PANINI AMERICA SIGNS MULTIPLE MLB DRAFT PICKS TO AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING TOP OVERALL SELECTION PAUL SKENES

September 06, 2023

Irving, TX – Sept. 6, 2023 – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, has announced partnerships with several of the top selections in the 2023 MLB Draft.

Former LSU Pitcher Paul Skenes (#1 overall selection, Pittsburgh), former Grand Canyon University infielder Jacob Wilson (#6, Oakland), former James Madison High School (Vienna, Va.) outfielder Bryce Elridge (#16, San Francisco) and former Vanderbilt outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. (#17, Baltimore) are among the players who have partnered with Panini, part of a group that includes more than half of the 2023 first round draft class.

Dylan Crews, former LSU outfielder and the #2 pick by the Washington Nationals, was announced as a partner of Panini last month. The players will all initially be featured in Panini’s 2023 Elite Extra Edition Baseball set, and then moving forward will be showcased in additional Panini products.

“We are continuing to add tremendous talent to our athlete roster, and this group of elite baseball players are the latest great additions,” said Jason Howarth, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Athlete Relations for Panini America. “We are pleased that fans will have the opportunity to collect their initial products as professional athletes.”

In addition to Crews, this group of athletes joins the likes of University of Texas quarterbacks Arch Manning and Quinn Ewers, 2023 NBA Draft Picks Amen and Ausar Thompson, 2024 NBA prospects Matas Buzelis and Ja’Kobe Walter and 2025 NBA prospect Tre Johnson as athletes who have recently 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, UFC, 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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