Hard-Signed: NBA Rookies Add Ink to Metal for Unique Panini Instant Cards (Gallery)

November 08, 2018

Panini Instant 2018 NBA Metal

For the second consecutive year, Panini America is using its Panini Instant on-demand trading card platform to deliver some of the season’s most heavy-duty tributes to the new NBA rookie class. Yesterday, Panini Instant launched the first wave of unique hard-signed metal cards honoring key NBA rookies such as Luka Doncic, DeAndre Ayton, Trae Young, Mo Bamba and many more.

The special cards were signed during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot and are available in a base Red version numbered to 25, a Green version numbered to 10 and a Black 1/1 version. New this year are rare Dual Autograph cards featuring on-metal autographs from two top picks. Some of the 1/1 versions have already sold out but limited quantities of the Red and Green versions remain in stock for many players — but only while supplies last. There are 49 cards in the set and three to five new cards will be listed each day (Monday through Friday).

You can check out an extended preview of the cards in the gallery that follows.