Finally, after what must have seemed like two torturous months away, Panini America’s popular “Guess the Autograph” contest returns.
Given the rare opportunity to create from scratch a special insert set for 2011-12 Panini NBA Hoops, The Knight’s Lance readers have spent the last month letting their voices be heard. First, you selected the theme (single-game NBA records). Now, you’ve selected the name: A Night to Remember. Next up is a biggie: We need you to select the 20 players/records that will comprise the set’s checklist.
Another contest, another astonishing show of collecting passion from readers of The Knight’s Lance. Last week, in honor of Derrick Rose winning 2010-11 NBA MVP honors, we asked collectors to show their own MVP (Most Valuable Panini) card for a chance to win a stunning Rose 1/1 memorabilia gem from Panini America’s fabled 2011 Industry Summit Black Boxes.
After two rounds of voting and almost three weeks, the collector-selected insert set that will appear in the late-September release of 2011-12 Panini NBA Hoops will honor . . . the league’s most hallowed single-game records.
Panini America’s unprecedented move to let collectors have complete authority to design an insert set in 2011-12 Hoops Basketball was overwhelmingly well received by collectors, who voted early and often in the original poll to determine the set’s theme.
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those redemption cards that are currently being processed at a breakneck clip, we’ll post a list, like the one below, detailing the most recent cards that have been fulfilled.
Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectables company and the NBA’s exclusive trading card and sticker partner, has inked Los Angeles Clippers slam-dunk sensation Blake Griffin to an exclusive multi-year agreement.
Below are 15 mostly unidentified autographs — from the worlds of basketball, hockey, football and entertainment — that have arrived at company headquarters in recent days and are awaiting placement in future Panini America products. Your job is to identify is to identify them.
In this history-making season of hockey firsts for Panini America, perhaps no other product on the release calendar has received as much pre-release anticipation as 2010-11 Contenders.
Judging by last week’s episode of “S#*! My Dad Says,” CBS set designers do the same thing America’s most discriminating collectors do when they need sports cards: They choose Panini America.