Players from the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and more will be featured as zombies on the digital card set.
Topps Trading Cards has partnered with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and the National Football League Players Association to release a co-branded, special edition digital card set.
The new card set will feature hand-drawn artwork from Greg Nicotero, executive producer, director and special FX make-up designer on “The Walking Dead,” that highlights professional football players–including Malcom Jenkins, Geno Atkins, Cole Beasley, Jesse James, Shea McClellin and John Kuhn, among others–as “zombie-fied” walkers.
The co-branded cards will be available for a limited time via “The Walking Dead: Card Trader” app from Topps Digital, which is available in the App Store and Google Play.
“As far as we’re concerned the only thing missing from the Big Game is zombies, and we are pleased to rectify that with these special edition ‘The Walking Dead’ cards,” saysTheresa Beyer, senior vice president, brand activation and promotions, AMC. “As the No. 1 show on television for five years running, ‘The Walking Dead’ has a huge fan base that includes many pro football players who enthusiastically signed up to become zombie-fied walkers. We are committed to serving our passionate fans in a variety of ways and can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Big Game and the return of ‘The Walking Dead’ on February 12 than these special edition cards.”