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Panini Strikes Exclusive Deal with NFL Players Beginning in 2016

NFL Players Panini

It appears Topps will no longer have an NFL trading card deal after 2015 following the announcement Thursday that puts the NFLPA in Panini’s pocket.

Karvin Cheung Joining GTS Distribution

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After nearly three years at Panini America, Karvin Cheung is joining GTS Distribution.

Panini Signs NBA Newcomers to Card Deals

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On the eve of the NBA draft, Panini America has signed several of the projected top picks to contracts for cards and autographs.

Panini Rewards Program Set to Debut

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The new Panini Rewards program will launch with the arrival of Score Football this week, with the goal of eliminating redemption cards in its products.

Panini Signs Manziel; Signed Cards to Appear in Score Football

Johnny Manziel autograph 2014 Score football card

Panini America has signed Johnny Manziel to a trading card and autograph contract. His signed cards will appear in Score Football, due out in May.

Teddy Bridgewater Signs with Panini America

Teddy Bridgewater rookie card Score football

Panini has announced plans to put Teddy Bridgewater autographs in its products starting in June. He’ll also be part of the company’s promotional effort.

Panini to Replace Redemption Cards with Rewards Program

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Panini Rewards will soon replace player-specific redemption cards. The company also shares news of plans for Flawless Football and Immaculate Baseball.

Panini Brings Back Donruss Name for 2014 Baseball Set

Miguel Cabrera 2014 Donruss baseball base card

Get ready for a blast from the past as Panini gets set to produce 2014 Donruss baseball, a brand that ended a 26-year run in 2005.

2012-13 Panini Immaculate Basketball Off to Hot Start

Anthony Davis autograph patch card Panini Immaculate

It carries last year’s date but so far, 2012-13 Panini Immaculate Basketball seems to be the first big hit of the new season.

Panini Brings Back Select for Upcoming Baseball Card Product

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Panini will dust off a baseball blast from the past when 2013 Select hits store shelves later this year.

Panini Offers Sports Card Shops New Rewards Program

Panini Roundtable Rewards Program

The new Panini Roundtable program gives selected shops a peek at new products ahead of their national release and the chance to talk with product developers.

NBA Rookies Sign Cards, Get Shot at NBA Photo Session

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The NBA’s rookies gather to sign their hot off the presses rookie cards and get photos taken for upcoming Panini America products.

Chipper, Big Unit, Rip, Pedro, Coach Lou and Yasiel Puig Among Those at NSCC Saturday

2013 NSCC

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Panini Puts Pricing Decisions Back in Hands of Hobby Shops

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Panini’s MAPP experiment has come to an end with hobby shops no longer required to sell boxes of cards at manufacturer-mandated prices.

Rookie Card Moratorium: Shops, Collectors Adjust to NHLPA Move

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Pain this year could become big gains next year. At least that’s the hope of collectors and especially Canadian hobby store owners after the 2012-13 rookie card class was put on ice until next season.

News & Notes: Panini Sales Exec Changes; T206 Wagner Goes to a Car Show

Honus Wagner T206 PSA 5 MC

A new hobby sales manager at Panini and the auction house selling the T206 Honus Wagner takes it to the Barrett-Jackson car auction (no…not ‘card auction’).

One of Secretariat’s Old Saddles Turned Into Baseball Cards

Secretariat saddle Panini trading card

2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball cards gets a thoroughbred memorabilia piece with the inclusion of pieces of a 1973 era Secretariat saddle.

Panini, NBA Renew Trading Card Deal

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Panini will keep its NBA license for four more years with a push planned to put more cards in China.

Andrew Luck Signs Autograph Deal with Panini

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Top NFL draft pick Andrew Luck becomes first NFL player to join Panini Authentic, the autograph and memorabilia division of Panini America.

Panini Produces 49ers Regional Set in Tandem with Bank

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U.S. Bank in the Bay Area is dishing out an eight-card set of 49ers cards featuring some of the team’s big stars.