Beginning this weekend in Florida, Panini America officials will throw out the proverbial first pitch on the 2015 Panini Spring Training Road Trip, a two-state, cross-country event that enters its second year as an invaluable resource for the company to acquire autographs, images and other content from the best young players in baseball that will drive products all season long.
Atop the signing priority list for the dozens of young players Panini America will interact with during the next two weeks: 2015 Prizm Baseball. One of baseball’s most popular products is primed for a blockbuster return this summer and will be bolstered by an arresting array of new Prizm parallels, a stacked roster of on-card autographs . . . and the baseball debut of Tie Dye Prizms.
The 2015 Industry Summit is set to officially kick off tomorrow in Las Vegas as registered guests — retailers, distributors, card manufacturers, league officials — settle in for three straight days of meaningful meetings, round table discussions, new product reveals and spirited interaction that aims to have a positive industry impact in the coming year.
As has become its custom, Panini America will take a leading role in the Industry Summit once again this year, headlined by the company’s annual Tuesday address. But it’s what happens after that address — the distribution of the company’s fabled Black Boxes — that’s likely to steal its share of Summit headlines. Earlier this week we brought you a revealing first look at this year’s Black Box breakdown. Today, we’re digging a little deeper.
For many passionate baseball fans, the official first pitch for the 2015 collecting season comes Wednesday with the release of Panini America’s 2015 Donruss Baseball. A collecting staple for more than 30 years, the Donruss Baseball franchise has long been one of the most endearing aspects of any new season. The packed 2015 edition promises to be no different.
For the fourth straight year, Panini America will bring the nationwide shopping frenzy of Black Friday to local hobby shops all over the country with another of its now-legendary wrapper-redemption programs. In the coming weeks, The Knight’s Lance will bring you everything you need to know about this year’s special event, including preview galleries, participating shop information and more. Bu today, we’re bringing you an exclusive first look at the 2014 Black Friday base set and Rookie Cards, and providing an updated list of participating Panini Roundtable stores.
This year’s multisport base set features 65 cards, including 21 current stars, 29 Rookie Cards (numbered to 499) and 15 Memorabilia Rookie Cards (numbered to 99). The promotion-exclusive release also marks the return of the striking Panini Collection insert, a comprehensive multisport autograph roster, memorabilia cards devoted to the NBA’s top rookies and the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness and Salute to Service initiatives, and many more surprises that will be revealed in the coming weeks.