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Panini already readying draft picks’ first NFL cards by Chris Olds

The second round of the NFL Draft hasn’t even begun, but Panini America already has the first NFL cards of at least three rookies signed and printed for an upcoming set.

Panini teased on Friday afternoon three on-card autographs — the Rams’ Sam Bradford, the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant and the Bills’ C.J. Spiller — that will be found in 2010 Prestige inside packs of the $4-a-pack product when it arrives on May 13.

Prestige will include four autograph or memorabilia cards per box — one autograph guaranteed — and it will include the first cards noting players’ new teams.

Prestige will include 24 Rookie Cards per box as well as three Extra Points parallels and a dozen inserts. Each case will include one autographed card from the following players: Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Jimmy Clausen, Bradford, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, Spiller,  Bryant, Jahvid Best and Jonathan Dwyer.

See all three cards after the jump.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (4-23) Contest No. 4 — A 2010 Press Pass Jacoby Ford (Oakland Raiders) autograph (only 199 exist) by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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