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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Impeccable Basketball (Preview)

August 16, 2017

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Panini America’s upscale Impeccable Football brand made a bold debut last October and almost immediately became everybody’s frontrunner for Best New Product of Year honors. Equipped with a daring combination of precious metal cards, on-card autographs and designs that were, well, impeccable, the product was immediately embraced by collectors. Based on that overwhelmingly auspicious debut, it was really only a matter of time before the Impeccable brand crossed over — and that time is now.

In late September, Panini America officials will unveil 2016-17 Impeccable Basketball, introducing the many merits of the brand — on-card autographs, one-per-case precious metal cards, striking aesthetics — to a new audience. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per box, three boxes per case) will deliver five autographs.

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Watch: Panini America Surprises Winner of 2017 NBA Player of the Day Promotion

August 16, 2017

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In many ways, 15-year-old card collectors Bryce McMahon and his father, Andy, are just like millions of fathers and children who bond through collecting sports memorabilia and making trips to their local hobby shop. But unlike the thousands of collectors who live in the Los Angeles area, when it comes to their NBA fandom, the McMahons root for the Lakers’ hated rival — the Boston Celtics.

That’s why, when Bryce was selected from nearly 100,000 collectors at 400 hobby shops nationwide as the 2017 Panini NBA Player of the Day National Grand Prize Winner, the team at Panini America had their work cut out for them to find a player that would appeal to Los Angeles basketball fans as well as to Bryce and Andy.

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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017 Spectra Football (Preview Gallery)

August 15, 2017

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Frankly speaking, a product that boasts a reputation like the one Panini America’s Spectra Football brand enjoys doesn’t need dramatic modifications from year to year. Mainly, it needs a few subtle design tweaks, a new rookie crop, the same bewildering array of colors and, just to keep things fresh, perhaps a few new bells and whistles.

And so it will be for 2017 Spectra Football when it arrives in hobby shops across North America in late September. Headlining the new additions for the Optichrome-infused product will be the rare Neon Black Light (which features white acrylic autographs) and striking Nebula parallels. On average, each hobby box (four cards per pack, four packs per box, eight boxes per case) will deliver four autographs, seven memorabilia cards and three Prizm parallels.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Four Early Boxes of 2016-17 Noir Basketball

August 15, 2017

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Panini America’s 2016-17 Noir Basketball arrives tomorrow in hobby shops across North America boasting the dark-sleek aesthetic that has accompanied the product since that debut release during the 2014-15 NBA trading card season. But those striking optics wouldn’t mean nearly as much if the product didn’t also have captivating content to go with it — and 2016-17 Noir Basketball fits the bill there, too.

That fact certainly wasn’t lost on those lucky enough to catch the preview breaks conducted last week by MojobreakBlez BrothersMonster Breaks and Dakota Gaming live from the floor of the 2017 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. It wasn’t lost on those who saw yesterday’s Quality Control Gallery, either. But with the official release now just mere hours away, we have one final preview act to provide: A Teaser Gallery that takes you card by card through four early boxes.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Four Early Boxes of 2017 Immaculate Baseball

August 15, 2017

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There might not be a more anticipated baseball product this season than Panini America’s live-tomorrow 2017 Immaculate Baseball. Over the last several days we’ve been showing you many of the reasons for all of the excitement — primarily a wealth of unique memorabilia cards and a bevy of downright stunners dotting the autograph checklist. The Immaculate presence of Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger — among many others — has created tangible hype. And this product has the goods to justify it.

In the Teaser Gallery that follows, we take you card by card through four early boxes of 2017 Immaculate Baseball as our final step in the preview process. Enjoy the Immaculate experience and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Noir Basketball (60+ Sweet Pics)

August 14, 2017

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In fairly short order, Panini America’s Noir Basketball brand has carved out a loyal following among many higher-end hoops collectors by maintaining a sense of sleek sophistication with darker, mood-setting aesthetics and some true calling-card inclusions. It’s a recipe that has, thus far, made the hit-heavy hobby offering a late-season staple. And on Wednesday, the 2016-17 edition arrives to captivate collectors one more time.

If you were lucky enough to be watching last Friday, you got an early glimpse at 2016-17 Noir Basketball live from the floor of the 2017 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, where group breakers Mojobreak, Blez Brothers, Monster Breaks and Dakota Gaming previewed the product alongside some of the top rookies from the 2017-18 class. The impressive early breaks only served to increase the buzz on this year’s release.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017 Immaculate Baseball (Bonus Images)

August 14, 2017

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The big week has arrived. 2017 Immaculate Baseball is about to go live. In just a matter of days, one of the most anticipated baseball releases of the year will hit the hobby with all the power of an Aaron Judge moon shot — bolstered by a fascinating blend of indelible ink and majestic memorabilia. We showcased much of the memorabilia in the product last week. Today, in addition to our traditional Quality Control Gallery, we’re offering a bonus peek at some of the juiciest autograph inclusions.

2017 Immaculate Baseball features a stacked autograph checklist featuring Judge, Cody Bellinger, Yoan Moncada, Gary Sanchez, Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken, George Brett, Nolan Ryan, Rickey Henderson and so much more. On average, each hobby box of 2017 Immaculate Baseball will include five autograph or memorabilia cards and one base or parallel card.

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