Carter-Williams vs. Oladipo: Examining the Value Impact of Epic Rookie Showdown

Two of this season's most high-profile NBA rookies -- the 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams and Orlando's Victor Oladipo, both Panini America exclusives -- staged a performance for the ages Tuesday night in Philadelphia, a spectacular double-overtime thriller during which both players posted triple-doubles and, in the process, delivered a massive boost to the perceived collectible value of the entire 2013-14 NBA…

Michael Carter-Williams Frenzy Highlights First Week of 2013-14 NBA Hoops Release

It's only appropriate that 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams wears No. 1 on his boldly colored Philadelphia jersey. After all, that's where Carter-Williams ranks -- on rookie leader boards, on realized auction prices and on trading card Hot Lists throughout the industry after his blistering first week in the NBA. The 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Carter-Williams…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Early Box of 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball

Cue the trumpets, confetti cannons and arena-rocking tunes: The 2013-14 NBA collecting season triumphantly begins tomorrow with the long-awaited release of Panini America's 2013-14 NBA Basketball. With its 50-card Hobby Jumbo packs and vibrant variety of inserts, aesthetics and photography, this year's edition of the venerable NBA Hoops brand is dressed to thrill. This morning, we had the distinct opportunity…

Panini America Delivering its Show-Stealing VIP Party to the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo

There's a juicy rumor making industry rounds these days about Panini America's exclusive, hottest-ticket-in-town VIP Party from the last two National Sports Collectors Conventions. According to reports we've received from north of the border, our Canadian neighbors are convinced that Panini America is bringing that party to next month's 2013 Toronto Fall Expo for the first time. Today, we'll let you…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball (106 Pics)

Captivating action photography. A strikingly crisp, white-bordered design. The first NBA Rookie Cards of the 2013-14 season. The first rookie autographs of the new season. Once-in-a-blue-moon chase hits. Border-color variations. Card-back variations. Artist's Proofs. A robust variety of both image- and design-based inserts. Look, if I have to sit here and rattle off everything that makes 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball…

Panini America Hosts, Embraces Industry’s Top Case Breakers at the 2013 National

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- As the popularity of online case breaking has grown, so has Panini America's efforts to support the hobby's exploding phenomenon. For the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, the company took things a step further to embrace the role of online breakers in the industry by hosting live case breaks at the Panini America booth on…

Panini America Inks Exclusive Deals with 12 Top Picks in Advance of 2013 NBA Draft

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NBA, announced today that it has reached exclusive trading card agreements with 12 projected first-round picks in advance of Thursday’s 2013 NBA Draft, including projected No. 1 overall pick Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), and fellow projected top-five selections Ben McLemore (Kansas), Otto Porter…

Panini Unwrapped Lunch Special: Taco Bell, NBA Hoops Trading Cards and a Contest

During a recent and overwhelmingly satisfying lunch break, Panini America's Jason Howarth, Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha took a quick trip up the highway to the nearest Taco Bell for a savory combination of Doritos Locos Tacos, NBA Hoops trading cards and one insanely good time. In fact, when the trio finally consumed the seemingly countless kid's meals they'd ordered,…
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