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Panini lands Kevin Durant autographs for Absolute by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

It’s been a year since anyone has pulled a Kevin Durant autograph card from a new product.

Fans of the Oklahoma City forward will only have to wait just a bit longer. Durant’s autographed cards will appear in Panini’s high-end 2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball, which is scheduled to release March 6.

Even though Panini already has five products out for the 2010-11 basketball season, none of them has had a Durant auto.

See highlights from Absolute Memorabilia Basketball after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia basketball cards by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower as they rip into two boxes of 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia basketball cards from Panini America in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find in their boxes opened about a week before release? Watch and find out.

You can also find out how to win at least three of the biggest cards found in one box at the end of the video, too …

First Look: 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia basketball cards by Chris Olds

Panini America unveiled on Thursday one of its first high-end releases to arrive in its rookie season as the NBA’s sole licensee of basketball cards in 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia, a familiar high-end brand for baseball and football fans through the years.

Set to arrive on May 19 packing four four-card packs per box and 18 boxes per case, Absolute will include two autographs and two memorabilia cards per box.

The suggested retail price is $40 a pack.

Boxes will also guarantee one parallel card, one Rookie Card one retired player card and one other card.

Each case is guaranteed to include one or more of the following items: A George Mikan memorabilia card, an NBA Logoman, an NBA Logoman signature or signature cards of Panini spokesman  Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings or Stephen Curry.

As with all Panini products, Bryant will only sign on-card autographs, while long-time fans of the brand will also find the familiar Tools of the Trade cards among several other inserts.

See more from Absolute Memorabilia after the jump.

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