Panini America, Projected NBA Lottery Pick Trae Young Reach Exclusive Agreement
June 18, 2018

Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and the exclusive trading card and collectible sticker partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), announced today that it has reached an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, the former University of Oklahoma standout and projected top-10 pick in this week’s 2018 NBA Draft.

Young, who led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a spectacular freshman season with the Sooners, will be a featured attraction in all of Panini America’s 2018-19 collegiate and NBA trading card products, beginning with 2018 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball in late August and 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball in late October. Young’s Rookie Cards and autograph cards will be available exclusively in licensed Panini America products; Young also will appear in NBA Dunk, the company’s digital trading card app. But Young’s first officially licensed NBA Rookie Card will be available on Thursday night just minutes after he is selected through the Panini Instant on-demand trading card platform.

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