Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Four Boxes of 2016-17 Preferred Basketball

Almost six years after redefining the basketball booklet card with that debut 2011 release, Panini America's Preferred Basketball franchise continues to innovate when it comes to those fantastically folding memorabilia marvels. Of course, ballyhooed booklets are just one part of Preferred's power-packed recipe. For while the product's coolest booklets serve as legitimate conversation pieces, the on-card autographs (including those calling-card…

Panini America, Sports Legends Pack Punch During 2015 National VIP Party (Gallery)

CHICAGO -- On a postcard-perfect Saturday night at Chicago's iconic Solider Field, in a horizontally sprawling suite tucked majestically behind the iconic structure's trademark colonnades, Panini America's fourth annual National VIP Party unfolded amid considerable pomp and circumstance as more than 250 special guests basked in the brilliance of a fantasy come to life. Bolstered by some of the sports…

Jabari Parker, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, More Top 2015 National VIP Party List So Far

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- With each passing day, Panini America's celebrated Saturday 2015 National VIP Party continues to generate more buzz. On Thursday, company official began announcing a start-studded guest list that includes Ricky Williams, Pete Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bobby Portis and John Smoltz. Late Friday evening, company officials dropped another bombshell by revealing that Chicago native Jabari Parker would be…

Panini America Produces Special Lakers Set for Giveaway During Tonight's Game

Some of the greatest legends in Los Angeles Lakers history will come together tonight when the Lakers play host to the Portland Trail Blazers -- and they'll do so inside a special pack of Panini America trading cards. All fans entering the Staples Center for tonight's game will receive a six-card Franchise Favorites set featuring Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,…

Flawless First Look: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at New High-End Basketball Set

In the span of three or four meaningful, myth-dispelling Tweets yesterday afternoon, Panini America sent shock waves throughout the collectibles industry that still are reverberating more than 24 hours later. Just like that, rumors buzzing all over about Panini America a) landing Damian Lillard autographs and b) releasing a mysterious high-end 2012-13 NBA-licensed product ceased being rumors and became cold,…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Signatures Basketball (71 Images)

Over the course of the last several days, the Panini America NBA Product Development Team has transformed the company's printing facility across town into a bona fide hoops heaven. Between the pre-packout process for 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball and actually packing out 2012-13 Signatures Basketball, the team has no doubt handled -- with gloves on, I might add -- some…

Panini Unwrapped: May’s Greatest Hits

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYXAIdxeSK0&w=600&h=338] As we recap another hit-filled month of Panini America video breaks in local hobby shops -- May's highlights include 2011-12 Preferred Basketball, 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball and 2011 Limited Baseball -- know this: What this episode lacks in breadth, it makes up for by going international. Indeed, while this month's video montage includes highlight footage from regular…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 Timeless Treasures Basketball

Three words of advice to all those go-getter hoops collectors who've already sent their wish lists to Santa: Send another one -- after all, you do want to add a tin or two of 2010-11 Timeless Treasures Basketball, don't you? Trust us, you will after gawking at this exclusive sneak peek of the prestigious product that releases December 8.  (more…)