Ep #50 Going Direct | w/ Guest David Porter – Product Development Director for Panini Basketball Products

DETAILS:  It's a big milestone for Going Direct, episode #50 is here! Appropriately, we have a Hobby Legend on the show for this monumental episode. David Porter, the Product Development Director for the Panini Basketball Team joins us to talk about his career in the Hobby, his stay at Panini and some of his favorite products. This man and his…

A Packed Episode No. 8 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast” is Live Now . . . Don’t Miss It

In this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink episode No. 8 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast,” hosts Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha detail a massive new-release week for Panini America that includes 2020-21 National Treasures Basketball, 2021 Prizm Baseball and 2021 Immaculate Collegiate Football. Also in this action-packed episode: (more…)

Panini America Personnel Changes Bolster Sports Product Development Teams

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has bolstered the company’s sports product development department by appointing current employees Karvin Cheung (NHL), Ben Ecklar (NFL) and David Porter (NBA) to Product Development Director positions. All three industry veterans will continue reporting to Martin Welling, Panini America’s Vice President of Operations. (more…)