First Look: Panini America Explores the Upcoming 2018-19 Contenders Optic Basketball

Full disclosure: In the interest of time (and playing catch-up), we’re dedicating the rest of today here at The Knight’s Lance to previewing in rapid-fire fashion the newest products that have been solicited by the Panini America sales team in recent w…

4 Tagen ago

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Four Boxes of 2018-19 Mosaic Prizm Basketball

Earlier this morning, Panini America’s highly anticipated 2018-19 Mosaic Prizm Basketball launched exclusively at the official online store of Panini America. It’s a colorful, captivating concoction featuring the fabled Mosaic pattern, powerful paralle…

4 Wochen ago

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Rips Four Boxes of 2018-19 Spectra Basketball

Last week’s 2019 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Presented By Panini America threw a wrench into our product-previewing plans for the release of 2018-19 Spectra Basketball. While we did get to unveil the customary Quality Control Gallery preview, we were unable …

1 Monat ago

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018-19 Spectra Basketball

In two short days, the newest iteration of Panini America’s “spectracular” Spectra Basketball product will arrive in hobby shops across North America boasting, among other things, high-octane Optichrome technology, a vibrant array of colorful parallels…

1 Monat ago

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2019 Prizm Baseball

The hobby edition of Panini America’s 2019 Prizm Baseball arrives in shops across North America tomorrow wielding a potent content mix featuring a vibrant array of new Prizm parallel possibilities, three autographs per box, on average, and the striking…

1 Monat ago

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Three Early Boxes of 2018-19 Select Basketball

As the 2018-19 NBA season enters the pivotal stretch where teams start seriously jockeying for playoff positioning, the trading cards of each contender’s key contributors — as well of those of the season’s hottest rookies — gradually start demanding more attention, more bids and more prestige. And with each new product, the buzz becomes gradually more tangible. Tomorrow, that fascinating process continues with the release of Panini America’s 2018-19 Select Basketball.

4 Monaten ago

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Boxes of 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball

While many of us at Panini America hit the road last week for a jam-packed schedule of Super Bowl LIII responsibilities that kicked off one week ago tonight with the Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter dominating Super Bowl Opening Night, there were a few new releases that arrived in hobby shops last week to generate a healthy amount of buzz on their own: 2018 Limited Football and 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball. Both products have been blazing on the secondary market since arriving last Wednesday and, today, we’re bringing you — albeit a bit belatedly — the customary Teaser Gallery box-break posts that typically arrive just before release day.

5 Monaten ago

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball

From the very beginning, Panini America’s Donruss Optic product in any sport always has been a best-of-both-worlds proposition: The best of Donruss, the company’s flagship brand, and the best of Optichrome, the company’s wildly popular printing technology. The union of the two has been warmly embraced by collectors and has delivered some of the most in-demand single cards on the market. Today, that process continues with the release of 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball.

5 Monaten ago

Panini America Offers Extensive Sneak Peek at 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball Retail

While we’re still a few weeks away from the hobby release of Panini America’s highly anticipated 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball, it’s worth noting that “1st Off The Line” boxes of the product open for presell tomorrow at 10 a.m. CST exclusively on Of course, retail versions of the product will arrive just a week or so after the January 30 hobby release. And it’s the latter version of the product that we’re focusing on today. In the revealing gallery that follows, we offer you an extended first look at some of the retail-exclusives available in the popular product.

5 Monaten ago

Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2018-19 Select Basketball (Preview Gallery)

Panini America’s venerable Select Basketball franchise long ago established itself as a mid-season staple on the NBA collecting calendar by delivering its own unique spin on the company’s popular Optichrome printing technology (the quirky-cool Zebra Prizms got their start in Select) and by staying true to the brand’s three-tier base structure. Those two brand tenets, as well as the standout Rookie Jersey Autographs, will most certainly continue to propel the brand forward when 2018-19 Select Basketball arrives in hobby shops across North America in early March.

6 Monaten ago