When Mike Fruitman, owner of Mike's Stadium Sportscards in Aurora, Colo., contacted Panini America in late November to tell us he was conducting a signing with Colorado cult hero Chris "Birdman" Andersen of the Denver Nuggets, we were only too happy to help.
Come on, Andersen stands 6-10, weighs 228 pounds and sports more colorful tattoos than a whole season's worth of "LA Ink." You try telling him "no."
So we put our best basketball foot forward, boxing up a bevy of 2010-11 Panini America hoops heirlooms and hobby boxes to help add just a little more buzz to the day's festivities.
Last Saturday, Andersen landed in Mike's shop for an event that was, by all accounts, as big, boisterous and buzz-generating as the signing's star attraction.
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