Panini America has signed former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to an autograph trading card agreement that will include Bridgewater’s first NFL-licensed rookie cards and autographed trading cards.
Bridgewater, a projected high first-round pick in May’s 2014 NFL Draft, is one of several key players expected to spearhead the most exciting NFL Draft classes in many years. Bridgewater’s first NFL rookie cards and autographed cards will arrive in the June release of Panini America’s 2014 Score Football.
In addition to the trading card agreement, Bridgewater will be featured on select 2014 Panini America NFL trading card product packaging throughout the year and will also participate in Panini America marketing and social media-related initiatives.
“Fans and collectors are eagerly anticipating the 2014 NFL Draft Class and Teddy Bridgewater is a big reason why,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “Rookie Cards drive the trading card industry every year and, as a result, 2014 is shaping up to be a spectacular season for sales of Panini America NFL trading cards. We’re excited about our relationship with Teddy and what that partnership will mean for our business.”
“As a kid growing up, having your own NFL rookie card is always something you dream about. Now, thanks to my relationship with Panini America, that dream is about to come true,” Bridgewater said. “I can’t wait to see them and have kids collect my cards.”