Heisman Trophy winner and college legend, Tim Tebow has signed an exclusive agreement with Press Pass for trading cards. Under terms of the agreement, Press Pass Football and Press Pass Portrait Edition will be the only “draft pick” products to contain authentic autograph cards and trading cards of the former Florida Gator star.
2010 Press Pass Football provides collectors a great opportunity to obtain on-card autographs of Tebow and the other top stars of this year’s rookie crop, delivering 5 signatures per hobby box from seven distinct autograph levels. Press Pass Football is scheduled for a March 31 release. Press Pass Portrait Edition, new for 2010, will deliver an autograph card in every other pack and is slated for a May 6 release.
“We are thrilled to bring collectors the first autograph cards of Tim Tebow, who many consider to be the best college player of all time,” explained Nick Matijevich, Director of Product Development for Press Pass Inc. “Tim’s great attitude, unprecedented popularity and long list of collegiate accomplishments are certain to make him a collector favorite in addition to a fan favorite.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Tebow blowing teams away at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis over the weekend. While he didn’t throw in drills, opting to wait for his pro-day as he re-tools his throwing motion for the next level, he wowed scouts with a QB record-tying 38.5” vertical leap, a 40 yard-dash of 4.72 seconds, a 9’7” broad jump, and a 6.66 second three-cone drill, which placed him 4th among all skill position players working out. However, the area in which Tim truly separated himself from the pack was the one-on-one interviews. According to Gil Brandt, the legendary former VP of Player Personnel for the Dallas Cowboys and current contributor to NFL.com, “In talking with several team representatives Sunday, I was told that Tebow conducted some of the best interviews of all time.”
“Any time you have the opportunity to work with a player of Tim’s stature, you have to be excited,” said Tom Farrell, VP of Brand Management. “As evidenced by the record number of fans that attended his Senior Bowl practices, and the fact he had a Super Bowl commercial before taking his first NFL snap, there is an unprecedented level of excitement around him that we fully expect to continue throughout his career.”