IRVING, Texas, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers made history during a thrilling 2016 NBA Finals by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to claim the franchise's first world championship. Today, Panini America, the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NBA, is using its Panini Instant real-time trading card platform to produce unique trading cards honoring the biggest stars and best performances from the epic 2016 NBA Finals.
Available to order for just 48 hours, the 15 cards in the 2016 NBA Finals set feature the brightest stars from both the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green from the Warriors, and more.
The first 12 cards in the set are available for fans and collectors to purchase now. Three new cards – one commemorating James' Finals MVP nod, one featuring a Cavaliers team celebration and one capturing Irving's game-winning 3-pointer from last night's Game 7 -- will be added to the Panini Instant site later today. All cards in the set will be available for just 48 hours and will be made to order. Cards are available in base versions and also in limited-edition versions numbered to 25, five and only one, respectively.
"Captivating moments like we saw last night during Game 7 and throughout this NBA Finals are what the Panini Instant platform is all about, it's why Panini Instant was developed," said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. "The ability to capture the most exciting moments in sports on real-time trading cards is an exciting evolution for fans and collectors everywhere."
You can check all of the new Panini Instant NBA Finals cards now at PaniniInstant.com.
The Panini Group, established more than 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, MLBPA, NHL, NHLPA, College, FIFA, MLBPA, Disney, and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Tracy Hackler, Panini America
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