The NBAPA announced that Jaden Hardy had signed an autograph trading card deal with Panini America heading into the All-Star weekend.
The G League Ignite guard will be played in the Rising Star Challenge on Friday. Hardy will also be taking part in several Panini America marketing initiatives and will be featured on packaging on a number of Panini products.
Growing up as a kid I dreamed of my own trading card. I’m blessed 🙏 to share that today I’ve signed an exclusive autograph trading card deal with @paniniamerica joining a great roster of athletes. Excited for what’s to come! #ratedrookie #whodoyoucollect pic.twitter.com/khNL4xTa0U— JHardy (@JadenHardy1) February 18, 2022
“Jaden is an exciting young player to watch in the NBA G League, and we look forward to watching him in the NBA Rising Stars Game and as he enters the NBA Draft later this year,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “We are excited to have him join the Panini family. ”
“It’s truly an honor and blessing from God to become an exclusive athlete for Panini and join their roster of other exclusive NBA athletes,” Hardy said. “As a kid growing up collecting Panini trading cards, to know that I’m going to have my own basketball trading card is a humbling experience. I can’t wait to get started.” Hardy said.
Jaden Hardy with a TOUGH jump shot off a tight handle against close defense pic.twitter.com/uCf3wt3yj4— Mavs / Magic Draft (@MavsDraft) February 18, 2022