Panini Peek: 2010-11 Contenders Hockey

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. It's a product with a proud, universally embraced lineage in the other sports that most hockey collectors hoped -- with crossed fingers --  would make its way to the ice. In late March, it will. (more…)

Denver Nugget Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Touches Down in Colorado Card Shop

When Mike Fruitman, owner of Mike’s Stadium Sportscards in Aurora, Colo., contacted Panini America in late November to tell us he was conducting a signing with Colorado cult hero Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Denver Nuggets, we were only too happy to help. Come on, Andersen stands 6-10, weighs 228 pounds and sports more colorful tattoos than a whole season’s…

Panini America On Location Video: The Taylor Hall Signing Session

Taylor Hall, the Edmonton Oilers' sensational rookie winger, came through town earlier this week for Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars, providing Panini America with a can't-miss Monday night meeting with the first overall pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Equipped with a Flip camera and some of the sweetest hockey cards you've ever seen, Panini America acquisitions specialist Alex Carbajal ventured downtown to the posh team hotel for a quick…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Classics Basketball

A nifty everything-old-is-new-again design and the presence of autographs from some of the greatest hoops heroes of all time -- both retired legends and active superstars -- should serve 2010-11 Classics Basketball extremely well when it returns to enchant the collecting masses in late March. This season's installment of Classics carries a $6 pack price and delivers two autographs (including at least one…

Amplified! Making Beautiful Music from an Empty Box of 2007 National Treasures

I was poring over comments left on The Knight's Lance late last week when I stumbled across one in particular that required a closer read and, eventually, a closer listen. It seems our post previewing 2010 National Treasures Rookie Cards attracted fascinating commentary from Delaware collector Amarin Cogburn, whose empty box of 2007 National Treasures still provides the perfect summation of his two favorite hobbies -- collecting sports cards…

Panini America Products Co-Star on Popular CBS Comedy ‘S#*! My Dad Says’

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. How else to explain Panini's Official 2010 FIFA World Sticker and Album Collection, a box of 2009-1o Panini Basketball and a box of 2010 Crown Royale Football sharing screen…

Panini America Products Co-Star on Popular CBS Comedy ‘S#*! My Dad Says’

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. How else to explain Panini's Official 2010 FIFA World Sticker and Album Collection, a box of 2009-1o Panini Basketball and a box of 2010 Crown Royale Football sharing screen…
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