Panini America has hired collectibles industry veteran D.J. Kazmierczak as its vice president of sales. Kazmierczak will oversee the company’s U.S. sales operations and will report to Panini America CEO Mark Warsop.
Panini has inked a multi-year trading cards deal with No. 1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis, allowing for autographed cards and much more.
Panini has expanded its agreement with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and will also sponsor all autograph sessions during HOF induction weekend.
For those busting a lot of Panini product at the National Convention, $6,500 worth, the Texas company is offering a VIP experience filled with Hall of Fame athlete appearances, exclusive product and much more.
In 1971, Milk Duds needed a new selling angle – baseball cards, with a nod to the local nine, Chicago Cubs. The sepia-toned cards, complete with spelling errors and an odd image of Milt Papas, still find buying collectors. Here’s a look at the set and the background story on the candy company that produced them.
Upper Deck’s World of Sport trading cards return in 2012 with Evolution video cards and other surprises in a release that features athletes from many different sports.
Topps Football 2012 will be filled with rookies, Quarterback Immortals and more of what every collector wants – autographs.
As the exclusive trading card partner for the NBA, Panini has the market to itself. The company is resting on its laurels, announcing its plans for 2012, which include five products and special rookie cards.