Panini America Personnel Changes Bolster Sports Product Development Teams

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has bolstered the company’s sports product development department by appointing current employees Karvin Cheung (NHL), Ben Ecklar (NFL) and David Porter (NBA) to Product Development Director positions. All three industry veterans will continue reporting to Martin Welling, Panini America’s Vice President of Operations. (more…)

Panini America Redemption Card Update: The Valentine’s Day 2012 Edition

In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll frequently post a list, like the one included in the attachment below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled. The following list is by no means complete, but it does let collectors know which redemption cards from which products are…

Panini Unwrapped on the Road: Recapping a Hit-Filled January at Local Hobby Shops

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmBySowzgc8&w=585&h=327] The first month of 2012 provided another heaping helping of collection-making hits from a vast array of Panini America products, including 2011 Limited Football, 2011 Gold Standard Football, 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2011-12 Limited Hockey and more. In this epic compilation video compliments of Tom "The Ripper" Key, see some of the great hits unearthed inside…

Special Appearance: Cincinnati Pitcher & Avid Collector Bill Bray Stops By Panini HQ

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBjoZ8Pbyy4&w=585&h=327] Part of the excitement of being on the Panini America marketing team is you really never know what you're walking into on any given day.  Friday morning started off with a bang, as our email inbox chimed with a note from Product Development Director Ben Ecklar asking if someone from the marketing team would be available to conduct a…

Panini America Inks Trading Card Deal with CMG Worldwide, Gains Access to Legends

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has inked a trading card agreement with CMG Worldwide. The deal, effective immediately, gives Panini America rights to incorporate 12 of CMG Worldwide’s most legendary baseball names in its newly licensed Major League Baseball Players Association products including: Jackie Robinson, Jimmie Foxx, Johnny Mize, Lou Gehrig, Mel…

Panini America On Location: Farewell from the 2011 Pop Warner Super Bowl

[wpvideo zfTjL46D]The final day of Pop Warner Super Bowl championship games took place yesterday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.  To say the championship games were exciting would be an understatement.  From an overtime thriller to an impressive aerial display in the final day's game - it was a day these young athletes…

Panini Unwrapped . . . On a Gondola?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Y3GIF0Vn0&w=585&h=327] Yes, on a gondola. Indeed, the Panini America team made history on a recent trip to Italy by busting packs of trading cards on international waters from the cozy confines of a gondola in Venice, Italy. The resulting video chronicles what is believed to be the first video break of its kind in trading card history. (more…)

And the Winners Are: Panini America Gets Caught Up on Its Recent Contests

Between the National Sports Collectors Convention a few weeks ago and the upcoming NHLPA Rookie Showcase next week, we've been burning the candle at both ends inside the Panini America marketing department recently. As a result, we're a little behind in selecting winners from some our recent contests here on The Knight's Lance. Today, we finally made it a point to get…
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