The Drool Gallery: 2010 Panini Plates & Patches Football (Part 1 of 2)

Judging by the buzz reverberating about the collecting community these days, I'm not the only one harboring high hopes for 2010 Panini Plates & Patches Football, the brand new high-end hit parade due out everywhere next week. To be sure, there are reasons aplenty to believe this product will be a monster. The poignant, head-turning new product will strive to deliver significant value in…

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…
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