Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2018 Black Friday Promotion (Gallery)

November 14, 2018

Panini America 2018 Black Friday Preview

It’s been called the most successful hobby shop promotion of all time by longtime industry experts. It’s made hobby shops across North America bona fide post-Thanksgiving retail destinations. It’s delivered some of the most unique and sought after trading cards in recent years. And next week it’s making its triumphant return. News flash: Panini America’s 2018 Black Friday promotion is coming.

For the eighth straight year, Panini America is bringing the nationwide shopping frenzy of Black Friday to local hobby shops all over the country with another of its now-legendary wrapper-redemption programs. In the coming days, The Knight’s Lance will bring you everything you need to know about this year’s special event, including preview galleries, participating shop information, components and more. But today, we’re bringing you a sneak peek at just some of 2018 Black Friday’s splendid parallel cards.

This year, for the third straight season, Black Friday will include a football-only version complete with its own overwrap and the traditional multisport set that includes athletes from the worlds of basketball, baseball, soccer and NASCAR. Across both sets, highlights include Rookie Cards numbered to 199 and limited base-set parallels numbered to 25 (Cracked Ice) and one (Explosion). For Rookie Cards and Panini Collection there are parallels numbered to 25 (Rapture), 10 (Cracked Ice) and one (Checkerboard).

In the gallery that follows, we showcase some of the aforementioned parallels. Enjoy the imagery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2018 Black Friday.