Panini prepared for 2015 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor
Staff from Panini America expect to busy over the next three days at the 2015 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as the annual event gives the company an opportunity to get plenty of shots of the Class of 2015 in addition to having them autograph cards that will be inserted into the company’s products during the 2015-16 season.
Karl-Anthony Towns, the first choice in the 2015 NBA Draft, is in attendance, but there is plenty of strong talent anticipated to be at the annual event including Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, Willie Cauley-Stein, and 34 other pro prospects. The players will also be participating in the Rookie Transition Program, which is mandatory for all players entering the NBA.
This morning, Panini gave collectors a quick look at two unsigned autograph collections, Fresh Ink and Heir Apparent, from 2015-16 Panini Court Kings, which should hit store shelves in a few months. There were also hints of hard-signed rookie content coming for other future releases in 2015-16 Prizm Basketball and 2015-16 Prestige Basketball.
Look for a sneak peek at some of the unsigned cards after the jump.
Stephen Laroche is the editor of Beckett Basketball and Beckett Hockey magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.