The early buzz surrounding this year’s Panini America Black Friday packs includes a first for the hobby for a season that just began last night.
The packs will include the first memorabilia cards of players from this year’s class of NBA rookies. They’ll also include, as always, autographs and memorabilia cards from Panini’s sports.
There also will be rookie cards for newcomers in all sports each numbered to 599. That group will include Marcus Mariota and other NFL rookies, Kris Bryant and other top baseball prospects as well as top picks from the NBA.
This year’s basic set will include 50 cards along with 26 rookies. Also in the spotlight will be Collegiate Legends and Rated Rookies. It will also mark the return of Panini Collection, which is a spotlight for photography.
Among the signers in this release will include Bryant, Mariota, Jameis Winston, D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns. Memorabilia pieces will include headbands, Salute to Service and Breast Cancer Awareness cards along with Happy Holidays cards, too.
Black Friday is Nov. 27.
Follow BlowoutBuzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz.