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They say clothes donâ€™t make the man. But these arenâ€™t just any clothes and this isnâ€™t just any man.
Sometimes,*under*extraordinary*circumstances, clothes do make the man. They make him more collectible, more memorable,*and perhaps even more touchable*than*heâ€™s ever been.
The man in this case is, well, â€œThe Manâ€ â€“*Michael Jackson.*As for the*history-making clothes, they were worn by the King of Pop himself*from 1971 through 1974 during many memorable*performances,*including â€œThe Flip Wilson Show,â€ â€œAmerican Bandstand,â€ â€œSoul Train,â€ and televised specials anchored by such*luminaries*as Bob Hope and Diana Ross.
Leading trading card manufacturer Panini America purchased the history-soaked*pieces of sartorial splendor at auction two years ago â€” and cut them up.
As a result,*Jackson fans and collectors everywhere will*have the unique opportunity to own pieces of Jackson when*the companyâ€™s*Official Michael Jackson Trading Card Set hits*stores next week.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be able to*partner with the Jackson estate in an official capacity to honor Michaelâ€™s*memory and his legendary career with this truly unique*trading card set,â€*said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. â€œWeâ€™ve been working diligently for more than two years to*bring this set to*market, and weâ€™re confident that the inclusion of*Jackson-worn memorabilia will make this a product unlike any other weâ€™ve ever produced.â€
Below youâ€™ll find a stunning gallery of the*Jackson memorabilia cards*randomly inserted into the*set, along with the corresponding auction description of the respective piece of clothing used.
The Official Michael Jackson Trading Card Set will be available starting next week at Target stores nationwide and at the Panini America Online Store.
See the links after the gallery for additional coverage of this*groundbreaking set.
Additional coverage of the Official Michael Jackson Trading Card Set:
Recalling The King of Popâ€™s Greatest Albums
Michael Jackson Must-See: The King of Popâ€™s Top 20 Achievements
The*â€™Number Onesâ€™ Subset in Paniniâ€™s Official Michael Jackson Trading Card Set
World Premiere: Inside the Official Michael Jackson Trading Card Set
Panini Peek: 2011 Michael Jackson
Read more over at the Panini Blog...