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Panini America Delivers Preliminary Details on 2016 National VIP Party in Atlantic City

August 1, 2016

2016 National VIP

For most collectors who attend the National Sports Collectors Convention every summer, the industry’s marquee consumer event is essentially a five-day celebration of collecting passion. But during each of the last four years, Panini America has breathed new life into that celebration with its exclusive — and quite breathtaking — National VIP Party.

Anyone lucky enough to have attended the Panini America National VIP Party in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 will tell you that there’s no other party quite like it. From the guest list to the goodies to the food to the fun, Panini America’s National VIP Party has not only become the talk of the National Sports Collectors Convention — it’s talked about for days, weeks, months and even years afterward, too.

On August 6 in Atlantic City, the Panini America National VIP Party returns, intent on another epic night. And considering that previous guests have included Mike TysonJoe Namath, Kyrie IrvingYasiel Puig, Jose Canseco, Julius Erving, Dominique Wilkins, Tom Glavine, Pedro Martinez, Johnny Damon and so many more, you can bet that Panini America officials have another jaw-dropping list of stars to headline this year’s gala.

Once again this year, the only way to gain admission to the exclusive, invite-only event is to qualify for a ticket by purchasing selected Panini America product at the National from one of four approved National VIP Party vendors (Atlanta Sports CardsBlowout Cards, Dave & Adam’s Card World and Steel City Collectibles).

VIP Party attendees also will receive National Silver Packs at the Panini America booth upon qualifying. They’ll also receive special Gold VIP packs at the party Saturday night and autographed 8 by 10s from every VIP guest in attendance.

For 2016, Panini America officials have added an exciting new Super VIP level that will include double the typical VIP Party swag, exclusive VIP access to the star-studded list of guests, exclusive serial numbered autographed photos (including one piece suitable for framing), a Super VIP Black Box, an exclusive Panini Authentic autographed memorabilia piece and much more.

For both VIPs and Super VIPs, the party delivers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub elbows with sports royalty in a laid-back atmosphere.

We’ll have plenty more on the Panini America 2016 National VIP Party and the company’s presence at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in the coming days and weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But just to give you a taste of what the National VIP Party is all about, check out the links below . . .

Panini America, Sports Legends Pack Punch During 2015 National VIP Party (Gallery)

Cleveland Rocked: Panini America, Big Stars Make Magic at 2014 National VIP Party

Panini America VIP Party Steals the Show at 2013 National Convention (Gallery)

Night to Remember: Scenes from the Panini America 2012 National VIP Party

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2016 5:50 pm

    The Panini VIP Party is the highlight of The National for me and my friends. Thanks Panini for a great party.

  2. ericjoshua permalink
    August 1, 2016 7:41 pm

    Hopefully we will be VIP Too!!!

  3. Nick permalink
    August 1, 2016 8:38 pm

    Once again, Panini provides to fans with the cash.

  4. August 3, 2016 6:00 am

    Looking forward to seeing the coverage of the event. I’ll be one and done on Friday so I won’t be in attendance but finally getting to meet you in person, Tracy, is all the VIP treatment I’ll need!

  5. Randy permalink
    April 21, 2017 8:44 pm

    How do people qualify to get into this party? I’ve never been to the National before but I’m seriously considering it…just want to know what I have to do (and how much I need to spend) in order to qualify. Thanks!

    • April 26, 2017 6:01 pm

      Guests qualify buy purchasing a certain amount of Panini America products at the show from selected dealers. We’ll have a lot more details about the 2017 event as the National draws closer. Stay tuned.

      • Randy Ip permalink
        April 26, 2017 7:39 pm

        Thanks for the reply. Just a quick clarification, if I purchase a certain amount am I guaranteed to get in or is it lottery after that? Thanks again!

      • May 3, 2017 11:53 am

        Should be guaranteed while spots last and provided you buy from one of the selected retailers.

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