New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson is set to make his regular-season NBA debut next Wednesday. But just two days earlier, Williamson’s first Panini Blockchain card — an NBA Logoman Autograph 1/1, no less — will headline the Week 3 Panini Blockchain release. Additional headliners featured in the third 10-card wave of Panini America’s historic Blockchain venture include a Mickey Mantle cut-autograph 1/1, a dual-autograph, prime memorabilia Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers 1/1, and autographed NFL Shield 1/1s featuring Barry Sanders, Carson Wentz and Daniel Jones.
The cards will open for bidding on Monday morning and every virtual Blockchain card issued in the initial 100-card wave will be accompanied by a physical version of the card featuring an autograph or memorabilia or, in most cases, both.
The only way for collectors to obtain the physical version of the Blockchain card is to purchase the digital version of the card.
Panini America officials will launch 10 new Blockchain cards each week so stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America social media channels to see each week’s lineup. Each Blockchain card will open for bidding in a Dutch Auction format and card prices will drop incrementally until the card is sold. Each card in the Blockchain initiative is a 1/1.
In the gallery that follows, we offer a sneak peek at each of the 10 Week 3 cards launching on Monday. Enjoy the preview and stay tuned for additional coverage.