Panini Peek: 2013 Triple Play Baseball

It's no stretch to say that Panini America's 2012 Triple Play Baseball was one of the most enjoyable, affordable, fun-for-all-ages trading card releases of the year. With its entertaining mix of colorful illustrations, wearable Eye Blacks, temporary tattoos and stickers, Triple Play reemerged this season with a frolicking, fervent flair all its own. That's the good news. The better news?…

Panini America Thanksgiving Day Giveaway

Today is a day for giving thanks . . . and a day for watching football. With Black Friday just hours away, we need SOMETHING to hold us over. While turkey and stuffing seem to be the obvious choice, one can't help but get wrapped up in one of the greatest football days of the year. Shortly after Santa makes his…

PPI Special Report: NBA Hoops Autograph SPs Set Off Post-Fourth Fireworks

It's been awhile since the Panini Price Index has made an appearance.  Since our last report, there has been considerable buzz surrounding the announcement of short print autographs in 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball. In fact, some of the SP Autos are fetching considerable dollars on the secondary market prompting a very special edition of the PPI. Along with a list…

Local Hobby Shops and iCollectPanini.com Offer Exclusive Cards Honoring NHL Draft

The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angles Kings selected Nick Ebert with the last pick of the 2012 NHL Draft on Saturday afternoon, NHL fans emptied the CONSOL Energy Center in anticipation of the 2012-13 season. Panini America officials were on location in Pittsburgh all weekend long gathering content from several NHL prospects, including No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov as well as Ryan Murray, Alex Galchenyuk and Griffin Reihnart.…

Panini America Packing for Pittsburgh and the 2012 NHL Draft (Preview & Gallery)

Officials at Panini America announced today their plans for the upcoming 2012 NHL Draft, being held later this week -- June 22-23 -- at the CONSOL Energy Center, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Panini America will aim to please hockey collectors with a version of their trademark wrapper-redemption program. Panini has developed a seven-card Pittsburgh Penguins Team Set using the popular…

Demystifying Panini America's 2011-12 NBA Dual Rookie Redemption Programs

Almost since the day it was announced more than five months ago, Panini America's decision to include a unique Dual Rookie Redemption program in three of its 2011-12 NBA products has been the subject of many a spirited hobby discussion. And those discussions have only intensified in the few weeks since the first redemption cards made their debut in 2011-12 Past…

PPI Special Report: Skyrocketing Values of Key 2011 Panini Preferred Basketball Cards

Last week we brought the first of what's sure to be many fun-filled segments of what we call the Weekly Panini Price Index (PPI for short). As this segment continues to evolve, we couldn't help but turn your attention to the astronomical dollar values that 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball continue to yield after only a few short weeks on the market. At $200 per box,…

The Weekly Panini Price Index (PPI): Justin Bieber 2.0 Auto Card Fetches Huge Bucks

There's been a firestorm debate between the mainstream media and passionate card collectors lately about the current health of the trading card category. Given the magnitude of the brouhaha, we thought it would be fun to start a weekly segment on The Knight's Lance that features the sell of a big-ticket trading card of a newsworthy entertainer or athlete. Hopefully along the way…

Andy Dalton, Clyde Gates Visit Panini HQ to Sign Their 2011 Playbook Football Cards

Next month Panini America's 2011 NFL product calendar will conclude with the highly anticipated release of 2011 Panini Playbook Football. One of the highlights of the striking collection is the hard-signed RPS Rookie Booklet subset, seeded one per box. As luck would have it, two of the featured subjects from the 2011 NFL Draft Class stopped by the Panini America offices…
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