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Old 07-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kobe, Panini America Make Hobby History with “Vino” Autos in National Treasures
Jul 20th 2013, 17:05, by Tracy Hackler


With a simple 14-word Tweet that included a hash tag heard ’round the world, the incomparable Kobe Bryant uncorked his newest nickname. The meaning-filled moniker, “Vino,” was given to Bryant by a mystery friend to imply that Bryant, like fine wine, is only getting better with age.
As a result, so is 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball.
Omg . My man just gave me a new nickname and I love it! Ha #vino
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 1, 2013
Earlier this week, Panini America’s Brian Bayne sat down with Bryant for a 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball signing session. In the process, the duo ended up making hobby history. Among the stunning array of cards Bryant signed were 49 Notable Nicknames. Bryant signed some with his familiar “Black Mamba” inscription. On the others, and at the urging of Bayne, he inscribed the new nickname, “Vino,” for the first time ever.
The handcrafted history-makers will provide 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball with yet more stunning inclusions when the product releases July 31. In the gallery below, we showcase Bryant’s Notable Nicknames, along with the jaw-dropping array of other cards Bryant signed earlier this week.
Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball.


Kobe, Panini America Make Hobby History with “Vino” Autos in National Treasures | The Official Panini America Blog
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to quote pinoykingjames

Wow incredible mojos!
Kobe is one of the best ever!
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Eh bored...you got me there with Hobby History Panini. Well played...
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What does it mean vino??
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What does it mean vino??
Wine.

Like fine wine, Kobe gets better with age. Or so he hopes. But basketball players are not wine.
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What does it mean vino??
U should know better ur italian.
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U should know better ur italian.
Lol! Now that's freaking funny!
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don't get the "history" part of this....

don't get why all the sets within NT this year are bland, with a white background. they pretty much all look the same. we should pitch in a few more hundred per case to get Panini a color printer, and hire the blowout custom pros to help with designs?

glad to see Kobe probably won't be a redemption though!
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ahahah yes, but I didn't understand what does matter vino with Kobe...lol, thanks for the knowledge!
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ahahah yes, but I didn't understand what does matter vino with Kobe...lol, thanks for the knowledge!
Kobe getting older with age like wine. Not what I think, just quoting the article.
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What does it mean vino??
search Vino Kulafu..

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search Vino Kulafu..
Yes, I searched it...like something of eros?!
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anyone have a checklist of these yet?
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nickname is at /49, logoman is at /5. Not cracking my cases, i m just going to buy singles.
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I don't understand how this is 'making history.' He signed them 'vino', big deal.
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Not going to lie, those Kobe cards are very nice.

I have always called Kobe the Black Vino.

Why is this news?
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Jaw dropping indeed, Tracy.
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First time I have said wow to basketball in a very long time
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Historical. I hope this is added to history textbooks for all the world's youth to worship.
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Next time you search for vino in dictionary, you will see Kobe name on it.
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I don't understand how this is 'making history.' He signed them 'vino', big deal.
1903 - First airoplane flight
1928 - Discovery of penicillin
1969 - Man steps foot on the moon
2013 - Kobe Bryant signs card with 'Vino' inscription
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1903 - First airoplane flight
1928 - Discovery of penicillin
1969 - Man steps foot on the moon
2013 - Kobe Bryant signs card with 'Vino' inscription
Hahaha. Awesome. Panini sure does love to hype their products. Next it will be "Panini and Kobe make hobby history with purple ink autographs."
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This sums it up:

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July 20, 2013 12:46 pm

Superb Galery of what could be the most sought after
Kobe Bryant Autos!
You know love everyone of those!


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Wow incredible mojos!
Kobe is one of the best ever!
Panini is the best ever!
Thanks Tracy!


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What a mojos to the eyes! Awesome love tracy


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July 20, 2013 12:11 pm

dang i want this! kobe mojo…
hey panini, do you have lillard/lebron logomans on NT BKB?
any preview for celtics also?
can’t wait for the rest!
panini is the best!
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That dude tries way to hard, how can anyone take him serious when he has to create fake names to pump every single product Panini puts out.
And it seems that he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
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Logomans # to 5 = fail.
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