Panini America, Hoops Legends Join Forces During 2015 Hall of Fame Enshrinement
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Panini America officials rubbed elbows with basketball royalty last weekend, joining forces with the Naismith Memorabilia Basketball Hall of Fame for Enshrinement 2015 festivities. As the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the Hall, Panini America was in attendance from beginning to end, distributing a commemorative trading card set honoring the 2015 class and serving as the title sponsor for the legend-loaded signing session on Saturday.
All weekend long, Panini America’s Scott Prusha and Eric Van Voorhis were on site representing the company and overseeing the star-studded signing session. In the gallery that follows, we showcase just some of the sights from a memorable 2015 class that features John Calipari, Dikembe Mutombo, Spencer Haywood, Tom Heinsohn, Lisa Leslie, George Raveling, Lindsay Gaze, Dick Bavetta, Louie Dampier and Jo Jo White.
“We have been working with the Hall since Panini America became involved in the NBA and over the last three years, we have really jumped in with both feet to do some amazing things together,” Prusha said. “This marked the third year we were able to bring the entire class out to do a signing session for the public. It’s also incredibly important to us to be able to honor each class member with their very own Hall of Fame trading card. Based on the feedback we’ve received from the Hall of Famers themselves, it’s becoming as big a part of the weekend as getting your jacket or ring. To see that Hall of Fame logo on the card (and for some, it’s their first card) is almost as important as getting your Rookie Card, one you will never forget.”
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