Upper Deck and Panini will be trying to make ammends with redemptions found in earlier products at the National Convention by offering special programs to get those redemptions filled at the National and offering chances to swap those redemptions for equal-value cards.
To kick off this week’s NBA Draft, Panini has announced an exclusive trading card agreement with seven of the potential first-round picks including Thomas Robinson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Piggybacking on one of the most successful hobby shop promotion in years, according to industry sources, Panini will bring back the Black Friday magic a little earlier this year, conducting a similar event on Father’s Day, June 17.
Fresh off an agreement with the National Baseball Hall of fame earlier this year, Panini has announced a new set: Cooperstown Baseball, featuring – you guessed it – members of the most hallowed hall of all. Product releases in July, with the chance for collectors to win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Every 24-pack box is expected to yield at least two autographs and will feature 24 rookie cards. Each rookie card will feature the team the player was drafted by.
Panini, the NFL and NFLPA have signed a long-tern agreement allowing for the cardmaker to produce football cards and stickers starting in June with Prestige Football.
Among the draws of Panini’s Prime Hockey in 2012 are sweater lace cards, hockey helmet cards and the captain “Cs” from game-used jerseys.
For this year’s Americana line, Panini will roll out cards featuring Dwight Eisenhower’s “stars” and gold medal cards.
The expected No. 1 draft pick of the 2012 NFL Draft has signed a trading card agreement with Panini for the 2012 season.
The deal makes Panini America the official baseball card of USA Baseball and grants Panini America exclusive trading card category rights to all USA Baseball marks, as well as the annual Collegiate, 18U and 15U national teams.