Next Wave of 2021 UFC Select NFT Blockchain Hits Next Week with Gold Prizms, Color Blasts and Gold Vinyl Prizms

If you happened to miss out on the first wave of Panini America's 2021 UFC Select NFT Blockchain releases in late August, well, you're likely not alone. The launch was overwhelmingly well-received and the cards in that first wave (first-wave base cards, Global Icons inserts and Tie-Dye inserts) sold out quickly. The good news, of course, is that the second…

The Panini Digital Weekly Update: Free Player of the Week Color Blast Emoji Cards for Contest Entries, Exclusive Variations and More

It's Week 2 Contest Time in the NFL Blitz Digital Trading Card App and we’re excited to throw in a brand new element! All season long, we will be picking a Player of the Week to honor with a custom-designed Color Blast Emoji card. These cards will not be available in packs week to week and the only way to…

The Panini Digital Weekly Update: Contests are Back, App-Exclusive Variations and More

Congratulations! We’ve made it through the long football-less winter (well, really, summer, but you get what the point) and, as the stadium lights heat up and the fresh lines get painted on the field, we are excited to bring back contests in the Panini America NFL Blitz Digital Trading Card App. Just like last year, we have a wide variety…

Khabib Global Icons Challenge Headlines Historic First Day of 2021 UFC Select NFT Blockchain Action

Panini America and UFC made history earlier today with the release of the first-ever UFC NFT trading cards with two distinct 2021 UFC Select NFT Blockchain drops: A base-pack launch at 10 a.m. CST and a Global Icons insert-pack drop at 3 p.m. Although the Global Icons drop was more limited than the base-pack drop, it's worth noting that it…

UFC and Panini America Partner to Deliver Historic, First-Ever UFC NFT Trading Cards

The first packs will be available August 9 and August 10 at 10 a.m. CT on the Panini NFT Blockchain platform UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and Panini America, the world's largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card manufacturer of UFC, announced today the introduction of the first-ever UFC NFT trading cards.  The…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2021 UFC Select Arrives Tomorrow . . . And It Is Spectacular

Panini America is set to make UFC trading card history for the second time this year tomorrow when the highly anticipated 2021 UFC Select arrives in hobby shops across North America. The juggernaut Select brand has enjoyed an astronomical ascension in recent years across all sports, but it's never been done quite . . . like . . . this.…

Panini America’s 2020-21 Select Basketball Retail Will Give Collectors the Blues — In a Good Way

Say this about Panini America's upcoming and highly anticipated 2020-21 Select Basketball: It won't be difficult -- at all -- for fans and collectors to differentiate the hobby version from its retail counterpart. The latter, as you're about the find out, boasts the bold, blue base cards. That's it. That's the tell . . . and it's fantastic. In a…

Talking UFC Select, Panini Instant, The National and More in Episode No. 6 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast”

In this absolutely PACKED episode No. 6 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast,” hosts Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha talk this week’s National Sports Collectors Convention, this week’s 2021 NBA Draft, this week’s releases of Select Basketball and Select UFC, and so much more. Also in this episode . . . (more…)

Watch Episode No. 1 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast”

In last week's pilot episode of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast,” hosts Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha gave you just a taste of what to expect from a weekly series that will take you inside Panini America HQ for an insightful dive into the sports world and its impact on the sports card hobby. For this week's Episode No. 1, we pull the curtain back just a bit…
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