Four NFL rookies to sign for Panini at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl FanFest

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Four NFL rookies are set to sign autographs for fans at the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl FanFest on Saturday as part of the college all-star bowl’s festivities.

Fans who are in Carlson, Calif., for the event will have the chance to meet Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings, Ameer Abdullah of the Detroit Lions, Dorial Green-Beckham of the Tennessee Titans and Nelson Agholor of the Philadelphia Eagles during a three-hour window during the six-hour event, which is sponsored by Panini America. Players will not sign other items — just Panini photos produced for the event.

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So, who gets the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award?

CooperThe biggest driver on football cards these days is the Rookie Card and now that the regular season is over most of those big-name newcomers are done for the year.

So, naturally, that makes us wonder who get the Rookie of the Year nod? We’ll focus on offense since it matters the most when it comes to cards. (On defense Buzz thinks it will probably go to Kansas City’s Marcus Peters, who tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions and two TDs.)

But on offense it’s not as easy.

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Do mistakes make you mad or make you want that card even more?

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Your trading cards are made by people. Your trading cards aren’t always perfect. Your trading cards are taken seriously by you — and those who make them.

But mistakes can happen.

Most collectors haven’t really thought about all the steps that go into making their trading cards — a process that takes months with many people involved in several different locations before a single pack is shredded. As cardboard has become more complicated over the years with technology and inclusions such as autographs and memorabilia, there are even more chances at errors. And with more products and more deadlines, the chances for those errors grow, too.

Every single company has had errors of some type.

The card above? It’s a 2015 Topps Triple Threads gem of Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota. It’s a sweet card — a 1/1 even — and a pricey pull, but the autograph sticker is placed on the card upside down. It was pulled by group-breaker Prestige World Wide and shown off on Twitter Sunday without a mention if its extra-odd feature.

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Marcus Mariota joins Upper Deck Authenticated team

365106-2Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will be the subject of a new autographed memorabilia line revealed by Upper Deck Authenticated on Tuesday.

The collection includes photos, helmets and jerseys from both the Titans as well as his Oregon days with mini helmets starting off the line at $224.99. Photos are $324.99, while signed footballs are $349.99 and full-size helmets are $399.99. Signed jerseys start at $499.99 and several versions are available.

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