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Panini Releases FIRST Brett Favre Vikings Certified Autograph Football Card

Officials at Panini America announced today that the company will be including the FIRST certified autograph trading card of Minnesota Viking’s quarterback, Brett Favre, in its October 2009 hobby release Certified Football. Facing his former team Monday night, Favre completed 24 of 31 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns. The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers, 30-23 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

Panini recently made headlines by including the FIRST trading card of Favre in purple, in their Donruss Threads product.

Each 5-card pack of Certified Football retails for $10, with hobby boxes containing four autograph or memorabilia More >

Kobe Bryant Signs Exclusive Contract with Panini

By Matt McNabb aka ISO NJ 30 G

The hobby’s biggest recent shakeup was announced not by one of the traditional collecting publications, or by a hobby insider, or one of the countless card collecting blogs known to break hobby news. Rather, it was revealed by Darren Rovell, CNBC’s sports business reporter via his Twitter account on the morning of September 29 that Kobe Bryant had signed an exclusive deal with Panini for autograph and memorabilia cards.

Rovell’s tweet, which started, “Kobe signing exclusive memorabilia/auto deal w/Panini, leaving Upper Deck,” was a spark for all hobby news sources on one of the More >

2009 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football Card Preview

The highly anticipated release of 2009 Absolute Memorabilia football, now available in hobby stores nationwide, will include four guaranteed hits, with the majority of boxes containing two autographs.

Highlighting Absolute Memorabilia’s memorabilia program are the multi-swatch, autographed Rookie Cards. Slatted to be the first material Rookie Cards of the new 2009 draft class, each rookie subject will be sequentially numbered to 299 or less and contain two jersey swatches, a football swatch and an autograph. Non-material autographed Rookies Cards will be serial-numbered to 149 or less while traditional base set Rookie Cards will be numbered to 499.

This year’s Absolute More >

Panini Announces Exclusive Agreement With Basketball Hall of Fame

Panini America, Inc. is thrilled to announce an exclusive, multi-year marketing and licensing agreement with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Panini is already the exclusive trading-card licensee for the NBA and this new relationship with the Hall of Fame expands its global basketball presence.

“We’re excited to have the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame join the Panini family,” Panini America CEO Michael Eisenstein said. “This partnership is yet another building block within Panini’s strategy to encompass all aspects of basketball. It’s an honor to have this opportunity.”

The timing of this partnership coincides with the historic induction of More >

2009 Donruss Certified Football Card Preview

2009 Donruss Certified Football is scheduled to release on 14 Oct, 2009 and will cost around $80-100 a box. Each box will contain 10 packs with each pack containing five cards. Collectors can expect four autographs or memorabilia cards and four inserts or parallel cards per box. Check out eBay to compare box prices!

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2009 Donruss Certified Football Program Highlights

FRESHMAN FABRIC LINEUP FEATURING AUTOGRAPHED DUAL SWATCH ROOKIE CARD: Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, Michael Crabtree, Chris Wells, Jeremy Maclin, Pat White, Shonn Greene, Donald Brown, Josh Freeman, LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin, Hakeem Nicks, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Brian Robiskie, More >

2009-10 Panini Basketball Card Preview

2009-10 Panini Basketball is scheduled to release on 21 October, 2009. There are 36 packs per box and 12 cards per pack. Collectors can expect one autograph per 2009-10 Panini Basketball box. Expect to pay $50 per box. Check out eBay to get the best price on boxes!


  • 1 Rookie
  • 1 insert/parallel
  • 1 Glow-in-the-Dark Sticker or Decal


  • 36 Rookies
  • 36 Inserts/Parallels (including Two Seq. #ed Parallels)
  • 18 Glow-In-The-Dark Team Logo Stickers
  • 18 Player Decals (Every Pack will contain one rookie, one insert/parallel and either a Glow-in-the-Dark Sticker or Decal

CASE HITS NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on-card Autograph Card or one of the following Autographs: Blake More >