The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019-20 Illusions Basketball

OK, now here's something you don't see every day. In fact, if you stick around you're about to see something you've never seen on any day: Illusions Basketball. Indeed, Panini America's newest NBA product has never stepped foot on the hardwood. But starting tomorrow, it will. Borrowing elements from its successful NFL sibling, 2019-20 Illusions Basketball features attractive two-photo fronts,…

Stick with Math: Productive Ways to Use the Official NBA Sticker & Card Collection when You’re Stuck at Home

Although the word "collection" is a big part of Panini America's Official 2019-20 NBA Sticker & Card Collection, there's plenty more to do with it than just collect it. In fact, with just a little guidance and some free time, it can serve as a valuable and entertaining educational resource. And since we all seem to have more than our…

First Look: Panini America Delivers a Detailed Preview of the May-Releasing 2019-20 Obsidian Basketball

Panini America officials recently sent out preliminary Product Information Solicitations for several exciting new products coming soon enough to a hobby shop or online retailer near you and, over the course of the next few days, we’re sharing that same information with you here on The Knight’s Lance, this time featuring the Optichrome-enhanced 2019-20 Obsidian Basketball. In the extensive product preview that…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball

Panini America's Optic revolution continues unabated this week with the release of the highly anticipated 2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball. Featuring the customary assortment of colorful Prizms and a compelling array of rookie and veteran autographs, including the on-card-signed Rated Rookie Autographs, the newest iteration of the Donruss Optic Basketball franchise is ready for another sterling run in the hobby. We…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball

There's a mesmerizing, mystical thing that happens when Panini America officials give any of their flagship Donruss products the Optichrome overhaul. Despite featuring virtually the same designs, players and aesthetic elements as the base-brand counterpart that releases earlier in the season, the Donruss Optic version always hits a bit . . . differently. It's more vibrant . . . and…

Panini America Inks Exclusive Trading Card, Autograph Agreement with Damian Lillard

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card partner of the NBA, USA Basketball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, today announced that it has signed Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard to a multiyear exclusive agreement for autographed trading cards and memorabilia. Lillard’s first autographed trading cards under the new…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball

The heavyweight hoops hits keep coming from Panini America HQ. A few weeks back, it was 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball. This week, the collecting world will welcome the arrival of 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball to the marketplace. The second-ever installment of the Immaculate Basketball brand is all laced up and dressed to impress, equipped with updated twists to last year's instant-classic…

LeBron, Duncan, Lillard and More Featured in Special Panini America 2014 National Set

LeBron James commanded a global sports audience late last week when he announced that he was taking his talents back to Cleveland and his hometown Cavaliers to play basketball next season. As luck would have it, Panini America is returning to Cleveland too -- later this month for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention. And company officials are bringing a…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2013-14 Spectra Basketball

It probably goes without saying that things are moving at a breakneck pace around Panini America HQ these days. A slew of products are in various stages of development, production and release; meanwhile there's an all-hands-on-deck approach to two huge events looming in the next few weeks: The National Sports Collectors Convention and the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. We'll have…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open Two Boxes of 2013-14 Titanium Basketball

A thrilling week of Panini America releases that featured the buzz-generating arrival of 2013 Spectra Football yesterday continues tomorrow with the historic launch of 2013-14 Titanium Basketball, the first-ever appearance of the Titanium brand in a sport other than hockey. The Titanium Basketball previews featured so far here on The Knight's Lance have created a sense of positive anticipation. Today,…
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