Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Football Golden Ticket Tracker: Dez Bryant Surfaces

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly in packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market almost two weeks ago. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Ticket for Aaron Rodgers sold for…

The Knight’s Lance Weekend Rewind

Look, it's no secret that America's affinity for online surfing typically takes the weekend off -- like the rest of us -- and then picks back up first Monday morning when everyone returns to the office. The Knight's Lance, however, rarely takes a day off. So while most of the blog's loyal readers were busy soaking up this past weekend,…

The Drool Gallery: 2010 National Treasures Football NFL Equipment Rookie Autographs

By the narrowest of margins, weekend readers of The Knight's Lance voted 53.6 percent to 46.4 percent to see the 2010 National Treasures NFL Equipment Rookie Autographs over their Reebok logo counterparts. Truth be told, the poll presented the ultimate win-win proposition. When it comes to the football card gems in question, there really was no wrong answer. (more…)

Panini Poll: Which 2010 National Treasures Football Gallery Would You Rather See?

To help honor the release of 2010 National Treasures Football in six days, I thought about posting a sweet gallery tomorrow featuring some of the set's most striking on-card rookie autographs. The problem? I couldn't decide which gallery to show. I've narrowed it down to two delectable choices: It's either the vertically vibrant, super-scarce Reebok logo version or the horizontally handsome, always-amazing…

A Special Farewell Episode of Panini Unwrapped: 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC7B-gTClAA&w=480&h=390]  Join Panini America's Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha for the historic final episode of Panini Unwrapped . . . at least the final episode in Panini America's old office. On Monday, the company will be operating in spectacular new digs just a few miles up the road. One of the final acts of business in the old building…

Quality Controlling 2010 National Treasures Football (with Massive Gallery & Video)

  The anticipation is palpable. 2010 National Treasures Football is coming -- and as you can plainly see by the mouth-agape gallery below, it's equipped with some of the most breathtaking big-ticket memorabilia cards in NFL history. Not to worry, it's packing only the biggest autograph guns too, many of which are showcased in the exclusive video that follows the…

Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly in packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market more than a week ago. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Ticket for Aaron Rodgers sold…

Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey

Turns out jet-setting to Los Angeles for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game and all of its celebrity-festooned festivities -- and calling it "work" -- isn't all it's cracked up to be. After all, being on the road means not being in the office; and any given day spent away from the Panini America office means you run the risk of missing something really cool. Case in point: I…

Striking Gold . . . Again: Second 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Claimed

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r6AMmUAPhU&w=480&h=390] 2010 Playoff Contenders' frenzied first week on the market  has been bolstered by an industry-wide phenomenon surrounding the product's pioneering Golden Ticket redemption cards. Last week, collector Michael Keller became the first to possess a live Golden Ticket card.  In this exclusive video, watch as longtime Dallas-area shop owner Gil Montalvo -- of Gil's Infield in Duncanville, Texas -- becomes…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Zenith Hockey

Dare to tear? Dare to tear! One of the most vexing dilemmas of 1990s sports card collecting will once again rear its controversial visage beginning this summer with the triumphant return of the fabled Zenith Hockey brand. A product that has been splendidly overhauled for a new generation, 2010-11 Zenith Hockey delivers more than just tough decisions. It also includes more than 200 Rookie…
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