On the Routing Table: Contenders Football, Crown Royale Hockey, Century Collection

I went snooping near the back of the building late Wednesday afternoon to see what I could find that could tide us over during the Thanksgiving holiday. Well, I found a most bountiful harbinger harvest at the trusty routing table, a veritable cornucopia of product-previewing goodness. On this particular afternoon, I was treated to pre-production paperwork for premier Panini America…

Quality Controlling 2010-11 Donruss Hockey

Hey, remember earlier this week when I brought you that early look at 2010-11 Donruss Hockey? Turns out those were retail quality control cases yielding those sneak peeks. On Wednesday, Panini America Hockey Brand Manager Al Muir and Assistant Brand Manager Clint Hall had the pleasure of quality controlling two hobby cases of the highly anticipated product that releases next…

‘Whose Autographs Arrived Today?’ Contest Answers Revealed, Winner Announced

OK, so last week we unveiled a "Whose Autographs Arrived Today?" contest and asked visitors to identify 12 unidentified autographs from that day's list of arrivals. Well, judging by the overwhelming response (thank you very much), this appears to be a contest worth revisiting sooner rather than later. While we included quite a few "gimmes" on our list of 12,…

Promotions Add Pop to Panini’s Official NFL, NHL Sticker & Album Collections

It's one thing to have the launch of Panini America's official NFL Sticker & Album Collection announced in the middle of Times Square for everyone to see. It's something else altogether grass-rootsy and different -- yet perhaps every bit as effective -- to have almost 600,000 albums and more than 1.5 million sheets of stickers (covering both the NFL and NHL collections) distributed absolutely free inside market-leading newspapers…

An Early Look at 2010-11 Donruss Hockey

I'm not bragging or anything, but I had the chance earlier today to bust two early boxes of 2010-11 Donruss Hockey in the name of "quality control." Suffice it to say, I was impressed with what I saw and I'm quite certain you will be, too. Donruss Hockey, which includes hockey's celebrated Fans of the Game premiere, is another old-school-style set (on the heels of…

Behind the Scenes: Panini America at Packout (with exclusive video)

The long list of my sports heroes actually isn't long at all. John Elway's at the top, followed by the likes of Carlton Fisk, Vance Johnson, Ed McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Larry Fitzgerald, Clint Dolezel and Will Pettis. That's about it. But after the events of Friday morning, I'm contemplating adding one more to the list: John Mata. Who's John Mata?…

Bang for the Bucks: 2010-11 Score Hockey Delivers Record-Setting ROI

The ultra-passionate hockey collecting community has been buzzing about the release of 2010-11 Score Hockey for months. When the product finally released to open arms in early November, it was universally cheered for its everybody's-welcome price point (99 cents per pack), its old-school design and development nuances and the inclusion of scarce, history-making Recollection Collection BuyBack Autographs of key 1990-91 Score singles.…

‘Whose Autographs Arrived Today?’ Another Can’t-Miss Panini America Contest.

Think you know autographs? We're about to find out. But first, a little background. The almost-daily "autos in house" emails from our very own Rosalinda Rios represent arguably the most anticipated and enlightening pieces of interoffice communication that many of us receive on a regular basis. As the title of their subject line suggests, Rios' late-morning e-missives provide a complete rundown…
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