Greatest Business Cards Ever?


In helping to build hype for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, Panini has been previewing items that will be available as part of their wrapper redemption program. Today’s sneak peek is an interesting one. Available exclusively via instant redemption cards are these “gems”:

That’s right, those are authentic Panini America emlpoyee autographed “work-worn” relic cards.

Not impressed? Well, consider these facts: 1) they are being offered as part of the wrapper redemption program exclusively at the National – they will not be inserted into packs of normal product, 2) they are free – Panini doesn’t OWE you anything for opening their product, this is just a freebie perk, so get over it, and 3) Panini itself is poking fun at the idea of having these cards produced. You can read the entire “reveal” blog post here.

At the very least, it gives collectors a chance to meet some of the top “insiders” at Panini America and serves as a conversation starter…a conversation which will no doubt lead to topics such as “What do you like about our cards?” or “How can we better serve your collecting interests?”

Most interesting, to me at least, is the video Panini posted of the making of. Obviously it focuses on these employee cards, but I assume this is pretty indicative of how all relic cards are producedand is pretty cool to watch.

Now, maybe I need to revisit my business card design…


New Products Announced for Card Club


Just a quick update to let everyone know that the products for the next few months of the Cards of the Month Club have been selected and posted. Just jump over to and click on each sport to see the lineup. Basketball is still a bit of a struggle with a lot of products being cancelled after the whole NBA labor debacle, but Baseball is heating up now that the brand new 2012 products are hitting the shelves!

If you are not already a member of the Cards of the Month Club, consider joining today!

Supply Sale


I try not to use the blog to promote our sales too often, especially after our birthday bash contest failed miserably, but I thought this might appeal to the masses a bit.

To help celebrate another successful National Sports Collectors Convention, and to help all of you who brought home way more loot than you expected, we’re running a 10% sale on all card supplies this week. The sale will run from today through 9:30am EDT Sunday, August 14. Even if we sell out a certain stocked item, we will restock and continue to honor the sale through Sunday morning. Looking for something in particular and not seeing it? Let us know and we’ll consider stocking that supply item and it will also be on sale through Sunday. No hidden loop holes here. Just 10% off all supplies.

Simple, no?

Click here to see all sale items.