Panini Peek Preview: 2012 Certified Football

Yes, I understand that the buzz surrounding the just-arriving 2012 Prestige Football has reached a fever pitch and that excitement for the Prestige brand is literally at an all-time high. And, yes, I'm aware that 2012 Certified Football doesn't arrive for another 11 weeks or so. But something else I know is this: There's likely not a more popular recurring…

The Panini America Drool Gallery: Peeking 2011-12 Limited Basketball's Early Arrivals

As the 2012 NBA Playoffs carom quickly into the Conference Finals, hoops activity inside Panini America headquarters is heating up at a similar clip. In the last few days, we've been pleasantly inundated with heaping helpings of on-card autograph arrivals for highly anticipated products such as 2011-12 Limited Basketball and 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball. Most of the gems that have…

Panini Peek: 2012 Rookies & Stars Football

So much has changed in the collectibles hobby since the Rookies & Stars brand first burst onto the football landscape way back in 1998. To be sure, the product has undergone many changes, upgrades, modifications and revisions in that time. But as Panini America officials ready the 15th-anniversary edition to launch in mid-August, know this: 2012 Rookies & Stars Football…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Limited Baseball (62 Must-See Images)

The Panini America Baseball team started its week off right Monday morning by overseeing the final stages of packout for 2011 Limited Baseball, a diversely appealing product that includes a potent mix of current stars, all-time greats and the game's most promising prospects -- as well as healthy doses of autographs and game-worn memorabilia from all three groups. 2011 Limited…

Massive Gallery: Panini America Packs Out 2011-12 Limited Hockey (28 Must-See Pics)

Assistant NHL Brand Manager Tim Trout, one of¬†Panini America's newest hires, continues to make positive impressions on the marketing ¬†department and on readers of The Knight's Lance. Friday afternoon, Trout pulled quality control and packout duty at the Panini America production for the highly anticipated 2011-12 Limited Hockey. Before he left, he stopped by to see if there was anything…

Massive Gallery: On Location at Packout for 2011 Limited Football (54 Must-See Pics)

Panini America VP of Production Stephanie Carlson and NFL Brand Manager Carlos Torrez¬†spent a blissful Thursday morning at the company printing facility overseeing the final pre-release stages of 2011 Limited Football. I was lucky enough to tag along. What I discovered were some of the most attractive Rookie Cards of the season, some captivating Legends base cards and, generally, a…

Before the Autographs: Previewing 2011-12 Limited Hockey’s Back to the Future Insert

There's a lot to like¬†in the upcoming release of 2011-12 Limited Hockey. But one insert in particular -- the dual-signed Back to the Future Autographs -- is sure to be among the product's most coveted inclusions. Every card in the¬†compelling insert unites¬†one¬†current superstar with one¬†all-time great (along with¬†their respective autographs), and the many generation-spanning, franchise-focused¬†pairings will most certainly provide wantlist…

New Autograph Arrivals Guaranteed to Heat Up Panini America’s Coming NHL Products

As the 2011-12 NHL season enters the frozen winter months, the¬†on-card autograph arrivals hitting Panini America headquarters on a daily basis will most certainly keep collectors warm -- and likely downright scorching -- as the temperature continues to drop. In¬†just the last few days we've received several notable on-card inclusions for upcoming products such as 2011-12 Pinnacle and 2011-12 Limited,…
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