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Yo, VIP. . . Let’s Kick It! Panini America Begins Unveiling Plans for The National

July 12, 2011

With the National Sports Collectors Convention less than a month away, officials at Panini America today released information announcing their plans for VIPs attending the National.

The base set, available to those purchasing one of the VIP packages, will feature Panini spokesmen Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, John Wall and Blake Griffin. The first four cards will be inserted into VIP bags, along with a special coupon directing VIPs to the Panini corporate booth to obtain an additional two cards. The coupon must be brought to the Panini booth and exchanged for the two mystery cards, available for collectors throughout the week.

SuperVIPs are in for an extra treat, a 6-card set featuring some of the top 2011 NFL RCs from this year’s rookie class. Cam Newton, the first pick in the NFL Draft will be joined by fellow rookies Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker. The sixth card in the set will be the FIRST trading card produced of former Ohio State quarterback, Terrelle Pryor. SuperVIPs will find a coupon in their VIP package, when brought to the Panini booth, can be exchanged for the set.

Those who purchase one of the VIP packages will need to bring the coupons to the Panini corporate booth during the 2011 National. 

The 32nd annual National Sports Collector Convention will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center from August 3-7.

For more information about the 32nd annual National Sports Collectors Convention and the exclusive VIP Club gift package, please visit

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Rich permalink
    July 12, 2011 5:21 pm

    Forget that LETS RIP!!!!!!!!

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      July 12, 2011 9:14 pm

      I promise not to disappoint, the wrapper redemption is going to be SICK!

  2. Ryan permalink
    July 12, 2011 6:35 pm

    Starting to get the shakes…..what about the wrapper redemption?

  3. Scott W. Prusha permalink*
    July 12, 2011 9:13 pm


  4. Scott W. Prusha permalink*
    July 12, 2011 9:14 pm

    Nobody has any guesses on the mystery cards????

    • Ryan permalink
      July 12, 2011 9:31 pm

      2 Special Edition HRXs?

      • Ryan permalink
        July 12, 2011 9:33 pm

        I’m going to go with some type of Bryce Harper EEE and a Special Derrick Rose MVP Card.

  5. July 12, 2011 10:40 pm

    Let’s see….basketball and football…but no hockey?

  6. July 13, 2011 12:50 am

    Omg So excited Can’t wait!

  7. JOEMLM permalink
    July 13, 2011 6:39 am

    panini you guys really know how to tease

    too bad i will not be around for the national, again lol

    • Ryan permalink
      July 13, 2011 5:32 pm

      Yo Bro, hit me up at I will find out who you collect and send you some cards I get from the wrapper redemption. Nobody should be deprived of awesomeness!

      – Ryan

  8. Matt Gilman permalink
    July 13, 2011 7:06 am

    Wished I lived closer to go. but thanks for posting pics of these!

  9. Mark Laming permalink
    July 13, 2011 1:23 pm

    Tyrelle Pryor will have a good time being on maybe a few trading cards and serveing Gatorade oh happy day lol.


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