Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is the latest high-profile athlete to join Upper Deck’s stable of spokesmen, inking an exclusive deal with UD for autographed memorabilia. Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed, but the exclusivity as far as autographs is concerned is limited to memorabilia items. Romo will also sign cards for the company, but his signed cards are not exclusive to UD.
“Tony Romo is one of the most popular players in the NFL, so for Upper Deck to land a player of Tony’s caliber and celebrity status is certainly a big win for us,” said Tim Muret, vice president of Upper Deck Authenticated.
Romo will be signing a variety of items for Upper Deck, including authentic Dallas Cowboys jerseys (home white, away blue and alternate white/blue) for $749.99 each; NFL Wilson “The Duke” footballs ($549.99); authentic Cowboys helmets ($669.99); mini-helmets ($424.99); and 16-by-20 ($399.99) and 8-by-10 ($369.99) photos. These products are currently available at www.upperdeckstore.com. Additional Romo-autographed items, including specially-inscribed memorabilia, will be available shortly.
Romo joins Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., Albert Pujols, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as athletes who have exclusive autograph deals with Upper Deck.