Tim Tebow’s move to New York promises to increase the media spotlight on the former Heisman Trophy winner. He’s also getting his own card set. Panini America announced Thursday that it had created a 15-card Tebow insert set for its upcoming 2012 Prestige Football release.
Tebow’s long term future as an NFL quarterback is still up for debate, but he’ll get a chance to contribute in other ways with the Jets after the trade from Denver. More importantly to the trading card industry is his continuing popularity with a large contingent of fans from coast to coast.
The cards are designed in the form of movie posters, chronicling his football life from Pop Warner to high school, to the Florida Gators, Denver and finally, on to the Big Apple.
There will be 15 copies of that final card (#15) that feature Tebow’s first Panini America certified Jets autograph cards
According to Panini, 2012 Prestige will release June 20 and the Tebow cards will be numbered to a maximum of 1,500.