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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2018 Flawless Football (Preview Gallery)

January 9, 2019

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We know there’s a rapt audience of football collectors anxiously awaiting Friday’s arrival of 2018 Contenders Football. Trust us when we tell you: We truly understand and appreciate your anticipation. We’re in the same boat. But since we’ve got a few days still to wait, now seems like a good time to preview another juggernaut product set to arrive in late March: 2018 Flawless Football. The grand finale of the 2018 NFL collecting season, this year’s Flawless Football — like each of those that have come before — is a spectacular high-end collecting tribute to the game’s top rookies, top veterans and all-time greats.

On average, each briefcase of 2018 Flawless Football (10 cards per briefcase, two briefcases per case) will deliver six autographs, two precious gem cards and two memorabilia cards. The product also includes a bevy of new autograph additions, including Laundry Tag Signatures, Rookie Dual Patch Autographs, Flawless Draft Gems, Super Bowl MVPs, Captain, Rookie Booklets, Veteran Booklets, Signature Gems, Flawless Duals and Super Bowl Gems.

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In Wake of Injury, Cowboys WR Allen Hurns Gains a Friend in 8-Year-Old Collector

January 8, 2019

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Luke McSwain came back to school from the holidays with a story for the ages.

The 8-year-old, who has big passion for football and even bigger passion for football cards, chatted up with his classmates at Castle Hills Elementary in Lewisville, Texas, about how the Dallas Cowboys scored a big win over the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round of the NFL Playoffs.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018-19 Dominion Basketball (50+ Images)

January 7, 2019

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Panini America’s higher-end Dominion Basketball arrives for its second consecutive season as a standalone product on Friday — and it’s fully equipped to showcase the NBA’s spectacular 2018 rookie class with hard-signed memorabilia Rookie Cards, an upscale base design, chase-worthy Metal Rookie Cards and a bevy of tributes to the game’s biggest current stars and all-time greats. On average, each hobby box of 2018-19 Dominion Basketball (six cards per box, six boxes per case) will deliver three autographs, one memorabilia card, one base or parallel card and one Metal Rookie Card.

2018-19 Dominion Basketball also delivers a scintillating selection of Dual, Triple and Quad autograph cards that should appeal to team collectors and individual player collectors alike. We’ll have much more on Dominion Basketball in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek featuring just some of the gems that surfaced during the recent packout process.

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How 2018 Treble Soccer Created Some of the Greatest “Sticker” Autographs . . . Ever

January 7, 2019

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It’s no real secret that there’s a stigma that sticks to sticker autographs. Give any trading card collector the choice between an on-card autograph or one with an autograph sticker and on-card wins every . . . single . . . time. But sometimes, when conditions are just right, a “sticker” autograph can be just about the best card you can pull from a product. In Panini America’s 2018 Treble Soccer, the conditions were right. The product released in early December with a litany of promising aspects, but it didn’t take long for soccer fans and collectors to pinpoint their favorite one: The spectacular World Cup Sticker Autographs insert featuring original FIFA World Cup™ Stickers embedded into the card.

While many of the cards in the insert feature sticker autographs, the ones that have commanded the most attention and secondary-market action are the ones featuring autographs directly on the embedded FIFA World Cup™ Sticker. You know, the ones from pitch heavyweights such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr. and Javier Hernandez.

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The Los Angeles Clippers No. 23 in Ongoing 30 Teams | 30 Weeks NBA Countdown

January 7, 2019

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Founded in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves, the Clippers moved to San Diego in 1978 and then to Los Angeles in 1984.

After the move to LA the franchise had its struggles, but things began to look up with the selection of Danny Manning with the first overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft. He was an All-Star and helped lead the Clippers to their first playoff appearance in Los Angeles.

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Antonio Brown, Big Hurt, More

January 5, 2019


In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included in the attachments below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled this week.

The following list is intended to inform collectors about which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We’ll update this list every week so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.

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Panini America Unravels the SP Mysteries of Recent Contenders Football Releases (2017)

January 4, 2019


One. Short. Week. Seven days. That’s all that stands in the way now between 2018 Contenders Football and a ravenous collector base ready to rock when the product arrives in hobby shops across North America next Friday. 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 Prints and variations.

Over the last several years, Panini America officials have released general information regarding SPs and SSPs but nothing definitive in terms of exact print runs. But this year, that’s changing in a big way as Product Development Director Rob Springs has decided to remove any ambiguity and release actual print runs of all key SPs — and not just with 2018 Contenders Football, either. Springs is taking this numbers game all the way back to 2015. As part of our countdown to next week’s release of the 2018 edition, we’ve been revealing those numbers from previous seasons here on The Knight’s LanceWe began two weeks ago with a breakdown of 2015 Contenders Football and continued last week with 2016. Today, we’re bringing 2017 Contenders Football under the microscope.

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