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Panini America Peeks 2018 National VIP Set Featuring Mayfield, Ayton, Ohtani, More

July 12, 2018

Panini America National VIP Baker Mayfield

Panini America officials recently unveiled the details surrounding a special 10-card set that will be distributed to registered show VIPs early next month in Cleveland at the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention. The multisport set will be distributed through a coupon inserted into each of the show’s VIP packages; the coupon must be presented at the Panini America booth.

Featured in this year’s VIP set are show-only Rookie Cards of Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley, DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Shohei Ohtani and more. You can check out the complete 10-card set in the gallery that follows. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days and weeks as we continue to unveil our explosive, show-stealing plans for the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Open Six Boxes of 2018 Gold Standard Football

July 11, 2018

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You’ll have to pardon the football collecting masses if they all start to resemble 49ers for the next several days, what with all the gold-digging sure to be going on in hobby shops across North America now that Panini America’s 2018 Gold Standard Football has launched. Panini America’s fabled Gold Standard franchise made a triumphant return to the marketplace last season after five years away and is looking to build off of that intense momentum for 2018.

As you’ve seen over the last few weeks here on The Knight’s Lance, the 2018 edition is stacked with compelling content. On average, each seven-card hobby box of 2018 Gold Standard Football will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards including one Rookie Jersey Autograph. In the must-see Teaser Gallery that follows, we take you card by card through six boxes of the product.

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Five Years After His First Autographs Hit the Market, Max Muncy is Making His Mark

July 10, 2018

Max Muncy EEE

It’s been more than five years since Dodgers slugger Max Muncy’s first autographed trading cards arrived in Panini America’s 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball. Clearly, a lot has changed since then. Back in late January of 2013, Muncy was a relatively unknown prospect from the Baylor Bears who cut his teeth at Keller High School in North Texas. Today, he’s torquing taters at an alarming rate. Through Tuesday, Muncy was tied for fourth in the National League with 20 home runs — all of which have come since he was called up on April 17.

As a result, Muncy’s few autographed trading cards — all from Panini America’s 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball and 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball releases — are currently exhibiting every bit as much pop as the player on them. On April 18, just one day after Muncy was called up, one of his 2013 Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Baseball autograph cards sold for . . . $1.01. Two days ago, a copy of that card sold for $58. One of Muncy’s Red Ink autograph variations from 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball limited to just 25 copies changed hands for $13.99 in late May. By mid June, that card was selling for as much as $102.50.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018 Gold Standard Football (100+ Images)

July 9, 2018

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This week, pigskin purists get the chance to strike gold once again. On Wednesday, Panini America’s 2018 Gold Standard Football arrives in hobby shops across North America boasting a tried-and-true treasure trove of calling-card inclusions. From its unique, gold-bar-influenced packaging to the even more unique contents inside that packaging, 2018 Gold Standard Football is equipped to impress with single-, double- and triple-swatch Rookie Jersey Autographs, rare Black versions of each, diamond-embedded cards and the chase-worthy White Gold memorabilia cards.

On average, each seven-card hobby box of 2018 Gold Standard Football will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards including one Rookie Jersey Autograph. Last week we brought you a must-see sneak peek at some of the gems that surfaced during the recent packout process. Today, we’re showcasing even more with the official Quality Control Gallery. Enjoy the early glimpse and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.

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Panini America’s Weekly Redemption Card Update: Joel Embiid, Yao Ming and More

July 6, 2018


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

July 6, 2018

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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 the colorful pursuit, today we bring you a complete breakdown.

Based on recent secondary-market activity, it’s obvious that most collectors have discovered Red Ink versions of both Pen Pals and Pen Pals Duals to be the rarest. But how do the other colors breakdown? We provide the details after the jump.

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Panini America’s 2017-18 Spectra Basketball Set for “1st Off The Line” Debut on Friday

July 5, 2018

Panini America 2017-18 Spectra Basketball FOTL

The next installment of Panini America’s popular — and online-exclusive — 1st Off The Line product launches at 10 a.m. CST tomorrow when the preorder window opens for the 1st Off The Line edition of 2017-18 Spectra Basketball, with each box delivering a bonus 10th card — a rare Wave parallel numbered to just nine.

Collectors who preorder 2017-18 Spectra Basketball 1st Off The Line boxes will receive their boxes between 24 and 48 hours prior to the product’s national release date, which is July 18. You can get a sneak peek at just some of the exclusive FOTL content in the gallery below. All “1st Off The Line” programs are available exclusively through the Panini America online store and through the Panini Direct app.

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