2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day Promotion Details and Checklist

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NBA Player of the Day Irving

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor

The NBA playoffs just got a bit more interesting for basketball card collectors with the 2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion, which has proven to be very popular in other sports.

Each store that participates in the 2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion will be given a complimentary merchandise kit to be utilized for related in-store activities. In addition to at least 100 packs of NBA Player of the Day cards, they will get Panini swag which includes posters, bags, and even phone chargers.

Also included among the promotional items is a special autographed NBA Player of the Day card which has been slabbed by Beckett Grading Services that is given to the winning collector at each participating store. There are over 50,000 prizes up for grabs, one of which is the chance to spend the day with an NBA player.

“The Player of the Day promotion helps hobby shops sell more trading cards while rewarding collectors who purchase Panini products,” said Jason Howarth, Panini America’s Vice President of Marketing in a statement on the company’s official blog. “We are thrilled to offer this promotion to hobby shops in support of our NBA trading cards and also make one collector’s dream come true by rewarding an opportunity to spend a day with an NBA player.”

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Collectors visiting one of 375 hobby shops running the 2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day promo will spot a poster showing a player from every NBA club. Every day, there is a new Player of the Day and there are a pair of wild card talents in Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. By purchasing packs of Panini’s NBA cards and pulling the active Player of the Day or wild card, they will receive a prize.

Every week, the stores will hold a draw from the daily winner pool and hand out a weekly prize. At the end of the month, the grand prize of the autograph card ends up in the hands of a lucky collector – whose name is also put into a national draw.

The NBA Player of the Day base set is made up of 25 cards and is split up between 15 vets and 10 freshmen. These cards will have a Cracked Ice parallel version and collectors have a chance to pull one of nine different memorabilia cards which includes a strong selection of rookies.

Collectors that do not have a local hobby shop do not need to worry about not having a chance to take part in the NBA Player of the Day promotion. By following @PaniniPOD on Twitter, they can show their passion for the hobby and enter into contests where some of these cards will be given away.

2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day Checklist

Base Set

15 cards.

Parallels:

  • Cracked Ice

1 Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
2 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
3 Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
4 John Wall, Washington Wizards
5 Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
6 Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
7 Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves
8 Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
9 Paul George, Indiana Pacers
10 James Harden, Houston Rockets
11 Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets
12 Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
13 Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
14 LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
KB Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Rookies

10 cards.

Parallels:

  • Cracked Ice

1 Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
2 Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
3 Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia 76ers
4 Justise Winslow, Miami Heat
5 D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers
6 Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
7 Frank Kaminsky, Charlotte Hornets
8 Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets
9 Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings
10 Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons

Rookie Memorabilia

9 cards.

1 Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
2 Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
3 Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia 76ers
4 Justise Winslow, Miami Heat
5 D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers
6 Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
7 Frank Kaminsky, Charlotte Hornets
8 Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons
9 Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets

Autographs

17 cards.

KP Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
CM C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers
JW Justise Winslow, Miami Heat
TM T.J. McConnell, Philadelphia 76ers
LN Larry Nance Jr., Los Angeles Lakers
DB Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
SJ Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons
KO Kelly Oubre Jr., Washington Wizards
MT Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers
GA Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
MS Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics
BP Bobby Portis, Chicago Bulls
BM Boban Marjanovic, San Antonio Spurs
DW Delon Wright, Toronto Raptors
SM Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves
HB Harrison Barnes , Golden State Warriors
WM Wesley Matthews , Dallas Mavericks

Stephen Laroche is the editor of Beckett Hockey, Beckett Basketball, and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at slaroche@beckett.com or follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.

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