Panini unveils VIP party guest signer list — includes Yasiel Puig, Johnny Damon, Pedro Martinez and more


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Pedro, Damon and Puig? Oh, my.

Panini America announced its VIP party autograph guest list, and it includes the hobby’s front-running Rookie of the Year candidate in Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and two former members of the Boston Red Sox, Pedro Martinez and Johnny Damon, among others. 

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There will be another guest announced on Saturday along with NBA rookies Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios. 

The select event on Saturday night will be open to a small number of collectors who purchased a certain amount of product at the National Sports Collectors Convention as well as a few other hobby luminaries. They will be signing Panini Authentic photographs produced for the event for each attendee, while DJ Kool provides the evening’s soundtrack live and in-person.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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