Donruss Elite WWE Packs Plenty of Power in Debut Release

There have been some incredible tag teams over the years, legendary pairings ranging from old-school Hall of Famers like The Wild Samoans to modern favorites like The New Day. Of course, when you list all the great combinations, make sure you don’t skip over this incredible partnership: WWE and Panini America. Another incredible year kicks off with Panini Donruss Elite…

The Knight’s Lance Guest Post: Looking Back at the Legacy of the Legendary Elite Series

Editor’s Note: Kevin Wade covers sports collectibles on his blog, The Mojo Beard. In this special contribution to The Knight’s Lance, Wade explores the proud -- and still-going-strong -- legacy of The Donruss Elite franchise. There were a lot of changes in the sports collecting hobby in the late 1980s and early 1990s. New companies and sets where entering the market and introducing…

Uncommons: How Red Grange Inspired the 2011 Timeless Treasures Base-Card Design

Back in 2002, Donruss Elite Football made collecting history by incorporating a 1920s-era game-worn leather helmet from pigskin pioneer Red Grange into a simply legendary Throwback Threads memorabilia card. Almost 10 years later, that helmet is still paying dividends for Panini America. In fact, the Galloping Ghost's historic headwear provided Creative Director Brandon Lesley with the brilliant inspiration behind the base-card design of 2011 Timeless Treasures Football, making…

The Panini America Routing Table Reveals a Scorching Start to the 2011 NFL Season

You want to know how the Panini America football team is passing the time these days? Simply take a look at the images that follow. Indeed, there's no rest for the weary in the trading card industry. Just five weeks removed from launching its final football release of the 2010 season, the Panini America gridiron juggernaut is currently working on no less than three different…