Flagship First Look: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at 2021 Donruss Football

Panini America officials recently sent out preliminary Product Information Solicitations for several exciting new products coming soon to a hobby shop or online retailer near you. Today, we’re sharing that same information with you here on The Knight’s Lance, this time featuring the flagship Donruss Football. In the extensive product preview that follows, we’ll showcase a bevy of preliminary images from the…

Panini America Set to Debut Highly Anticipated Kid’s Crate at 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention

It's been talked about and heavily anticipated for months. But next week at the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention, Panini America's much-discussed Kid's Crate program finally will make its debut. Indeed, Panini America officials are using the grand National stage to roll out, in a limited fashion, the debut of Kid's Crates before their mainstream release coming in August. The…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery (Flagship Edition): 2020 Donruss Football

Cue the pomp. Cue the circumstance. Cue the horns and confetti; the fog machines, the fireworks and the flashing lights. We have an honest-to-goodness NFL Kickoff Weekend fast approaching. In fact, the 2020 regular season triumphantly begins next Thursday when Patrick Mahomes II and the defending-champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. It promises to be one of the…

Drafted One Minute, Rookie Cards the Next: Panini Instant is Ready for the 2020 NFL Draft

During tomorrow night’s first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, history will be made and dreams will come true during an unorthodox and unprecedented opening — and Panini America will be ready to celebrate by making a little trading card history of its own. Today, the Panini Instant website launched the 32 cards that will comprise the Panini Instant 2020 NFL Draft offering. Although those cards…

The First Certified Autographs of Japanese Standout Yusei Kikuchi Arrive at Panini America HQ

Through its first two baseball products of the 2019 season (2019 Donruss Baseball and 2019 Diamond Kings Baseball), Panini America was forced to include the first certified autographed cards of Seattle Mariners Japanese standout Yusei Kikuchi as redemptions. But collectors pulling those cards and patiently waiting for Kikuchi to sign can take solace in this undeniable fact: The wait already is…

First Look: 2018 Donruss Baseball Wrapper Redemption Packs Have Arrived (Gallery)

Silver-wrapped and hot off the presses, the finished 2018 Donruss Baseball wrapper redemption packs arrived safely and soundly to Panini America HQ earlier this week. Almost immediately, they began making their way to customers who submitted 2018 Donruss Baseball wrappers to qualify for the promotion. Each three-card pack features new 2018 Donruss Baseball cards of Shohei Ohtani, Gleyber Torres and Ronald Acuna…

Rookie Premiere Next Day Autos Coming to Panini America’s 2017 National Promo Set

Panini America’s iconic “Rated Rookie” term will take on added significance later this summer when special autograph cards from 37 of this season's highest-rated rookies find their way into packs of Panini America's 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention promo set. And the unique 2017 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Next Day Autographs insert is nothing less than a minor manufacturing miracle. Over…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of Flagship 2017 Donruss Baseball

Panini America's fabled Donruss Baseball franchise is more than just a staple product that's as much a part of baseball season as spring training. It's an age-old tradition that spans generations; a household collecting icon full of traditional staples (such as Diamond Kings, Rated Rookies, chase-worthy variations and so much more) and just enough newness to enchant collectors of all ages…

Ready for Redemption: Ezekiel Elliott's 2016 Donruss Optic Football Autographs Arrive

Panini America's live-today 2016 Donruss Optic Football includes a small handful of key rookies whose hard-signed Rated Rookie autographs arrived back at Panini America HQ just past the packout deadline and were instead inserted into the product as redemption cards. But collectors breaking the product starting today can take solace in one key fact: Dallas Cowboys superstar running back Ezekiel…
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