Panini America has entered into an exclusive relationship with Evan Turner, the second overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
As part of the relationship, Panini will hold exclusive rights to include Turner’s autograph in 2010-11 Panini Basketball products. In addition, Panini may include Turner’s image on Panini packaging and will utilize Turner in promotional appearances. Turner’s first NBA cards will be included in Panini’s 2010 NBA Prestige product, set to arrive in stores at the end of September.
His first NBA cards will be included in Panini’s 2010 NBA Prestige product, set to arrive in stores the end of September. The collection will include cards from other top rookie draft picks, including Wizards’ number one draft pick, John Wall; New Jersey Nets, Derrick Favors; Minnesota Timberwolves, Wesley Johnson and Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins.
In advance of Panini’s first season as the exclusive trading card for the NBA in 2009-10, Panini signed rookies including Sacramento Kings Guard and NBA Rookie of the Year, Tyreke Evans; Milwaukee Bucks Guard Brandon Jennings; and the Los Angeles Clippers Forward and first pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, Blake Griffin.