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Catching up with Kyrie: Panini America Sits Down with Irving for Quick Signing

December 13, 2012

New Kyrie Signing 1

Earlier this week, Panini Authentic’s Brian Bayne traveled to Cleveland for a few minutes of quality signing time with 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving. But Bayne didn’t go alone. In his possession: Bona fide basketball card cornerstones that, when signed by Irving on Monday afternoon, instantly became some of the most sought-after, chart-toppers that Panini America will release during the entire 2012-13 NBA collecting season.

On Bayne’s hit list this week: Irving’s Rookie Cards from 2012-13 2012-13 Limited, 2012-13 Absolute and 2012-13 Timeless Treasures, as well as his outstanding allotment of cards from recent releases such as 2012-13 Totally Certified and 2012-13 Threads. As usual, Irving was accommodating, impressive and efficient.

Check out the stunning gallery of what Irving signed, as well as a few images of the man in autographing action, in the gallery below.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. Eric Cabreros permalink
    December 13, 2012 12:56 pm

    Kyrie is awesome!
    That rookie acetate is perfectly fitted for him to sign.
    Maybe next year if possible do the same thing for the ones that previously won the awards.
    Mvps, all star MVP, finals MVP, defensive player of the year, etc. Awards .
    To see him signing on card is so cool!

  2. K Chan permalink
    December 13, 2012 12:57 pm

    Great stuff, the Totally Certified Rainbow looks great.

    What card is he signing in this photo:
    “Panini America New Kyrie Signing 3”

    Has a big piece of blue on it,

  3. Adam Thornton permalink
    December 13, 2012 12:59 pm

    What is that status of 11-12 Limited, Gold Standard, Past and Present and 12-13 Prizm?

  4. Lucky Jim permalink
    December 13, 2012 3:04 pm

    Hey Tracy I have a suggestion for the next contest that you guys hold. You can ask collectors what their favorite Panini sports card brand from this year, any sport, they enjoyed most. Collectors would also have to include a picture of their favorite card they pulled from that brand. It would be a cool collage in the end like earlier in the year when you guys held the contest where collectors had to show their favorite basketball card. Plus it would fit in with the holiday cheerfullness- just a thought for your next contest:) Thanks again-

  5. brian permalink
    December 13, 2012 3:39 pm

    when are they gonna get our kyrie irving panini black friday logo patches signed or replaced?

    • December 13, 2012 3:41 pm

      They were actually signed during this signing.

      • brian permalink
        December 13, 2012 4:29 pm

        So what do we need to do as far as sending in our old kyrie card to receive the ones that are signed…

      • December 16, 2012 3:25 pm

        Please send to the attention of David Sharp, our Customer Service Manager.

  6. Daniel permalink
    December 13, 2012 4:13 pm

    Nice cards! would have loved to seen him sign those 11-12 Limited, Gold Standard and Past & Present autos though. Kind of makes me a little sad that i see him sign 12-13 Limited autos and im still looking at this scratched redemption from last years products. Any news on when we can expect those to be fulfilled? Thanks!

    • Jim permalink
      December 13, 2012 8:18 pm

      Daniel, I agree with you 100%. Why on earth is he signing this new stuff when there is (what I would guess) a huge backlog of stuff to which Panini is previously committed? To echo your question, when does Panini plan to start honoring all the redemptions from the Draft Pick 2011 cards inserted into P & P, Ltd & GS?

  7. Herbie permalink
    December 13, 2012 4:43 pm

    Nice cards! I love Kyrie and his game. He brings a lot of excitement on the court.

  8. December 13, 2012 4:49 pm

    Amazingly similar sigs from card to card. I know I would have a scribbled mess after signing a bunch of cards.

  9. brian permalink
    December 13, 2012 5:43 pm

    So what should we do as far as sending in our unsigned Irving cards to receive our new ones for the black friday cards. Thanks tracy

    • December 13, 2012 10:06 pm

      Send the card to the attention of David Sharp, our customer service manager.

      • brian permalink
        December 13, 2012 11:16 pm

        OK thank u Tracy….keep up the good workand have a happy holidays to u and your family

      • December 13, 2012 11:23 pm

        Thanks, Brian. You, too.

      • Carlos permalink
        December 14, 2012 4:20 pm

        I was wondering what to do with my black friday Kyrie Irving unsigned card good thing i read the post…..
        Hey Tracy how many of these Kyrie cards were produce?

      • December 14, 2012 4:51 pm

        25, I believe.

  10. Ed Favorite permalink
    December 13, 2012 6:01 pm

    Very cool. I think he enjoyed himself at the signing. Looks like he was into it. Hope to find one of his cards.

  11. jason smith permalink
    December 13, 2012 8:42 pm

    hey tracy just wondering when you guys think your going to be able to show us his gold standard auto from the redemption draft ,cant wait to get it thank you

  12. December 13, 2012 9:09 pm

    When I read the heading for this, I smiled! I thought that the 2011 draft redemptions would be getting done as well. It was 2 weeks ago that we were told that we would see those cards and still nothing. Are they close to being finished panini? I can’t wait for my Kyrie auto.

    • December 13, 2012 10:02 pm

      I’ll look into these tomorrow. Haven’t heard anything this week.

      • jason smith permalink
        December 16, 2012 2:33 pm

        hey tracy just wondering if you found anything out about his gs auto or anything to do with the draft redemption cards cant wait to see them pray its soon thank so much

      • December 16, 2012 2:48 pm

        Nothing yet. I know the cards were at the production facility last week. I’ll check with our VP of Production tomorrow for an update.

  13. December 14, 2012 7:21 am

    Some nice looking cards, Thanks for sharing!

  14. December 14, 2012 1:34 pm

    How about an update on the 11-12 limited autos. Would be nice considering most of the players have live autos in all the 12-13 stuff.

  15. Mike permalink
    December 18, 2012 8:53 am

    Yea whats taking so long for the redemptions? especially when there are live cards out there?

  16. Jaymes permalink
    February 27, 2013 3:03 pm

    Hey Tracy,

    I saw that his Threads and Totally Certified redemptions were starting to be sent out. How about his limited one he signed? Mine is #405936.



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