Cleveland Rocked: Panini America, Big Stars Make Magic at 2014 National VIP Party

August 03, 2014

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CLEVELAND — In one corner of the spacious, lavish VIP Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving are rubbing elbows with fans. In another, new Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Glavine is swapping stories with collectors. Look elsewhere around the packed, festive confines and you see the legendary Joe Namath posing for selfies . . . Julius Erving and Dominque Wilkins regaling awestruck onlookers with straight hoops history . . . Jose Canseco still seeming larger than life . . . and Trey Burke making time for anyone who wants it.

All the while, the legendary DJ Kool is providing the live soundtrack to a star-studded, surreal-feeling fantasy that is Panini America’s 2014 National VIP Party. For the third straight year, Panini America officials on Saturday night pulled out all the stops to help celebrate some of the company’s most passionate collectors and business partners. For the third straight year, the event created memories that will last a lifetime.

Amid the unparalleled assemblage of star power, party guests were treated to good food, good times and Gold Packs among other unforgettable party favors. In the gallery below, we offer must-see images of just some of the highlights from Panini America’s 2014 National VIP Party, a selection of scenes that includes an epic meeting between Namath and Manziel, Green Room signing sessions and more.

Enjoy the gallery.