Today Panini announced that it will once again be holding their Live Redemption Trade-Up program at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Here is the official release from Panini:
Panini America officials are proud to announce that the company will once again conduct its Live Redemption Trade-Up program on location during next week’s 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.
Back by popular demand for the fourth straight year, the unique initiative will be conducted live at the Panini America booth and will afford those collectors in attendance holding multiple outstanding redemption cards FOUR MONTHS OR OLDER AND ALREADY PENDING IN THE PANINI AMERICA REDEMPTION SYSTEM the opportunity to trade them in for a card or cards of higher value.
For example, a collector holding four outstanding redemption cards with a combined Beckett value of $80 will have the chance to trade-up those four cards for one $100 card via a carefully constructed grab-bag system. The Panini America Customer Service team has assigned values to replacement stock and will offer grab bags containing one autograph or prime memorabilia card or a box of product at the $50, $100, $150 and $200 levels.
Each grab bag will offer minimum values at the depicted levels but many will deliver more than the listed value. Some $50 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $80; $100 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $140, $150 grab bags will contain cards valued as much as $180, and $200 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $250. Each grab bag may also include live onsite redemption cards good for boxes of product. And new this year to the program is the addition of highly coveted Panini Black Boxes.
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program will be separated by sport, and collectors will get to choose what sport they select as a replacement. The available sports will be baseball, basketball and football.
In order to help expedite the process, collectors participating in the Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program are encouraged to bring with them print outs from the Panini America Website of the outstanding redemptions they want to have replaced at the National. A Customer Service team member onsite will verify the outstanding redemptions as well as their values before completing the replacement process.
Each redemption card being swapped out must be a minimum of four months old and already pending in the Panini America online redemption system; collectors may swap out up to $400 in value at the show while supplies last. Outstanding redemption cards must total a minimum of $35 in value in order to be eligible for this program. Collectors also will be required to sign a waiver that states they agree to the random pulled replacement.
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program will begin Wednesday, July 29, and the complete schedule for the show is listed below (hours subject to change). The Redemption Trade-Up program can also be used for live replacements on redemption cards pulled during the Panini America wrapper-redemption program and Box Wars. Rewards points will be excluded from the Trade-Up program. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America Facebook and Twitter accounts for additional details.
You can find the Panini America Customer Service Manager on Twitter right here.
Panini America Live Redemption Trade-Up Hours
Wednesday, July 29: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 30: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 1: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, August 2: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
To stay up to date on everything that is taking place at the National check out the 2015 National Convention page on our website.