Tip-off comes on Monday for the NBA Player of the Day promotional program from Panini America.
Beginning Monday and running through April 15, the promotion will give collectors a shot at promo cards, autographs, prizes and the chance to have an NBA player spend time with you and your card shop. More than 400 hobby shops will be taking part in the program.
“We are thrilled to support hobby shops selling our NBA trading cards by expanding this proven promotion to even more hobby shops,” said Jason Howarth, Panini’s VP of marketing. “Last year we were able to make one collector’s dream come true by giving them the chance to spend a day with Karl-Anthony Towns. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for another fan this year.”
The month also begins with a free signing for one shop in Milwaukee, Wis., while each participating company will have weekly and grand prizes going to customers as part of the program. A different player is designated as the “Panini NBA Player of the Day” during the promo and when a collector buys a pack and finds that player inside, they win a prize.
Shops also receive posters, bags, promo packs, one Panini NBA Player of the Day autograph card, sticker books, shirts, ear buds, coozies and card holders with the program logo to use as part of the program. Among the autographs in the set are Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Hassan Whiteside, Otto Porter, Aaron Gordon, Kris Dunn and Buddy Hield.
You can find more info and a list of shops by clicking here.
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