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Lawrence, Topps partner on 50-card exclusive set

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Star quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Topps announced an exclusive deal to produce a 50-card box set to be released in April.

The 50 trading cards will all feature a unique design, 20 of which will be created by Lawrence’s brother, Chase, and sister-in-law, Brooke, who are professional artists. Lawrence is projected as the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s NFL draft and is the winningest quarterback in Clemson history.

“I’m excited to be working with Topps on this really unique set,” Lawrence said. “Chase and Brooke are extremely talented artists and it’s special to collaborate with them on these custom designs.”

The market for trading cards, especially rookie cards, has increased over the past year and the demand for Lawrence’s card is presumed to be very high.

“There are so many things that make Trevor unique, including his incredibly talented family, and Topps was the right partner to bring that to life,” said Alan Zucker, Excel Sports Management Partner and Lawrence’s marketing agent.

“This one-of-a-kind collection offers fans a piece of memorabilia they won’t be able to get anywhere else.”

Among the 50-card set, they will include a mixture of oil paintings, digital depictions, autographed pieces and inspiration from previous Topps design. The 20 cards created by Lawrence’s brother and sister-in-law took inspiration from the 1960’s to the 1970’s, as well as comic book and graphic novel illustrations.

The exact date of the launch is not yet known, but Topps says it will be in April, near the time draft, which starts on April 29. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been widely projected to select Lawrence with the first overall pick.

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