Panini America sponsors Zion Williamson Williamson's first Panini NBA card was released on NBA Draft Night when he was selected first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans and released in real-time on Panini's Instant trading card platform. Williamson's card shattered the previous record of an individual player trading card sold via Panini Instant across all sports (NBA, NFL, FIFA, NASCAR). Panini's Instant trading card platform is designed to celebrate real-time performances and milestones by making an individual player's trading card from that moment available in real-time and for 24 hours on www.paniniamerica.net or the Panini Direct app and will chronicle Zion's entire rookie season in the NBA.
Panini America signs deal with Kaapo Kakko In addition, Kakko's cards will be found in the company's industry-leading promotional products created for Black Friday, Father's Day, the National Sports Collectors Convention and more. His first trading cards (and Panini America's first hockey cards since the 2013-14 season) will be released this week as random inserts in the company's 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention set. Kakko, a superstar in Finland who's expected to transition nicely to the NHL, also will be featured prominently in Panini America's marketing initiatives and a number of other key strategic Panini initiatives.
Panini America signs deal with RJ Barrett "With an athlete like RJ Barrett we were determined to target an initial partnership with a group who recognizes how special he is," said Robert Kinnard, Executive Director of Global Marketing for BDA Sports. "Panini is a giant in the trading card and memorabilia industry and it is satisfying to see their shared vision as evidenced by their commitment to the influence RJ's brand will have on the marketplace."