Openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam has signed autograph deals with five major trading card companies.
The former Missouri defensive end, who recently revealed he is gay, became more highly coveted after the announcement by companies that make products featuring draft-eligible players. Weiss said Sam will have autographed products in Topps, Upper Deck, Panini, Sage and Press Pass sets. He would not talk about the terms of the deals other than to say Sam was paid amounts commensurate to what the companies have paid those who are expected to be among the earliest players drafted. Press Pass, whose first product hits stores March 5, signed Sam even though his autograph won’t be in packs of its first series.
Collectors who send in the UPC code from the Press Pass collection will get the autographed Michael Sam card. While supplies last!