The World-Premiere Unboxing of 2020-21 Clearly Donruss Basketball, National News and More in Episode No. 5 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast”

In an exciting episode No. 5 of “Going Direct: The Panini Podcast,” hosts Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha reveal Panini America’s National plans and deliver the world-premiere break of 2020-21 Clearly Donruss Basketball. Also in this episode: The second and final part of our revealing interview with Panini America graphic-design minds David Tierney, John Mata and Jody Beamer.Dancing With The…

Classic Repost: Sound Proof that Panini America’s National Treasures Remains the Hardest-Rocking Product Ever

Post originally published April 12, 2011. Heavy-metal maestro Marcus Henderson has opened countless packs of trading cards in his 38 years on this planet. As of early March, though, he’d never once cracked the seal on a sexily-scented wooden box of Panini National Treasures. Naturally, I thought of Henderson almost immediately when The Knight’s Lance reader Amarin Cogburn first shared his gift of…

Super Bowl Break: Busting Limited with Kid Reporter, Bradley Chubb, Ito Smith, More

The fact that last week's release of 2018 Limited Football happened to coincide with the majestic madness of Super Bowl LIII week provided for ample opportunities to break boxes of the new product with the likes of NFL rookies Bradley Chubb of the Denver Broncos, Ito Smith of the Atlanta Falcons and Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter Corbin Boehm. The hits, like…

A Special Edition of Panini Unwrapped: The Must-See 2017 Video Highlight Reel

As we prepare to bid a fond farewell to a simply magnificent 2017, we present for your viewing pleasure the seventh annual Panini Unwrapped Year-in-Review Highlight Reel. From provocative player interviews to special appearances to impact-powered promotions to Super Bowls, All-Star Games and more, it’s all here in a true must-see video sure to leave you smiling in reflection of a profound…

Video: 2016 Prime Cuts Baseball Goes Yard in Newest Episode of Panini Unwrapped

We kicked off the first leg of our Panini Unwrapped triple feature yesterday with a new episode devoted to 2016 Phoenix Football. Today, our tour continues with a must-see video break of Panini America's triumphantly returning Prime Cuts Baseball. As mentioned in our Quality Control Gallery and Teaser Gallery posts on the product, 2016 Prime Cuts Baseball is equipped to…

Video: 2016 Classics Football Stars in Classic Episode of Panini Unwrapped

Panini America enjoyed a hectic Wednesday last week with the release of both 2015-16 Excalibur Basketball and 2016 Classics Football. We brought you a must-see Panini Unwrapped episode featuring the former late last week. Today, we're giving Classics Football the Unwrapped treatment with a special episode featuring Panini America's Tracy Hackler and Lucas Kinser. The first Classics Football release in…

Panini Unwrapped: A Special Guest from the Twitterverse Cracks Clear Vision Football

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Late Sunday morning at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, 18-year-old Bitner, Pa., resident Richard Hardy -- perhaps known better in collecting circles by his @BossHardy202 Twitter handle -- dropped by the Panini America booth with one box of 2015 Clear Vision Football, and an itchy breaking hand and a sincere desire to make his Panini Unwrapped debut.…

Panini Unwrapped: 2015 Prestige Football

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- From open to close during last week's 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, the action-packed Panini America booth was home to some of the country's top group breakers busting an assortment of Panini America products from all sports. Amid that setting, we carved out some time last Friday for a special episode of Panini Unwrapped featuring 2015 Prestige Football…

2015 Cooperstown Baseball Sparkles in New Episode of Panini Unwrapped (Video)

In the newest must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America Baseball Brand Manager Wes Elliott sits down with Tracy Hackler to rip two boxes of the new 2015 Cooperstown Baseball, which released in hobby shops across North America today. But as you'll see in the video that follows, two boxes simply weren't enough -- so the duo opened two more. What…

International Treasures: Panini Unwrapped Rips 2014 Limited Football in Italy, England

Earlier this week during a Strategic Planning Event that drew Panini employees from around the globe to the corporate headquarters in Modena, Italy, Panini America officials packed more than business suits and international electrical outlet adapters in their luggage. They also brought some boxes of the new 2014 Limited Football. As a result, Panini Unwrapped was able to reach new…
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