First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one more auto/mem per three-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new brand delivers a hit in every pack and a new look and energy for the hardwood.

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Panini prepares NBA Player of the Day promo — and it starts Monday

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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.”

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Panini readies NBA All-Star promos & Rated Rookies bonus set

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The NBA’s All-Star Weekend starts tonight in New Orleans and Panini America will be on hand with the cardboard to help celebrate the star-studded event.

There will be three card sets made to note events during the weekend and one available to collectors buying online.

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