IRVING, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the most timeless moments in sports are about to become a whole lot more collectible. Today, Panini America, the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive traditional trading card partner of the NFL and the NFLPA, will launch Panini Eternal (http://paninieternal.com), a new on-demand trading card platform that will deliver unique and rare trading cards honoring the most iconic accomplishments in sports history, special tributes and commemorations of past championships.
The new initiative launches today – just one day before the Denver Broncos host the Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl 50 rematch to kickoff the 2016 NFL season – when Panini Eternal will pay tribute to former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning with trading cards that incorporate pieces of a game-used football from Super Bowl 50. The unique cards will be available to order on the Panini Eternal website for just 48 hours.
For all Panini Eternal offerings, there will be unnumbered regular versions as well as rare editions numbered to 99, 50, 25, 10, five and one. There also will be "base" versions of all cards that do not include pieces of game-used memorabilia. Card No. 2 in the series will be available on Friday.
"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."
New Panini Eternal products will be offered throughout the year on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Panini Group, established more than 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with exclusive licenses for the NFL, NFLPA, NBA, FIFA, College and licenses with the MLBPA, NHL,NHLPA and Disney, and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Tracy Hackler, Panini America
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