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Ed Wang Makes History, Panini Makes Historic Rookie Card by Tracy Hackler

It’s natural that all the hype and collectibles dollars for 2010 football cards are being directed at the high-profile, early-round  skill-position players such as Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, C.J. Spiller and Dez Bryant. But there’s a bona fide history maker hiding in the later rounds. And he’s an offensive lineman, for goodness sakes.

Ed Wang, the tackle out of Virginia Tech selected in the fifth round by the Buffalo Bills, became the first player of full Chinese descent drafted into the NFL — and next week’s release of 2010 Prestige will include his pioneering first Rookie Card.

Wang’s story is quite a compelling one. At 16, Wang — whose mother and father were members of the 1984 Chinese Olympic team — became the youngest player ever to commit to Virginia Tech. As a Hokie, the 6-5, 314-pound behemoth became known, affectionately, as “Godzilla.”

Wang is expected to improve a Bills offensive line in desperate need of assistance and help provide running lanes for his new teammate, Spiller.

2010 Prestige Football releases May 12.

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i believe it’s also the first sportscard to have the word “wang” on it

Comment by President Obama

You must not collect baseball. Or Yankees. Or Yankees pitchers.

Comment by chrisolds

So you give a Chinese guy a moniker of a Japanese monster…….. sounds like a case of mistaken ethnicities

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