Panini America Announced As First Trading Card Manufacturer To Join as Official Sponsor of the MINT Collective

January 11, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (January 10, 2022) – The MINT Collective presented by eBay, today announced that exclusive trading card partner of the NFL, NBA, UFC, Premier League, FIFA World Cup and WWE, Panini America, will be the first trading card manufacturer to join as an Official Sponsor of the first-of-its-kind event uniting sports collectors, professionals, and investors. The MINT Collective is taking place March 25-27, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Attendees of both the MINT Signature Sessions and the MINT Collective Marketplace will benefit from the partnership. Those attending The MINT Collective’s speaker series, MINT Signature Sessions, featuring keynotes from leaders in the industry, will hear from Panini America’s VP of Marketing, Jason Howarth, and receive an exclusive UFC Chronicles White Sparkle parallel card.

Each MINT Signature ticket holder will receive a special one-card pack with an exclusive Panini White Sparkle parallel from UFC Chronicles, while each MINT Base ticket holder will receive an exclusive Panini NFT White Sparkle parallel numbered to 9 or less from its NFL Mosaic NFTs or NBA Prizm NFTs from its Panini NFT Blockchain platform, as well as be able to get their own Panini “Digital Trading Card.”  Lastly, the first 250 attendees that visit the Panini booth in The MINT Collective Marketplace will receive a special one-card pack with a guaranteed autograph or memorabilia card. 

“The trading card category has seen unprecedented growth, transforming the category into a global marketplace and as a result bringing new collectors into the market. Panini has experienced this first -hand anchored by the power of our brand IP and expansion of trading cards into new markets,” said Mark Warsop, CEO of Panini America. “We are excited to partner with The MINT Collective to bring collectors and business leaders together from the collectibles world and to deliver a new experience to engage with one another.”

The MINT Collective comes at an exciting time for the industry, as collectibles have catapulted into mainstream conversation previously reserved for fantasy sports and sports betting. The sports collectibles market is growing at a fast clip relative to the overall $370 billion global collectibles market, attracting a new type of collector drawn to this alternative asset class and its high-yielding return potential.

The MINT Collective is where lifelong hobby and passion meets investment strategy and the future. The event will celebrate the love of collecting and explore its role in portfolio building and long-term earning potential. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with top collectors and experts, leading sports and collectible brands, investment strategists, and influencers seeking to shape the future of this industry; buy, sell and trade in our exclusive marketplace; take part in our on-site auction; view rare memorabilia at our Collector’s Carnival; and go behind-the-scenes at UFC APEX.

The MINT Collective is a joint endeavor from IMG, a global leader in sports, events, fashion, and media, and Collectable, the leading fractional investing platform for blue chip sports collectibles. Tickets for The MINT Collective are now on sale at