He’s baaaack! On the slightest of chances that you may have missed one of the biggest trading card announcements in quite some time earlier today: Charles Barkley and his indelible ink are back on the market. First the first time in 15 years, Barkley’s autographs will appear on trading cards (and memorabilia) thanks to a history-making exclusive partnership with Panini America. The huge news has been making the rounds today on such outlets as SI.com, USA Today, Beckett.com and will only intensify in the coming days during the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention that starts tomorrow.
Of course, tomorrow also marks the official return of Sir Charles to trading cards in Panini America’s 2017-18 Noir Basketball product. Barkley is featured on 10 cards in the popular Spotlight Signatures insert, including cards showcasing his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets. Barkley’s larger-than-life presence will likely steal most of Noir’s headlines, but there’s definitely a lot more to like about the product — and you’re going to see much of it in the Quality Control Gallery that follows.
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