Christian Pulisic Panini America Rookie Soccer Cards – The future of the U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team is in good hands at the capable feet of 18-year-old superstar Christian Pulisic. Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company and an exclusive licensee of U.S. Soccer and the FIFA World Cup, recently announced that it has inked Pulisic to an exclusive autograph and memorabilia agreement.
Pulisic becomes the first soccer athlete to join Panini America and Panini Authentic, the company’s memorabilia arm, on an exclusive basis. Although Pulisic’s first autographed trading cards arrived earlier this year in 2016-17 Panini Select Soccer, his first autographed memorabilia just launched on the Panini Authentic website.
“Christian is an amazing talent that has commanded the attention of U.S. soccer fans unlike any player has in many, many years. We’re honored to have him join the Panini America team,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “His performances in the Champions League and Bundesliga in Germany have been nothing short of remarkable and fans back home are really taking notice. We’re excited to be able to offer those fans something unique that they won’t be able to find anywhere else. For his fans and for us, these next few World Cup qualifiers can’t get here fast enough.”
Pulisic was just 17 and playing for Borussia Dortmund last April when he became the youngest player in German Bundesliga history to score two goals. Less than three weeks ago, he helped his club hoist the DFB Cup. He doesn’t turn 19 until September.
“Like most soccer-loving kids, I was a huge fan of Panini soccer stickers growing up. But I never dreamed that I would one day be joining the Panini family as part of such a meaningful relationship,” Pulisic said. “It’s flattering – and humbling – to join a roster of athletes that includes the likes of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant and more. I enjoy working with the Panini America team and look forward to creating unique pieces of autographed memorabilia that my fans will cherish.”
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