Panini announces NIL deals with select college QBs including Matt Corral
Trading card collectors will have new items to hunt down this fall as official college football trading cards will soon be released.
That’s according to licensed collectibles company Panini, which has announced it has signed a select group of college quarterbacks to exclusive memorabilia deals. These deals are all legal following the legalization of name, image and likeness.
The first three college football players that will have deals are all quarterbacks as Matt Corral of Ole Miss, D’Eriq King of Miami and Graham Mertz of Wisconsin have been announced as exclusive partners with Panini.
“NIL has created an opportunity for us to work with college student athletes in a new way. We are committed to working with these athletes under the new guidelines, ensuring they are compliant and maintaining the integrity of the college student athlete,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “We are excited to partner with these great players to grow their personal brands and connect them to their fans through autograph memorabilia and trading cards. Starting our relationship with these athletes under NIL is just the first step in what will be a very long partnership with us as these players compete on the collegiate football field and make their way to becoming athletes that play at the professional level.”