By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
Now a licensed producer of NFL cards, Panini will try to repeat the success of its Certified brand in hockey on the football scene. An increasingly important player in the trading cards industry, Panini is no longer known as a sticker company. Bursting with autographs, memorabilia cards and inserts, this release is offered at a very affordable price point giving the collectors a bang for their buck. On average, each box will deliver 2 autographs and 2 memorabilia cards as well as 6 inserts/parallels. Furthermore, each 8 box mini-case will include the highly sought after hot More >
By Richard McAdam aka RGM81
When Upper Deck released 2009-10 The Cup on October 1st, it not only brought closure to the 09-10 collecting season but also marked the end of an era. For the previous five years, Upper Deck held an exclusive license to manufacture and distribute NHL hockey cards. During this period, collectors were introduced to wildly successful products such as The Cup and the one-off Montreal Canadiens Centennial, bringing in a new wave of collectors, myself included after a 13-year hobby vacation. Every one of the rookie cards of superstars such as Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, More >
By Lauren Fong aka Fyretiger
We’ve all been in this situation before; bored at home with an itch to bust open some packs. So we run over to the local card shop hoping to strike gold in the form of cardboard. We scan the packs available and pick a few here and there. We find an autographed card every few packs and the vast majority of the time, the reaction goes something like: “Who’s that??” Then we go home and try to find out who this guy is whose signature we now own. After which we check out the completed listings More >
2010-11 Certified Hockey is scheduled to release on 20 Oct and will cost $10.00 SRP. Each box will contain 10 packs with five cards per pack. Each case will contain eight boxes. Collectors can expect to pull one autograph, two memorabilia cards and an additional autograph or memorabilia card per hobby box.[Show as slideshow] [View with PicLens]
Box Break …1 Autograph! 2 Memorabilia Cards! An additional Auto or Memorabilia Card! 1 Mirror Red Parallel! 4 additional parallels or inserts! 50 super-premium cards per box!
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2010 Leaf Limited Football is scheduled to release on 12 November, 2010 and should cost about $100 per pack/box. Each box will contain eight cards.[Show as slideshow] [View with PicLens]
Box Break: One Autograph seq. #ed to 199 or less One Memorabilia seq. #ed to 199 or less One other Autograph or Memorabilia seq. #ed to 199 or less 2 Commons sq. #ed to 499 or less 1 Legend seq. #ed to 499 or less 1 Rookie seq. #ed to 499 or less 1 Other seq. #ed to 499 or less
Highlights: NFL Shield, NFL Shield Signature, Rookie Lettermen, Limited Cut, Jumbo More >
Panini America, a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectibles, has entered into an exclusive relationship with John Wall, the first overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. The partnership with Panini America, the exclusive trading card and sticker licensee of the NBA, marks Wall’s first in the collectibles category.
As part of the relationship, Panini will hold exclusive rights to Wall’s signature for both trading cards and memorabilia. In addition, Panini will include Wall’s image on Panini packaging and will utilize Wall in promotional appearances.
Wall, a player at the University of Kentucky, decided More >