First look: 2011 Panini Americana

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By Chris Olds | Editor

The stars of the big screen (and the small screen) are back on cardboard.

Panini America unveiled its plans for 2011 Panini Americana on Thursday, the latest installment of the long-running non-sport brand that began in 2007.

Each $25 hobby pack will include one autograph or memorabilia card inside with boxes containing four packs when it arrives in June. Each box will include inserts from the Screen Gems, Prime Time Stars and the Matinee Legends sets as well as a parallel insert.

Among this year’s autograph subjects are Justin Bieber, Pamela Anderson, Selma Blair, Linda Hamilton and the late Jane Russell. As with past Americana releases, one can expect to find memorabilia cards for icons such as John Wayne, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin.

It appears that autograph cards from at least three sets in the product will be limited to 99 or fewer copies, while the memorabilia cards will be limited to 225 or fewer copies.

See more images after the jump.

5 Comments

  1. twolfcorner2009
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Any ideas on a release date?

  2. aKA
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Doesn’t Brigitte Nielsen realize that she was in Red Sonja not Red Sonya?

  3. Scott568
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    aka, Brigitte did sign the inscription cards “Red Sonya”. ALSO, I am 99.99% sure there are Corey Haim auto’s in the product. This is the 1st americana set where several people signed for the company and then passed away while the set was in production. The Leslie Nielsen auto’s are AWESOME, Corey Haim signed “lucas”, “Lost Boys” inscription cards .. I don’t know all of them, but it’s going to be one of the BEST celebrity sets if NOT the best set of the YEAR !! Release date is set for June 1, 2011.

  4. Posted May 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Will this be a hobby-only release? If not, how much will retail packs go for? Also, will there be any NCIS connections? Harmon, McCallum, Weatherly, Perrette, De Pablo? It IS the most-watched show on television, people!

  5. Nicholas
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Hey I just got a Ava Gardner and George Raft co Star swatch card out of this card series.. this is card number six out of 10 .. I assume this is rare? Can anybody help tell me how to find it’s value?

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