Panini’s 6-Card 2016 National VIP Set

VIPs attending the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, NJ will find a coupon in their package which can be redeemed at the Panini booth for a 6-card set.  The set includes Brandon Ingram, Buddy Hield, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Kenta Maeda, and Trevor Story.

Even though I don’t participate in Panini’s wrapper redemption program much, we now know what some of those cards will look like.  Wrapper redemption rookies will be numbered to 1,499 copies.  The base set covers baseball, football, basketball, and soccer.  I’m surprised NASCAR isn’t in there.  Then again we haven’t seen the autographs and relics yet.  With Prizm NASCAR coming out next month you’d think Panini would want collectors opening their newly acquired brand during the National.  Its very common for Panini to put poorly performing products on the list of products that qualify for their wrapper redemption program.  They do this as a way to help dealers unload a lot of that unwanted product.

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Deer in the headlights look.

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Step 1 in professional football: Open your eyes.

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Upper Deck Shows Off 6-Card 2014 National VIP Set

Here it is folks!  The complete 6-card set from Upper Deck for VIPs attending the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  As you can see it has Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr, Johnny Manziel, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods.

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