Panini America Sneaks a Peek at the Highly Anticipated 2019-20 Contenders Optic Basketball

Here's one surefire way you know that collector anticipation for Panini America's upcoming 2019-20 Contenders Optic Basketball is even higher than it has been for most of this season's other new releases (which is quite telling considering anticipation for just about every product has been off the charts): An Instagram post from a few weeks back offering a pre-ink peek…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Boxes of 2019 Contenders Optic Football

Panini America's popular Contenders Optic Football franchise released for the 2019 season last week to a ravenous collector base ready and willing to rip this year's product en masse. Once again, the product delivers a colorful, Prizm-powered counterpart to the company's annual landmark known as Contenders Football. Earlier this week, we ripped a handful of boxes to showcase just what…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019 Contenders Optic Football (40+ Must-See Images)

A new week for Panini America brings with it a plethora of new-release opportunities -- and this week, the stakes are raised just a bit with the arrival of 2019 Contenders Optic Football, 2019-20 Impeccable Basketball and 2020 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball. We're going to devote the early part of this week to Quality Control Gallery previews of all…

Panini America Delivers a Detailed First Look at the Upcoming 2019 Contenders Optic Football

Panini America officials recently sent out preliminary Product Information Solicitations for several exciting new products coming soon enough to a hobby shop or online retailer near you and, over the course of the next few days, we’re sharing that same information with you here on The Knight’s Lance, this time featuring 2019 Contenders Optic Football. In the extensive product preview that follows,…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018-19 Contenders Optic Basketball

"Strikingly attractive" is probably not a phrase most folks would normally associate with basketball trading cards. But then again, most folks likely haven't laid their eyes just yet on Panini America's new 2018-19 Contenders Optic Basketball. But they'll get that chance beginning tomorrow when the product releases in hobby shops across North America. At that point, "strikingly attractive" will make…

Free Kids Breaks, Country’s Top Breakers to Fill Panini America Booth at 2019 National

From the time the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention opens its doors Wednesday afternoon until the show closes for business on Sunday evening, Panini America’s corporate booth once again will be the place to be. Annually the National’s most interactive, engaging and energetic corporate exhibitor, Panini America plans to steal the show one more time this year in Chicago. While many collectors will flock to the…

First Look: Panini America Explores the Upcoming 2018-19 Contenders Optic Basketball

Full disclosure: In the interest of time (and playing catch-up), we’re dedicating the rest of today here at The Knight’s Lance to previewing in rapid-fire fashion the newest products that have been solicited by the Panini America sales team in recent weeks. By our count, we’ve yet to post preliminary product information on eight recent product solicitations from the worlds of baseball, basketball and…

The Short Report: Panini America Reveals SPs and SSPs in 2018 Contenders Optic Football (Part 2)

Now that Panini America’s popular 2018 Contenders Optic Football has enjoyed the luxury of a few weeks on the secondary market, company Product Development officials last week started sharing details surrounding the set’s autograph Short Prints and Super Short Prints. You can check out last week's Part One right here. Today, we're concluding the festivities with Part Two. Autograph SPs are limited…

The Short Report: Panini America Reveals SPs and SSPs in 2018 Contenders Optic Football (Part 1)

Now that Panini America's popular 2018 Contenders Optic Football has enjoyed the luxury of a few weeks on the secondary market, company Product Development officials are ready to start sharing details surrounding the set's autograph Short Prints and Super Short Prints. Beginning with today's part one, we begin unveiling the autograph SPs (limited to 250 or less) and SSPs (limited…