Teaser Gallery: Panini America Shreds Five Boxes of 2012-13 Signatures Basketball

There's no doubt that the upcoming 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball release is serving to swipe some of the collector focus away from 2012-13 Signatures Basketball, which releases itself in two short days. But with an impeccable ensemble of autograph cards and low-numbered inserts, the all-new Signatures product has more than enough firepower to command attention. To help collectors understand exactly…

PPI Special Report: NBA Hoops Autograph SPs Set Off Post-Fourth Fireworks

It's been awhile since the Panini Price Index has made an appearance. ¬†Since our last report, there has been considerable buzz surrounding the announcement of short print autographs in 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball. In fact, some of the SP Autos are fetching considerable dollars on the secondary market prompting a very special edition of the PPI. Along with a list…

Panini America Collector Brett Saint All In on Aussie Countryman Andrew Bogut

Today, The Knight's Lance continues its ongoing series profiling the top Panini America collectors in the world with a heartfelt piece from Brett Saint, another of our Australian mates who was referred to us by our friends at OzCardTrader. In fact, Saint is so determined to amass the world's most impressive Andrew Bogut collection that he started his own weekend…

Scorching: Panini America Peeks Fireworks Insert in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball

With the¬†2012 NBA Playoffs¬†set to begin today, it's obvious that things are about to heat up in arenas across the league.¬†But it's getting hot inside Panini America HQ right about now, too. Next week, the unique 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball¬†begins packing out with a refreshing, new-meets-old mix of players and printing technologies that should be warmly embraced by hoops…

2011-12 Past & Present Basketball Begins to Take Shape: A Panini America Mini Gallery

Strolling down the aisle in the Panini America production department earlier this week, I was struck by a vibrantly-hued uncut sheet of throwback bliss standing guard next to Production Manager Andre Jackson. Upon closer inspection, that oversized spectacle turned out to be my first live look at the stunning Bread for Health insert in the upcoming 2011-12 Past & Present…

PPI Special Report: Skyrocketing Values of Key 2011 Panini Preferred Basketball Cards

Last week we brought the first of what's sure to be many fun-filled segments of what we call the¬†Weekly Panini Price Index¬†(PPI¬†for short). As this segment continues to evolve, we couldn't help but turn your attention to the astronomical dollar values that¬†2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball¬†continue to yield after only a few short weeks on the market. At $200 per box,…

The Panini QC Gallery: 34 Must-See Images from 2010-11 Elite Black Box Basketball

All this well-earned,¬†high-end hullabaloo surrounding the September 14¬†release of 2010-11 Dominion Hockey has shifted many hobby eyes away from the fact that Panini America has another super-premium product primed for¬†release next week: 2010-11 Elite¬†Black Box Basketball. Indeed, the Panini America printing facility is a hotbed of activity this week with both products packing out¬†simultaneously. (more…)
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