Black Box Winners Announced!

In an effort to bring the feel-good hobby vibe of the 2011 Industry Summit to collectors at home, we conducted a contest earlier this week to award Black Boxes to five lucky Panini America video box busters. The rules were simple: Go to your local hobby shop and purchase a hobby box of Panini America trading cards, video the break at the…

On the Routing Table: Zenith Hockey, Gold Standard Basketball, Prestige Football

It's been way too long since last we visited the fabled Panini America Routing Table, what with its seemingly never-ending stack of early looks at products in various stages of early development. Admittedly, its location in the new building near Product Development and Design -- far, far away from the marketing department -- makes frequent sojourns to its four-legged loot more difficult, but…

Panini Peek: 2011 Donruss Elite Football

You could say 2011 marks a new chapter in the hallowed history of Donruss Elite Football. More accurately, though, it marks a completely new book. For the first time in company history, Panini America will produce multiplayer autographed memorabilia booklet cards and will unveil the concept -- no doubt to considerable fanfare -- in the June release of 2011 Donruss Elite Football on the popular…

Panini America Redemption Card Update: Being Fulfilled This Week . . .

The men and women in the Panini America Customer Service department have been working virtually around the clock in recent weeks feverishly fulfilling redemption card requests, and overcoming the short downtime and technical glitches associated with our recent relocation. While we continue to strive for the nirvana that would accompany a zero-redemption marketplace, rest assured that we’re doing everything in our power to get…

Panini America on Location: The Black Box Receiving Line at the 2011 Industry Summit

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK8g0_q5-rI&w=550&h=443] LAS VEGAS -- Following weeks of buildup and considerable hype, Panini America officials finally distributed their coveted Black Boxes on Monday afternoon at the 2011 Industry Summit at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. This exclusive video, shot by company creative director Brandon Lesley, captures the customary frenzy, excitement and collection-making cornerstones resulting from the Black Box receiving line. (more…)

Video: Panini VP Mike Anderson Details New Distribution Plan at Industry Summit

LAS VEGAS -- Mike Anderson, Vice President of Sales for Panini America, provided extensive details at this week's 2011 Industry Summit of the company's well-publicized new distribution and pricing policies. See exactly what Anderson had to say during Panini America's Monday address to more than 150 sports collectibles retailers in this revealing two-part video. (more…)

Panini America on Location: A Fruitful First Day at the 2011 Industry Summit (Gallery)

LAS VEGAS -- During a first day full of positive buzz and seemingly industry-wide optimism, Panini America made the biggest splash at the 2011 Industry Summit by revealing the details surrounding its much-discussed new distribution policy and unveiling plans for the industry's first HD video trading card. Oh, and there was also that little matter of dispensing the company's perpetually popular Black Boxes. (more…)
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