It goes on largely behind the scenes. Day by day, player by player and signature by signature. With every incoming autograph arrival, the not-too-distant future of Panini America’s trading card lineup across all sports continues growing stronger . . . and stronger . . . and stronger.

It does so when, say, NBA legends like Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd return their newly inked cards for 2015-16 Flawless Basketball. Or when, say, DeAndre Hopkins or Don Majkowski return their autographs for 2016 Gala Football. Or when, say, Trevor Story or Andre Dawson deliver new hand-signed handiwork for 2016 Immaculate Baseball. Heck, that’s just a short list of the new autographs that have arrived at Panini America HQ in recent days. Trust us, there are many more.