The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019-20 Opulence Basketball

Panini America's decadent Opulence Basketball franchise is about to release it's third annual iteration later this week and it's obvious with one glance that the same five-word descriptor that accompanied the product's inaugural product solicitation material for the 2017-18 debut remains true today: "A luxury basketball trading card set." As you'll see in the Quality Control Gallery that follows, that…

Gallery: Peeking the Memorabilia Lineup for 2015-16 National Treasures Basketball

While most of sports-loving America has its collective gaze firmly fixed on Chicago and tonight's first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, there are a few folks here at Panini America who are living and breathing (and packing out) high-end basketball. As we speak, 2015-16 National Treasures Basketball is being diligently prepared for a ship date that will have the…

Cleveland Rocked: Panini America, Big Stars Make Magic at 2014 National VIP Party

CLEVELAND -- In one corner of the spacious, lavish VIP Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving are rubbing elbows with fans. In another, new Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Glavine is swapping stories with collectors. Look elsewhere around the packed, festive confines and you see the legendary Joe Namath posing for selfies…

Legendary Dr. J, Kyrie Irving Announced as Next Special Guests for Panini VIP Party

Panini America's star-studded 2014 Panini VIP Party on Saturday night is turning out to be just what the doctor ordered for the company's biggest customers. And when that doctor is Dr. J, well, you know it's going to be a truly epic event. On Thursday afternoon, Panini America officials confirmed that legendary Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving will be…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Innovation Basketball (99 Pics)

There are certain aspects of the Innovation Basketball franchise that needed just one season to make an impact with collectors. So although last season's 2012-13 Innovation Basketball was a brand new entry on the NBA trading card landscape, a few key elements from that inaugural launch quickly developed an ardent following -- chiefly the beautiful Stained Glass insert, and the…

Late Arrivals from Blake Griffin, Dr. J Bring 2012-13 Flawless Basketball into Form

Admittedly, the full-court press on the burgeoning pre-release buzz for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball hit a bit of a delay in the last few weeks as Panini America officials temporarily put packout on hold while waiting for a few key signers to return their autographs. Headlining the list of late-arrivals? None other than Blake Griffin and Julius Erving. Their breathtaking submissions…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Momentum Basketball (59 Images)

The subtle aesthetic nuances that worked so well in 2012 Momentum Football last season are on beautiful display in Panini America's 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, the hardcourt debut of a brand with collectible roots planted deep in 1990s football. Clearly, though, the Momentum brand crosses over brilliantly to the NBA. But while the raised-UV design element that brings every base card…

Panini Peek: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball

Panini America officials will take a page from the hobby's proud past for the debut edition of 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball, the newest addition to the company's packed NBA roster that will deliver, among other things, a 300-card base set, landmark Starburst and Artists Proofs parallels, and the City to City dual-memorabilia insert set inspired in part by a recommendation from…
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