Tag Archives: Panini America

First Look: 2015 Cooperstown baseball cards

Panini America’s Cooperstown is back after an anniversary year that saw the company’s Hall of Fame brand go high-end. This time around, it remains high-end with the original name used in 2012-13.

Draft picks sets helped shape hobby we know today

Back in 1991, this first card from Classic Four Sport was a talking point for an emerging niche of sports card collecting — draft picks sets. Back then, we often had to wait a year — or at least later in the year — to see our newest teams’ newest stars on cards, so a card like this was something dramatically different.

USA Baseball is common thread with emerging stars

Sure, they’re all now MLB rookies in Chicago. They’re all now under lock and key for another season before they can be free agents (thanks, Super Two rule!) and they’re all guys who have been watched closely on cardboard for some time. But that about of time is longer than you might think. Why? USA Baseball cards.

Gallery: 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Sneak Peek

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media One of the most intriguing innovations in the hobby last season, Panini America‘s Sneak Peek cards brought collectors giant and unique pieces of game-used shoes from the game’s biggest stars. Today, the company released some new images for the coveted pieces that are slated to be dropped into packs […]

First Look: 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks

By Denis Dougherty | Beckett Football Editor Excited about the NFL Draft? This year’s Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks football card set will be released in late-May. According to Panini America, it will feature autographs of the top NFL draft picks in the All-Americans, Draft Picks and Team Trademarks (all featuring limited parallel versions). The Alumnus Autographs insert features current NFL stars in […]

Kris Bryant arrives: 10 baseball cards to consider

Today’s the day — Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant gets the call.

First Look: 2015 Elite baseball cards

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor After cameos as inserts in Donruss brands the last two years, Elite is back as a standalone product. Panini America revealed the first details and preview images for 2015 Elite on Wednesday night, a 200-card set that will arrive on June 17 with the traditional names and foilboard […]

First Look: 2015 Score football cards

  By David Lee | Beckett Media The first NFL-licensed Panini America product of 2015 will be Score arriving on June 17. The key to the set will be like years past, including a lower price point with a ton of base cards. Each box will have 24 packs at 12 cards per pack. Boxes will […]

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Dragon Ball Z Heroes & Villains

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Dragon Ball Z Heroes & Villains in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? How can you win two boxes? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Win our box of 2014 National Treasures baseball

How can you win a box? Leave a comment below telling us your favorite baseball player — and why.

Box Busters: 2015 Donruss baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into 2015 Donruss in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Josh Donaldson talks baseball cards on MLB Central

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds recently caught up with Josh Donaldson during the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip where the subject of his baseball card values came up.

National Treasures redemptions ready to go

Panini’s 2014 National Treasures Football arrives Wednesday, and the company announced there are a few redemption cards in the product. But many of these redemptions will be ready to fulfill immediately. These cards include some of the top 2014 rookies such as Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Eric Ebron and Marqise Lee, and superstars such as […]

Mutombo, Leslie Head Hoop Hall Class of 2015

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be growing once again in 2015 and its newest members were announced yesterday. Among those elected were eight-time NBA All-Star and defensive standout Dikembe Mutombo and WNBA icon Lisa Leslie. For many longtime collectors, there are plenty of memories of Mutombo’s […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Select basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken as he treks to Panini America headquarters for an insider’s look at 2014-15 Panini Select in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Dallas Mavericks Hold Multi-Game Card Giveaway

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Fans in Dallas that have attended games in recent weeks have been treated to five special giveaway nights featuring special Panini NBA Hoops trading cards and they completed their sets on Thursday night as the Mavericks hosted the Houston Rockets. Each three card pack that was given away contained […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and prospects

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor As we all eagerly await the arrival of baseball’s Next Big Thing, Kris Bryant, we figured now is the time to look at the hot rookies and prospects of the last few years — and maybe a few even older than that. It’s a chance to put the […]

BGS Diary Predictor (April): What will Olds submit?

Can you predict which cards Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds will get graded this month?

First Look: 2014-15 Panini Preferred Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors that love booklet cards and limited autographs have flocked to Panini America‘s Preferred releases in recent years and the popular brand will be returning to store shelves this season with plenty of ink and memorabilia from a heavily-hyped rookie class and the biggest stars from the past and […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Threads basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Threads basketball cards — a retail-only product — in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Black Gold football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Black Gold in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Panini Prizm baseball cards

A new year of Prizm is coming — and it’s bringing more color and variety than ever before.

Gallery: 2014-15 Panini Select Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors are gearing up for this week’s release of 2014-15 Panini Select Basketball and the company gave the hobby a sneak peek at some of the shiny cards that will be coming out of packs through the official Panini America blog. The company’s popular Prizm Optichrome technology comes out […]

Panini signs Marcus Mariota to autograph deal

By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor Panini has signed top 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to a trading card and autograph agreement for the 2015 season. The agreement includes Mariota’s first licensed NFL and collegiate cards and autographed cards. The top NFL prospect will also appear on Panini trading […]

Evan Gattis has a collecting confession

ORLANDO, Fla. | Evan Gattis might have one of the most-unique nicknames in MLB today, but El Oso Blanco has a couple of confessions that card collectors might relate to — one more child-like and one that stings no matter how old you are.

MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson talks cards during Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

TAMPA, Fla. | He’s been a college star, a first-round draft pick, an MLB All-Star and a “bringer of rain” but before all of that Josh Donaldson was one thing.

Prospects soak up signing experience during Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

Three MLB prospects talk about autographs and collecting as part of the 2015 Panini America Spring Training Road Trip this past week in Florida.

Box Busters with Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds catches up with Evan Gattis of the Houston Astros for this episode of Box Busters featuring some 2015 Donruss during Day 3 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip Monday in Orlando, Fla.

Box Busters with MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson on Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds catches up with MLB All-Star and card collector Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays for this episode of Box Busters — with some Pack Wars — during Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip in Tampa, Fla.

Photo Gallery: Scenes from Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor TAMPA, Fla. | Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip included nearly 20 rookies, prospects and even a few established big-leaguers signing for the forthcoming 2015 Panini Prizm baseball card set and more as part of a multi-day, multi-state trek that includes thousands of […]

Future stars get spotlight during Day 1 of Panini Spring Training Road Trip

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary FORT MYERS, Fla. | Day 1 of this year’s Panini Spring Training Road Trip may have started with a 9:25 a.m. flight out of Dallas and ended with an inscribed 1/1 card of a future star some 14 hours later, but there’s one reality about the baseball […]

Panini teases Contenders Draft Picks football

By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor During the 2015 Industry Summit this week in Las Vegas, Panini America announced the upcoming 2015 Contenders Draft Picks football card set. This will be the company’s first licensed collegiate trading card product. Each hobby box will contain 24 packs with eight cards per pack. Boxes will deliver, […]

Panini teases Flawless lines for soccer, Kentucky basketball

Flawless is coming to the pitch and the college hardcourt.

Your Turn: Should there be more St. Patrick’s Day cardboard?

Today’s the day where one of the sports world’s simpler traditions happens without a whole lot of fanfare — St. Patrick’s Day jerseys.