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Panini takes Aaron Hernandez out of sticker books

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Panini, a collectible sticker and trading card company, has manually removed former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez from its sticker books for the upcoming season, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Thursday.

Panini, which sells packs of stickers, is also offering to send a sticker of new Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow to collectors who find a Hernandez sticker, Rovell said. Per ESPN, if someone finds an Aaron Hernandez sticker in a Panini pack and wants a Tim Tebow sticker, Panini will furnish a Tebow sticker for the cost of a self-addressed envelope.

Panini has made one million Tebow stickers, ESPN reported. Also, the company will be replacing Hernandez trading cards with Tebow cards in “future card sets,” Rovell said.

Have a theory that not everything can be tied to Tim Tebow? Well, it just got a little weaker.

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22 Responses to “Panini takes Aaron Hernandez out of sticker books”
  1. chc36 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:01 AM

    Makes sense, replace Hernandez with the other starting tight end.

  2. westampa says: Jul 18, 2013 10:05 AM

    I’m sure Hernandez stickers and trading cards will be highly coveted by middle aged men that still collect trading cards. The same creeps that bring loads of merchandise to fan days to have autographed so they can flip on ebay. If you have a piece of sports memorobilia anywhere in your house besides a man cave you need to grow up.

  3. madpunter88 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:08 AM

    Panini Aaron Hernandez stickers just became very valuable…anyone who finds one will likely put it on eBay rather than mailing in for a Tebow.

  4. pat123438 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:12 AM

    1000 Degrees of… …Tim Tebow?

  5. cheapglazers says: Jul 18, 2013 10:14 AM

    The third string QB for a Pro Bowler? Doesn’t sounds too compelling to waste a stamp and envelope.

  6. jagwires says: Jul 18, 2013 10:21 AM

    This tebow obsession is disgusting. And those of you saying he will be a starting TE are idiots.

  7. scoops1 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    What if Tebow doesn’t even make the team???

  8. Kaz says: Jul 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    Ray, on the other hand, is headed to the Hall of Fame.

  9. whitdog23 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:44 AM

    doesn’t rovell work for CNBC??

  10. kdsr382013 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:54 AM

    Who the hell wants trading cards in their sandwhich anyway!!! Geez Louise, that’s a choking hazzard. Hope they put Heimlich instructions next to the nutritional facts on the wrapper. How irresponsible.

  11. nyfcat says: Jul 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    This was Tebow’s plan all along..

  12. pftfan says: Jul 18, 2013 10:57 AM

    You think its bad now, wait till Camp Tebow makes their opinion on the Hernandez matter known. They’re just waiting for the right moment!

  13. jiggy3198 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:12 AM

    On the positive he’s now on serial killer trading cards

  14. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jul 18, 2013 11:34 AM

    I love the ham and cheese panini.

  15. firestarter0728 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:10 PM

    Pretty soon they’ll burn his birth certificate and have him air-brushed out of all the photos.

  16. jayniner says: Jul 18, 2013 12:18 PM

    So if Hernandez is acquitted, will they re-release the Hernandez stickers and trading cards. And will the NFL and N.E. put his stats back on….we didn’t see all this with Ray Lewis.

  17. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 18, 2013 12:31 PM

    How much to buy all one million Tebow stickers?

  18. chi01town says: Jul 18, 2013 1:29 PM

    I dont understand why everybody is so down on Tebow. ALL he do is
    WIN. maybe not like other QB’s but
    he wins.

  19. brazzz01 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:51 PM


  20. brazzz01 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:55 PM

    I dont understand why everybody is so down on Tebow. ALL he do is
    WIN. maybe not like other QB’s but
    he wins.


    Unlike Brady, Tebow doesn’t need Spygate to be a good QB.

  21. Christian says: Jul 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    Damnatio memoriae Aaronus Hernandezus.

  22. bruins007sox says: Jul 18, 2013 4:34 PM


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