Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson of Alabama will be the big name guest at the 2012 Industry Summit in Las Vegas.
Panini America and Peachtree Sports are hosting the running back and NFL prospect for a Sunday night autograph session for Summit attendees.
Richardson will sign one free autograph for each registered guest. A photo will be provided for the signing, however registered attendees that participate in the signing session will be invited to bring their own item (limit one item per registered attendee). Panini Authentic, the authentic memorabilia division for Panini America, will provide complimentary authentication and COAs for every signed item.
In the NFL, Richardson will join the likes of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Justin Blackmon in leading the charge when the NFL Draft takes place in April. During his decorated college career, Richardson rushed for more than 3,100 yards and 35 touchdowns while helping the Crimson Tide win two national titles.
“Trent Richardson will be one of the top rookie collectible targets for our customers coming out of the 2012 NFL Draft. We’re excited to partner with Peach State to bring one of the top NFL rookies to the Industry Summit,” said Jason Howarth, Vice President of Marketing for Panini America. “Trent, along with other incoming rookies, will bring a lot of excitement to NFL trading cards this upcoming season.”
“This appearance is a great opportunity for everyone attending the 2012 Industry Summit to meet, shake hands with and get a free autograph from one of the greatest college football players of the last few seasons,” said Peach State Sports President Jim Grant.
Panini says it has “big plans” for the next class of rookies across all sports, and company officials will elaborate on them – including details on a few surprises – at the 2012 Industry Summit, which begins next Sunday at the Orleans Hotel and Convention Center.