2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot

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2013 NFLPA Rookie Photo Shoot
Date: May 2013 – Pasadena, CA
Where’s the Photo Shoot: Rose Bowl Stadium – May 18
Who: 40 Top Rookies From 2013 NFL Draft
Why: Sign Autographs & Take Pictures For Panini & Topps

Twitter Coverage:


PHOTO GALLERY: Facebook Album

At the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Photo shoot licensed card companies Panini and Topps will get their first opportunity to photograph and obtain autographs of new NFL rookies. It’s a big event for the football card collecting community and Sports Card Radio will be on hand to give you the sights and sounds from the Rookie Premiere. The event is not open to the public, so be sure to check Twitter and also this page for updates from the Rose Bowl Photo Shoot on May 18.

The key thing about the 2013 Rookie Premiere list is all of these players will be in every card set from Topps and Panini during ’13.  The companies are able to secure autograph deals and get them to put on “event worn” jerseys.  If you pull a rookie jersey card in 2013, 99.9% of the time that jersey came from the Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot.

Information: NFLPA WebsiteUpdated Schedule: TBA

Thursday – May 16, 2013 – NFLPA Rookie Digital Card Signing
TIME: 4PM-5PM EST on Google+
Panini, Topps and the NFLPA will host a Google+ Hangout live video chat with 2013 rookies Montee Ball, Matt Barkley, Eddie Lacy and Cordarrelle Patterson. You can also win by filling out the form on the NFLPA Google+ page. Winning fans will get a chance to chat with one of the rookies and also get a digital trading card.  Be sure to tune in on May 16th to check out the new rookies on Google+.

Saturday – May 18, 2013 – Rose Bowl Stadium
TIME: 11:00AM EST – ?
All 40 rookies will suit up in their new Nike NFL uniforms. They will take pictures for trading card companies and NFLPA partners Panini and Topps. The new rookies will also be signing select cards that will be inserted into new 2013 NFL trading card products.


List of Players Attending Rookie Premiere

Aaron Dobson – Patriots
Andre Ellington – Cardinals
Christine Michael – Seahawks
Cordarrelle Patterson – Vikings
DeAndre Hopkins – Texans
Denard Robinson – Jaguars
Dion Jordan – Dolphins
E.J. Manuel – Bills
Eddie Lacy – Packers
Gavin Escobar – Cowboys
Geno Smith – Jets
Giovani Bernard – Bengals
Justin Hunter – Titans
Johnathan Franklin – Packers

Jordan Reed – Redskins
Joseph Randle – Cowboys
Keenan Allen – Chargers
Kenny Stills – Saints
Knile Davis – Chiefs
Landry Jones – Steelers
Le’Veon Bell – Steelers
Manti Te’o – Chargers
Marcus Lattimore – 49ers
Markus Wheaton – Steelers
Marquise Goodwin – Bills
Matt Barkley – Eagles
Mike Gillislee – Dolphins
Mike Glennon – Buccaneers

Montee Ball – Broncos
Quinton Patton – 49ers
Robert Woods – Bills
Ryan Nassib – Giants
Stedman Bailey – Rams
Stepfan Taylor – Cardinals
Tavon Austin – Rams
Terrance Williams – Cowboys
Tyler Eifert – Bengals
Tyler Wilson – Raiders
Vance McDonald – 49ers
Zach Ertz – Eagles

Notre Dame graduates Matni Te’o and Tyler Eifert did their portion of the photo shoot on Friday May 17th.

Sports Card Radio Schedule For Rookie Premiere May 18, 2013
Show up to Rose Bowl in Pasadena 9:00 AM
Twitter Coverage All Day – @SportsCardNews

Videos of Photo Shoot Posted To: Sports Card Show

Photos of Rookie Premiere Posted To: Sports Card Radio Facebook

Wrap Up Podcast on: Sports Card Show


TV IconVideos From The 2013 Rookie Premiere

Tour Around The Rose Bowl & RC Premiere
May 18, 2013 – Sports Card Radio

Panini Press Conference: NFL Rookies Talk Premiere
May 16, 2013 – Sports Card Radio

Manti Te’o & DeAndre Hopkins Talking Autographs
May 16, 2013 – Sports Card Radio


Letter A Icon Blogs From The 2013 Rookie Premiere:

NFL Rookies Share Thoughts On Cards
May 17, 2013 – Beckett

Fun Filled Friday
May 18, 2013 – Panini America

Eagles’ Barkley Learning To Market Himself
May 18, 2013 – Philly.com

NFLPA Rookie Premiere – 7 Things We Learned
May 17, 2013 – NFL.com

Full Throttle Thrusday
May 17, 2013 – Panini America

Wild Wednesday
May 16, 2013 – Panini America


Camera Icon Complete Photo Album Found On Facebook

New York Jets QB Geno Smith Signing Stickers

Eagles QB Matt Barkley Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson signing for Topps Steelers Rookies Markus Wheaton, Le'Veon Bell, Landry Jones

2013 NFLPA Rookie List

NFLPA Rookie Premiere Facts:

  • Started In 1995 – Primarily For Sports Trading Card Companies
  • Major Manufactures (Topps & Panini) Begin Work On Invitee List In September
  • The Sports Card Manufactures Decide Who Attends
  • EA Sports Take Head Shots For The Madden NFL Video Game
    Shots Don’t Make It Into Game Until Following Season

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