The Toronto Expo keep s bringing in fans north of the border, thanks to an ever-growing list of impressive signers. But the behind-the-scenes cooperation between the NHL, manufacturers and dealers has led to greater sales in the hobby as well.
Panini has inked a limited autograph memorabilia deal with Los Angeles Dodgers rookie slugger Yasiel Puig for its memorabilia division, Panini Authentic.
Media outlets always ask about the current card market. When they start talking about how today’s market pales in comparison to two decades ago, I know they are only talking about the modern card market.
Amid a healthy autograph lineup at the Toronto Expo, topic of brick-and-mortar stores vs. online shops still a lively discussion
The next time you’re looking for a fast food spot, you might want to try Taco Bell, where kids can get a pack of cards with their meal.
Frank Rosato of New Providence, N.J., is the winner of Panini’s NFL Player of the Day promotion. He gets to spend a day with Hakeem Nicks, including a private party at his home and a special signing event at the shop Attack of the Baseball Cards.
From the Industry Summit in Las Vegas, Panini America announced it has reached an exclusive multi-year autograph agreement with Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. First product to feature Strasburg will be 2012 Prizm Baseball ion April.
Panini America has announced Tim Franz as its new director of sales. Franz previously worked for Donruss, Fleer and Topps.
As part of the agreement, Panini will conduct youth skills clinics annually at the Hall of Fame. Panini will also produce special autographed trading cards honoring members of each new class of enshrinees.
Football collectors love the rookies, and a highly touted one for the 2013 draft is former West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith. The quarterback has signed an autograph and trading card deal with Panini.