In early September, Panini America will reintroduce an old friend to football collectors with the release of 2015 Donruss Football. The first standalone Donruss-branded NFL product since 2002 will deliver both hobby and retail versions steeped in long-adored brand staples such as Rated Rookies, Classics, Dominators, Gridiron Kings, Passing the Torch Autographs and more.
Set to release on September 2, each hobby box of 2015 Donruss Football (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box) will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards, four parallels, four Rated Rookies, one Classics, two Gridiron Kings, nine Elite inserts, nine Elite Rookies, two Passing the Torch inserts, two Elite Series and one Dominator.
In its first two years of existence, Panini America’s Spectra Football franchise has developed a loyal following among hardcore collectors as a go-to brand for higher-end Optichrome kicks, jaw-dropping jumbo memorabilia cards, and absolutely stacked autograph and memorabilia rosters that work in concert with the colorful Spectra technology to create some of the most impressive looking cards of every season.
And when 2015 Spectra Football arrives in early September just in time for the start of the new NFL season, it will do so with all of its trademark characteristics firmly intact — and with a few new wrinkles, too. For 2015, Spectra Football will deliver color-coordinated inks to match its Neon Blue, Neon Green, Neon Orange and Neon Pink Rookie Jersey Patch Autographs parallels. It will also include only patches in that chase, too.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — NBA commissioner Adam Silver presided over his second NBA Draft last night at Barclays Center and spent every five minutes or so helping NBA dreams come true for some of the most talented young basketball players on the planet. Just a few months later, Panini America will continue that dream by releasing the first NBA-licensed Rookie Cards of last night’s picks inside 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball.
And if you weren’t keeping up with the Panini America Twitter and Instagram feeds last night, well, you missed out on the Panini America #HoopsRookie reveal, a real-time unveiling of the top picks’ 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball Rookie Cards. It started just minutes after No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves and lasted until the wee hours of Friday morning, until we could properly celebrate that Rakeem Christmas gift of a jacket following the big man’s trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There are many things about next week’s release of 2015 Elite Baseball that longtime brand loyalists will expect from a product that’s been a baseball-card industry staple for almost two decades, including such inserts as Throwback Threads and Back 2 Back Jacks, an array of colorful parallels and a stacked roster of autographs and memorabilia. But a few twists — most notably the Collegiate Elite insert and the random insertion of on-card autographs from 2015 Prizm Baseball that missed packout for that product — should generate a new level of excitement for a release that appeals equally to veteran collectors and newcomers alike.
Each 12-pack box of 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football delivers two autographs (although some deliver three) and an inviting array of Prizm parallels that could run the spectrum from base to Purple Flashes to Camos to Tie-Dyes to Blues to Greens to Golds to Black Finites to hobby-only Red, White and Blues. The product also delivers a captivating array of inserts headlined by the likes of Stained Glass, and the die-cut D-Fence and Team Helmets.
Each 12-pack hobby box will deliver at least two autographs (although some boxes have three autographs), 24 Draft Picks, six Prizms, one Stained Glass and three additional inserts. We’ll have much more on 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football in the coming days leading up to next Wednesday’s official release.
Panini America’s colorful, Prizm-infused Spectra brand has wasted precious little time in etching out a loyal following among hardhcore hoops collectors. In fact, with just one inaugural release last season, Spectra Basketball became a bona fide favorite — as much for its perfect-for-Prizm designs as for its rich autograph and memorabilia content. When the second installment arrives next week, collectors will revel in the fact that the brand has only improved with age.
2014-15 Spectra Basketball releases one week from today and will deliver seven autograph or memorabilia cards in every box. The product this year also has been bolstered by the addition of Global Icons, a one-per-case chase insert that showcases some of the game’s greatest international players. After the jump, you can discover a little bit of everything else the product has to offer.
After months of buildup, Panini America is prepared to make hobby history on Wednesday with the long-awaited release of 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football, the company’s first college-only release since signing nearly 400 universities to exclusive agreements earlier this year. As mentioned previously, the historic release is brimming with the compelling qualities that make any Contenders-branded product sing, including a loaded autograph roster, clean, colorful designs, variations, Cracked Ice parallels and so much more.
Following months of anticipation, 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football is ready to hit the field. A packout process that began late last week has completed. Product has been overwrapped, boxed, cased and shipped. Next Wednesday, it will arrive in hobby shops across North America packing a distinctively Contenders feel (including Cracked Ice parallels and autograph variations) a wealth of impact-rich designs, great photography and a loaded autograph roster.
Each hobby box of 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football will deliver at least five autographs, 48 Game Day Tickets, 24 School Colors, 24 Old School Colors and a collectible array of additional inserts from a lineup that includes Collegiate Connections, Class Reunion, Passing Grades and Rush Week.