Blake Griffin will be signing autographs tomorrow, October 1st, at Orange County Sports Cards in Anaheim. Starting at 2pm, people will get a chance to meet and greet with Griffin along with getting an item signed by the NBA All-Star and the reigning Rookie of the Year. Autograph tickets are available here for $125 – an additional $50 for inscriptions – and will be limited to only 250. You can bring your own items to the event (no trading cards or game-used items), but Panini will also have 16×20 photographs ready to go just in case.
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What is interesting – and Panini makes note of this in their blog announcing the signing – is that athletes of Griffin’s stature normally doesn’t do signings such as these while they are still in the midst of their playing careers. Magic Johnson does public signings all the time in Los Angeles, but he is retired; Griffin just finished his first full season and is busy doing other things, which we’ve covered here before. Interesting that Griffin isn’t in New York right now, though.
Blake Griffin might just be the next big thing in the NBA. His highlight reel dunks have reached legendary status and as a result, any piece of cardboard featuring the Blake Show has risen in value exponentially. As the Los Angeles Trading Card Examiner, I feel it is my civic duty to let you know about these cards, which are growing in number by the day. Check back tomorrow for another Blake Griffin card to collect and also check out the Kobe Bryant Card of the Day thread for that other Los Angeles basketball superstar. But if you really want to go for the G.O.A.T., we also have the Michael Jordan Card of the Day if you’re up for it. And for something a little different, we also have the Card Gallery of the Day, and that is out of control sometimes.
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