Gallery: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball Rookie Ticket Variations (Part 1)

Of the myriad compelling components built into 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball, perhaps the one generating the most pre-release buzz is the completely overhauled Rookie Ticket Rookie Card subset. More specifically, the Rookie Ticket's namesake team patch logo variations that give each of the 50 rookies in the set two distinct variations. While the base team logo version for each player serves as the product's standard Rookie…

The Panini America Interview: T-Wolves Rookie Superstar Wesley Johnson

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zDJPlx_4aw&w=480&h=390] LOS ANGELES -- Just minutes after engaging fans Saturday at the Panini America booth inside the NBA Jam Session, Minnesota Timberwolves star rookie Wesley Johnson sat down with Panini America's Chris Reed for a quick interview. The phenom from Corsicana, Texas, talks about his experience at NBA All-Star Weekend, the cards he collected growing up and why Panini NBA…

Panini America on Location: 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend (Massive Gallery)

LOS ANGELES -- During the furious five-day basketball free-for-all that was 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, Mother Nature rained, Kobe Bryant reigned and Blake Griffin gave new meaning to the term “carhop.” All the while, Panini America was busy putting on a week-long, show-stealing performance of its own . . . at the Los Angeles Convention Center for NBA Jam Session…

Coming Soon . . . Complete Coverage from 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend

Be sure to stay tuned to The Knight's Lance for complete coverage from Panini America's exhaustive, event-filled trip to Los Angeles for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, including tons of exclusive images and video. In the coming days you'll see everything, including Kobe Bryant getting his hands and feet immortalized in cement at the famed Grauman's Chinese Theater to interviews with NBA superstars…

Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: Who, Where & How Much

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly in packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since the first one hit the market Wednesday night. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. (more…)

2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: Who, Where & How Much

  It's no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly in packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since the first one hit the market Wednesday night. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. (more…)

Gold Rush: Dallas Collector Becomes First to Claim Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksmdbGeU048&w=480&h=390] Dallas-area collector Michael Keller struck gold Wednesday night, literally, when he pulled a Golden Ticket solid-gold redemption card from a pack of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football. First thing Thursday morning, Keller made the 20-mile trek to Panini America corporate headquarters to become the first collector in the world to take possession of his solid-gold gem featuring New York Jets…

Aaron Rodgers Golden Ticket Surfaces . . . Bidding Already Surpasses $1,400

It's fitting, really, that the first 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket 1/1 to hit the open market yesterday, just hours after the product released, was that of Green Bay Packers quarterback and Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers. After all, Rodgers was nothing short of solid gold all season long. And judging by the incredibly ascending prices being bid on his winning Golden Ticket…

The Panini America Interview: Oklahoma City Thunder Superstar Kevin Durant

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXmDtdKdAg8&w=480&h=390] Panini America announced earlier today that it had reached an exclusive multi-year trading card, autograph and memorabilia agreement with Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. In this exclusive interview with Durant conducted on location inside Durant's home during his historic first signing session with Panini America, the two-time All-Star discusses his new association with the company, collecting trading cards as a kid…

Panini Unwrapped: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyja6l6DDHI&w=480&h=390] Join Panini America's David Porter, Scott Prusha and Aik Tongtharadol as they enjoy the fruits of the first box of 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball, due in hobby shops everywhere next week. This special episode of Panini Unwrapped also is heavy on exclusive revelations, including information on short prints, the future of gold in basketball and the newest exclusive member…
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