The Knight’s Lance Readers Respond

Panini America has been on the sending end of some monumental mail days in recent weeks. Luckily for us, a few of the fortuitous folks on the receiving end have been in the filming spirit and have captured their arrivals on video. Take, for example, this first short clip submitted by Travis Paul of Big League Cards in Orlando, Fla. Paul was rolling tape when…

Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: Four More Discovered

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly inside packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market more than a  month ago. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Tickets for Dez Bryant, Aaron Rodgers and…

Golden Moment: 2010 Playoff Contenders Emmitt Smith Golden Ticket Finds a Home

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBp6uOP3OI&w=560&h=349] James Smith knew that the new card of his dreams -- the one and only 2010 Playoff Contenders Emmitt Smith Golden Ticket -- was ultimately worth more than $1,550. So he relied on seller's sense of passion and football card justice to do the right thing. Smith's pitch was a convincing one. As one of the country's preeminent Emmitt Smith collectors, James…

Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: The Gold Rush Continues

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly inside packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market more three weeks ago. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Tickets for Dez Bryant and Aaron Rodgers…

Golden Touches: Collectors in Florida and New York Strike Gold on Bradford, Elway

Five packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football. That's all 29-year-old Florida collector Michael Tucker needed. So he dropped by Wonder Water Sports Cards in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday evening after work to pick them up -- really for no other reason than to test the video-recording capabilities of his new camera phone in advance of a group break next week. The camera, as it turns out, works…

Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Football Golden Ticket Tracker: Finding Favre

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly inside packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market two weeks ago. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Ticket for Aaron Rodgers sold for more…

Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Football Golden Ticket Tracker: Dez Bryant Surfaces

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly in packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market almost two weeks ago. Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Ticket for Aaron Rodgers sold for…

Striking Gold . . . Again: Second 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Claimed

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r6AMmUAPhU&w=480&h=390] 2010 Playoff Contenders' frenzied first week on the market  has been bolstered by an industry-wide phenomenon surrounding the product's pioneering Golden Ticket redemption cards. Last week, collector Michael Keller became the first to possess a live Golden Ticket card.  In this exclusive video, watch as longtime Dallas-area shop owner Gil Montalvo -- of Gil's Infield in Duncanville, Texas -- becomes…

Midas Touch: Playoff Contenders Golden Tickets Generating Big Buzz, Bigger Sales

It's been one week since 2010 Playoff Contenders Football hit the streets packing more product-of-the-year potential than any sports trading card release in recent memory. Despite the considerable buzz generated by Contenders' ballyhooed Rookie Ticket variations and the mystery surrounding their respective quantities, the real shining element in the product has been, well, the ultimate shining element: Redemptions good for…
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