Panini America announced on Friday that it has signed former Memphis Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch to an autograph and card deal in advance of the NFL Draft while also unveiling a design for the 2016 Score release.
He’ll appear on product packaging for Panini’s NFL and collegiate releases as well.
“Paxton is one of the most exciting players in this year’s draft and, as a result, his presence in our complete roster of 2016 physical and digital NFL/NFLPA trading card products is critical,” said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO, in a prepared release. “We’re excited to be working with him – not just during his rookie season but for many years to come.”
He’ll make his debut in 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks next month and then in 2016 Score arriving in April after a career that included 59 touchdown passes and more than 8,800 passing yards.
“Some of this is unreal,” Lynch said. “I dreamed of having my own trading card as a kid – and now I have one with Panini, which is a blessing.”
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