Panini/GTS Distribution Host NFL Rookie Premier Party – The annual NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere is taking place this week in Los Angeles, CA. Among the many events was a party co-hosted by Panini America and GTS Distribution. This exclusive event is a way of giving back to the two company’s retail partners.
2015 is the third consecutive year the two companies have partnered to host the event. This year’s attendance set record numbers and was a HUGE success. A special thanks to both Panini America and the NFLPA for helping to facilitate this exciting and interactive experience.
In addition to a catered lunch, photo opportunities, autograph signings and a question and answer session, attendees were the first to break 2015 Panini Collegiate Prizm Draft Picks Football. Each box delivers (2) Autographs, (4) Prizms, (24) Draft Picks, (1) Stained Glass and (3) Other Inserts.
The participating NFL Rookies also took part in the action and reactions by both the players and retailers to the product was overwhelmingly positive. The rookies in attendance include many of the 2015 NFL Draft’s top picks including:
- Jay Ajayi – RB, Miami Dolphins, 5th Round, 149th Overall Pick
- Garrett Grayson – QB, New Orleans Saints, 3rd Round, 75th Overall Pick
- Justin Hardy – WR, Atlanta Falcons, 4th Round, 107th Overall Pick
- Ty Montgomery – WR, Green Bay Packers, 3rd Round, 94th Overall Pick
- Todd Gurley – RB, St. Louis Rams, 1st Round, 10th Overall Pick
- Tyler Lockett – WR, Seattle Seahawks, 3rd Round, 69th Overall Pick
- Melvin Gordon – RB, San Diego Chargers, 1st Round, 15th Overall Pick
- Amari Cooper – WR, Oakland Raiders, 1st Round, 4th Overall Pick
Panini/GTS Distribution Host NFL Rookie Premier Party Image Gallery
Tracy Hackler of Panini America, emceed a question and answer session with the NFL rookie panel. You can watch the event in its entirety in the video below.
- 2015 Contenders Draft Picks (Live)
- 2015 Prizm Draft Picks (6/3)
- 2015 Score Football (6/17)
- 2015 Prestige Football (7/8)
Again, a very special thanks to Panini America, the NFLPA and all of the attendees who helped make the Panini/GTS Distribution Rookie Premier Party an overwhelmingly remarkable, success.
For a look at more great photos from the event, including athletes signing for upcoming Panini football products, see their post on the Knight’s Lance.