Panini America On Location: The Furious Final Day at the 2011 Toronto Fall Expo

TORONTO, Ontario -- Time flies when you're having fun -- especially north of the border. The 2011 Toronto Fall Expo is winding down its three-day run today, but you'd never know it by looking at the Panini America booth. The company's wrapper-redemption and Box Wars contests are still drawing a crowd. Highlights from Sunday so far include seemingly countless memorabilia…

Panini America Packs Instant-Win Prizes Galore Inside 2011 Toronto Expo Packs

Sweet, low-numbered autographs and a show-exclusive checklist of cards you simply can't get anywhere else aren't the only niceties that will grace the Panini America wrapper-redemption packs for next week's 2011 Toronto Fall Expo. There are also special instant-win cards good for tons of great autographed hockey memorabilia. The instant-win checklist includes pucks signed by Taylor Hall, jerseys signed by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins…

Panini America Interviews: Dallas Cowboys Rookie Running Back DeMarco Murray

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9sIxib0sPI&w=585&h=327] Dallas Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray dropped by Panini America HQ earlier this week to sign some of his sweet Rookie Cards from the upcoming 2011 Gold Standard Football and 2011 Certified Football releases. During Murray's visit, Panini America's resident Oklahoma Sooners rooter and self-admitted Murray fanboy, Chris Reed, sat down with the rookie superstar for this hard-hitting interview.

The Panini America Drool Gallery: 2011-12 Score Hockey Hot Rookies Updated RCs

The 2011-12 NHL trading card season begins in earnest next week with the highly anticipated release of 2011-12 Score Hockey, complete with the landmark Hot Rookies Rookie Card subset sure to set Panini America's premiere release ablaze. Last week we shared just some of the details surrounding the slew of this season's first-time skaters whose first NHL Rookie Cards  will be…

Panini America Redemption Card Update: Machado, Crosby, Polamalu and More

In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled. The following list is by no means complete, but it does let collectors know which redemption cards from which products are being processed…

The Legendary Brendan Shanahan’s Take on Dominion Hockey: ‘The Best I’ve Ever Seen’

As the tangible, goose-bump-inducing hype surrounding the September 14 release of 2010-11 Dominion Hockey continues to build, leave it to living NHL legend Brendan Shanahan to put the cards in their proper perspective: "The cards are the best I've ever seen," Shanahan wrote Friday morning in an email to Alex Carbajal, Panini America NHL Acquisitions Manager. (more…)

Dare Never to Tear: The One Panini America Hockey Card I’ll Covet Forever . . .

Early last month as part of our World Premiere Panini Unwrapped episode for 2010-11 Zenith Hockey, we asked collectors to identify for us the one Panini America card in their hockey collections that they'd never dare to tear. We offered up the hits from our box as an incentive to participate and five passionate collectors shared their pictures --  and, in some cases, the stories…

Boston Bruin Milan Lucic Comes Through for Hockey Collectors One More Time

When you work on the manufacturer side of the NHL trading card business, you tend to pick up tons of behind-the-scenes skinny and invaluable insight into the daily dealings with the game's superstars and their agents. For example, Panini America NHL acquisitions specialist Alex Carbajal was one of the first people on the planet to know that Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic earlier this year had expressed an interest…
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