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Tag Archives: MLBPA

Does extra auto ink negate need for logos?

The ongoing saga of how collectors might react to Panini America’s MLBPA baseball cards offered its lasted chapter on Monday as it teased a number of cards yet to the signed for its forthcoming Prime Cuts product.

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.

First look: 2011 Limited baseball cards

Panini America unveiled its newest forthcoming baseball card product under its MLBPA licensing deal on Thursday, and it’s one that a few collectors might remember from the Donruss days.

Box Busters: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition

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

Panini to bring first Twittergraphs to world

It may look like a simple trading card, but it’s got to be an industry first.Call it the first Twittergraph.

First impressions: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball

Some of the first behind-the-scenes glimpses of real, printed cards from Panini America’s first MLBPA-approved baseball card set, 2011 Donruss Elite, have arrived.

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.

Preview Gallery: 2011 Elite Extra Edition autos

Today, we have for you a few exclusive preview images of autographed prospect cards to be found in 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition once the boxes start arriving on Dec 21.

Panini’s baseball debut will arrive on Black Friday

If you’ve been awaiting Panini America’s first baseball cards, then your wait just got shorter.

Your Turn: What’s in the cards for 2012?

What do you predict seeing for baseball cards in 2012?

Case Busters: 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection 2nd Edition

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a case of 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection 2nd Edition baseballs in this latest installment of Case Busters.

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.

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.

Panini reaches its goal faster than expected

ARLINGTON, Texas | Panini America’s goal when it first entered the United States’ sports collectibles market in 2009 was to have a presence in all four major sports.

Panini: We’re making Elite Extra Edition this year

As the rumors continue to swirl regarding baseball licensing news — whether a card company will be awarded some type of license by the MLB Players Association — Panini America announced a little something on Tuesday night during the Midsummer Classic.

MLB Players Association restructures business group

By Chris Olds | Editor The Major League Baseball Players Association announced Thursday a reorganization of its business-side staffing. Evan Kaplan, the former category director for trading cards, collectibles and new business development is now the Director of Licensing and Business Development. He will oversee licensing for trading cards, apparel and other areas. The long-time [...]