Basketball
3:01 p.m. — #PaniniWildCard

Friday, August 1
11:o1 a.m. — 2014 Prizm World Cup Soccer
12:01 p.m. — 2014 Hot Rookies Football
1:01 p.m. — 2013-14 Signatures Basketball
2:01 p.m. — 2014 Golden Age Baseball
3:01 p.m. — #PaniniWildCard

Saturday, August 2
11:o1 a.m. — 2014 Golden Age Baseball
12:01 p.m. — 2014 Prizm World Cup Soccer
1:01 p.m. — 2014 Prestige Football
2:01 p.m. — 2013-14 Intrigue Basketball
3:01 p.m. — #PaniniWildCard

Sunday, August 3
11:o1 a.m. — 2013-14 Select Basketball
12:01 p.m. — 2014 Golden Age Baseball
1:01 p.m. — 2013-14 Crusade Basketball
2:01 p.m. — 2014 Prizm World Cup Soccer
3:01 p.m. — #PaniniWildCard

The Panini America VIP Party
For the third straight year, Panini America has put together a truly epic VIP party that promises to be the hottest ticket in town — and the only way to get one is to spend $7,500 on select Panini America products with authorized show dealers Atlanta Sports Cards, Blowout Cards, Chicagoland SportsDave & Adam’s Card World, Marty’s Sports Card Exchange and Steel City Collectibles.

We provided some preliminary information on the party (including qualifying products) last week. We’ll have plenty more to reveal — including an unparalleled guest list — in the coming days.

The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up Program
Once again this year, Panini America Customer Service Manager David Sharp will be on-site to conduct the company’s popular live Redemption Trade-Up Program. We’ll have more details on that right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming days.

Live Case Breaks from the Panini America Booth
Panini America has partnered with the top case-breakers in the industry for a series of live breaks that will take place from the Panini America booth throughout National week. Check the Panini America booth each day for a complete schedule of that day’s breaks.

In addition, Panini America has partnered with the National to participate in the show’s premiere Case Breaker Pavilion. The cornerstone event of the entire Pavilion week promises to arrive Saturday at 11 a.m., when Panini America partners with Layton Sports Cards to break a special preview case of 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball live on center stage during the Grand Case Break. That will be followed by a special 2013-14 Prime Hockey break with STL Sports Cards and the legendary Bobby Hull.

Panini America officials also will offer three free kids breaks throughout the week, with the first one slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday with Ultimate Box Breaks. Interested kids 12 and under can register for the breaks at the Panini America booth.

2014 Tools of the Trade Update Basketball Redemption
We brought you the preliminary details on this one late last week. But collectors will have the chance to get the first LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers jersey card since the legend announced his return as one of six special cards included in the Tools of the Trade Update Basketball redemption set.

Beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m., Panini America will distribute blind-wrapped Tools of the Trade Update jersey cards to the first 220 collectors who bring selected unopen boxes of Panini America NBA trading cards to the Panini America booth. Distribution will begin at 4 p.m. each day and will be limited to 220 cards each day.

2014 Donruss Baseball Rated Rookie Redemption
As if you needed one more reason to get excited about Panini America’s presence at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, well, here it is. Panini America has created special three-card Rated Rookie Wrapper Trade-In packs (featuring Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Abreu and Yordano Ventura) that include a special National stamp. Beginning Wednesday at 5 p.m., the first 50 collectors who bring an unopened box of 2014 Donruss Baseball to the booth will receive a pack. The promotion is limited to the first 50 collectors each day.

More To Come . . .
Be sure to check The Knight’s Lance  for more details and late-breaking updates.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. mikeyz84 permalink
    July 23, 2014 11:13 am

    Wish I could make it!

  2. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 23, 2014 11:31 am

    Some day…some day…

  3. July 23, 2014 11:50 am

    Again, Panini America leads the way in promoting the hobby. This is great. See you in Cleveland.

  4. Randy permalink
    July 23, 2014 11:54 am

    What happened to National Treasures basketball not releasing next week?

    • July 23, 2014 4:35 pm

      It is not releasing this week. Release date is August 20.

      • Randy permalink
        July 23, 2014 5:19 pm

        There is a NT basketball case break happening at the breakers pavilion, is that a promotional case or something?

      • July 23, 2014 5:43 pm

        Yes, that’s a special preview case.

  5. Notorious B.O.B. permalink
    July 23, 2014 12:00 pm

    Each year is bigger and better. I can’t wait.

  6. July 23, 2014 12:50 pm

    Reblogged this on Locating Frankenstein's Brain.

  7. July 23, 2014 1:16 pm

    Any idea when the Wrapper Redemption will start and how long it’ll run on Thursday? Thanks!

  8. July 23, 2014 2:38 pm

    Why isn’t 2013-14 Panini Contenders hockey part of the wrapper redemption program?

    • July 23, 2014 9:59 pm

      I agree!! That’s what I was planning on getting if I can make it to the show.

      I hope that they will be added to the list soon, as that’s a pretty big omission when it was just recently released.

  9. Ryan S. permalink
    July 23, 2014 4:07 pm

    Any chance of seeing a checklist? Pictures of the game used/auto cards? And what about the 10 Jersey RC /99 cards from the base set?

    Thanks in advance……

    • July 23, 2014 4:33 pm

      Working on getting images of those soon. Stay tuned.

      • Ryan permalink
        July 23, 2014 6:56 pm

        My man! Always on top of it. See you in 1 week my friend.

  10. July 24, 2014 1:41 am

    Getting excited for the show! It can’t come any sooner! See you in Cleveland Tracy & Gang!

  11. July 24, 2014 7:28 am

    Thanks and waiting for details on online orders for the National packs as well. Great that you offer that to those who can’t make it to the National!

  12. kenny kerr permalink
    July 24, 2014 11:31 am

    wish the vip party wasnt so expensive sadly wont be able to attend that unless i end up winning the lottery between now and then

  13. July 27, 2014 1:06 pm

    Looking forward to the opportunity to pick up a box via for some extra packs, Global Break Day is just around the corner! Thanks Tracy!

  14. July 28, 2014 10:13 pm

    So Tracy, is it final that the 2013-14 Contenders Hockey will not be eligible for the promo packs? 😦

    This will be the first National I’ve ever attended and was looking forward to going crazy and getting a several boxes of hockey, and was really looking forward to doing Contenders @ the booth.

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