Sixers Rookie Matisse Thybulle Impresses During 2019 NBA Player of the Day Grand Prize Event

Furlong, Pa. -- Both literally and figuratively, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle seemed larger than life last week to 11-year-old Quinn Slack and his buddies. After all, it's not every day that you have a 6-5, 200-pound NBA player in your living room . . . on your driveway basketball hoop . . . sitting next to you opening a…

Keeping It 100: Panini America Staff Writers Take You Behind the Scenes at the 2019 NFLPA Rookie Premiere

By Ram Luthra & Nolan Imsande The NFL’s 100th season is finally here, and the league is celebrating its landmark year in a big way by rolling out new jerseys and new footballs, which feature a commemorative logo for the centennial campaign. And there’s no better way to praise the past than by flaunting its future — and the upcoming…

2018 Donruss Baseball and Panini America’s Debut of Shohei Ohtani (Preview Gallery)

The fabled Donruss Baseball franchise has been an essential part of the collecting landscape for almost 40 years. But when 2018 Donruss Baseball arrives in hobby shops across North America in early March, it will include something no other Donruss launch in history ever has: Japanese baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani. The outstanding pitcher-outfielder will bring his immense two-way talents to…

Behind the Scenes Inside the Panini America NBA All-Star VIP Suite (Video & Gallery)

NEW ORLEANS -- Last Saturday in New Orleans, Panini America celebrated NBA All-Star Weekend in the heart of Champions Square with a festive, fun and engaging All-Star VIP Suite on the fifth floor of Benson Tower. Throughout the day, top NBA rookies Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray, Marquese Chriss and Buddy Hield stopped by to sign autographs for upcoming Panini America…

Steelers C Valerian Ume-Ezeoke Documents Productive First Week at Panini America

Editor’s Note: As part of the NFLPA Externship program, Pittsburgh Steelers center Valerian Ume-Ezeoke is spending three weeks at Panini America working in the Production, Prepress, Product Development, Acquisitions and Marketing departments. Each Friday during his externship, Ume-Ezeoke will document his time inside Panini America HQ. This is his first dispatch. Playing in the NFL, you never think about the…

Nice Shot: Panini America Goes Behind the Scenes at 2016 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Brandon Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, effortlessly nailing a no-look, back-to-the-basket, over-his-head heave from just inside the three-point arc. Marquese Chriss of the Phoenix Suns, as requested, firing a series of perfect passes into the face of a smartphone-wielding cameraman. Buddy Hield of the New Orleans Pelicans drilling seemingly every shot he…

A Trip to Remember: Panini America Recaps 2016 Spring Training Road Trip (Gallery)

PHOENIX -- Bolstered by some of the brightest young stars in baseball, top West Coast group breakers and a sincere desire to acquire compelling content (autographs, memorabilia, photography, social media) that will drive Panini America baseball products all season long, the 2016 Panini Spring Training Road Trip successfully concluded Wednesday night. In three short years, the two-state, 10-day event has…

Redskins TE & NFLPA Extern Ray Hamilton Chronicles Final Week at Panini America

Editor’s Note: As part of the NFLPA Externship program, Washington Redskins tight end Ray Hamilton is spending three weeks at Panini America working in the Product Development, Acquisitions and Marketing departments. Each week during his externship, Hamilton will document his time inside Panini America HQ. This is his third and final dispatch. I could honestly write a lengthy dissertation on…

Redskins TE & NFLPA Extern Ray Hamilton Chronicles Second Week at Panini America

Editor’s Note: As part of the NFLPA Externship program, Washington Redskins tight end Ray Hamilton is spending three weeks at Panini America working in the Product Development, Acquisitions and Marketing departments. Each week during his externship, Hamilton will document his time inside Panini America HQ. This is his second dispatch. Day 7 Monday, February 22 This week I spent time…

Redskins TE & NFLPA Extern Ray Hamilton Chronicles First Week at Panini America

Editor's Note: As part of the NFLPA Externship program, Washington Redskins tight end Ray Hamilton is spending three weeks at Panini America working in the Product Development, Acquisitions and Marketing departments. Each Friday during his externship, Hamilton will document his time inside Panini America HQ. This is his first dispatch. I really had no clue what to expect coming into…
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