With a simple 14-word Tweet that included a hash tag heard 'round the world, the incomparable Kobe Bryant uncorked his newest nickname. The meaning-filled moniker, "Vino," was given to Bryant by a mystery friend to imply that Bryant, like fine wine, is only getting better with age.
With a simple 14-word Tweet that included a hash tag heard ’round the world, the incomparable Kobe Bryant uncorked his newest nickname. The meaning-filled moniker, “Vino,” was given to Bryant by a mystery friend to imply that Bryant, like fine wine, is only getting better with age.
As a result, so is 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball.
Omg . My man just gave me a new nickname and I love it! Ha #vino
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 1, 2013
Earlier this week, Panini America’s Brian Bayne sat down with Bryant for a 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball signing session. In the process, the duo ended up making hobby history. Among the stunning array of cards Bryant signed were 49 Notable Nicknames. Bryant signed some with his familiar “Black Mamba” inscription. On the others, and at the urging of Bayne, he inscribed the new nickname, “Vino,” for the first time ever.
The handcrafted history-makers will provide 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball with yet more stunning inclusions when the product releases July 31. In the gallery below, we showcase Bryant’s Notable Nicknames, along with the jaw-dropping array of other cards Bryant signed earlier this week.
Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball.
0 Replies to “Kobe, Panini America Make Hobby History with “Vino” Autos in National Treasures”
dang i want this! kobe mojo…
hey panini, do you have lillard/lebron logomans on NT BKB?
any preview for celtics also?
can’t wait for the rest!
panini is the best!
also no durant previews..
hopefully hes autos are live on
this product.. 🙂
I want one!
Superb Galery of what could be the most sought after
Kobe Bryant Autos!
You know love everyone of those!
Cool you should do some of Stephen curry
Also Blake girfin
Wow incredible mojos!
Kobe is one of the best ever!
Panini is the best ever!
would love to have anyone of them…thanks guys
How can i get one of these kobe panini? I’m from Australia. Please let me know how much it is too. Thank you.
one, theres a lot of australian buying boxes in the US, two i think there are a bunch of hobby stores in there need to search, if you really wanted kobe auto and will buy his specific card, chances are you need to go to ebay..
Yay! One of the best is Live in NT! Great Success! Thanks Tracy!
hey tracy, whats the configuration of the case.. e.g. one class A (Kobe/KD,Kyrie,Davis etc) auto per case, one rookie patch auto per case..or is it really random ?
What a mojos to the eyes! Awesome love tracy
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Great preview, I’m sure these will be some of the most sought after cards in the entire product. Thanks Tracy!
hey tracy, any chance youll want to spread logomans across the products (mid to highend)..people would want NT BKB logomans to be among all stars.elite and be numbered 1/1 … e..g you can do logoman in gold standard, preferred, nt all 1 of 1.. than 5 kobe logomans in nt…
Nice! I would just like to have land any Bryant autos lol
Everyone and their mother waiting for that checklist…
actually, how many vino inscriptions are there?
Roughly half the run of 49.
I want one bad