PANINI AMERICA SIGNS BASKETBALL STAR ANGEL REESE TO AN EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP FOR AUTOGRAPHED TRADING CARDS AND MEMORABILIA

 

Irving, TX – April 10, 2024 – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, has announced an exclusive partnership with women’s basketball phenom and WNBA Prospect Angel Reese for autographed trading cards and memorabilia.

The multi-year agreement will include a wide variety of products featuring Reese, who recently declared for this year’s WNBA Draft. Panini will launch a special Panini Instant card today commemorating the announcement and the first product for consumers is expected to be her Panini Instant WNBA Draft Night trading card. Reese will also be featured in Panini’s collegiate and WNBA products including WNBA Origins set to release in August, followed by WNBA Select Basketball and WNBA Prizm.  Fans will be able to get Reese’s exclusive autograph memorabilia at www.paniniamerica.net.

“Angel is an outstanding talent and an electric player, and we are excited to welcome her to the Panini family as an exclusive athlete,” said Jason Howarth, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Athlete Relations for Panini America. “We look forward to offering her fans Angel’s trading cards and memorabilia.”

Reese led LSU to their first-ever NCAA women’s basketball title in 2023 and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. This season the 6’3” Reese led the Tigers in both scoring and rebounding and finished her collegiate career as the SEC’s 2024 Player of the Year.

“I’m excited to join Panini as an exclusive athlete for autograph trading cards and memorabilia,” said Reese.  “As a little girl growing up you always dream of playing basketball and getting your first trading card – I can’t wait for fans everywhere to be able to start collecting my Panini cards.”

Reese joins University of Texas quarterbacks Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning, University of Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark, among other top NFL and NBA Draft picks who have joined the Panini family.

About Panini America

 

Panini America is a subsidiary of The Panini Group, established over 60 years ago in Modena, Italy with subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, NASCAR, FIFA, LIV Golf, WWE, College, Disney and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Elite 11 and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

 

Panini has distribution channels in more than 150 countries and employs a staff of over 1,200. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or
http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

 

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