Panini Signs Auto Deal With NFL First Pick Jadeveon Clowney
Panini America announced today that it has signed former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the first player taken by the Houston Texans in last week’s 2014 NFL Draft, to a trading card and autograph agreement for the 2014 season that will include Clowney’s first NFL/NFLPA licensed Rookie Cards and autographed trading cards reports Tracy Hackler.
Clowney is among several key players expected to spearhead one of the most exciting NFL rookie classes in many years. His first NFL Rookie Cards and autographed cards will arrive in the June release of Panini America’s 2014 Score Football which will be available at Cherry Collectables.
In one of his first engagements with Panini America following his signing of the agreement for autographed trading cards, Clowney will participate in the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, hosted by NFL Players Inc., in Los Angeles, Calif., from May 28 to June 1. The NFLPA Rookie Premiere is an event where 40 members of the 2014 Draft Class will interact with NFLPI partners and participate in photo shoots, including one for their first Officially Licensed Panini NFL/NFLPA trading cards.
“It’s rare for a defensive player to generate so much excitement and capture so much interest from trading card collectors; the fact that Clowney has illustrates just how dynamic and talented he really is,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “His presence – on both Rookie Cards and autographed trading cards – in our complete line of 2014 NFL trading card products is just one more reason we’re so optimistic about the immediate and long-term future of our NFL business.”
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