Panini America Personnel Changes Bolster Sports Product Development Teams

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has bolstered the company’s sports product development department by appointing current employees Karvin Cheung (NHL), Ben Ecklar (NFL) and David Porter (NBA) to Product Development Director positions. All three industry veterans will continue reporting to Martin Welling, Panini America’s Vice President of Operations. (more…)

Top YouTubers TheTruth17, Cards Infinity Highlight Newest Panini America Hit Reel

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDHP3D6ORzM&w=600&h=338] Panini America's videographer extraordinaire -- Tom "The Ripper" Key -- has done it again. Key spent the better part of the last month watching tons of online video breaks in an effort to bring you the following highlight reel showcasing the best hits from recent Panini America products. This month, we catch up with some of the hobby's…

Panini America to Roll Out Live Redemption Trade-Up Program at the 2012 National

Panini America officials on Tuesday announced that the company will introduce a groundbreaking Live Redemption Trade-Up program during next month's 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. The unique initiative will be conducted live at the Panini America booth and will afford those collectors in attendance holding multiple outstanding redemption cards four months or older the opportunity to trade them…

Panini America Unveils 2012 National VIP Plans, Keeps Two Cards a Mystery

Panini America officials on Monday afternoon unveiled the details surrounding a special six-card set that will be distributed to registered VIPs later this month in Baltimore at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. The set, styled after the legendary Diamond Kings art cards, will include Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kyrie Irving. And in an exciting twist, two additional…

Panini America Announces Agreement with the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed a multi-year marketing and game-worn memorabilia agreement. In addition to game-worn memorabilia, the Dallas Mavericks will work with Panini Authentic to sell unique, limited-edition championship memorabilia from the 2011 NBA Finals games played at American Airlines Center and…

April Drools: A Panini America Video Recap of April's Best Pulls in Local Hobby Shops

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8HirqlIQXE&w=600&h=335] April provided another must-see month of drool-inducing hits from Panini America products in local hobby shops across the country. The hit-producing products on the break list last month included, among others, 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball, 2011-12 Preferred Basketball, 2011 National Treasures Football, 2011 Playbook Football and 2011 Prime Signatures Football. Vaunted video man Tom "The Ripper" Key scoured…

The Weekly Panini Price Index (PPI): Justin Bieber 2.0 Auto Card Fetches Huge Bucks

There's been a firestorm debate between the mainstream media and passionate card collectors lately about the current health of the trading card category. Given the magnitude of the brouhaha, we thought it would be fun to start a weekly segment on The Knight's Lance that features the sell of a big-ticket trading card of a newsworthy entertainer or athlete. Hopefully along the way…

Panini America, GTS Distribution to Host 2012 Industry Summit Ultimate Case Break

Trading card enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada can join in the fun as their Local Card Store owners participate in the industry’s first Ultimate Case Break at the 2012 Industry Summit, the annual trade conference for card and collectible professionals. The Panini America/GTS Ultimate Case Break will highlight more than 100 local card store owners as they break…
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