For the record, Panini America’s upcoming 2017 Encased Football doesn’t officially hit the streets until Valentine’s Day. But there’s a great deal of work being put in behind the scenes before release day ever arrives — much of it from 2017’s top NFL rookies themselves. Headlining the early list of autograph returns so far are key first-year superstars such as Alvin Kamara, Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes II and more. The inscription-aided results, as you’ll see in the must-see gallery that follows, are quite impressive.
Beginning tomorrow afternoon in Los Angeles, 2017 Encased Football will continue coming together in a big way with the start of Panini America’s Rookie Closeout event held in conjunction with the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. More than 15 top rookies from the 2017 rookie class will join Panini America officials to sign autographs for the company’s remaining 2017 product roster. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America social media channels for complete coverage of the event.
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