And the Nominees Are . . . Voting Begins for the Week 14 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Want to know who gets more excited than¬†Panini America¬†and¬†NFL¬†collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season?¬†Pepsi¬†with its¬†NFL Rookie of the Week¬†initiative. So it comes as no surprise after months of behind-the-scenes work that Panini America and Pepsi would come together to help promote¬†Pepsi Rookie of the Week¬†voting and Panini America NFL Rookie trading cards. The payoff for collectors…

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton Voted Week 9 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Andy¬†Dalton¬†of the Cincinnati Bengals is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week¬†for games played on¬†November 6-7, the NFL announced today. Dalton threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals‚Äô 24-17 win over¬†the Tennessee Titans. Dalton was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on¬†NFL.com. ¬†The other finalists were running…

Panini America Drool Gallery: 2011 Certified Football’s Freshman Fabric Parallels

Let's begin with this:¬†2011 Certified Football begins shipping a week from Monday.¬†So in honor of that momentous occasion (and as a fitting¬†way to¬†speed you into the weekend), I ventured to the¬†massive acquisitions vault in the far back corner of Panini America HQ earlier today to unearth¬†the following gems for a little sneak peek splendor. Bolstered by on-card signatures and player-worn…

Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Voted Week 4 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback CAM NEWTON of the Carolina Panthers is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week¬†for games played on October 2-3, the NFL announced today. Newton threw for 374 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and rushed for 35 yards and two scores in the Panthers‚Äô 34-29 loss to the Chicago Bears. Newton currently…

Panini America World Premiere: The 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Tickets

Following a brief dose of social-media suspense-building¬†yesterday and¬†a visual history lesson earlier today, the time has come¬†for Panini America to unveil the design for its ballyhooed 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Rookie Cards. The 2011 edition of this perenniel pigskin product-of-the-year favorite¬†will hit shelves in early January, but we all know it's never too early to pull the curtain…

Panini Peek Preview Gallery: 2011 Donruss Rated Rookies Football Boxed Set

Panini America made a splash with budget-minded football collectors last season with the celebrated launch of the 2010 Donruss Rated Rookies Football Box Set. Last year's debut¬†boasted¬†a highly¬†collectible recipe steeped in splendid, value-delivered¬†simplicity. The good news: It's returning in 2011 boasting the same bang-in-a-box brilliance but with 100 new¬†NFL rookies and one¬†rookie autograph in every box. (more…)

Drool Gallery: A Pre-Autograph Peek at the 2011 Plates & Patches Football RCs (Part 1)

There are manifold benefits emanating¬†from¬†Panini America's effort to acquire more on-card autographs for its roster of 2011 NFL products.¬†First and foremost, obviously, is that collectors want more on-card autographs. But one of the real hidden beauties¬†of the process is that¬†it requires¬†the actual cards being signed be completed way earlier than normal --¬†which means we get our first look at the…

Oakland Raiders Guard Stefen Wisniewski Voted Week 3 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice.¬† Offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski¬†of the Oakland Raiders is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week¬†for games played¬†September 25-26, the NFL announced today. Wisniewski helped the Oakland offensive¬†line clear the way for 234 yards on the ground while allowing only one sack¬†to a potent pass rush in the Raiders‚Äô 34-24 win over the New…
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