James Harden Performs Masterfully During Key Panini America Signing Session

September 11, 2017

Harden Blog

You could tell by the look on his famously bearded face that Houston Rockets superstar James Harden was locked in, ready to put in work with that lethal left hand of his that’s virtually unstoppable when Harden gets on a roll. And during a recent signing session with Panini America, Harden got on a serious roll. He scored all afternoon long — every two or three seconds it seemed — and never once so much as even touched a basketball.

In his left hand instead was a pen — and one of the game’s most popular players wielded it magnificently. Fueled both by his own uncanny ability to finish and compelling conversation with Panini America Acquisitions Manager Tone Stakes, Harden went to work. An hour or so later, the swagger-draped southpaw had delivered yet another signature performance: A few jaw-dropping moments here, a few laughs there and consistently spectacular production throughout.

In the end, ¬†Harden had signed . . . everything. Outstanding redemptions dating back to the 2013-14 collecting season? Done. Cards for Panini America’s upcoming 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball and 2016-17 Flawless Basketball releases? Completed. Everything in between, like those Panini Instant cards from last season including one featuring a “Clutch City” inscription? Finished.

Harden’s signature is brief but bold; a profound piece of penmanship that’s instantly recognizable to fans and collectors. It’s also seemingly forever in demand. But this particular signing session went a long way toward evening out the supply side of that equation — at least for now.

In the must-see gallery that follows, we showcase a dazzling display of Harden’s hard-signed handiwork. Enjoy . . .