Panini America has reached a trading card agreement with Washington Redskins quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III for the 2012 season.
Griffin was selected No. 2 overall by the Washington Redskins in this past weekend's NFL Draft. The deal will include Griffin's first officially licensed NFL and NFL Players trading cards, as well as his first licensed autographed trading cards.
The trading cards will appear in Panini America's 2012 Prestige Football product, which is slated to release in June. In addition to traditional trading cards, Griffin also will be featured exclusively on the company's HRX Video Trading Card technology, product packaging and in social media initiatives throughout the length of the agreement.
"Robert Griffin III is one of the most dynamic playmakers to emerge at the quarterback position in many years, and his extensive presence in our 2012 products will only add excitement to arguably the greatest rookie class of the last decade," says Mark Warsop, chief executive officer, Panini America. "We're thrilled to have Griffin in the Panini America family and we can't wait to deliver his historic first licensed trading cards to fans and collectors around the world."