Panini Behind the Scenes: Cards . . . Before They Become Cards

Look, I don't know how else to really bring this up so I'll just come right out and ask: Have you ever wondered what trading cards look like before they're trading cards? You know, before they're all UV-glossy and rectangled and emblazoned with printing technology or autographs or memorabilia or all three? Well, at just the right angle under just the right light, they look a…

A World Series-Worthy Contest

Many people might not realize that Panini America's corporate office is located less than a mile from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, site of Game 3, Game 4 and potentially Game 5 of the 2010 World Series that begins tonight in San Francisco when the Texas Rangers battle the Giants. The proximity of the home team means we have an office full…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey

One of the true crowning achievements of the 2010-11 NHL trading card season arrives just after the New Year with the arrival of 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey. The wickedly innovative, abundantly royal release is unlike anything else on the hockey market today and will deliver one autograph or memorabilia card per pack and a whopping 14 autographs (at least) per case.…

Shoot (Your Idea) . . . And You May Score

When 2010-11 Score Hockey releases to the puck-minded masses tomorrow, it will do so with a 59-card Hot Rookies subset sure to be in huge demand from the opening pack. But there are nine of those Hot Rookies in particular that collectors will find to be in considerably shorter supply than the others. How short exactly? Never you mind. Just know…

The Drool Gallery: 2010 Crown Royale Football

Late last week we had the pleasure of bringing you an exclusive look at the profusely attractive Rookie Die-Cuts Prime Signatures cards from the highly anticipated 2010 Crown Royale Football, which goes live tomorrow. Well, now that the regal release has finished printing and has been shipped, we can show you even more cards from this majestic beauty. So grab a seat and…

Panini Peek: 2010 Panini Century Collection

  In what just might be the biggest holiday blockbuster since James Cameron's "Titanic," 2010 Panini Century Collection launches three days before Christmas boasting a star-studded cast of celebrities ranging in scope from actors to astronaut to athletes and then some. Century Collection carries a $200 SRP for each five-card pack/box, but each five-card pack/box consists of two autograph cards,…

Panini Peek: 2010 Playoff Contenders Football

Playoff Contenders Football, one of the most popular brands in sports card history, is slated to enchant collectors once again when the 2010 edition releases in early January. Collectors have long considered Contenders the gold standard for NFL Rookie Cards. In 2010, that phrase takes on a most literal meaning with the pioneering introduction of “The Golden Ticket,” the industry’s…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Timeless Treasures Basketball

Three words of advice to all those go-getter hoops collectors who've already sent their wish lists to Santa: Send another one -- after all, you do want to add a tin or two of 2010-11 Timeless Treasures Basketball, don't you? Trust us, you will after gawking at this exclusive sneak peek of the prestigious product that releases December 8.  (more…)
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