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Wesley Johnson Signs Exclusive Deal with Panini

Panini America, a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectables, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive relationship with Wesley Johnson, the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie and the fourth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. The partnership with Panini America, the exclusive trading card and sticker licensee of the NBA, marks Johnson’s first NBA trading card deal.

As part of the relationship, Panini will hold exclusive rights to include Johnson’s autograph in 2010-11 Panini Basketball products. In addition, Panini may include Johnson’s image on Panini packaging and will utilize Johnson in promotional More >

2010 Upper Deck North Carolina Basketball Preview

2010 Upper Deck North Carolina Basketball is scheduled to release on 5 Oct, 2010 and will cost about $50 per hobby box. Each box will contain 24 packs with each pack holding eight cards. On average, collectors can expect to get a North Carolina Legend autograph per box. Get the best price on 2010 North Carolina Basketball boxes on eBay!

The most storied program in the history of College Basketball gets its first ever Upper Deck Set designed to highlight and pay homage to North Carolina’s illustrious basketball history. Celebrate over 100 years of North Carolina Basketball with stars like Michael More >

Panini America Multi-Year NFL Trading Card Deal

Panini America (www.paniniamerica.net), a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectables, announced today that the National Football League and NFL PLAYERS (the marketing and licensing arm of the NFLPA) has awarded them a multi-year trading card licensing agreement and license for Stickers/Sticker albums. The 2010 NFL season marks the first year Panini will produce NFL Trading Cards under their new agreement. Panini produced NFL Trading Cards after purchasing Donruss Playoff in 2009.

“Panini has been aggressive in the U.S market and done a phenomenal job,” said Leo Kane, Vice President of Consumer Products More >

2009-10 Panini Platinum Basketball Card Preview

2009-10 Panini Platinum Basketball is scheduled to release on 7 July, 2010. Each box will contain 18 packs with five cards per pack. Each case will contain 12 boxes. Collectors can expect Two Autographs, three Rookies, two Prizm Green, one Jam Masters, one Future Stars, one The Franchise, and four others cards per hobby box. Get the best prices on 2009-10 Platinum Basketball boxes on eBay!

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2009-10 Panini Platinum Basketball Details

- Exclusive Kobe Bryant on-card Autographs! - Prizm Black parallels numbered to 1! - The Franchise Prizm Green Signatures numbered to 49 or less! - More >

2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Card Preview

2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball is scheduled to release on 19 May, 2010 and will cost about $140 per hobby box. Each box will contain four packs with four cards per pack. Collectors can expect two autograph cards, two memorabilia cards, one parallel, one rookie card, one retired player card and one other card per box.

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CASE BREAK: ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: George Mikan Material, NBA Logoman, NBA Logoman Signature or Signatures of Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings or Stephen Curry!

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2009-10 Panini Court Kings Basketball Card Preview

2009-10 Panini Court Kings Basketball is scheduled to release on 2 Jun, 2010 and will cost about $85 per hobby box. Each box will contain 1 pack with 11 cards per pack. Collectors can expect four autograph or memorabilia cards (at least one autograph), three commons #’d to 325, one bronze parallel, one 5×7 Box Topper #’d to 225 and three other cards per box.

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CASE BREAK Look for one or more of following autographs: Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal, Stephen Curry, Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings. Also find two 5×7 Autographed Box More >