Aaron Hernandez Cards and Stickers Cut by Topps and Panini

Aaron Hernandez Cards and Stickers Cut by Topps and Panini

Panini and Topps are the latest companies to distance themselves from Aaron Hernandez. Both are taking steps to remove the former New England Patriots tight end from their products after he was charged with several offenses including first degree murder.

Panini formerly announced that Tim Tebow is replacing Hernandez in products, starting with 2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Football. They also announced a program for collectors to swap out Hernandez stickers they might find in the 2013 Panini NFL Sticker Collection. Panini created a replacement Tim Tebow sticker that can be downloaded from their iCollectPanini site. It will also be given away during Panini promotional events this season at places like the Hall of Fame and at NFL stadiums. Replacement Tebow stickers will also be on 300,000 sheets distributed at Learning Express in the fall.

For collectors who can't make it to these appearances, they can also trade any Hernandez stickers for the Tebow one by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Panini America - Tim Tebow Sticker Swap
5325 FAA Blvd.
Suite 100
Irving, Texas 75061

Full details on Panini's sticker swap can be read on their blog.

Although they didn't make a formal announcement, it appears as though they've cut Hernandez from their products as well. When 2013 Topps Inception Football was first announced, Hernandez was #11 on the preliminary base set checklist. The final checklist is missing #11, leaving a gap. Hernandez was also listed on the early checklists for several other 2013 Topps football sets.

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2013 TOPPS INCEPTION Football Factory Sealed Pack Box - HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
$89.99
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2013 TOPPS INCEPTION HOBBY FOOTBALL BOX
$99.95
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2013 Topps Inception Football Hobby Box
$101.95
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2013 TOPPS INCEPTION HOBBY FOOTBALL - 2 BOX LOT
$198.00
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2013 TOPPS INCEPTION HOBBY FOOTBALL - 4 BOX LOT
$390.00
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2013 Topps Inception Football Hobby 8 Box Factory Sealed Case
$699.00
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User Comments

  1. So how many have made to the open
    market?? Company should have a recall
    like other companies do. Ebay should ban
    this card from selling on its site.

  2. I have the 2013 topps #75 aaron hernandez 1959 mini

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