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VIPs to Get a Treat from Panini at National Convention

VIP and Super VIP attendees to the National Convention in Chicago will receive a special set of cards from Panini feature Kobe, Blake and the rest of the gang.
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With the National Sports Collectors Convention less than a month away, Panini America has revealed their plans for VIPs attending the National.

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The base set, available to those purchasing one of the VIP packages, will feature Panini spokesmen Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, John Wall and Blake Griffin. The first four cards will be inserted into VIP bags, along with a special coupon directing VIPs to the Panini corporate booth to obtain an additional two cards. The coupon must be brought to the Panini booth and exchanged for the two mystery cards, available for collectors throughout the week.

Super VIPs will get a six-card set featuring some of the top 2011 NFL rookies from this year’s rookie class. Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker are in the mix. The sixth card in the set will be the first trading card produced of former Ohio State quarterback, Terrelle Pryor. Super VIPs will find a coupon in their VIP package, when brought to the Panini booth, can be exchanged for the set.

Those who purchase one of the VIP packages will need to bring the coupons to the Panini corporate booth during the 2011 National.

The 32nd annual National Sports Collector Convention will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center from August 3-7. For more information about the 32nd annual National Sports Collectors Convention and the exclusive VIP Club gift package, please visit