I got a Tweet earlier this week from Twitter account "RealYohann" asking me whether Panini America would be interested in showcasing a website devoted to collecting Sacramento Kings superstar Tyreke Evans.
I got a Tweet earlier this week from Twitter account “RealYohann” asking me whether Panini America would be interested in showcasing a website devoted to collecting Sacramento Kings superstar Tyreke Evans.
My response: “Heck, yes!” After all, it’s not every day you stumble across a website dubbed TyrekeEvansCollector.com.
Upon further review, it turns out RealYohann is none other than Yohann Bertuzzo, an Evans super collector based in Panini’s corporate homeland of Italy. Bertuzzo first took a liking to Evans and his best cards last year and, well, we’ll let him tell you the rest.
Panini America Personal Collection Spotlight
Who: Yohann Bertuzzo, Ravenna, Italy
What: Tyreke Evans autograph and patch cards
I have collected Tyreke Evans for the last six months. I’ve loved him as a player since his rookie year as he was the fourth player in history to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in his first year.
My favorite card is his 2009-10 National Treasures JSY AU RC. I have two of them. This is by far his most successful card in my opinion. The card has a simply wonderful design with limited-edition versions (99 of the normal version, 25 for the Gold).
I love his 2009-10 Classics AU RC for the superb picture and his 2009-10 Crown Royale Die Die Cut RC for the special effects and the crown. I also love the National Treasures Signatures Gear Combos Laundry Tag with two tags and his National Treasures Colossal Materials cards with their huge patches.
To date I have 13 autographed Rookie Cards, six autographs and 11 patches; and I’m always looking for his next great Panini signature cards. Thank you for allowing me to share my collection.
Forza Tyreke, Forza Italy!