Panini America Provides Key New Details on 2014 Select Football Award Selections Sets

The New England Patriots' scintillating last-second victory over the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday -- before a record 114 million U.S. viewers, no less -- brought a fittingly fascinating end to the 2014 NFL season. But for many football collectors, the NFL Honors broadcast one night earlier packed its own fair share of hair-raising moments. Indeed, when the league…

Chris Matthews Rookie Card Jumps 3,500% in Value During Super Bowl XLIX

If not for one of the most criticized play calls in Super Bowl history, Chris Matthews' out-of-nowhere showcase during Super Bowl XLIX had the makings of an MVP performance -- and a bona fide fairy-tale ending. The Seattle Seahawks' massive pass-catcher recorded the first four receptions of his NFL career Sunday night for a team-high 109 yards and one touchdown. Ultimately, Matthews'…

Panini Kid Reporter Dylan Cooperider Grills the Patriots at Super Bowl Media Day

PHOENIX — Nine-year-old Ohioan Dylan Cooperider, with a huge assist from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer, turned in a day for the history books during Tuesday's Super Bowl XLIX Media Day festivities. The grand prize winner in Panini America’s season-long Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter contest, Cooperider made the Media Day rounds like a veteran newsman, asking the tough questions…

Ohio Youth Wins Dream Trip to Super Bowl XLIX as Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter

The only thing 9-year-old third-grader Dylan Cooperider really expected from opening packs of Panini America NFL trading cards throughout the 2014 season was the fun of chasing his favorite Cleveland Browns players. A dream trip to Super Bowl XLIX as the grand prize winner in Panini America’s Super Bowl Kid Reporter contest remained a distant fantasy – no matter how…

Panini America Ready to Celebrate Patriots, Seahawks with Super Bowl XLIX Card Set

Long before anyone even knew who would be playing in yesterday's NFC and AFC Conference Championship Games, Panini America was ready to pay trading card tribute to the eventual Super Bowl XLIX participants. In fact, the road to creating commemorative 10-card sets honoring the AFC Champion New England Patriots and the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks, like the road to the…

Panini America Employees Gear Up for NFL #BackToFootball Friday (Gallery)

Panini America employees on Friday pitched in to help their partners at the NFL both establish a new #NFLFanRecord and celebrate #BackToFootball Friday by sporting their favorite team gear, talking a little trash and preparing for Sunday's opening weekend of the 2014 season. The passion-packed initiative started at the very top -- with Panini America CEO Mark Warsop sporting his Dez…

Brady’s Bunch: Panini America Catches Up with Tom Terrific for Significant Signing

The New England Patriots' stirring comeback from a 24-0 halftime deficit Sunday night to defeat the Denver Broncos was another classic example of Tom Brady being, well, Tom Brady. The legendary quarterback outgunned arch rival Peyton Manning on a frigid Foxborough night, completing 34-of-50 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns in the Pats' improbable 34-31 overtime victory. So, what…

Panini America Swaps Aaron Hernandez for Tim Tebow in 2013 NFL Sticker Collection

As first reported by ESPN.com this morning and later by The Boston Herald, Panini America officials announced today that beginning with next month's release of 2013 Rookies & Stars Football, the company has replaced Aaron Hernandez in its future 2013 NFL products with new New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow. As it relates to the company's Official 2013 NFL Sticker Collection, that replacement…

The Patriot: Tim Tebow’s First New England Card Coming in 2013 Rookies & Stars

Thirteen years ago this month, Mel Gibson's star turn as American Revolution war hero Benjamin Martin helped "The Patriot" gross more than $22 million at the box office during its opening weekend. This summer, however, a new Patriot will be generating boffo ratings, commanding cameras and providing fireworks. Yes, Tim Tebow is a member of the New England Patriots. The…
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