Posts tagged Panini
By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
As the NHL’s regular season comes to an end, setting the stage for another exciting Stanley Cup Playoffs, fans are focused primarily on the activities on the ice and on the out-of-town scoreboards. With parity never having been more prominent than it is this season, the standings in both the Western and Eastern Conferences remain very fluid. Only half of the 16 playoffs spots have been clinched at the time of this writing, and teams that were written off at Christmas time such as the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs remain mathematically alive in the More >
by RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
In the 21st century, the main means any company has to connect to its customers is via the Internet. The World Wide Web brings information and insights to people in real time, allowing people and companies to connect instantaneously to share and distribute their experiences. When the title for Star Wars Episode III was revealed, it was done online at the Star Wars official website. If a celebrity has something to say to the world (in 140 characters or less), they take to their Twitter account. When a US presidential aspirant wants to spread the message, More >
By Tony Joyce aka Enigma
Hockey aficionados know that there are a limited number of go-to people when it comes to sports cards. At the 2011 NHL Fan Fair, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting one of them. Al Muir’s history in hockey cards, well hockey in general, is well-known. Between stints with Sports Illustrated, Beckett and now Panini America, there is no questioning Al’s hockey acumen. The Windsor, Ontario, native took a few minutes out a frenetic weekend to chat.
Q: As you have stated many times this weekend, you are from Windsor, Ontario. What is the hockey life like More >
by Tony Joyce aka Enigma
There are a handful of names that are synonymous with the sports card industry. One of those names belongs to Panini’s Tracy Hackler. Tracy is the Marketing Manager for Panini America. With an extensive background in writing and sports cards, he is a wealth of knowledge. While at the 2011 NHL Fan Fair in Raleigh, NC, I had the opportunity to meet the man behind the myth.
Q: Where are you from? A: Arlington, Texas. Actually, I have lived in the area all my life.
Q: Growing up, what were your favorite sport and player? A: Football. As More >
Panini is planning to bring back to life yet another brand of hockey cards; Pinnacle. The “new” old product will be available to buy from the 16th March 2011 and will set you back around $80 for a hobby box containing 24 packs of 5 cards each. This new incarnation brings back an old insert favorite: Team Pinnacle as well as offering new ones such as the City Lights Materials which will feature a swatch of game-used material set against a backdrop of each city. On average, each box will yield 4 hits either autographs or memorablia of which the More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
For hockey collectors, the Upper Deck monopoly era has not been filled with positive experiences only so when the NHLPA announced that a second card manufacturer would be granted the right to produced licensed NHL cards, many jumped for joy. The anticipation was palpable as the collecting masses patiently awaited the release of the first Panini hockey product; 2010-2011Certified. As October rolled on, numerous boxes of Certified were busted across the online collecting community and over two months later, I now get a chance to crack open a box myself as I am finally back on More >