Damian Lillard signs exclusive auto & memorabilia deal with Panini

Panini America’s NBA team has a new player.

Damian Lillard signed a multi-year exclusive deal for autographed trading cards and memorabilia with the company and it was revealed on Monday.

“Damian is absolutely one of the most popular and exciting players in the NBA today and his star is on the rise,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “He’s a bona fide superstar and a perfect fit to join the exclusive fraternity of Panini Authentic exclusive athletes. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching him blossom since entering the NBA. Now we get the opportunity to work closely with him to the benefit of his countless fans and collectors.”

Lillard’s first signed cards will appear in 2016-17 National Treasures, which arrives this week, and autographed memorabilia can be had via alongside other exclusives Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, John Wall and Blake Griffin.

The Portland Trail Blazers guard was the sixth player taken in the 2012 NBA Draft and has averaged 22.4 points a game for his career.

“I’m genuinely excited to be a part of the Panini-exclusive family with the elite players in the game,” Lillard said in a prepared release. “I look forward to working closely with Panini America to create some unique trading cards and memorabilia pieces for fans and collectors to appreciate. The partnership has been awesome so far, and it’s only going to get better.”

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One thought on “Damian Lillard signs exclusive auto & memorabilia deal with Panini

  1. elcaminobilly May 1, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I’m hearing he has an auto in the Panini Day set, can you confirm either way?


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