The Panini America Insert Inspection: 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball Award Winners

Some of the most impressive, important, headline-grabbing performers in all of major and minor league baseball over the last decade will take center stage in the upcoming Award Winners insert inside 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball. The checklist boasts former World Series and league MVPs (Josh Hamilton, Josh Beckett, Dustin Pedroia, Albert Pujols), Cy Young winners (Felix Hernandez, Chris Carpenter), Rookies…

Panini America Routing Table Offers More Previews of Coming Baseball Products

The thought occurred to me earlier today while walking through the Product Development department that it's been way too long since I've spent quality time with that resplendent four-legged repository known as the Panini America Routing Table. So I decided to take a gander that direction this morning only to discover a bountiful harvest of baseball routings that soon will become coveted trading…

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…

Panini America Offers the First Look Inside its 2011 Black Friday Base Set (Gallery)

Panini America's upcoming Black Friday in-store wrapper-redemption program has been building an enormous amount of buzz and perhaps even more collector anticipation since the day it was first previewed a few weeks back. The revolutionary promotion will take all of the excitement, energy and great hits collectors experience at the Panini America booth during every show appearance directly into hobby…

Panini America Must-See Video: Scenes from the Josh Hamilton/MLBPA Press Conference

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s1qm35WbG0&w=585&h=426] To quote Panini America Vice President of Marketing Jason Howarth, yesterday was a bona fide "game-changer" for all of us here at Panini America. It was the day that the company announced its multi-year agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association to produce baseball cards. It was the day we became the only licensed manufacturer in the world…

Behind the Scenes Gallery: Josh Hamilton & the Panini America/MLBPA Press Event

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Panini America and the Major League Baseball Players Association made huge news earlier today with the announcement that the two sides have agreed to a multi-year trading card agreement that kicks off in earnest with the December release of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition. As he is prone to do, though, special guest Josh Hamilton -- the 2010…

Breaking News: Panini America Inks Multi-Year Trading Card Deal with MLBPA

IRVING, Texas/NEW YORK CITY – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced today a multi-year trading card agreement. The deal secures Panini's presence in America’s Pastime and adds to its U.S. sports license roster, making Panini the only trading card company in the world with licenses in all four major sports. Panini America…
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