Panini Silhouettes are signed, sealed … and set to be delivered

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

Panini America‘s first NBA product of the 2011-12 card season is nearing completion — and one of the most important stages for one card type to be found has been completed.

The autographs — rather, the on-card autographs — and they can be found in 2011 Preferred.

One of the high-end product’s sets, Silhouettes, carry rather striking signed prime patch cards and they are one of the sets found in the product, which is comprised of cards echoing three past products in the company’s portfolio — Panini’s Choice (a nod to Cramer’s Choice from the Pacific days), Crown Royale Silhouettes and Donruss Signatures. In fact, it’s a “three-brand” product without “base” cards at all as every card in the set is autographed except for a selection of booklet cards.

Now set to arrive on March 21, this $200-per-pack product will include three autographed cards and one six- or eight-piece booklet card in every pack.

All autographs will be limited to 99 or fewer copies.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



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A set challenge? hummmmmm?

Posted February 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

Might have to keep my eye on that Bailey Howell in case any affordable ones pop up for my Celtics retired number autograph collection.

Posted February 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink
Kurry Ferguson

I know this may sound dumb but I have been out of collecting for a LONG-LONG-LONG time and have recently got back into buying a box here and there. I prefer football and more specifically, ANY players from AUBURN or that other team in Tuscaloosa.
I have very limited, very occasional access to BULLS players. I first and foremost dont want to risk my job for an autograph and have no interest in reselling these items, I just think it would be cool to have and occasionally show them to friends.
How should I approach this situation, without comprimising the customer/client relationship?
I really do not want to do anything detremential to my company, and there is a company policy against asking for/and or accepting gratuites, but is an auto really a that?

Posted February 8, 2012 at 12:59 am | Permalink
Folkert Leffring

WOW, I’m a get me a few of these!

Posted February 8, 2012 at 7:38 am | Permalink

Kurry, do yourself a favor and leave it be. Ask for nothing.
Just be cool and if a friendship happens to form, then you have a great new friend, right?
If you want to show off to your friends, find out if your company would be cool with you getting
a cell phone photo with the player and abide by what they tell you. If they are cool with it,
only ask when it will not inconvenience the players

Just remember, players are people too and likely get bugged for stuff a lot.

A job you enjoy is very tough to replace, especially right now, so keep that in mind.

Posted February 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

nice cards for sure

Posted February 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink


I would love to get my hands on that D-Rose and Kevin Love…

Posted February 9, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

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