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Panini America Preps for Historic Weekend at Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

September 10, 2015

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From special trading cards to star-studded autograph signing sessions, Panini America, the exclusive trading card partner of the Naismith Memorabilia Basketball Hall of Fame, will have a commanding presence at this weekend’s Class of 2015 enshrinement ceremonies. Festivities officially tip off tonight with the Family Reunion and Rewards Dinner and Panini America will be on hand all weekend long.

Tomorrow night during the enshrinement ceremony, Panini America will distribute a special 12-card set honoring this year’s class, including George Raveling, John Isaacs, Tom Heinsohn, Lindsay Gaze, Louis Dampier, Jo Jo White, Lisa Leslie, Dikembe Mutombo, Spencer Haywood, John Calipari and Dick Bavetta. You can check out the complete set in the gallery below.

On Saturday, Panini America and Panini Authentic will sponsor the Enshrinement 2015 autograph session, a one-hour event featuring some of the greatest legends to ever play the game. The session will take place at the Naismith Memorabilia Basketball Hall of Fame Gift Shop & Museum Store and tickets are limited. For more information on this historic weekend, visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame website.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and Panini America’s Twitter and Instagram feeds all weekend long for live coverage from 2015 Enshrinement Weekend. Now, to the card set . . .

6 Comments leave one →
  1. coly permalink
    September 10, 2015 2:36 pm

    So proud for all the inductees, with particular pride for those I viewed “in-action”. Jo Jo White and his MVP 76 finals, Dikembe at Georgetown and for the great NBA years, George Ravelling while coaching in NCAA, Spencer Haywood in the 1980 NBA finals, Louis Dampier, listening on WHAS radio from far away when he played for the Colonels, and finally Rick Bavetta, for his great officiating for 2000 games plus. On the contrary side, there is NO WAY John Calipari deserves to be inducted. Two of his three final four teams stripped of honors for cheating violations, which of course he knew nothing about. As a retired military Colonel, I knew everything about my key staff and was responsible for Any unlawful acts committed in or around the aircraft. Calipari certainly is responsible, even if he didn’t know, that is the price of command. By indicting Calipari, the Naismith HOF is overlooking the most important criteria for induction, INTEGRITY.

  2. coly permalink
    September 10, 2015 2:40 pm

    INDUCTING, don’t know how to edit, my fault

  3. September 11, 2015 5:49 am

    If you haven’t been to the HOF before, you should. This should be all the added incentive you need to make the trip! Thanks Tracy!

  4. September 11, 2015 4:16 pm

    How can I get a set of these? My health prevents me from traveling to the Hall of Fame, even though it’s only about 3 hours away from home.

    I just finished my blog post about the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees a few moments ago…( It sure would be nice to be able to post an update showing the other people that previously had no cards.

    As far as I know that is the first card in history of an NBA referee.

  5. Scott permalink
    September 12, 2015 8:45 am

    Way to go Louie! Now can we get his NT ABA cards signed? Please?


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