Mickey Mantle, the icon of a generation of collectors, will be back on baseball cards soon as Panini America has reached a deal with the estate of the Hall of Famer and former New York Yankee who died in 1995. It will be his first cardboard since 2012 when his family let their deal with Topps expire.
The deal is expected to be formally revealed today with at least one card perhaps coming immediately via the Panini Eternal program, though his sons David and Danny disclosed the deal to Yahoo Sports’ Big League Stew in an interview.
Panini America‘s latest lineup in its high-end real-time cardboard program and the 2016-17 Panini Eternal set arrived Monday with something different for the line but one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
They’re gem cards of Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre.
Panini America’s high-end real-time cardboard program has added a twist today with the start of a 20-week 2016-17 Panini Eternal Kobe Bryant tribute set.
“Each card will honor one season from Bryant’s decorated two-decade career and many will feature game-worn material, precious gems or autographs,” read a statement from the company. A new card will launch every Friday.
Panini America‘s fourth offering in its high-end real-time cardboard program and the 2016-17 Panini Eternal set was released on Wednesday night with a shooting shirt of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant being the showcase piece.
Panini Eternal isn’t just about the NFL — it’s about the NBA, too.
Panini America‘s second offering in its high-end real-time cardboard program and the 2016-17 Panini Eternal set was released on Friday with an NBA Finals jersey of Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving being the showcase piece.
First there was Panini Instant. Now there’s Panini Eternal.
Panini America has a new take on real-time cardboard and the program was officially unveiled today with the announcement that a Peyton Manning Super Bowl 50 card coming on the heels of the teams’ rematch tomorrow night.
“Just as trading cards themselves continue to evolve, so, too, do the ways in which they’re brought to market. Panini Eternal is on the cutting edge in both regards,” said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. “Panini Eternal is about capturing history — game-specific memorabilia from the milestone moments in sports – and sharing it directly with fans and collectors. There’s nothing else quite like it in the NFL collectibles arena and we’re excited to begin this landmark journey with a tribute to Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos and Super Bowl 50.”