He was on the checklist but after Odell Beckham’s catch late in the 2014 NFL season, securing his autograph apparently became a little more complicated.
Panini America had to put IOUs for Beckham’s signed cards inside boxes of its 2014 National Treasures Football product, released early in 2015.
Panini says it took “more than a year of dedicated effort by representatives on all sides of the deal” to get Beckham to sign. Apparently Odell found a few minutes recently to sit down and scribble his initials and those cards will soon be available.
The Beckham autographs from a premier product issued during his rookie season are, according to Panini “arguably the most consequential autographed trading cards of the entire 2014 season.” They’ll no doubt be popular on the secondary market once they’re distributed.
After being counted, catalogued and examined for quality control, Panini says the 2014 National Treasures Beckham autographs will be shipped to collectors who pulled the redemption cards and have been waiting more than a year for them to be fulfilled.