Panini America Spies the Memorabilia Cards Coming to the 2015 National Set (Gallery)
This time next week, all collecting eyes will be firmly fixed on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., the site of the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention. And for many of those fans visiting Chicago for the big show, the massive Panini America booth that anchors the corporate pavilion will be the primary destination for any number of reasons.
Whether show-goers are participating in the company’s epic wrapper-redemption program, taking advantage of the Live Redemption Trade-Up Program, participating in or watching the many group breaks in the booth, qualifying for a coveted ticket to the exclusive Panini National VIP Party, redeeming their six-card VIP set, or simply soaking up the ambiance, the Panini America booth promises to be the place to be.
But for most National visitors, this show revolves around the Panini America wrapper-redemption experience — and 2015 promises to be no different. We’ve showcased many aspects of this year’s wrapper-redemption program in recent weeks here on The Knight’s Lance — from the base set to the insert sets to the sketch cards — but we’re intensifying our preview coverage starting today.
Below, we provide the first of many galleries showcasing the unique memorabilia, autograph and parallel cards lining Panini America’s magical, silver-foiled 2015 National redemption packs. Today’s tease focuses on the set’s unique array of base memorabilia cards — including NFL Draft hats, NBA Draft Combine jerseys, player-worn gloves, player-worn jerseys, popular sweat-soaked towels from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere and more. In the coming days, we’ll have so much more to show.
But before we get to the images, we first need to provide specifics on just how this year’s program will work. 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.
|2014-15 Donruss Basketball||4|
|2014-15 NBA Hoops Basketball||4|
|2014-15 Paramount Basketball||7|
|2014-15 Prestige Basketball||7|
|2014-15 Prizm Basketball||4|
|2014-15 Totally Certified Basketball||4|
|2015 Cooperstown Baseball||8|
|2015 Donruss Baseball||4|
|2015 Elite Baseball||4|
|2015 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball||4|
|2015 Clear Vision Football||4|
|2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football||8|
|2015 Prestige Football||6|
|2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football||5|
|2015 Country Music||6|
OK, now that you know what products qualify and how many redemption packs you’ll get for each box of those products, let’s start unveiling the eye candy. Stay tuned tomorrow for a look at the set’s loaded autograph lineup.