Panini America’s Ben Ecklar was on a mission last week, plan and simple. He departed Dallas for a quick trip to Virginia packing a one-track frame of mind, a video camera and a way-heavier-than-usual carry-on filled with what soon would become some of the most coveted trading cards of the entire 2012 NFL season.
Ecklar’s business appointment on this particular day was a rather substantial meeting with Washington Redskins 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. Ecklar’s objective: Have RG III sign his 2012 Playbook Football and 2012 National Treasures Football cards and get them back to Dallas in time for packout. Mission accomplished.
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