There won’t be any issues with autographs of the projected number one pick In the NBA Draft and the league’s trading card partner.
Panini America announced Tuesday that it had signed former Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham to an exclusive agreement for trading cards and autographed cards.
Cunningham, a First-Team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year in 2021, is projected by most experts to be the first player selected in Thursday’s draft.
In his only season at Oklahoma State, the Texas native averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, earning Big 12 Player of the Year, NABC Freshman of the Year and Sporting News Freshman of the Year awards.
Panini says Cunningham will be featured throughout the company’s line of collegiate and NBA trading card products in the months to come.
“I’m truly honored to be a part of the Panini America team in such a meaningful way,” Cunningham stated. “They’re the best in the world at what they do and they’re the only ones I would entrust with creating my trading cards. I can’t wait to see what all they come up with.”