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Americana Set to Feature Eisenhower 'Stars', Gold Medals

For this year's Americana line, Panini will roll out cards featuring Dwight Eisenhower's "stars" and gold medal cards.

From Panini's Knight's Lance Blog comes the following news:

Panini America officials revealed details for 2012 Americana Heroes & Legends — the next installment of the company’s popular Americana line slated to release July 11.

The newest iteration of the product will focus on a diverse selection of American heroes — from the athletic arena to the battlefield to space and beyond — and will be distributed in 10-card packs, 18-pack boxes and 16-box cases. Each box will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards, nine inserts and one parallel.


Among the most unique inclusions in the new release will be four cut-autograph cards featuring actual General stars from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Army uniform, and actual pieces of gold, silver and bronze embedded into the USA Medals insert numbered to 1, 5 and 10, respectively.

Other highlights include:

  • USA Signature Materials numbered to 99
  • USA Medals Gold numbered to 1
  • Summer or Winter Signature Materials numbered to 99
  • Military Elite Signatures numbered to 99