The music played, the guests mingled and the 2019 NSCC Panini VIP Party was a hit with all in attendance August 3 at Saffron Rails in downtown Chicago.
With a DJ stage, multiple food stations, bars, games including pop-a-shot, ping pong, and pinball, and a photo booth, VIP guests received the red carpet treatment throughout the evening.
Among the celebrity guests appearing to meet the Paninifaithful were Baseball Hall of Famers Chipper Jones and Trevor Hoffman, Ric Flair, Cynthia Cooper, Spud Webb, Randall Cunningham, Rafael Palmeiro, actor Patrick Renna (The Sandlot), and the man synonymous with Chicago, Coach Mike Ditka.
Panini America’s National VIP Party Gold Packs were also a highlight, with Zion Williamson’s first “pack-pulled” card emerging from random packs. The card image features the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 Draft as a member of the Duke Blue Devils.
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