A Few Quality Minutes with the Phoenix Coyotes’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson

The Swedish-born Oliver Ekman-Larsson has a name like a law firm but he's way more offensive. The point-minded defenseman, the sixth overall pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has scored 16 points in 21 career international games. He helped Sweden to bronze-medal finishes in both the 2010 World Junior Championships and World Championships, tallying eight…

The Drool Gallery: 2010 Toronto Fall Expo Box Wars Prize Cards

When the 2010 Toronto Fall Expo kicks off Friday from the Toronto International Centre, there will be no shortage of exciting Panini America activities to keep the masses enthralled, engaged and entertained. One of those activities will be weekend-long Box Wars battles at the company's booth that will reward respective winners with bona fide collection-making gems. (more…)

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball

The product formerly known as Playoff Contenders Basketball will boast a new name and a new-look Rookie Card when 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball releases in early February. Each of the product's trademark Rookie Ticket Autographs will receive a memorabilia upgrade this season in the form of a manufactured prime patch (hence the enhanced product name) and those Rookie Ticket…

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,…
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