If you’ve got some outstanding redemption cards from Panini America products, you can trade them in during the National Sports Collectors Convention. For the fourth straight year, the company will hold its Live Redemption Trade-Up program during the show.
Anyone holding redemption cards that are four months or older with a total value of at least $35, can trade them in for a card or cards of higher value. For example, a collector holding four outstanding redemption cards with a combined Beckett value of $80 will have the chance to trade-up those four cards for one $100 card via a grab-bag system. Panini has assigned values to replacement stock and will offer grab bags containing one autograph or prime memorabilia card or a box of product at the $50, $100, $150 and $200 levels.
Each grab bag will offer minimum values at the depicted levels but Panini promises many will deliver more than the listed value. Some $50 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $80; $100 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $140, $150 grab bags will contain cards valued as much as $180, and $200 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $250. Each grab bag may also include live onsite redemption cards good for boxes of product. New this year to the program is the addition of Panini Black Boxes.
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program will be separated by football, baseball and basketball, and collectors will get to choose what sport they select as a replacement.
Collectors are encouraged to bring print outs from the Panini website of the outstanding redemptions they want to have replaced at the National. A Customer Service team member onsite will verify the outstanding redemptions as well as their values before completing the replacement process.
Each redemption card being swapped out must be a minimum of four months old and already pending in the Panini America online redemption system; collectors may trade up to $400 in value at the show while supplies last. Collectors also will be required to sign a waiver that states they agree to the random pulled replacement.
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program will begin Wednesday, July 29, and the complete schedule for the show is listed below (hours subject to change). The Redemption Trade-Up program can also be used for live replacements on redemption cards pulled during the company’s wrapper-redemption program and Box Wars.
If you can’t make the show, redemption replacements can be requested via phone call to 800-852-8833.
Panini America Live Redemption Trade-Up Hours
Wednesday, July 29: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 30: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 1: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, August 2: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Panini will also host four Free Kids Case Breaks during the National. Youngsters age 8-14 can sign up inside the Panini America booth beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Teams will be drawn randomly at 10:30 and each break will begin later that same afternoon. Qualified entrants will then participate in a free break (only one break per child) according to the following schedule:
Thursday, July 30
2014-15 Totally Certified Basketball (2 p.m.)
Friday, July 31
2014 Absolute Football (2 p.m.)
Saturday, August 1
2014-15 Paramount Basketball (2 p.m.)
2015 Clear Vision Football (4 p.m.)