The Players Trunk Releasing Co-Branded Michigan State Football NIL Trading Cards

Last Updated on August 30, 2022

Michigan State fans and players alike now have yet another reason to get excited about the Spartans’ upcoming football season. Earlier this week, The Players Trunk announced the September release of a limited edition set of 2022 Michigan State Football trading cards. The 36-card collectible is the first NIL trading card set of Michigan State football.

Fans can find some of their favorite players—like standout performers Jayden Reed (WR) and Payton Thorne (QB)—included in the card set. The trading cards are officially licensed by Michigan State through its exclusive licensing partner, CLC, as well as all participating athletes, courtesy of The BrandR Group.

The trader cards will come in a commemorative box that converts into a trading card display

“We are excited to be working with The Players Trunk to bring this set to the Spartan community,” said Erika Austin, Director of Licensing at Michigan State. “These are the first officially licensed Michigan State NIL football trading cards that fans can find of their favorite Spartan student-athletes.”

“The Players Trunk is honored to work with Michigan State University.” said Austin Pomerantz, co-founder of The Player’s Trunk. “This is a truly first-of-its-kind product that will appeal to both trading card collectors and Michigan State alumni and fans.

The trading cards are part of The Players Trunk Campus Collection, which will release officially licensed football and basketball team sets for additional universities throughout the fall of 2022.

And for those who can feel basketball season approaching? A Michigan State 2022 Basketball set will be available in the fall of 2022.


  • Hannah Beatus

    Hannah is a student-athlete at Grand Valley State University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education. She is highly passionate about collegiate athletics compliance and how policies and current trends in college sports influence the student-athlete experience.

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