Think Pink: Panini America Raising the Bar on Breast Cancer Awareness NFL Cards

As the NFL¬†winds down another Crucial Catch October, Panini America is doing its part to raise breast cancer awareness like only it can: By producing some of the most powerfully pink memorabilia cards the football collectibles hobby has ever seen. Incorporating game-used footballs from several of the NFL's 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness games, Panini America has developed a unique 24-card…

Panini America PC Spotlight: The Stunning Steelers Stash of Johnny Angelis (Gallery)

When it came to profiling the collecting exploits New Mexico's Johnny Angelis, we first had to narrow our focus. Clearly, his passion is quite profound. We could've focused on his completed 2010 Classics Flashback Fabrics patch set . . . or his full sets of 2001 Classics Hashmarks and Stadium Stars sets. Ultimately, though, we settled on Angelis' superstar-laden, generations-spanning…

The Bling’s the Thing: Panini America’s New Football Set Sparkles with Diamonds, Gold

Traditionally speaking, sports trading card production during the last 100 years or so¬†has required¬†-- almost exclusively -- two fundamental resources:¬†Ink and paper. Leave it to¬†Panini America¬†to throw tradition for a loop by¬†introducing¬†two more precious materials to the manufacturing mix: Diamonds and gold. Indeed, when the company's new 2011 Gold Standard Football¬†set releases to the masses later this¬†week (in packaging designed…

Hair-Raising History: Panini Produces Troy Polamalu’s First On-Card Autographs!

For those counting at home, it's been more than eight years since Pittsburgh Steelers¬†defensive dynamo Troy Polamalu¬†last¬†appeared on a certified autograph trading card.¬†But he's never once signed on-card for a manufacturer -- until now. Today, Panini America¬†announced that it has secured autographs from Polamalu for insertion across several of its 2011 NFL¬†trading card brands, including a small number of on-card…

Panini America On Location: That’s a Wrap from the Super Bowl XLV NFL Experience

¬† DALLAS -- While the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers were battling it out on the field during Super Bowl XLV, workers were busy tearing down an impressive display of football magic. More than 800,000 square feet of the Dallas Convention Center played home to¬†the NFL for two weeks and fans saw some¬†impressive¬†interactive¬†components. If you made it out (and…

Panini America Prepares to Kick Off the 2011 NFL Experience in its Own Backyard

The first weekend of the Super Bowl XLV¬†NFL Experience kicks off on Thursday at the Dallas Convention Center, just miles from Panini America's corporate headquarters. Fittingly, the company's plans for the show are as big as the host state. With an aim to please diehard Lone Star locals as well as those fans descending upon the neighborhood to support Super…
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