08-12-2013, 05:18 AM #1
Panini America Delivers Player-Only Rookie Cards for 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
Although Panini America’s first product of the 2013-14 NBA season — Hoops Basketball — doesn’t drop until late October, some of the first Rookie Cards of the new season are already on the market. And the only way to get one — at least for now — is directly from one of the 36 rookie stars who attended the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot earlier this week.
In a stunning display of expeditious turnaround time, Panini America officials took photographs of the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot participants last Sunday and had finished trading cards delivered back to the host hotel less than 24 hours later. Each player signed 100 of his special Next Day cards last Monday for insertion into 2013-14 Panini Basketball later this season. But the company also produced limited Personal Edition cards for each player that included 60 of their own cards and a complete 36-card set featuring every player at the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.