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Old 10-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #31 (permalink)
alexlazarevich
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To all those that are reading this thread with interest and want evidence showing one way or the other...

As stated by Panini (on their blog The Official Panini America Blog)...

"Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has signed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to an exclusive multi-year autograph and memorabilia agreement through its Panini Authentic division."

"...this deal is exclusive for autographed memorabilia."

"Luck’s autographed memorabiliaincluding signed helmets, jerseys and photographs – is available now exclusively on the Panini Authentic Website."

You can find this Panini Authentic store here, they already have samples of what kinds of things you can buy from Panini Authentic:

Andrew Luck - Panini Authentic

This is clearly a store selling signed photo's, mini-helmets, jersey's, etc. This is not sports cards. Panini does not have exclusive rights to Andrew Luck autographs on sports cards. Topps can produce sports cards with Andrew Luck autographs on them.

Whether or not this changes in the future, who knows. But right now, Topps can make sports cards with Andrew Luck's autograph on them. 2012 Topps Chrome will certainly have cards with Andrew Luck's autograph on them.
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