Showstoppers: Panini America Previews the Black Box Hits Headed to Industry Summit

The anticipation is palpable. Panini America's Black Boxes are coming. With the 2012 Industry Summit now less than two weeks away, Panini America officials -- including project point man Scott Prusha -- are steadfastly putting the finishing touches on the legendary Black Boxes that have come to virtually define one of the sports collectibles industry's most important events. And if the…

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…

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…)

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…)
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