Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yasiel Puig Signs Deal with Panini America and will Appear at The National

This has just come down the wire.

Panini America has just signed Yasiel Puig to a limited autographed memorabilia deal.  What does that mean?  Well, details are a little light, but I suspect Panini will be selling autographed Baseballs, photos, ornate displays, etc. through their Panini Authentic Online Store.  I think this is similar to Upper Deck Authentic, who have been selling these kinds of items for well over a decade for athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. 

Furthermore, they announced that the Cuban sensation will be making an appearance for Panini at the upcoming National Sports Card Convention in Chicago (July 31st - August 4).  Exact details have yet to be released, but we do know that the Dodgers will be in town for a series against the Cubs from August 1st to August 4th.

According to Panini he will only be signing a customized Panini photo that will be part of a Panini VIP event.  So, it appears that the general public will not be getting in on the action.  I do not know what qualifies a collector as a Panini VIP.  It's likely a combination of a large dealer, active buyers and possibly a few lucky winners who attend the show.
“Yasiel’s rocket-like ascent this season has been one of the most captivating stories baseball has produced in quite some time, and we look forward to working with him,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “We’ve already incorporated some of Yasiel’s first Rookie Cards into products that will be releasing soon, but we wanted the relationship to be more than that by delivering his authentic autographed memorabilia and by having him help us entertain our most important fans, collectors and partners at our VIP event at the National Sports Collectors Convention.”
Man-O-Live, do I wish I was heading to Chicago in a couple of weeks.

Pic above courtesy of Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.

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