Panini America Offers Must-See Peek Inside the 2015 National VIP Party Gold Packs

August 06, 2015

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CHICAGO — Ask 10 different Panini National VIP Party attendees what their favorite part of the annual extravaganza is and you’re likely to get six or seven different answers. For some, it’s the always-loaded VIP guest list. For others, it’s the venue. Or the food. Or the fun. Or the music. Or the camaraderie. Or . . . the Gold Packs. Ah, yes. The VIP Party-exclusive Gold Packs.

Attendees are presented with a shiny-stacked sleeve of the good-as-gold goodies when they arrive at the party — and most of them almost immediately sit down to start shredding. It’s a compelling sight to be sure, and one that played out once again last Saturday at Panini America’s 2015 National VIP Party at Soldier Field. Perhaps the most riveting sight Saturday? Watching Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg crack a few packs himself.

The two-card National VIP Party Gold Packs are filled with a Prizm-powered array of base cards, rare Prizm parallels, low-numbered autograph and memorabilia cards, Original Player Sketch Cards, instant-win redemption cards for autographed memorabilia and more. By now, you’ve probably seen some of the hits surface on the secondary market or through social media.

But today, we’re offering a rare glimpse inside some of those packs with a post that’s one part unapologetic Drool Gallery and one part public service for collectors who might see these cards down the road and wonder about their origins. So sit back and enjoy the gallery that follows. It doesn’t reveal everything the coveted National VIP Party Gold Packs have to offer, but it does provide an idea.