30 Teams | 30 Weeks is a partnership between Panini America and Beckett Media in which they rank the NBA’s 30 most collectible franchises as well as compile a list of the best players and cards for each team.
The method for determining the rankings is based on a variety of factors, including championships, MVPs, career winning percentage, trading card values, trading card quantities and more.
For each team in the countdown, industry experts from Panini America and Beckett Media identify seven historically significant trading cards (five “starters” and two others that could include bench players or head coaches).
“The 30 Teams in 30 Weeks initiative is a season-long celebration of the greatest NBA teams, players and trading cards of all time and highlights the continued growth and popularity of NBA trading cards here in the U.S. and abroad,” said Jason Howarth, Panini America Vice President of Marketing.
“NBA trading cards have been a part of the collecting landscape for more than 60 years, and are an important historical benchmark to the league’s growth,” said Mike Payne, Beckett Media Editorial Director. “This is a great opportunity to explore classic trading cards and discover newer cards and what they mean to the league, teams and collectors.”
“This is a massive undertaking that takes an incredible amount of data and turns it into a compelling rating system sure to create lots of debate and lots of interest from NBA fans and collectors across the country,” said David Porter, Senior Product Development Director of Basketball, Panini America.
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 exclusive licenses for the NFL, NFLPA, NBA, FIFA, College and licenses with the MLBPA, NHL, NHLPA and 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.
ABOUT BECKETT MEDIA:
Beckett Media is a leader in the worldwide trading card and collectibles industry providing pricing, grading, ecommerce, and related products and services for the sport, non-sport, and gaming collector. Find out more about Beckett products and services at www.beckett.com.