BALTIMORE -- Traditionally speaking, Sneak Preview Wednesday at the National Sports Collectors Convention is a day when most early visitors -- primarily VIPs and Super VIPs -- take a few evening hours to ease into the event prior to Thursday's first full day.
BALTIMORE — Traditionally speaking, Sneak Preview Wednesday at the National Sports Collectors Convention is a day when most early visitors — primarily VIPs and Super VIPs — take a few evening hours to ease into the event prior to Thursday’s first full day.
But there was no easing into anything at the Panini America booth for the throngs of passionate collectors who descended upon the company’s massive, blue-carpeted oasis as soon as the door’s opened Wednesday afternoon. They soaked in all that the company had to offer, headlined by the trademark wrapper-redemption program, the special six-card VIP set, the inaugural Redemption Trade-Up program and the hobby’s most elite breakers trying to earn their way into Panini America’s exclusive Saturday night VIP party.
Oh, and there were also a few Panini America employee trading cards redeemed and autographed. It all made for a fun-filled, fast and furious Sneak Peek Wednesday, recapped in the following gallery.
Enjoy the sights and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance all week long for continued coverage of Panini America’s presence at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.