Panini America World Premiere Video: Collating the High-Dollar Hits

Last week on The Knight's Lance, we premiered a special video featuring a rare look behind the scenes of the trading card production process, highlighting the slitting (cutting), overwrapping and shrink-wrapping procedures for 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football. The response to that video was overwhelming and generated lots of buzz in the collecting community. It also generated a lot of questions, many of…

Panini Unwrapped: 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football (with Carlos Torrez)

[youtube=]  Panini America Football Brand Manager Carlos Torrez joins Tracy Hackler for a most revealing edition of Panini Unwrapped, starring the brand-spanking new 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football. Watch as they discover a signed three-piece Jahvid Best memorabilia card and a Jamaal Charles parallel with the loneliest sequential number imaginable.

The Trading Card Production Line: A Panini America World Premiere Video

I had the distinct pleasure of spending the utmost in quality time last week at our production facility in Allen, Texas, feasting on the sights, sounds and utterly blissful sensory overload that is the trading card production process. It was my first time to witness the wizardry firsthand. And you know what they say: You never forget your first time. (more…)

2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Rookie Hidden Gems: A Fantasy Football Card Draft

  One of the main calling cards -- 35 calling cards, actually -- of next week's release of 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football is the pionerring Rookie Hidden Gems insert with its sweetly-oversized slide-out swatch featuring big, bold Sharpie signatures from some of the top young superstars in the game today. On Friday evening, The Knight's Lance partnered with fellow…