Panini America Finally Gets Charles Woodson Autograph Cards

Maybe the price wasn’t right.  Maybe he didn’t want to be bothered with the process.

Autographed Charles Woodson cardsMaybe he was just waiting until he could call himself a Super Bowl champion.

Whatever the case, Charles Woodson has been a holdout among NFL stars when it comes to signing autographs for trading card companies that wanted to include chase cards of the great defensive back in their products.

Not anymore.

For the first time since his 1998 rookie season, Woodson has agreed to sign a small number of cards for Panini America’s 2011 football card products.  Panini made the announcement Thursday.

In addition to signing stickers that will be placed on cards and distributed across several different card issues, Panini says Woodson also signed “five special Super Bowl XLV cards for 2011 National Treasures Football that previously were available only at the Panini America booth during the Super Bowl XLV NFL Experience”.

Packers autographs in general are popular online, because, of course, you can’t buy them in many places other than places like this  Packers store.

Woodson certified autographs should be popular.  He has immense appeal as a member of the Packers, but also collectors in general, University of Michigan and Heisman collectors and even die-hard Oakland Raiders collectors who have fond memories of his days with the silver and black.