Gallery: Panini works out future stars at NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Forty aspiring NBA rookies are in New York this week to sign their first autographs for Panini America‘s 2017-18 basketball brands and to pose for their first photos in their professional uniforms.

While those first in-uniform cards are already on sale via Panini Instant — even before the images hit the cards — there are plenty of signed cards coming soon from this year’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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NBA rookies to make in-uniform card debuts via Panini Instant

If you thought you had to wait until the first 2017-18 NBA brands for new rookies in their new uniforms, think again.

They’ll arrive this week via Panini Instant as the company takes part in this year’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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Lonzo Ball is the latest star to grace Panini VIP Party Saturday night

The Panini VIP Party now has a Big Baller.

Panini America revealed the 10th guest for its upcoming exclusive event set for Saturday night and it’s UCLA star and new Los Angeles Laker rookie Lonzo Ball.

The event coincides with the National Sports Collectors Convention, which is under way in Chicago and runs through Sunday.

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Panini’s NSCC wrapper redemptions give fans another shot at big pulls

We’ve previously already gotten a look at Panini America‘s wrapper redemption cards (and the VIP set) for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention here on The Buzz, but now it’s time for more details.

As in what gets what — which boxes need to be busted to land those sought-after silver packs at the five-day show, which begins Wednesday in Chicago.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards

 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: Six autographs per six-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Where to buy: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: The stars of the college game are back once again in a product that’s reconfigured to include an autograph in every pack as Panini America tips off the 2017-18 card season with this release — one that does include some NBA visuals, too.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Lonzo Ball among Panini Instant autographs starting to arrive today

The first Lonzo Ball autographs are almost here.

Panini America‘s real-time sports card platform, Panini Instant, will be the place to be at 1 p.m. (Eastern) today as it launches Instant Access autograph cards for four big names from this year’s NBA Draft.

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Panini’s National show VIP set will include nothing but rookies

Panini America unleashed the first looks at its 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP set on Friday and it’s nothing but rookies from the NFL, college basketball and baseball.

It’s just the start of the cardboard plans that the company has for the NSCC, which is set to begin on July 26 in Chicago.

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Panini America has NBA Draft covered on cardboard … Instantly

Despite a flurry of trades on draft night, the NBA Draft cardboard is already here.

Nineteen top draft picks from the first round have cards available now via Panini Instant, the real-time card platform for the company as part of the 2017 Panini Instant NBA Draft Night set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 21)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: New Allen & Ginter signers, Panini NBA Draft signing sessions, NBA trades, The Walking Dead at retail & more.

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Leaf’s LaVar Ball autograph packs an instant sell-out on eBay

Father’s Day came a bit early.

Leaf Trading Cards‘ 200-pack run of LaVar Ball inscribed autographs sold out instantly on eBay Wednesday, proving that a big-talking former World League of American Football player turned soon-to-be NBA dad can sell some cardboard.

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