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Panini unveils autograph quantities for NSCC exclusives by Chris Olds

Panini America‘s National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper redemption packs will have plenty of autographs to be found once the action at the show begins this evening.

The company released the list of signatures — as well as card types and quantities — to Beckett Media on Wednesday.

The Panini Wrapper Redemption set includes 50 cards. Highlights? The first official NBA cards of No. 1 pick John Wall, No. 2 pick Evan Turner and No. 4 pick Wesley Johnson.

All cards are numbered to 499 or less and the set includes the first card of  LeBron James in a Miami Heat uniform as well as a card of Chris Sale, who makes his MLB debut tonight for the Chicago White Sox just two months after being drafted.

Get the rundown, as well as a mini gallery of some of the autographs, after the jump.

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Howe, Gretzky, Tavares Highlight UD Priority Signings Roster by Tracy Hackler

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When the puck drops next Friday on the NHL Fall Expo at the Toronto International Centre, Upper Deck’s booth is sure to be a collector magnet thanks to the company’s continuing and popular Priority Signings wrapper redemption program.

A UD staple at the Expo (one of the world’s largest hockey-centric collectibles shows), this year’s Priority Signings autograph checklist includes the likes of Phil Esposito, Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky and 2009 No. 1 overall pick John Tavares, whose Priority Signings card will be his first live UD autograph.

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Sneak Peek: Upper Deck’s Special National Set by Tracy Hackler

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During the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention that begins in earnest Thursday in Cleveland, Upper Deck will conduct a wrapper redemption program that will deliver a special 24-card set over the course of the four-day show.

Collectors who open five packs of 2009 Upper Deck product (pack SRP of $1.99 or more) at the UD booth can redeem those packs for one of four unique six-card sets while supplies last.

The sets will be distributed as follows:

Thursday: Derek Jeter, Grady Sizemore, Evgeni Malkin, Kobe Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, Derrick Rose
Friday: Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, Peyton Manning, Bob Feller, Alexander Ovechkin, Larry Fitzgerald
Saturday: Cliff Lee, Gordie Howe, Adrian Peterson, LeBron James, Brady Quinn, Paul Pierce
Sunday: Kerry Wood, Sidney Crosby, Joe DiMaggio, Michael Jordan, Mo Williams, Matt Ryan

“We’re extremely excited to once again have a major presence at the National Sports Collectors Convention,” said Kerri Kauffman, Upper Deck’s director of Marketing. “We anticipate there will be thousands upon thousands of LeBron fans, so we’re prepared to satisfy their collecting pursuits.”

Stay tuned to Beckett.com for reports from the National show floor beginning Thursday.