A hometown connection paid off for Cardboard Heroes, a regional memorabilia company that signed Packers rookie--and Ohio State grad-- A.J. Hawks to his first big deal.
Cardboard Heroes, a chain of 17 mall based retail stores throughout central and southern Ohio has signed a three-year exclusive autograph contract with Packers' rookie linebacker A.J. Hawk.
The former Ohio State Buckeyes All-American, who was selected by the Packers with the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, will autograph footballs, jerseys, helmets, photographs and other football memorabilia as part of the deal.