Panini Reveals First Virtual Cards of 2014 NBA Draft Class

Panini Reveals First Virtual Cards of 2014 NBA Draft Class

Name called. Put on new hat. Shake hands with Adam Silver. Get a virtual rookie card. That was the routine for most of the NBA's newest members on draft night.

Panini didn't waste any time showing off their first virtual cards. These included the top three picks, Andrew Wiggins (Cleveland), Jabari Parker (Milwaukee) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia). All were recently announced as Panini-exclusives.

2014-15 NBA Hoops 1 Andrew Wiggins 2014-15 NBA Hoops 2 Jabari Parker 2014-15 NBA Hoops 3 Joel Embiid 2014-15 NBA Hoops 4 Aaron Gordon

The cards showcase the 2014-15 NBA Hoops design. These aren't the final cards, but many may end up with the same photos. Several shots show the excitement of getting picked.Perhaps none more so that Jusuf Nurkic.

2014-15 NBA Hoops 16

Panini also made a card for Isaiah Austin who was an honorary pick by the NBA mid-way through the first round. It was expected Austin would have been picked by an NBA team until it was discovered he had a genetic disorder that forced him to retire before his professional playing career began.

2014-15 NBA Hoops Isaiah Austin

2014-15 NBA Hoops is scheduled to release in October.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.

His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.


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