Penn State has been selected by Topps and Fanatics for their first-ever NIL trading card program that will feature current and former players. The multi-year deal will allow for trading cards and collectibles featuring official school logos and trademarks.
Penn State is included among over 100 universities that Topps will have an exclusive partnership with starting in 2025.
— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) June 10, 2022
The trading cards will combine Penn State trademarks with NIL agreements. Topps will also kick off a non-exclusive trading card program with the university in the fall that will include Penn State athletes.
Topps has already come to terms with college athletes such as reigning Heisman Trophy winner Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, USC quarterback Caleb Williams, and Oregon quarterback Bo Nix. Topps has also come to terms with deals with prominent men’s and women’s basketball players.
For now, there are not any known Penn State student-athletes that are part of these individual deals but that will be a thing to keep an eye on moving forward as the NIL era evolves.