Quality Controlling 2010 Certified Football (Must-See Gallery and Video)

I don't care what anybody says, Panini America Football Brand Manager Carlos Torrez is a good dude, and here's how I know: He tipped me off just before lunch that he and Product Development Director Ben Ecklar were in the process of quality controlling 2010 Certified Football (tough job, huh?). So I grabbed my trusty Flip Video camera and iPhone and set off…

And the Contest Winners Are . . .

It's no secret that we here at Panini America have conducted quite a few contests in recent weeks. (Hey, it's one of our objectives to get cool cards in the hands of our customers and if we can get quality feedback in return, well, that's what we call a "win-win.") So after a few weeks of poring over responses and suggestions and ideas, we…

Pau Gasol ‘Very Interested in the Product’

Late last week, during an impromptu, quick-turnaround trip to Phoenix for a signing session with exclusive spokesman Kobe Bryant, Panini America's Samantha Newman and Brian Bayne took advantage of the proximity and sat down with Lakers center Pau Gasol, too. The Spanish center, a key cog on the last two ring-winning Lakers championship teams, earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2002 and is a…

Panini Peek: 2010 Certified Football Mirror Black 1/1s (Updated With More Images)

  Panini America Product Development Director Ben Ecklar is spending the morning at our printing facility as the packout process begins for 2010 Certified Football. He came across the following gems and couldn't help but scan them in and send the images over. (Thank you, Ben.) Although the scans don't do the actual cards justice, let's be honest: It's never too early for a quality sneak peek,…

In the House: A Gallery of Recent Autograph Arrivals

 During just the first two days of this week, we've had an NBA legend stop by Panini America headquarters to sign some of his autographs and we've seen Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant discuss via Twitter his recent signing for our company. As a result, their two names have popped up recently in the daily emails from…

Panini Presents: 2010-11 Limited Basketball (with guests Mike Payne and David Porter)

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwAxoa3w2Fw&fs=1&hl=en_US] Product development luminaries Mike Payne and David Porter -- Panini America Basketball Brand Managers -- provide an exclusive look at their newest creation, 2010-11 Limited Basketball. Find out what they think about the product and why they hate redemption cards as much as -- if not more than -- you do.
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