Panini America On Location: Day One at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo (Must-See Gallery)

November 09, 2013

Panini America 2013 Toronto Fall Expo Day One (68)

TORONTO, Ontario — The puck dropped on the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo on Friday afternoon with a brisk November breeze outside the Toronto International Center and a scorching hot Panini America booth inside. From open to close, the Panini America booth reverberated throughout the facility with steady wrapper-redemption lines, Box Wars, eager Panini VIP Party qualifiers and enough 2013-14 Select Hockey being broken to fill seven industrial-sized trash cans with shredded wrappers.

All the while, Panini America Customer Service Manager David Sharp spent the first few hours of the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo redeeming more than 100 cards as part of the company’s Live Redemption Trade-Up Program that will continue through the weekend. Saturday promises to draw even bigger crowds, more of just about everything mentioned above and the Panini VIP Party. But before we get started today, we wanted to bring you a quick gallery of yesterday’s highlights.

Among our favorite scenes from Friday: One of the cutest Panini America NHL “Sticker Albums” you’ve ever seen, the Panini America #PaniniDoubleRookieClass girls posing with Baseball Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins and Rollie Fingers, a slew of great hits from Select Hockey and so much more.

Check out the gallery to see what we mean and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo and Saturday’s Panini VIP Party. You can participate in the Expo wrapper-redemption program while supplies last at