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Official NBA card partner Panini America signs all first round draft picks

Mohit Camma
Modified 01 Jul 2013, 13:38 IST

2013 NBA Drafts

Panini America who has been the official trading card partner of the National Basketball Association, better known NBA, have signed agreements with all the picks of the first round in the 2013 NBA Draft.

The players who have been signed include the likes of Anthony Bennett, who is also the first Canadian to be picked first in 2013 NBA Draft. Other top gains include Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, Cody Zeller, Alex Len and Nerlens Noel.

“We’re coming off of a truly historic NBA season that culminated with one of the greatest NBA Finals we’ve ever seen,” said Panini America chief executive, Mark Warsop. “Adding so many talented new faces to Panini America NBA family for 2013-14 ensures that our momentum will continue and we’re excited about delivering the first Rookie Cards and Autographs from this next class of NBA stars.”

Under the newly drafted agreement, announced just before the drafts, Panini America hold the exclusive right to manufacture officially licensed NBA Rookie cards and autographed trading cards of the players. The products will be released in October.

Published 01 Jul 2013, 13:38 IST
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