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Behind the scenes with Tracy Hackler at Panini America by Chris Olds
October 11, 2010, 6:27 pm
Filed under: NBA, Panini | Tags: , , ,

Beckett Media alum Tracy Hackler went poking around the building during his first day of work at Panini America … if you can call it work.

Here’s what he found.

The basketball fans of the bunch will undoubtedly be jealous.

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4 Comments so far
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Jealous doesn’t quite capture it. Really annoyed is more like it. Does someone sit there with scissors and cut tiny squares out of a Kevin McHale warm up jacket to put in small rectangles of cardboard? That seems so crazy. What a waste of a perfectly good piece of sports memorabilia.

Comment by anon

I haven’t seen a posting yet or had a chance to email Tracy, but has a winner been announced from the Topps football sketch card contest?

Comment by Chris Thomas

I’ll handle the sketch contest when it ends.

As for Panini, there’s a crew who takes apart the items at the seams and then the swatch-making is done via a machine depending on specs needed.

Comment by chrisolds

Hackler doesn’t work for Beckett anymore. No more videos of him. Take him off the Twitter tracker. Deal with it – he’s gone.

Comment by Gellman




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