NFLPA Rookie Premiere cards available now via Panini Instant

The rookies’ first Rookie Cards in their NFL uniforms are here in an Instant.

That’s the case this Sunday afternoon as the first images from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles have already hit cardboard via Panini America‘s real-time sports card platform, Panini Instant.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 17)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Bobblehead madness, the NSCC, collecting superstitions, the Rookie Premiere and results from ripping.

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NFLPA finalizes list of players at this year’s Rookie Premiere

This year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off on Thursday with signings, photo sessions and more all planned to help you get NFL cards of the league’s newest stars in their new uniforms as soon as possible.

Besides the NFL’s exclusive card-maker, Panini America, the 40 players at the event also will work with other companies and sponsors — a roster that includes Fanatics, Fanatics Authentic, Nike, EA SPORTS, Pepsi and New Era among others — during the event that will run into the weekend.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our players and partners to interact in an intimate setting,” said Ahmad Nassar, the president of NFL Players Inc. “For 23 years, NFLPA Rookie Premiere has been the foundation of players learning about the business and benefits of their union, as they begin their journey into the league. Putting their personalities and passions on display in front of the right brands, allows their stories to spread to a wider audience, while reinforcing what the NFLPA is about – benefitting the players.”

Most-important to collectors here? The NFLPA released the formal list of players expected to be at the event.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Father’s Day promotion cards

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Father’s Day is roughly two weeks away and Panini America‘s plans for its annual hobby shop promotion are coming together with a multi-sport release that celebrates nearly all ends of the sports world all on one place.

The Father’s Day promo pack.

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Gallery: Signing scenes at NFLPA Rookie Premiere (updated)

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The NFLPA Rookie Premiere is here and that means more than 40 newly drafted NFL players are already signing, signing and signing some more before donning their pro uniforms for trading cards.

Among those who have signed so far is Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, who just might have the most-dynamic autograph of the bunch.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 19)

Shane-FalcoThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Movie QB debate, Panini Origins teaser, National Treasures, Topps Finest and one big blaster box.

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NFLPA releases roster for 2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere

RP_16_LOGO_Panini_BlackThe biggest event of the year in terms of creating new football cards takes place this week as the 22nd annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off Thursday and runs though Saturday.

It’s there where players will don their uniforms for the first time for photos for upcoming Panini America football cards.

“NFLPA Rookie Premiere is one of the most important events that we participate in annually, as it helps us set the stage for our entire football trading card products that we will release over the next 15 months,” said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. “Serving for the first time as the NFLPA’s exclusive trading card partner and presenting sponsor provides us with more opportunities than ever to execute a series of unique activations throughout the event, and create our best-ever product assortment for the new season.”

Today, the NFLPA released who’ll be in attendance.

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A sign that the NFLPA Rookie Premiere is coming

2016-Donruss-Elite-Pen-PalsThis year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere is coming — next week — and it will have a new look to it as Panini America takes over as the exclusive trading card licensee for the NFL.

The company has been at work preparing for the event for months and it offered a teaser of what one product will include.

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