Panini America On Location: A Frenzied First Day at the 2011 National Convention

Chicago-based freelance writer Dan Campana contributed to this report and will file updates and images to The Knight's Lance throughout the week.  ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Panini America team landed in Chicago early Wednesday morning and hit the ground running for the "sneak peek" of the 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention. Mere seconds after the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center…

Details are Sketchy: Panini America Unveils One More Surprise for the 2011 National

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The hits keep coming for Panini America wrapper redeemers at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention. And in this case, the hits are hand-drawn works of art from some of the top rookies in the NFL. And while we could talk all day about the small number of original 2011 NFL Rookie Sketch Cards randomly inserted inside the company's wrapper-redemption program, we…

Panini Taking its Talents to St. Paul for the NHL Draft (Complete Preview & Gallery)

Officials at Panini America announced today details for the upcoming 2011 NHL Draft, being held June 24th and 25th at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, home to the Minnesota Wild. Panini will aim to please hockey collectors with a version of their trademark wrapper redemption program. Panini has developed two six-card packs using the popular  2010-11 Pinnacle…

Panini America on Location: 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend (Massive Gallery)

LOS ANGELES -- During the furious five-day basketball free-for-all that was 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, Mother Nature rained, Kobe Bryant reigned and Blake Griffin gave new meaning to the term “carhop.” All the while, Panini America was busy putting on a week-long, show-stealing performance of its own . . . at the Los Angeles Convention Center for NBA Jam Session…

The Drool Gallery: 2011 NHL All-Star Game Wrapper Redemption Autographs

Yesterday, we shared with The Knight's Lance's loyal hockey readers an overview of our plans for this weekend's NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C. Along with that ice-breaking sneak peek, we showed you some standard base and insert images from our product-propelling wrapper redemption set. Today, we offer you the first look at some of the sweet signatures sure to be driving a good deal of…

Panini America Prepares for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game: The Gradual Reveal

Beginning Friday at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C., Panini America will aim to dazzle a decided hockey contingent with a multi-faceted, fan-friendly approach to the 2011 NHL All-Star Fan Fair. The show, held in conjunction with Sunday's NHL All-Star Game, will be the company's first as a member of the NHL family. Rest assured, we're putting our best foot…

Scenes from the Floor: Saturday & Sunday at the 2010 Toronto Fall Expo (Updated)

You know that robust buzz we've been hearing all weekend? Well, we finally pinpointed its point of origin -- Toronto. Indeed, the profound excitement on display at this weekend's 2010 Toronto Fall Expo has generated good vibes that are being felt all the way back here in Arlington, Texas. In addition to seemingly universal glowing accounts of the show on…

Big Plans for the 2010 Toronto Fall Expo

Panini America will be doing its best Felix Potvin impersonation next month . . . by pulling out all the stops in Toronto. Indeed, during the 2010 Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo (beginning Nov. 12 at the Toronto International Centre), the company aims to dazzle a decided hockey contingent with another of its trademark, show-stopping wrapper redemption programs. (more…)
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