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.
To honor the new partnership at the hobby’s marquee event, Panini America officials have developed a unique Barkley wrapper-redemption program for the National featuring an exclusive 10-card set chronicling Barkley’s career from his college days at Auburn to his days with the 76ers, Suns, Rockets and Team USA. For each box of 2017-18 Mosaic Prizm Basketball purchased from the Panini Authentic tower inside the Panini America booth, collectors will receive one two-card Charles Barkley Redemption Pack that includes one base Silver Barkley card numbered to 399 and one parallel or autograph Barkley card numbered to 199 or less.
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