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Panini America, Kobe Bryant Team Up for Trading Card Set

By John Burns, Associate Editor
April 14, 2016

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Kobe Bryant, who ended his basketball career by scoring 60 points in a Los Angeles Lakers win against the Utah Jazz on April 13, partnered with Panini America, Irving, Texas, to feature 21 moments of his career in a special trading card set.

Moments include the 2006 game in which he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors; his five NBA championship wins; and the day he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets. The set features two 21-card HeroVillain packs — one displays his hand-picked, most inspiring moments, and the other recaps those moments in his own words.

“Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and he has been a driving force behind our biggest successes in the NBA,” says Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. “The drive, determination and unwavering competitive fire that fuels him on the court also fuels him in the boardroom. Those same qualities can be found in this unique trading card set.”

For more information, visit paniniamerica.net. — J.B.