His cards have been among sports collecting’s hottest. Now, Panini America has locked up Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Dončić on an exclusive agreement for autographs and memorabilia.
The native of Slovenia has appeared on NBA trading cards and had autographs in the company’s products during his first three seasons in the league. Now, he’ll sign memorabilia to be sold through Panini Authentic, the company’s memorabilia arm.
“As a kid growing up in Europe, Panini stickers were a big part of my childhood so to be able to partner with Panini America even before I was drafted was really exciting to me,” Dončić said. “I’m proud now to be able to strengthen our relationship and build a close connection with fans and collectors. There is so much going on in the collectibles space and I’m happy to be with them.”
As of Thursday afternoon, no pricing information was available.
“We’ve had a front-row seat here in the Dallas area and have watched in amazement as Luka’s style of play has made him one of the NBA’s most popular players around the world, and we knew he was going to be a major factor in attracting new collectors to the NBA trading card hobby,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop.
Panini has forged similar deals with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Ja Morant, Anthony Edwards, Rui Hachimura, Charles Barkley and the late Kobe Bryant, among others.