Name That Panini America Brand Logo . . . And You Could Win a Coveted Black Box

Remember a few weeks back when we conducted that contest for five Panini America Black Boxes from the 2011 Industry Summit? If so, you'll also remember that we promised at the time that a second contest was coming to award one more of those magical, mystical must-haves. Well, this is that contest -- and in order to win, you'll have to prove just how closely you…

Black Box Winners Announced!

In an effort to bring the feel-good hobby vibe of the 2011 Industry Summit to collectors at home, we conducted a contest earlier this week to award Black Boxes to five lucky Panini America video box busters. The rules were simple: Go to your local hobby shop and purchase a hobby box of Panini America trading cards, video the break at the…

Spreading the Hobby Love . . . And Giving Away Five Black Boxes in the Process

Panini America’s much-discussed “Year of the Hobby Shop” mantra so prevalent at this week’s 2011 Industry Summit in Las Vegas is going viral for a contest that will award Black Boxes to five lucky collectors. We here at The Knight’s Lance promised last week that we’d give our loyal readers a chance to win some of these black beauties. Here’s…

Panini America on Location: The Black Box Receiving Line at the 2011 Industry Summit

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK8g0_q5-rI&w=550&h=443] LAS VEGAS -- Following weeks of buildup and considerable hype, Panini America officials finally distributed their coveted Black Boxes on Monday afternoon at the 2011 Industry Summit at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. This exclusive video, shot by company creative director Brandon Lesley, captures the customary frenzy, excitement and collection-making cornerstones resulting from the Black Box receiving line. (more…)

Video: Panini VP Mike Anderson Details New Distribution Plan at Industry Summit

LAS VEGAS -- Mike Anderson, Vice President of Sales for Panini America, provided extensive details at this week's 2011 Industry Summit of the company's well-publicized new distribution and pricing policies. See exactly what Anderson had to say during Panini America's Monday address to more than 150 sports collectibles retailers in this revealing two-part video. (more…)

Panini America on Location: A Fruitful First Day at the 2011 Industry Summit (Gallery)

LAS VEGAS -- During a first day full of positive buzz and seemingly industry-wide optimism, Panini America made the biggest splash at the 2011 Industry Summit by revealing the details surrounding its much-discussed new distribution policy and unveiling plans for the industry's first HD video trading card. Oh, and there was also that little matter of dispensing the company's perpetually popular Black Boxes. (more…)

Panini Sales VP Mike Anderson Addresses New Distribution Policy, ‘MAPP’ Pricing

LAS VEGAS -- Aside from Panini America's trademark Black Boxes, arguably the single most anticipated aspect of the 2011 Industry Summit came Monday afternoon with the long-awaited public unveiling of the company's new distribution plan and pricing policy. Mike Anderson, Panini America Vice President of Sales, sat down with The Knight's Lance to provide an exclusive first look at some of the pertinent…
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