Panini America Plans Prizm Hockey Release for 2012-13 Rookie Anthology (Gallery)

LAS VEGAS -- Hockey collectors were treated to some exciting discussions at this week's¬†2013¬†Industry Summit as news focused on the 2013-14 double rookie crop, which left everyone looking forward to collecting some stick-and-puck next season. Before we jump too far ahead and start looking toward next year, there was one interesting Panini America development revealed during the Summit that had…

Video: Panini America Trails Geno Smith on Tour of Super Bowl XLVII’s Radio Row

NEW ORLEANS -- On a whirlwind tour of Super Bowl XLVII's Radio Row inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday afternoon, top-rated 2013 NFL Draft prospect Geno Smith steadfastly made the rounds, talking to everyone from ESPN to¬†NBC Sports to CBS Sports to Sirius XM and seemingly every big media outlet in between. Smith's talking points on that…

Spirit of St. Louis: Blues Stars Shine During Friday Night Signing with Panini America

Friday night, roughly 24 hours before the St. Louis Blues' well-earned 4-3 road victory over the Dallas Stars, Panini America's Alex Carbajal sat down with several key members of the Blues' win in a wine-cellar basement of a posh Dallas hotel for a productive signing sure to benefit the company's remaining 2012-13 NHL trading card products. The good-spirited, sharp-dressed St.…

2012 Black Football, 2012 Absolute Football: Panini America at the Production Facility

I was recently over at the Panini America production facility getting a good look at some of the hot¬†upcoming promotional cards we are producing (Black Friday, anyone?), when I came across some in-progress gems from 2012 Black Football and 2012 Absolute Football. While more images will come, I thought these were worth showing off today. Stay tuned to The Knight's…

Video: Panini America Takes Ryan Kesler’s Game-Used Stick from the Ice to the Insert

Seven months ago today, Panini America's Alex Carbajal and Tracy Hackler embarked on a most fascinating voyage. The objective? Document every painstaking step required to transform one game-used hockey stick from Vancouver Canucks superstar Ryn Kesler into a rare handful of unique trading cards. The journey began in late February with the short drive from Panini America HQ to Dallas'…

And So It Begins: Panini America Preparing 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey Autos

The often-arduous journey to producing a predominantly hard-signed trading card release can be a grueling, obstacle-filled test of patience and production. But the payoff, both for collectors¬†and all of us here at Panini America, is a compelling set that stands the test of time -- which is a perfect summation of the upcoming 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey. The newest addition…

Panini America On Location: Putting a Nail in Night One of the 2012 NHL Draft

PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ¬†In what's becoming an annual tradition, Panini America officials spent another late first night at the NHL Draft. This year, Panini America captured photos and autographs from a talented young group of hopefuls at the CONSOL Energy Center as the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted Round One of the 2012 NHL Draft. Company officials spent quality time with several young prospects…
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