Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2011 Prestige Football’s 40-Card Rookie Review

The¬†2011 NFL Draft kicks off¬†April 28, which means we're now less than two weeks from welcoming a new rookie class -- and unlimited¬†potential -- to the¬†wonderful world of football cards. Of course, the impending player-selection process¬†also triggers the official countdown to the release of the first fully licensed 2011 NFL trading card set: 2011 Prestige Football, which hits streets May…

Panini Unwrapped: 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f07LFlFVt8s] Panini America marketing mavens Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha make collecting history by busting a box of 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey, the first Pinnacle Hockey product in 13 years. Want to win some of the hits they found inside? Simply comment on this post with what you're most excited about with Pinnacle Hockey's triumphant return.

Extra! Extra! Your Official Panini America NBA Sticker Album is Absolutely Free

[caption id="attachment_5721" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Panini NBA Sticker Album"][/caption] When alarm clocks started ringing early Sunday morning,¬†NBA fans¬†around the globe started turning¬†to the sports section of their local papers to read the box scores from their favorite teams' first-round playoff games. The NBA entertained us¬†by¬†scheduling¬†four games to begin¬†the 2010-11 playoffs. ¬† But NBA fans in Dallas and Miami were¬†treated to something…

Panini America Redemption Card Update: John Wall, Eddie George and More

¬† 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‚Äôll 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…

Panini America Redemption Card Update: More Elite Extra Edition, More Football

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‚Äôll 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‚Äôll…

Wrong-Way Rautins? Knicks Rookie Guard Creates Inadvertent Autograph Variations

The bold color combinations gracing Andy Rautins'¬†autographed Rookie Cards in 2010-11 Classics Basketball easily place them¬†among the most aesthetically striking cards on the checklist.¬†But a few of the New York Knicks¬†guard's¬†RCs have¬†no doubt caused¬†many collectors breaking the product this week to do a double take. You're not alone.¬†Many of us inside Panini America HQ had the same reaction when the…

Blake Griffin, Panini HRX Take Manhattan

It's funny the kind of shock waves you send by signing¬†one of the most exciting athletes on the planet to an exclusive agreement¬†and unveiling details of the industry's first video trading card all within a span of just three days. The¬†headline-making hubbub surrounding¬†Panini America's¬†Blake Griffin announcement and Panini HRX has reached international news destinations¬†as far away as India.¬†But perhaps the…

Panini America Redemption Card Update, Including Donruss Elite Extra Edition

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‚Äôll 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‚Äôll…

Two Hendersons, One National Treasures & the Greatest Finish in Video-Break History

Loyal readers of The Knight's Lance will no doubt remember yesterday's post about rock guitarist Marcus Henderson riffing out the National Anthem on an amplifier cleverly constructed from an empty 2009 National Treasures Football box¬†by reader Amarin¬†Cogburn. Well, today --¬†as promised --¬†we bring you the can't-miss¬†conclusion to the story. And it has to be seen to be believed. (more…)

Panini QC Gallery: 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey

The anticipation is tangible. The¬†expectations are high.¬†In¬†seven short days,¬†hockey collectors will¬†have, for the first time since 1997-98,¬†a new Pinnacle¬†set to call their very own.¬†Hey,¬†what's another week¬†when wistful hobbyists have waited¬†almost 15 forlorn¬†years now? Judging by this exclusive and exhilarating¬†first look at live cards from 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey (courtesy of the initial quality control check conducted by Panini America NHL brand…
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