UPDATE: Panini previews Black Boxes for Industry Summit

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

The Industry Summit kicks off Sunday with card companies and hundreds of dealers converging on Las Vegas to discuss the state of the hobby.

While there is plenty of business talk, there are still aspects that make it fun for those attending.

Panini America is rolling out its Black Box promo once again – a place to get special rare cards specifically made for this type of event.

The Black Boxes will have at least one card – a 1-of-1 – from all four sports as well as pop culture figures. Many cards will have prime patches or memorabilia (as shown in the preview).

Some unique items come from “The Golden Age” collection with material worn by Grace Kelly or Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Each of the cards in the collection will have a foil-stamped “Panini Black Box” mark.

“The cards used to create the Black Box hits include small quantities of overruns from our roster of products printed specifically for inclusion in Black Boxes and for other hobby marketing promotions,” Panini wrote on the company blog.

Panini will preview the autograph hits and other items that will be inserted into the black boxes throughout the week. Come back here to see the updates.

Beckett Media will attend the Industry Summit this year and will be posting news throughout the day as well as updated information on its Twitter page.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook.


  1. ddizzal
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    wow, where are the autos??? These boxes are going to be lame

  2. David Brewer
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    dood ur lame, those patches are hot!

  3. Anthony
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    So most of these cards from other sets and stamped with a Black Box stamp? I agree with ddizzal, lame!

  4. ddizzal
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    what is a dood??? And to be honest these are 1/1, can they find some sticker auto’s to put on them??? These are suppose to be really special and exclusive but they look like any other patch except for a few.

  5. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    The autos weren’t previewed yet. Just the patch cards.

  6. deeez
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    and these cards where never packed out because ……………………………………………..

  7. chrisolds
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Actually, Deeez, Panini makes extras of all hit cards throughout the year for damage replacements as well as promotions such as this and the NSCC. This is not a new development, nor is it a secret one. They’ve discussed it on their site.

  8. deeez
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    chris ,
    which patch would you rather have -just an example cause a viking head stood out


    Posted March 14, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Am I missing something or am I hallucinating when I see autos on these cards? Crosby, Roy, Sanders, Ride, Bush, Eli, SOlo, Harden, Luck, RGIII ALL Have sticker autos on the preview pics.

  10. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Some of them do seem to have sticker autos.

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