For those counting at home, it’s been more than eight years since Pittsburgh Steelers defensive dynamo Troy Polamalu last appeared on a certified autograph trading card. But he’s never once signed on-card for a manufacturer — until now.
On Friday, Panini America announced that it has secured autographs from Polamalu for insertion across several of its 2011 NFL trading card brands, including a small number of on-card autographs. For a player as popular as Polamalu on a team as collected as the Steelers, the announcement ranks as huge news in the sports collectibles industry.
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