Panini America on Location: Sights, Sounds from the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Debut

NEW YORK -- Panini America officials spent a wild, restless and rookie filled weekend in New York  City as a major sponsor of the second annual NFL PLAYERS Rookie Debut in conjunction with the 2011 NFL Draft. The company spent quality time with several of this weekend's highly touted draft picks, including Blaine Gabbert, Von Miller, Julio Jones and Mark Ingram…

Live from New York: Panini America at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Debut

NEW YORK -- Last night's riveting first round of the 2011 NFL Draft paved the way for a productive start to Friday for Panini America, on location at the W Hotel in Times Square for the second annual NFL PLAYERS Rookie Debut. Earlier this morning, first-round picks Prince Amukamara (No. 19 overall to the New York Giants) and Cameron Jordan (No. 24…

First Look: 2011 Panini Prestige NFL Draft Helmet Cards Featuring On-Card Autos

Last night, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler gave collectors an unprecedented first look at some sweet-looking cardboard. Just moments after NFL commission Roger Goodell announced to the world where these young men would be playing, Hackler unveiled images of the first official NFL Rookie Cards of guys slated to appear in 2011 Prestige Football. On May 18, Panini America will release…

Panini America Redemption Card Update: More Kobe Bryants and John Walls

In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed at a breakneck clip, we’ll post a list, like the one below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled. The following list is by no means complete, but it does let collectors know which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We’ll…

Before Packout: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey Rookie Ticket Reveal (Gallery)

I happened to be back in the massive acquisitions vault inside Panini America headquarters yesterday afternoon and noticed a nice assortment of what promise to be some of the most coveted Rookie Cards of the entire 2010-11 NHL collecting season. The on-card autographed gems, shown in all their splendor below, will no doubt play a starring role in the May 18 release…

The Panini America Interview: Dynamic Receiver/Return Specialist Jeremy Kerley

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABfrFB2k9EI&w=565&h=454]  Former TCU Horned Frog Jeremy Kerley -- projected as a mid-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft -- stopped by Panini America HQ late last week to sign autographs for his 2011 Panini America football cards. When Kerley was done, Panini America's Tracy Hackler sat down with the electrifying receiver and return specialist to discuss the draft, Kerley's first official NFL Rookie…

Panini America Redemption Card Update: Kobe Bryants En Route to Collectors

In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed at a breakneck clip, we’ll post a list, like the one below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled. The following list is by no means complete, but it does let collectors know which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We’ll…

Panini’s Plans for the 2011 Spring Expo

Officials at Panini America recently released details for the upcoming 2011 Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Spring Expo (beginning April 29 at the Toronto International Centre) and once again will aim to please hockey collectors with a trademark wrapper redemption program. Panini has developed a 13-card redemption set updating 2010-11 Donruss Hockey, including 10 Rated Rookies. (more…)

Panini Peek: 2010-11 All-Goalies

I originally wrote this last Friday while introducing the Leather Larceny insert slated for the upcoming 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey release. But based on recent developments, it bears repeating now: "The magical, mysterious masked mystique of hockey’s goalie easily makes the position one of the most collected in all of sports. Indeed, there’s an undeniable allure to the NHL’s top netminders that always has translated so beautifully…
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