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LeBron, Duncan, Lillard and More Featured in Special Panini America 2014 National Set

July 17, 2014

Panini America 2014 National Tools of the Trade Update James Prime

LeBron James commanded a global sports audience late last week when he announced that he was taking his talents back to Cleveland and his hometown Cavaliers to play basketball next season. As luck would have it, Panini America is returning to Cleveland too — later this month for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention. And company officials are bringing a special set of game-worn jersey cards with them to commemorate James’ return as well as five other NBA superstars.

The special 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention Tools of the Trade Update set features three limited-edition versions of game-worn memorabilia cards from James (incorporating a game-worn James Cavaliers jersey), Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo. The Tools of the Trade Update set is available exclusively at the National Sports Collectors Convention and includes the first NBA trading card featuring James in a Cavaliers uniform since announcing his return to Cleveland. 

Collectors will receive one randomly selected, blind-wrapped memorabilia card (base versions are limited to 175 copies, Prime versions are numbered to 25 and Super Prime versions are numbered to only one) for each box of selected 2013-14 Panini America NBA product they open at the Panini America booth.

It’s worth noting that each Super Prime 1/1 features a Laundry Tag swatch.

The promotion will be limited to the first 200 customers during each day of the National and will be available through the purchase and redemption of the following products:

2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball

2013-14 Elite Basketball

2013-14 Prestige Basketball

2013-14 Prizm Basketball

2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball

2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball

We’ll have more National details in the coming days here on The Knight’s Lance. Below, we’ve provided a quick preview gallery of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention Tools of the Trade Update set.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. brianped permalink
    July 17, 2014 12:36 pm

    Great looking cards! Do you have to redeem an entire box of cards or certain # of packs?

    Looks like Panini is going to steal the show again.

    • July 17, 2014 2:02 pm

      It’s one box for one blind-wrapped card.

      • Ryan S. permalink
        July 17, 2014 2:11 pm

        But you also can’t get regular show packs, correct? One or the other?

  2. July 17, 2014 7:47 pm


  3. Josh B. permalink
    July 18, 2014 12:46 am

    Good job on the quick LeBron turnaround!

  4. July 20, 2014 6:16 pm

    He’s back…and Panini is right on the ball with getting new Lebron cards in the hands of collectors. Very well done. Thanks Tracy!

  5. July 21, 2014 9:13 am

    Do the boxes for the wrapper redemption have to be bought at the show in order to be eligible? I’m thinking about buying them online ahead of time to save some time at the show. Do they just have to be sealed like any normal box? Thanks!

    • July 21, 2014 9:28 am

      Also, what time will the wrapper redemption start?

    • July 29, 2014 12:47 am

      We encourage folks to buy the boxes from dealers at the show.

  6. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 23, 2014 11:46 am

    Great stuff as always!


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