Panini America Sheds Light on Rookie Card Variations in 2014 Rookies & Stars Football

High-volume breakers of 2014 Rookies & Stars Football have no doubt already discovered them in the two weeks since the product went live. Casual collectors, however, may have flipped right past them without even noticing. Indeed, there are short-print photo variations for 25 top rookies in 2014 Rookies & Stars Football that fall roughly three per hobby box on average.…

On Eve of Packout, Panini America Provides First Look at 2014 Elite Football RCs

Tomorrow morning, Panini America officials will begin packout for 2014 Elite Football, one of the longest-running brands in sports cards history that's prepping for its 16th annual installment. Despite delivering several innovative chases over the years (most notably Passing the Torch, Turn of the Century and Inscriptions autographs, and Aspirations and Status parallels), the product's iconic numbered foilboard Rookie Cards…

Panini America Taking 2013 Score Football Big Time with 25th Anniversary Edition

It's safe to say that Panini America has big, big plans -- jumbo, even -- to celebrate the first release of the 2013 NFL season. 2013 Score Football, the landmark 25th anniversary of the collecting staple, will deliver massive 50-card Hobby Jumbo Packs and three autograph or memorabilia cards per hobby box (with at least two autographs guaranteed) when it releases…

On Fire: Damian Lillard’s Officially Licensed NBA Rookie Cards from Panini America

In its purest form, a player's Rookie Card marks a special moment in his professional career. In most cases, it represents a transition from amateur to professional sports, and highlights the first available trading cards of draft picks and rookie free agents in their team uniforms. There's a host of reasons why a player's official Rookie Cards are important. Most…

Panini America Provides Incentive to RG III Collectors in 2012 Prominence Football

When Panini America's new 2012 Prominence Football makes its hobby debut on Wednesday, it will be bolstered by five different Rookie Cards of each of the 35 superstars who attended the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. In essence, five of Panini America's most popular Rookie Card subsets -- Autographed Nameplate Letters, Autographed NFL Team Field Plates, Autographed Team Logo Patches, Autographed NFL Team Helmets and Autographed…

Panini America On Location: Kicking Off the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention

BALTIMORE -- Traditionally speaking, Sneak Preview Wednesday at the National Sports Collectors Convention is a day when most early visitors -- primarily VIPs and Super VIPs -- take a few evening hours to ease into the event prior to Thursday's first full day. But there was no easing into anything at the Panini America booth for the throngs of passionate…

Rookie Here, Rookie Here: Panini America Teases 2012-13 NBA Hoops Rookie Impact

In a groundbreaking -- history-making, even -- development that most collectors will agree is long overdue, the top rookies from the 2011-12 NBA season will finally appear in uniform on officially licensed NBA trading cards when Panini America releases 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball next month. For the record, the top rookies from the 2012-13 class also will make their trading…

The Panini America Countdown to Prestige Interview: Eagles Rookie QB Nick Foles

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu5HL4E7ni4&w=600&h=338] The countdown to 2012 Prestige Football continues today. Last month during the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha took turns sitting down with the 35 superstar rookies in attendance for a series of engaging interviews that will take us right up to the June 27 release of 2012 Prestige Football. We kicked off our "Countdown to 2012 Prestige Football" interview…

Panini Peek: 2012 Prominence Football

Just one day after announcing the triumphant return of Momentum to its football portfolio following more than a decade away, Panini America is ready to release yet one more bombshell announcement: The introduction of the brand new 2012 Prominence Football, an eight-cards-per-box proposition that includes at least two autographs, one additional autograph or memorabilia card and five base cards or Legends. The…

Panini America Asks: What’s the Difference Between these 2011 Playoff Contenders RCs?

In some cases, the differences are more recognizable. In others, they're seemingly undetectable. In every case, though, this much is certain: There are short-printed photo variations for each of the 36 RPS Rookie Tickets Rookie Cards inside 2011 Playoff Contenders Football -- and we're about to shed some light on them. A missing arm band. A removed logo. An altered…
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