Today's big news that Panini America has entered into a history-making exclusive agreement with NBA legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is sure to continue creating buzz throughout the collectibles industry for weeks, months and even years to come. Barkley's autographed presence will almost immediately be felt with tomorrow's release of 2017-18 Noir Basketball. But the timing of the partnership also is fortuitous given that the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention begins tomorrow in Cleveland.