Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Wow!)

It's been almost a month since legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Dale Murphy broke the news that Panini America would be producing -- for the first time ever -- a National Treasures-branded baseball product. And the passage of time has allowed folks inside Panini America HQ the opportunity to finalize the history-making details behind a product that releases February 13 and…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball (85 Images)

Imagine my surprise on Monday morning when Panini America Product Development Director Ben Ecklar shared with me 35 revealing images from the 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball quality-control process he'd just completed. Somewhere between Black Friday madness and the launches of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball and 2012-13 Prizm Basketball,  I had completely lost track of where Prime Cuts was on the…

Panini America Peeks the Famous Moments Insert in 2012 Cooperstown Baseball

For the myriad National Baseball Hall of Fame members permeating the checklist for Panini America's upcoming 2012 Cooperstown Baseball, there is one insert set in particular that pays tribute not so much to the greatest players in baseball history,  but to the memorabilia they wielded while achieving that greatness. The poignant Famous Moments insert provides fans and collectors with something…

The Drool Gallery: 2010 Panini Century Collection (Part 2 of 2)

The legends of America's pastime will play a big part in 2010 Panini Century Collection, the highly anticipated next release in Panini America's popular Americana line that arrives Wednesday. Inspired by that fact, we figured now was the perfect time to preview some of the sweetest baseball cards in the bunch. Enjoy . . . and in case you missed…

And the Contest Winners Are . . .

It's no secret that we here at Panini America have conducted quite a few contests in recent weeks. (Hey, it's one of our objectives to get cool cards in the hands of our customers and if we can get quality feedback in return, well, that's what we call a "win-win.") So after a few weeks of poring over responses and suggestions and ideas, we…

A World Series-Worthy Contest

Many people might not realize that Panini America's corporate office is located less than a mile from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, site of Game 3, Game 4 and potentially Game 5 of the 2010 World Series that begins tonight in San Francisco when the Texas Rangers battle the Giants. The proximity of the home team means we have an office full…

Panini Peek: 2010 Panini Century Collection

  In what just might be the biggest holiday blockbuster since James Cameron's "Titanic," 2010 Panini Century Collection launches three days before Christmas boasting a star-studded cast of celebrities ranging in scope from actors to astronaut to athletes and then some. Century Collection carries a $200 SRP for each five-card pack/box, but each five-card pack/box consists of two autograph cards,…

The Texas Rangers? In the World Series?

Confession: I haven’t been much of a Texas Rangers fan since about 1993. As a guy who was born in Arlington, Texas, in 1970, lived there for 12 years and now works less than a mile from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, that’s not something I’m particularly proud of right about now. (more…)
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