Absolutely Floored: Panini America Offers a New Glimpse Inside the Production Facility

May 30, 2013

Panini America May 29 Printing Facility (6)

It never, ever, ever gets old. Ever. I could walk the Panini America printing facility floor every day for the rest of my career and likely not grow tired of its bountiful sights and its tangible buzz. In fact, I had the distinct pleasure of doing that again yesterday, primarily to document the production of two truly spectacular memorabilia cards. (We’ll have more on that later.)

But in between videoing the different stages of production, I did my best to take in everything else that was going on around me, too . . . like 2013 Prestige Football . . . and 2013 USA Baseball Champions . . . and 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball . . . and 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey . . . and 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball . . . and 2012-13 Signatures Basketball . . . 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball . . . and 2012-13 Crusade Basketball . . .

It was another wonderment-filled whirlwind of activity that had me rubber-necking at something new seemingly every few steps. Here’s hoping the following gallery does a good job of showing you what I saw yesterday. A few thoughts before you get started:

  • The Black Gold Prime Memorabilia cards coming in 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball are phenomenal
  • One of the coolest-looking designs I saw yesterday was the Class Masters insert coming to 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball
  • The base design for 2013 Prestige Football is colorful, bold and shiny — all good things
  • Man, that’s a lot of 2012-13 Rookie Anthology and 2013 USA Baseball Champions boxes

Now, to the gallery . . .