Close to 100,000 card collectors at 400 hobby shops nationwide participated in the third edition of the Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion last spring. Although those folks won more than 100,000 prizes, just one collector, 12-year-old Aiden Jones of Fishers, Ind., parlayed his lucky pack of Panini NBA trading cards into the chance to spend a day with an NBA player.
On November 4, Jones and his family will host a private party at his home for friends and family with Aaron Holiday, the Pacers’ top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. During the party, Holiday will talk basketball, sign autographs, pose for photos, open packs of Panini America NBA cards and maybe even shoot some hoops. After the party, Jones and Holiday will take a limousine to visit Jones’ favorite hobby shop, Indianapolis’ Indy Card Exchange to sign free autographs for 150 of the shop’s loyal customers. Each customer will receive an exclusive Panini NBA Player of the Day Holiday card created especially for the event. Jones will also receive a signed 1/1 version of the card, a $250 shopping spree at the store and a special goodie bag.
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