Panini Peek: 2010 Donruss Football Rated Rookie Boxed Set (the ‘D’ Returns!)
With all due respect to the Philadelphia Eagles' spectacular Michael Vick, the greatest comeback story in all of football this season just might be the return of the old-school Donruss "D." You know, the stylized letter that collectors have coveted since the early 1980s when it was the instantly recognizable symbol for baseball card greatness. The one that still makes them weak in…
To a Tee: Panini America, Lakers Nation Team Up for Unique Promotion
Lakers Nation, the preeminent Los Angeles Lakers fan site on the Internet with more than 100,000 Facebook likes and seemingly that many new visitors arriving every day, is about to get into the basketball card business. Well, sort of. (more…)
Panini Unwrapped: 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball (with special guest David Porter)
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHlz4o3ngo&fs=1&hl=en_US] Panini America's dynamic duo of David Porter and Tracy Hackler have their way with the first box of 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball. Is their box one of the three in every 12 that are hot? If it is, can you win what they pull? Good questions. You gotta watch to find out.
The New Routing Table: Donruss Gives Old-School Hoops Fans a Reason to Rejoice
Imagine my utter horror earlier today when I looked up to see former Beckett Hockey Price Guide editor Clint Hall. Although I'm sure Clint gets that a lot, my reaction had nothing to do with him and everything to do with his desk, which had -- gasp! -- replaced the fabled routing table without any warning whatsoever. (more…)
Two Minutes with 76ers Rookie Evan Turner
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmF_cm1Geus&fs=1&hl=en_US] Philadelphia 76ers rookie sensation -- and Panini America spokesman -- Evan Turner came through town late last week on a swing through Texas to play the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. Panini America acquisitions specialist Laurel Baker took advantage of his proximity to schedule a signing session that included this impromptu Q&A.
Scenes from the Floor: Saturday & Sunday at the 2010 Toronto Fall Expo (Updated)
You know that robust buzz we've been hearing all weekend? Well, we finally pinpointed its point of origin -- Toronto. Indeed, the profound excitement on display at this weekend's 2010 Toronto Fall Expo has generated good vibes that are being felt all the way back here in Arlington, Texas. In addition to seemingly universal glowing accounts of the show on…
The Drool Gallery: 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball
Yesterday we tantalized collectors with a must-see selection of sweet card images from 2010 Certified Football, which releases Wednesday. But there's another Panini America product from another sport releasing next week that also deserves its own appetite-whetting gallery: 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball. Rookies & Stars is a breath-of-fresh-air kind of product that provides an exciting break filled with, well,…
Panini Unwrapped: 2010 Certified Football
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV6G_1cN6UY&fs=1&hl=en_US] Join Tracy Hackler and Carlos Torrez for the premiere episode of Panini Unwrapped, a six-minute thrill ride spent with the first box of 2010 Certified Football.
The Drool Gallery: 2010 Certified Football
Just when I feared the work week would end without just one more slobber-knocking ensemble of images, along comes Panini America Production Manager Stephanie Carlson Friday afternoon to the rescue. I intercepted Carlson, who was fresh from the packout vendor across town, as she made her way back to customer service with a jaw-dropping bounty of collection-making gems from 2010 Certified Football.…
From the Floor: 2010 Toronto Fall Expo
In addition to being a darn fine marketing guy, Panini America's Scott Prusha is also something of a budding photographer. It's an enticing combination to be sure, and one that leads to opportunities such as this to showcase the opening hours of the 2010 Toronto Fall Expo. Prusha packed his belongings and headed north of the border Thursday morning -- along with Panini teammates Al…