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Gallery: Signature Moves at the 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot by Tracy Hackler

Despite the countless hours of behind-the-scenes legwork that go into preparing for any rookie photo shoot (let alone one that attracts more than 40 players like today’s just-completed 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot), most collectors tend to strip the events down these days to two important questions: Will there be on-card autographs from the event and what do the photographs taken there look like?

In that order.

The captivating images that follow showcasing some of Panini America‘s 2010-11 NBA trading cards — and the young NBA superstars signing them — should provide some early answers to those two key questions.

Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to Beckett.com for additional coverage of the 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.

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Sneak Peek: 2010-11 Limited Basketball Same Day Rookie Signatures (Unsigned) by Tracy Hackler

Panini America officials are taking advantage of the unprecedented access provided by today’s 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot to acquire as many on-card autographs for the 2010-11 NBA card season as possible.

Some of the cards being signed, perhaps as you read this, are these 2010-11 Limited Same Day Rookie Signatures.

Although the cards shown here haven’t been signed yet, we thought they were worth a first look.

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Beckett On Location: The 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot by Tracy Hackler

Beckett correspondent Michael Eisner (no, not that Michael Eisner) is on location today inside the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y., covering the 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot and Panini America‘s cardmaking exploits there.

The big news of the day so far: Panini America President Mark Warsop confirmed to MSNBC’s Darren Rovell that the company has signed No. 1 overall pick John Wall to a one-year exclusive.

Eisner’s got his hands full attempting to track down, interview and photograph more than 40 of the NBA’s brightest young players, but he managed to file a few quick snapshots during a harried lunch break.

His task this afternoon is to get as many close-up card pics as possible. So stay tuned . . .

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