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Andrew Luck Faces First Trading Card Company Lawsuit

Welcome to the NFL, Andrew Luck. Also, welcome to your first lawsuit, courtesy of Leaf Trading Cards in response to a cease-and-desist letter from Luck representatives over a 2008 trading card.

It's not bad enough the card companies can't stop fighting each other in court. Now Leaf Trading Cards is suing the likely No. 1 draft choice in this week's NFL draft, Andrew Luck.

Why? Apparently, Leaf's representatives didn't care for the fact that Leaf produced a card of Luck in 2008, when the quarterback was participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a high school player. Luck's corner said in the letter that Leaf had no rights to produce such a card and wants the sale of said card to be stopped immediately.

In response to Luck's representatives, Leaf filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit against Luck, citing the First Amendment (public figure playing in a public arena) and the fact they had a contract to produce card from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game (which pretty much clears Leaf of any wrongdoing).

Luck's representatives contended the quarterback's publicity right were infringed upon.

SCD will keep you posted on the ongoing details of this lawsuit.

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