The Toronto Raptors Check in at No. 26 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams Countdown

The Toronto Raptors, like most NBA teams, have been defined by their superstars through the years. Founded in 1995, their first big star was 1996 Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire. And, while Stoudamire was really good, nothing compares to the stardom level that Vince Carter was able to reach. Carter played for the Raptors from 1998-2004 and reached stratospheric…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Four Boxes of 2017-18 Revolution Basketball

It's Revolution release day across the collecting universe as Panini America's 2017-18 Revolution Basketball arrives in hobby shops across North America and on group-break sites across the globe. We brought you a brief introduction to this year's dynamic release earlier this week with a must-see Quality Control Gallery. Today, we're taking you directly to the box level with a Teaser…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015-16 Revolution Basketball (78 Images)

A revolution is coming. Actually, Panini America's newest creation -- 2015-16 Revolution Basketball -- is coming. And it's bringing with it a foilboard-based feast for the eyes and a robust -- and borderline enchanting -- parallel structure that mandates collectors pay close attention to the surface nuances of each and every card they pull. In all, there are seven distinct…

Panini America Previews Newest Autograph Arrivals from All Four Major Sports

While a passionate contingent of Panini America Acquisitions, Customer Service, Marketing and Product Development personnel is smack-dab in the middle of the inaugural Panini Spring Training Road Trip, action back at the home office is as fast-paced, diverse and productive as it's ever been. 2013-14 Crown Royale Hockey released yesterday. 2013 National Treasures Football is packing out at this very…

Panini America Provides Behind-the-Scenes Look at Toronto VIP Party (Must-See Video)

Two weeks ago today, Panini America officials provided some much-needed heat to a cold Canadian night by taking over Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack for its third Panini VIP Party. With DJ Kool providing the party's live soundtrack, international superstars such as Eric Lindros, Mike Modano, Tracy McGrady and Chantal Sutherland rubbed elbows, conversed and spent quality time with more than 50…

Panini America Special Guests Live It Up at Third Panini VIP Party (Must-See Gallery)

TORONTO, Ontario -- If it really is true that one picture equals one thousand words, then the following must-see gallery provides roughly 75,000 words worth of explanation as to why, exactly, last night's Panini VIP Party at Woodbine Racetrack was the hands-down highlight of the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo. As the legendary DJ Kool laid down the soundtrack, luminaries from the…

NHL Legend Mike Modano Added to Guest List for Panini VIP Party in Toronto

It's official: Mike Modano, arguably the greatest American-born player in NHL history, will attend the Panini America VIP Party on Saturday in Toronto, joining a star-studded galaxy of special guests that also includes Eric Lindros, Tracy McGrady, Chantal Sutherland, Chad Owens and DJ Kool. Modano, the former Dallas Stars great who spent 21 seasons in the NHL, retired following the…

Retired NBA Great Tracy McGrady to Attend Panini VIP Party Saturday in Toronto

Over the course of a highlight-heavy NBA journey that spanned 15 seasons and six different teams, the dynamic Tracy McGrady did it all. A profusely talented forward who could score, rebound, pass and often bewilder opponents at the same time, McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game throughout a career that began when the Toronto Raptors selected…

Base-Set Veteran Variations Add Chase to 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball

As the golden glow surrounding last week's release of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball continues to enchant collectors, astute set-builders and curious player collectors alike by now have discovered the existence of base-set variations for a handful of NBA veterans or retired legends. The six players in question -- Tracy McGrady, Gary Payton, Bill Walton, Shaquille O'Neal, Robert Horry and Dikembe…