Tag Archives: Panini America

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.

Panini signs Dez Bryant to exclusive deal

One of the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest stars is staying in Texas no matter what — as an exclusive player with Panini America.

Gallery: 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America has just revealed more images of cards slated to appear in packs of 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball. Soon appearing exclusively at Target stores, packs and boxes are expected to contain some compelling content that focuses on the best names from the past, present and future of […]

Donruss returns with rare variations

This year’s edition of Donruss baseball cards from Panini America arrived on Wednesday with a distinctly retro inclusion that still gets the attention of collectors to this day.

Panini Previews Industry Summit Black Boxes

   By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 2015 Industry Summit is just days away and Panini America will once again be providing attendees with their popular Black Boxes which have been a show staple for over a decade. Once the company finishes its corporate address to the crowd next Tuesday, they will be handing […]

Are we overlooking potential of stickers?

Do you collect stickers? Do you stick them? Do you page them? Do you top-load them? Do you grade them? What would you do with this sticky and interesting scenario? Where would you start?

Gallery: 2014-15 Panini Threads Voices of the Game

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The upcoming release of 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball will be exclusive to Target stores and it will be the only place where collectors will be able to pull Voices of the Game cards that are going to feature autographs from many of the sport’s most popular announcers. With […]

Panini prepares for spring training road trip

Spring training means plenty to the baseball world and baseball fans even if the results in the standings don’t count.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Spectra football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Spectra in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For the past two seasons, Panini America‘s Immaculate release has swiftly become a favorite among basketball card collectors and it will be back once again in 2014-15 with a selection of compelling content that is set to include eye-catching memorabilia cards and a top-notch autographs from the stars […]

Panini turns back clock to 1981 next week

Are you ready to turn back the clock again? If so, Panini America is ready for you next week.

First Look: 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The relationship between Panini America and Target continues on with the upcoming release of 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball, which is expected to hit the shelves later this month. This is the second of three exclusive releases the chain will see this season and it will once again have […]

Gallery: 2014-15 Donruss Basketball Trade-In

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Last week, Panini America provided the hobby with early information regarding plans for a wrapper trade-in program that was being held for collectors that were busting packs of their 2014-15 Donruss Basketball product. As a quick refresher, those that choose to send in 24 wrappers from this release […]

Card Gallery: Babe Ruth in 2015 Diamond Kings

Babe Ruth’s presence in 2015 Diamond Kings will be simply Ruthian when it arrives in April, and Panini America has teased some of its plans for the baseball legend’s inclusion in the product.

Wizards Hold Panini Trading Card Giveaway

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The Washington Wizards are the latest basketball team to hold a trading card giveaway courtesy of Panini America and fans who made their way into the Verizon Center on Saturday night were treated to a seven-card NBA Hoops set featuring their hometown heroes. Well, six of them anyway, […]

Panini readies Donruss wrapper redemption

If you’ve opened boxes of 2014-15 Donruss basketball cards, save those wrappers.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Donruss basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Donruss in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Diamond Kings baseball cards

After a decade-long break, the standalone Diamond Kings brand of baseball cards is back and it’s bringing with it one of the biggest names in sports history.