You’ve Got Mail: A Daily Reminder of Panini America’s Incoming On-Card Brilliance

Rosalinda Rios' revelatory emails arrive every morning with uncanny precision, setting off the Microsoft Outlook notification chime that has become music to my ears. Like that first swig of lo-carb Monster energy drink, her electronic missives provide the perfect start to my every work day. Rios is something of a signature siren around these parts, the woman responsible for receiving and verifying each day's new arrivals. She then sends…

Panini Peek: 2010-11 All-Goalies

I originally wrote this last Friday while introducing the Leather Larceny insert slated for the upcoming 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey release. But based on recent developments, it bears repeating now: "The magical, mysterious masked mystique of hockey’s goalie easily makes the position one of the most collected in all of sports. Indeed, there’s an undeniable allure to the NHL’s top netminders that always has translated so beautifully…

Hoops on the Routing Table: Playoff Contenders Patches, Absolute Memorabilia

Before hitting the road to Orlando, Fla., earlier this week for the 54th Annual Pop Warner Super Bowl, I wandered by the routinely revealing Routing Table to see what I could see. And what I could see was the preliminary design packet for 2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball, some Rookie of the Year Contenders images from 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches and the box…
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