Drool Gallery: The Panini America Box War Prizes for the 2011 National Convention

While the collecting world awaits tomorrow's Sneak Peek extravaganza at the 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention, the Panini America marketing team -- but especially Scott Prusha -- is hard at work feverishly buttoning up our grand plans for the industry's marquee event. Earlier today, Prusha handed me a handsome, just-embossed batch of 1/1¬†autograph and memorabilia cards,¬†a show-stopping assortment of prizes…

Panini Peek: 2011-12 Score Hockey

The best collecting bargain on ice is gearing up for its return to the hockey arena for a whole new season. 2011-12 Score Hockey will ship to the masses in late October packing a massive 500-card base set that includes Season and Playoff Highlights subsets,¬†45¬†Hot Rookies and a limited Hot Rookies SPs rookie subset that will feature players who make…

NHL Draft Contest Winners Announced . . .

At this year's NHL Draft, The Knight's Lance pulled back the curtain and gave collectors a sneak peak at¬†one of the league's marquee events for the cardboard stars of tomorrow. We also promised to give away¬†a few things¬†for those that couldn‚Äôt attend. (more…)

National Intrigue: Panini America Previews Its Redemption Prizes for the 2011 National

As one of the¬†top¬†two vote-getters¬†in our¬†Knight‚Äôs Lance Readers Choice Weekend poll, this story is being¬†brought to you by . . . well . . . you. The following gallery showcases¬†just some of the Panini America wrapper-redemption¬†prizes for the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention. There's no rest for the weary here at Panini America (not that any of us are complaining).…

A Comprehensive Look at Panini America’s 2011 National Wrapper-Redemption Set

As one of the top four vote-getters in our¬†Knight's Lance Readers Choice Weekend poll, this story is being¬†brought to you by . . . well . . . you. Stay tuned throughout the weekend for the additional content that you voted for. You asked for¬†a comprehensive look at the cardboard gold that is Panini America's 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention…

The UPDATED Debut of the 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey Golden Ticket Tracker

First things first: We offer our sincere apologies¬†for just now bringing¬†you this first installment of the eagerly awaited 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey Golden Ticket Tracker. It's been a wild few months around these parts but we've finally devoted our full attention to chronicling the 20 pieces of precious 14-karat gold¬†metal randomly buried inside packs of 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey. To…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: Must-See Stuff from 2010-11 Zenith Hockey

Perhaps lost amid all the pre-release buzz swirling around 2010-11 Dominion Hockey right now is one extremely important fact: Panini America still has a series of absolutely stunning¬†NHL products on the release docket between now and then. 2010-11 Luxury Suite -- out on Wednesday -- is one such product. 2010-11 Zenith Hockey, shipping this week, is another. (more…)

Win a Signed Hat from Edmonton Oilers First Overall Pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Just like last year, the Edmonton Oilers owned the first overall pick in last weekend's 2011 NHL Draft. Just like last year, the team¬†selected a young Canadian who promises to be¬†one of the most collectible¬†rookies in the league as soon as he hits the ice. That ridiculously talented rookie this year is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins,¬†an 18-year-old center…

Panini America Announces Last Three SPs from 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey

After more than two weeks of gradually revealing the identity of the short-printed Rookie Ticket Autographs RCs that have kept¬†collectors guessing -- and buzzing -- since¬†2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey released on May 18, we've reached the final reveal. Since we felt that releasing all of those¬†Rookie Card SPs at once would kind of¬†remove all the mystery, we¬†leaked them gradually over…
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