Panini Adds More For 2012 NSCC

Panini already announced some big plans for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in a couple of weeks. But we all had a suspicion that there was more than Panini was letting on, and there definitely is.

Not only has Panini announced their wrapper redemption program that will be taking place at the National, they announced a special program for the “ballers” at the National who open over $6500 of Panini product.

The VIP program was instituted to show those die hard collectors how much Panini cares for their business. And the VIP treatment they will get – from mingling with Hall of Famers, free autographs, Black Boxes, and the chance to bid on some rare Panini experiences…these collectors are being treated like royalty.

The only catch is that you have to buy specific items from specific retailers at the show to get Panini Bucks. These items also will be up for wrapper redemptions.


  • 2011 Limited
  • 2011 Prime Cuts
  • 2011 Contenders


  • 2011-12 Gold Standard
  • 2011-12 Limited
  • 2011-12 Past & Present


  • 2012 Elite
  • 2012 Prestige
  • 2011 Totally Certified
  • 2011 Playbook
  • 2011 Prime Signatures


  • 2011-12 Elite
  • 2011-12 Contenders
  • 2011-12 Rookie Anthology

For more information check out this post on the official Panini blog.

So good luck to those heading out to Baltimore for the NSCC. It looks like you’ll have a ton of different options when it comes to wrapper redemptions with each company.

Upper Deck’s Plans for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention

Upper Deck is up next in providing information on what they will be doing for collectors at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

Upper Deck will be providing quite the wrapper redemption program featuring an array of Upper Deck products. These products must be purchased from a Diamond Dealer at the show, and in return you will be given a voucher. To redeem your packs you must bring the 5 empty packs needed and the voucher to the Upper Deck table.

You will be able to get vouchers for these products:

2011-12 NHL SP Game-Used
2012 Upper Deck Football
2011-12 NHL SPx
2011 College Football Legends
2012 SPx Football
2012 SP Signature Edition Baseball
2011-12 NHL SP Authentic
2012 Upper Deck Soccer

While I’m not sure if you will be able to get the vouchers before the show, make sure you grab some of these products at the show so you can get your packs. As always, Upper Deck supplies some pretty sweet autographs in their NSCC packs like Lebron, Jordan, Tiger, etc., so it should be great for collectors.

You will only be able to claim 5 packs per person, per day.

Here is the schedule of the card sets:

Thursday, August 2
NSCC-1 – Michael Jordan
NSCC-2 – Thierry Henry
NSCC-3 – Alonzo Mourning
NSCC-4 – Roger Staubach
NSCC-5 – Cody Buckel

Friday, August 3
NSCC-6 – Wayne Gretzky
NSCC-7 – Robert Griffin III
NSCC-8 – David Robertson
NSCC-9 – Don Mattingly
NSCC-10 – Dwayne DeRosario

Saturday, August 4
NSCC-11 – Tiger Woods
NSCC-12 – John Kruk
NSCC-13 – Sidney Crosby
NSCC-14 – Landon Donovan
NSCC-15 – Trent Richardson

Sunday, August 5
NSCC-16 – LeBron James
NSCC-17 – Bobby Orr
NSCC-18 – Jack Morris
NSCC-19 – Brodie Merrill
NSCC-20 – Alex Ovechkin

Happy Father’s Day 2012!

Few sons are like their fathers – many are worse, few better – Homer, The Odessy

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there who read this blog. Just remember, only in America do fathers get a day and sharks get a week.

And if you’re near a card shop, make sure you ask if they are running the Panini Father’s Day promotion for some sweet wrapper redemptions.

(See last year’s post here.)

Topps Announces 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Plans

Topps announces that it has created two special sets for the 2012 National Collector’s Convention in Baltimore, MD.  Both are available exclusively via redemption at the Topps Booth.


Topps has created an exclusive 25-card sequentially numbered 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel.  Collectors opening a full box of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball at the booth will receive the set.  The set will include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and more.  In addition, autographed versions of selected cards will be randomly inserted.


There is also a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini Card set featuring the hottest rookies in the NFL and MLB. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman MLB or NFL products can redeem their wrappers for one of nine NFL/MLB Rookies.  The subjects are:

  • Bryce Harper
  • Yu Darvish
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Andrew Luck
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Trent Richardson
  • Michael Floyd
  • Justin Blackmon

Panini Celebrates Father’s Day 2012 in Style

Panini’s Marketing Team are kings of in-store promotions. Black Friday was a great success and they are looking to continue that success with a Father’s Day promotion full of great cards for collectors.

With Father’s Day right around the corner and just about a week away, Panini is showing off the goods on what will be included in their packs. Most of these packs can be received via wrapper redemption inside stores for buying Panini products. And they are going to be hot once again.

Covering every sport Panini does, these packs will contain autographs and memorabilia just like the packs you’ll find in your Panini boxes. But the cards are like nothing you can find in Panini products which makes this program so special. From special Pro Bowl cards, to 9/11 Tribute cards, and cards commemorating the Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship, it’s loaded with the stuff collectors really want.

You’ll find your game used cards, autographed cards, and special inserts you can’t find anywhere else.  Just check out these posts on the Panini blog. Make sure you only check out the 2012 posts for what’s going on this year.

To find out more about the promotion keep your eyes on the Knight’s Lance and right here as I will continue updating as more information is made public. It looks like it’s going to be another winner from the Panini marketing team.