Panini Showcases World’s Longest Trading Card

Well Panini already has the world’s largest trading card, which I was able to visit at the Basketball Hall of Fame recently. But now Panini has outdone themselves once again.

Today they unveiled one of the five “World’s Longest Trading Cards” that were inserted as redemptions into the recent release of 2011 Panini National Treasures football. One of the redemptions also features an added bonus.

Every card of the 8-foot “World’s Longest Trading Card” is autographed by a NFL rookie that attended the 2011 NFL Rookie Premiere with a piece of prime memorabilia embedded into the card. Every piece of prime memorabilia is also signed by the player that wore it. The “bonus” for the one redemption is that every card also carries an inscription by the player.

This follows an announcement last week of the first ever “Shoeless” Joe Jackson bat barrel trading card as Panini continues to pursue new and interesting ways to develop trading cards.

The real question about this trading card is how are the people who pull the redemptions going to display such a tall piece of trading card history?

For more on the World’s Longest Trading Card, visit the unveiling on Panini’s blog.