Panini Authentic, Eminence Basketball Take Center Stage at Dirk Nowitzki Signing
During a decorated Hall of Fame career with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki has become one of the most beloved icons in the history of Dallas sports — as much for his signature one-foot fall-away as for his affable signature moves off the court. The greatest international player in NBA history has also made quite a name for himself deep in the heart of Texas, too. And he was at it again late last month during a pivotal Panini America signing session featuring several new items for Panini Authentic and a few key cards for the upcoming Eminence Basketball.
Nowitzki left his indelible mark on 11 new limited-edition pieces for Panini Authentic during the pre-Thanksgiving session, including the impeccable “Three” and “Trademark” 24 by 32-inch canvas pieces. He also inked several bona fide collection-makers for the highly anticipated Eminence Basketball release. In the gallery that follows, we provide a few sights from the signing (compliments of Dallas Mavericks photographer Danny Bollinger) as well as showcase some of the new items themselves. Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.