Scorching: Panini America Peeks Fireworks Insert in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball

With the 2012 NBA Playoffs set to begin today, it's obvious that things are about to heat up in arenas across the league. But it's getting hot inside Panini America HQ right about now, too. Next week, the unique 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball begins packing out with a refreshing, new-meets-old mix of players and printing technologies that should be warmly embraced by hoops…

Showstoppers: Panini America Previews the Black Box Hits Headed to Industry Summit

The anticipation is palpable. Panini America's Black Boxes are coming. With the 2012 Industry Summit now less than two weeks away, Panini America officials -- including project point man Scott Prusha -- are steadfastly putting the finishing touches on the legendary Black Boxes that have come to virtually define one of the sports collectibles industry's most important events. And if the…

The Books of Love: Panini America Previews 2011 Preferred Basketball’s Booklet Bliss

This morning, in the far back corner of the Panini America production facility (to the left of all the heavy machinery that prints, cuts, stamps, shrink wraps and otherwise wows me every single time I go), I watched as our NBA brand managers, Keith Hower and Wes Elliott, put the finishing touches on the hand-collation process for 2011 Preferred Basketball. OK,…

Panini America Behind the Scenes: Packing out 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball

For those countless passionate collectors out there who've waited way too long for some new NBA trading cards to consume, we've got terrific news: Panini America's 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball is coming -- and it is spectacular. That's my quick assessment of the product after spending most of the morning with Keith Hower and Wes Elliott -- two of Panini America's…

A Shocking Look at 10 Key Jeremy Lin Cards and their Staggering 8,100% Value Increase

Just when you think Jeremy Lin's mesmerizing, planet-gripping ascension into international superstardom can't possibly grow any richer, the kid goes and drops a game-winning 3-pointer against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night to cap a furious comeback for the New York Knicks' sixth straight victory. And just like that, a new chapter was written on what just might be the…

Panini America Rewind: The Knight’s Lance Super Bowl XLVI Week in Review

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Panini America crew hit town Monday morning in preparation for an unprecedented six-day  Super Bowl span that included seemingly countless blog posts, Tweets, Facebook status updates and a monumental slate of marketing activation. In fact, with so much going on, it's quite possible that you might have missed some key Panini America developments in the last 144…

Panini Peek Preview: 2011-12 NBA Hoops

After more than a year of slow, steady buildup that included special preview cards at last year's NBA All-Star Game, Panini America is finally ready to unveil more details about the highly anticipated return of NBA Hoops to the trading card market. The company's 2011-12 NBA Hoops release, set to arrive March 14, is a true-to-theme throwback to the landmark…

A Panini Unwrapped Special Edition: The Must-See 2011 Video Highlight Reel

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gd9ZYvPk9k&w=585&h=327] What better way to highlight a banner 2011 for Panini America than a special must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped that details all of the excitement, special guests, gaffes and surprises from a simply scintillating year. Special thanks to Tom "The Ripper" Key for producing this award-worthy compilation video. And thanks to all the loyal Panini America collectors who…

Panini America’s Revolutionary HRX Cards Get Star Treatment on FOX News Channel

While much of the sports collecting world descended upon Rosemont, Ill., last week for the 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, others around the country enjoyed a National experience from the comfort of their own living rooms compliments of FOX News Channel. The news-gathering giant last weekend began rotating a lengthy segment on Panini America's HRX Video Trading Cards, showcasing footage of the innovative cards themselves…
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