First Look: The Exclusive Panini America 2011 NFL Player of the Day 18-Card Set

Yesterday we released preliminary information on the 2011 Panini America NFL Player of the Day hobby shop promotion, which this month begins its 12th consecutive season as one of the most successful hobby shop initiatives of all time. In that preview we referenced a special 18-card, promotion-exclusive set that will be available only to those hobby shops participating in the…

The NFL Rookies are Coming! Stunning New Arrivals Hit Panini America on Friday

As if Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season wasn't enough to get you excited about this weekend, we here at Panini America are about to give you 16 more reasons:¬†Some¬†devastatingly good-looking autographed Rookie Cards slated to ignite upcoming football products such as 2011 Absolute Memorabilia, 2011 Crown Royale and 2011 Certified. The following gallery -- featuring new on-card arrivals…

Which 2011 NFL Star Are You Collecting? Tell Us & You Could Win His Autograph.

We here at The Knight's Lance are so darn giddy about the start of the 2011 NFL season that we want to share that excitement¬†with our loyal readers and Panini America¬†collectors.¬†So we've picked some choice prizes from our stash of goodies -- including a great assortment of memorabilia autographed by top 2011 NFL¬†rookies and¬†Troy Polamalu's first on-card autograph. All you…

Father’s Day First Look: The Studio Rookies Insert Inside 2011 Rookies & Stars Football

In the name of providing a little Father's Day football card fun to get all of you collecting dads through this afternoon made for you, I thought this sneak peek at the nicely done Studio Rookies insert in the forthcoming 2011 Rookies & Stars Football would hit the spot. The 36-card insert includes autogrpahed and memorabilia versions, but this partial…

Gallery: Rookies Don NFL Jerseys for ‘New Breed’ Insert in 2011 Donruss Elite Football

That didn't take long. Less than a week after photographing¬†the top 2011 NFL rookies over the course of four days at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles,¬†Panini America¬†officials¬†already have incporated those images into New Breed, a¬†36-card insert set planned for the June 15 release of 2011 Donruss Elite Football. (more…)

Panini Behind the Scenes Video: Julio Jones at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere

Ever wonder what a professional athlete¬†goes through¬†during a trading card photo shoot? Wonder no more. In this exclusive video shot last week at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, you'll see profusely talented -- and quite photogenic --¬†Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones get coached up by veteran¬†Panini America¬†sharpshooter Jenn Pottheiser. (more…)

Examining My Favorite Autograph from the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere . . .

Over the course of four days at the just-completed 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, the Panini America events team acquired seemingly countless autographs from¬†the 36 future NFL superstars who participated in the marquee event. Those autographs will highlight the company's stacked roster of football brands all season long. But one signature in particular stands out¬†-- and unlike…

Panini America on Location: More Photos, Fun at 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere

LOS ANGELES -- Stevan Ridley, the New England Patriots rookie running back by way of LSU, is a self-proclaimed "country boy" with an affinity for hunting and fishing. Titus Young, the Detroit Lions¬†wide receiver from Boise State (and South Central Los Angeles),¬†painstakingly scrutinizes his own signature and is not the least bit afraid to switch it up his signing style…

Panini America on Location: Day One at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere

LOS ANGELES --¬†A seemingly never-ending line of future NFL superstars filed through the¬†Panini America¬†player lounge¬†on Wednesday, signing autographs, posing for pictures and contributing to an overhwlemingly fruitful first day at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere. Headlining the guest list on Wednesday were the likes of Marcell Dareus, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Andy Dalton,¬†Von Miller, Blaine Gabbert¬†and Christian Ponder,¬†creating¬†a collection…
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