Panini Unwrapped . . . Starring Denver Broncos All-Pro Receiver Brandon Lloyd

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXwailamLsw&w=480&h=390] Denver Broncos Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd takes some time during the 2011 Pop Warner Adrenalyn Bowl to bust a few packs of Panini America football cards with Tracy Hackler. In this exclusive video, the NFL's leading pass-catcher discusses, among other things, his own childhood collection, his spectacular 2010 season and playing alongside Tim Tebow. (more…)

World Premiere Gallery: 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs

Playoff Contenders Football -- like the EA Sports Madden franchise, Christmas or Eminem's next album -- is one of those wildly anticipated "events" whose every arrival generates considerable buzz and bona fide cause for celebration. That should make next Wednesday, the official release date for 2010 Playoff Contenders Football, at least a red-letter day and absolutely a national collecting holiday. As I type this, Ben Ecklar…

National Signing Days, Panini America Style

In a whirlwind week earmarked by massive marketing activation at some of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, the Panini America team managed to conduct two successful show appearances simultaneously (the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C., and Super Bowl XLV) and more player autographs than National Signing Day, which, coincidentally, took place Wednesday. Indeed, from NHL…

Panini America On Location: Ryan Mallett Makes the Rounds on Radio Row

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643nlyays5w&w=480&h=390] DALLAS -- Former Arkansas Razorbacks superstar quarterback Ryan Mallett made the rounds at the Super Bowl XLV media center on Thursday afternoon to promote his role as a coach in Saturday's 2011 Pop Warner Panini Adrenalyn Bowl. The skyscraping signal-caller with huge NFL potential stood head and shoulders above just about everyone on  "Radio Row" -- literally. Turns out…

All-Star NFL Players Highlight Saturday’s Pop Warner Panini Adrenalyn Bowl

Pop Warner and Panini America will host the fourth-annual Pop Warner Adrenalyn Bowl on Saturday at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas, as part of Super Bowl XLV Week festivities. Denver Broncos Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb will team up against former Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback and first-round NFL Draft prospect Ryan Mallett…

On the Routing Table: February 3, 2011

Leave it to the revealing hearth of the Panini America Routing Table to provide warmth and comfort during this strangely frozen week in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Days marked by wintry mixes, sub-20-degree temperatures and below-zero wind chills left many of us working from home this week. But when I was finally able to make it into the office, I…

Panini America On Location: Week 2 Kicks Off at the 2011 NFL Experience

DALLAS -- It's a frigid 16 degrees outside the Dallas Convention Center. Inside, things are starting to heat up as the 2011 NFL Experience enters its second week. Virtually every school in North Texas has been closed the last two days as the Metroplex copes with a once-every-two-decades winter storm. The good news: That means more foot traffic inside the NFL Experience, where…

An Interview (and Autograph Signing) with Washington Wizards Superstar John Wall

Just hours before delivering another signature, stat-sheet-stuffing performance Monday night in a 102-92 loss to the Dallas Mavericks (17 points, 10 assists, four rebounds, one steal), Washington Wizards rookie superstar John Wall was tucked away in the lobby of a posh Dallas hotel leaving his mark in other ways. Like, indelibly, with the smooth strokes of his Staedtler-clutching right hand…
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