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Panini America Offers a St. Patrick’s Edition of “Where Is It? Weekend” Contest

March 18, 2017

Rated Rookie Shamrock

They say time flies when you’re having fun, which is why it must be so hard to believe that more than two months have passed since we last conducted an edition of our “Where Is It? Weekend” scavenger hunt here on The Knight’s Lance. Clearly, with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the country having all of us seeing green, it’s time to do it again. So if you’re equipped with a searching spirit and just a little free time, you could win one of 10 sweet prizes from Panini America.

For this special “St Patrick’s” installment of “Where Is It? Weekend,” we’re giving you until tomorrow night to find three smaller, perhaps-somewhat-manipulated versions of the Rated Rookie Shamrock logo that appears at the top of this post. This time, the prize pool includes four boxes of 2016-17 Select Basketball, four boxes of 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball and two boxes of 2016-17 Prestige Basketball. That’s 10 total prizes!

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Dak, Zeke, Von, Peyton and More

March 17, 2017


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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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of the New 2016-17 Select Basketball

March 16, 2017

Panini America 2016-17 Select Basketball Teaser Gallery4

The rainbow awaits. This time tomorrow, Panini America’s 2016-17 Select Basketball will have arrived in hobby shops across North America to an anxious collecting base that covets the brand as much for its vibrantly hued parallels as it does for its autographs, memorabilia cards and multi-tiered base set. Indeed, Select’s kaleidoscope of colors (the Golds, the Greens, the Reds, the Blues, the Tie-Dyes) can make for a world of enchanting possibilities.

But there’s more to Select Basketball than just the Prizm parallels. The on-card autographs . . . the memorabilia inserts . . . this season’s blazing rookie class and the fact that the hottest members of it will have three distinct Rookie Cards. It’s an inviting mix for sure, and one that we showcased earlier today with an extensive Quality Control Gallery. Now, we’re going to take you pack by pack through three early boxes.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Three Boxes of 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

March 16, 2017

Panini America 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball Teaser2

It’s been a banner week for unique trading card partnership Panini America enjoys with USA Baseball. Yesterday, both entities announced a long-term extension of their exclusive relationship that began back in 2012. As luck would have it, yesterday also marked the official release date of Panini America’s new 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball, a red, white and blue tribute to the organization’s proud past as well as its bright present and future.

Panini America’s Baseball Product Development team gave the Stars & Stripes franchise a bold new configuration for 2017 that’s high on hits and high on value. On average, each five-pack hobby box of 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards and five parallels. (In the interest of full disclosure, each of the three boxes we opened for this Teaser Gallery over delivered in terms of hits, as most boxes will.)

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Select Basketball (100+ Sweet Pics)

March 16, 2017

Panini America 2016-17 Select Basketball QC2

The explosion of vibrant colors. The three-tiered base set that becomes increasingly more rare with each level. The relentless pursuit of player rainbows that only a product featuring Panini America’s Optichrome technology can provide. That’s the short list of attributes loaded into 2016-17 Select Basketball, an every-year favorite that arrives for the new season tomorrow inside hobby shops across North America.

On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Select Basketball will delivers three autograph or memorabilia cards and 12 Prizm parallels, include the sublime Tie-Dyes and some funky-cool Die-Cuts. In the revealing Quality Control Gallery that follows, we take a deep dive into this year’s release in advance of tomorrow’s arrival. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

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Panini America and USA Baseball Announce Extension of Exclusive Trading Card Pact

March 15, 2017

Panini USA Baseball Lockup

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States, announced today a long-term extension of the exclusive agreement that the two entities first entered into in 2012. The extension continues Panini America’s status as the Official Baseball Card of USA Baseball and grants Panini America exclusive trading card category rights to all USA Baseball marks as well as the annual Collegiate, 18U and 15U National Teams.

The first product under the new extension, 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball, arrives today and incorporates members of the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team as well as the 18U and 15U National Teams, and the 17U and 14U National Team Development Programs. 2017 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball also will deliver unique autograph and game-worn memorabilia cards from the players.

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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016-17 National Treasures Basketball

March 14, 2017

Panini America 2016-17 National Treasures Basketball Jamal Murray

Panini America’s esteemed National Treasures Basketball franchise is as iconic, as in-demand and as legendary as any of the NBA Logoman cards dotting its prestigious checklist. And in late April, it will deliver a dazzling 2016-17 edition that promises to deliver the customary supply of thrills, chills, “Oooohs” and “Aaaaahs” that have come to define the brand every year since the brand was first unveiled during the 2009-10 season.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on April 19, 2016-17 National Treasures Basketball will deliver, on average, eight autograph or memorabilia cards and one Printing Plate 1/1 in every 10-card box. In addition to incorporating the most sought after Rookie Patch Autographs of the entire release year, this year’s edition also features the arrival of the Personalized insert that will introduce some truly unique inscriptions.

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