A Better-Late-Than-Never Quality Control Gallery Featuring 2020-21 Spectra Basketball

Yes, we're aware that 2020-21 Spectra Basketball released in hobby shops across North America earlier today. And, yes, we're aware that our Quality Control Gallery preview posts traditionally arrive a day or two before a product releases. But it's been one of those weeks here at Panini America so you'll have to forgive the slight tardiness of this must-see look…

Grand Finale: Luka, LaMelo, Mahomes 1/1s Headline Last Week of Panini America’s 2021 Immaculate NFT Blockchain Initiative

Say this about Panini America's 2021 Immaculate NFT Blockchain initiative: It's ending with a bang. The 10th and final weekly release launched yesterday featuring a trio of 1/1 monsters: Luka Doncic, LaMelo Ball and Patrick Mahomes II. Other key cards in the Week 10 lineup include Ray Allen, Henry Ruggs III, Chase Young, Jo Adell and Aleksej Pokusevski. Just as…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Early Boxes of 2016-17 Absolute Basketball

Last-minute holiday shoppers seeking just the right gift for the trading-card-loving sports fans in their lives, well, Panini America's got you covered. Beginning tomorrow in hobby shops and on group-break sites across North America, Panini America will release a trio of new releases in 2016-17 Absolute Basketball, 2016 Certified NASCAR Racing and 2016 Preferred Football. As is our custom, we've…

Inside NT: Panini America Opens Two Boxes of 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball

National Treasures release day, in any sport, has become something of a national hobby holiday in recent years as the entire collecting community it seems fixes its gaze on the many breaks offered by one of the industry's favorite high-end brands. Today, that is a decided hoops holiday as hobby shop owners, collectors and breakers across the globe have welcomed…

We’ve Got Mail: Check Out Panini America’s August 15 Autograph Arrivals (28 Images)

Another day at Panini America HQ, another ink-graced batch of brilliance. Indeed, checking out the daily influx of autographs for any number of Panini America's in-progress products is something of an every-day "event" for me. The anticipation of just who will appear on those ritualistic notification emails -- typically broken down by sport -- is most often the highlight of…

The QC Gallery: 33 Must-See Images from 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball

I crossed paths with Panini America NBA product developers David Porter and Keith Hower in the hallway over by Customer Service earlier today. In Porter's right hand, glowing like a tavern neon, were four tiny black boxes containing some of the cards from the first quality control case of 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball. Before Porter could say a word, I was on…

Panini America PC Spotlight: Rhys Evans Soaking Up Celtic Rays Down Under

There's something indescribably cool about having a native Australian refer to you as "mate." It was a thrill I first got to experience via Twitter thanks to passionate basketball collector Rhys Evans, a resident of Tasmania and a huge fan of Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics. Evans has been collecting in the land down under -- which in and of…