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Tag Archives: 2011 Playoff Contenders

Panini America unveils Playoff Contenders Baseball autograph short-prints

Panini America’s newest edition of Playoff Contenders baseball is barely a week old — and that’s an eternity for many collectors wondering which autographed cards are short-printed in this year’s set.

Box Busters: 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Playoff Contenders boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini readies Contenders for Feb. 22 release

Panini America released the basic box breakdown information and additional preview images for its forthcoming 2011 Playoff Contenders baseball card set on Friday, the second of its MLBPA-approved products and the first to have a deeper MLB player presence inside.

Preview Gallery: Contenders Award Winners

With the first MLBPA-approved Panini America baseball set just days away in 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, we’ll soon be getting our first looks at how Panini will be handling the challenge of logo usage on its cards for players who had been draft picks or minor leaguers this past season.

Panini America halts production to add first Albert Pujols Los Angeles baseball cards

Panini America will have the first Los Angeles baseball card of Albert Pujols, who signed a 10-year, $254-million deal with the Angels on Thursday morning, on the market as it stopped the presses to make the changes to Pujols’ card which will be found in a product arriving later this month.

Beckett Baseball Teaser: Panini roundtable discussion

There’s one question on many collectors’ minds that will likely be answered with their first glance at a baseball card from one of Panini America’s upcoming releases. How will they do it?

Your Turn: Beckett Baseball – Can casual sell cardboard? (take our poll after the jump)

With Panini America recently gaining a group license from the MLB Players Association to start producing baseball cards this year, the company is in a unique position — its challenge is to produce cards of MLB players while not showing them in their MLB uniforms.

Panini teases more to come in Donruss Elite Extra Edition and Playoff Contenders baseball sets

While there are a few months to go before the arrival of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition on Dec. 21 followed swiftly by 2011 Playoff Contenders, which will arrive on Jan. 11, 2012, barring any unforeseen delays, we have images and details for both releases.

Beckett Baseball Bonus: Videos from the Panini & MLBPA news conference

Thanks for reading the December issue of Beckett Baseball and coming here for multimedia relating to the issue’s cover story and main package. This is a compilation of the videos shot by editor Chris Olds during the Panini news conference announcing its deal with the MLBPA.

Josh Hamilton has come full circle on cards

Josh Hamilton talked about baseball cards with the assembled media — you don’t get that all too often — but he also talked about a little more, something that should really bring home the place that baseball cards just might have for many.

Box Busters: 2010 Playoff Contenders Football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Playoff Contenders boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.