Panini America Provides a Quick Guide to Short-Printed Base Variations in 2019-20 Spectra Basketball

The highly anticipated hobby edition of Panini America's new 2019-20 Spectra Basketball released today and astute collectors already have discovered one simple truth about the product's base set: There are short-printed variations for several key veterans and rookies. In fact, there are 25 cards on the checklist with variations -- 13 veterans and 12 rookies. Perhaps the most important question…

The Short Report: Panini America Reveals SPs and SSPs in 2019 Contenders Football (Part 1)

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2019 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops across North America earlier this month to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the last 19 days or so in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and…

Panini America Unravels the SP Mysteries of Recent Contenders Football Releases (2016)

Last week's lickety-split sellout of 2018 Contenders Football’s “1st Off The Line” edition offered a vivid reminder that the hobby edition of 2018 Contenders Football will arrive soon in hobby shops across North America. Obviously, when it comes to the landmark Contenders product, the primary drivers of the product every year are the Rookie Ticket Autographs RCs and the relative scarcity of Short Prints, Super Short…

Panini America Unravels the SP Mysteries of Recent Contenders Football Releases (2015)

Yesterday's lickety-split sellout of 2018 Contenders Football's "1st Off The Line" edition offered a vivid reminder that the hobby edition of 2018 Contenders Football will arrive soon in hobby shops across North America. Obviously, when it comes to the landmark Contenders product, the primary drivers of the product every year are the Rookie Ticket Autographs RCs and the relative scarcity…

The Print-Run Mysteries of Panini America’s Pen Pals Autographs in 2018 Elite Football

Panini America's 2018 Elite Football released just more than one week ago and has spent the nine or so days since absolutely blazing on the secondary market. One of the primary drivers of the heatwave? The chase-inducing Pen Pals Autographs insert featuring a rainbow array of ink-color variations, each with their own level scarcity. To help bring some clarity to…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Open Four Boxes of 2018 Diamond Kings Baseball

The hobby's annual art exhibit known as Diamond Kings release day officially arrives tomorrow when Panini America's 2018 Diamond Kings Baseball hits hobby shops and on group break sites across North America. This year's edition stays true to DK's proud roots with a fine-art-inspired collection featuring the game's biggest current stars, hottest newcomers and greatest legends. The product also features the…

Short Report: Panini America Reveals More SPs, SSPs in 2017 Contenders Football

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2017 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops three weeks ago today to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the days since in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and short prints. A few weeks…

Short Report: Panini America Starts Sharing SPs, SSPs in 2017 Contenders Football

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2017 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops one week ago today to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the last week in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and short prints. Today, we’re going…

Panini America Shares Details on Autograph SPs within 2017 Certified Cuts Football

Now that Panini America’s 2017 Certified Cuts Football has enjoyed the luxury of several scorching days on the marketplace, company officials are prepared to pull the curtain back on the ink-color SPs permeating 2017 Certified Cuts Football's Rookie Cuts insert. Although most of the cards in the Rookie Cuts insert feature black ink on red, blue or green check stock, ink-color variations…

Base-Set Variations Bring Chase, Intrigue to 2017 Gold Standard Football (Checklist)

One of the most interesting — but perhaps less-heralded — aspects of Panini America’s 2017 Gold Standard Football is the inclusion of veteran base-set Team and Photo Variations that have all of the necessary ingredients to create a feeding frenzy for the rarest versions among impacted player collectors. This Gold Standard ritual actually began with the inaugural Gold Standard Basketball in…
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