Coming Soon: Panini America Peeks Albert Pujols’ First Los Angeles Baseball Cards

One of the biggest free-agent baseball signings in recent history -- and perhaps of all time -- took place earlier this morning when former St. Louis superstar Albert Pujols signed a massive 10-year, $254 million contract with Los Angeles. The signing sent shock waves throughout the sports world and will be just as huge in the sports card world as well. As a result, Panini America responded quickly to the move, nearly…

The Knight’s Lance Guest Post: Looking Back at the Legacy of the Legendary Elite Series

Editor’s Note: Kevin Wade covers sports collectibles on his blog, The Mojo Beard. In this special contribution to The Knight’s Lance, Wade explores the proud -- and still-going-strong -- legacy of The Donruss Elite franchise. There were a lot of changes in the sports collecting hobby in the late 1980s and early 1990s. New companies and sets where entering the market and introducing…

A Panini Peek Preview Gallery: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball (with Checklist)

Baseball collectors, rejoice. One of the most heavily anticipated prospecting gold mines of the season is coming. At long last, Panini America officials on Friday afternoon released the first extended details of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, the autograph-heavy prospect blockbuster due out December 21, just in time for the holiday shopping season. (more…)

First Pitch: An Early Glimpse Inside Panini America’s First Two MLBPA Products

Panini America and the Major League Baseball Players Association commanded the collecting world's attention last Thursday with the industry-rattling announcement that the two sides have agreed on a multi-year trading card agreement. Today, Panini America officials keep the buzz going by revealing some preliminary details surrounding their first two MLBPA-licensed products: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball and 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball. (more…)