The Players Trunk announces 2022 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Officially Licensed Trading Cards

by Hunter Pomerantz

New York, NY - November 3, 2022

The Players Trunk is proud to announce the release of 2022 Cincinnati Bearcats football trading cards. This limited-edition collectible is officially licensed by the University of Cincinnati through its exclusive licensing partner, CLC, as well as all participating student athletes, by way of The BrandR Group, and is the first NIL trading card set featuring Cincinnati football student athletes.

The product contains 15 player cards and a Bearcat mascot/checklist card inside a clear cello pack. Cards are gloss UV coated on a 16pt cardstock.

Each player in the set receives a portion of the proceeds from every pack sold.

The checklist includes standout performers on the offensive side: QB Ben Bryant, RB Charles McClelland, RB Corey Kiner, TE Josh Whyle and WR Tyler Scott. From the defense, featured players include LB Ivan Pace Jr, LB Deshawn Pace, and CB Arquon Bush.

“We are excited to partner with The Players Trunk to launch the first officially licensed trading cards for the University of Cincinnati” said Martin Ludwig, Director of Trademarks and Licensing at University of Cincinnati. “This limited-edition collectible set featuring members of the football team is a great way for alumni and fans to celebrate their love for the university and support the student athletes through this fun NIL activation.”

“These trading cards capture exciting moments of Cincinnati Bearcats football student athletes on the field” said Austin Pomerantz, co-founder of The Player’s Trunk. “A portion of the proceeds from every pack sold goes directly to the players and thank them and the University of Cincinnati for working with us to create this unique collectible.”

The product is available now for purchase at several locations:

  • The Players Trunk website, by clicking here.
  • The University of Cincinnati Bookstore’s retail store in the Tangeman University Center, 2600 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, right in the middle of the UC campus. The store is open on all gamedays and Monday through Thursday 8am to 6pm along with 8am to 5pm on Fridays. Sundays, the store is open 12 to 4pm.
  • The University of Cincinnati Bookstore’s online store, by clicking here

Here is the complete checklist of The Players Trunk Campus Collection 2022 Cincinnati Bearcats Football set:

About The Players Trunk

Founded in 2020 by three former college team student managers and two former athletes, The Players Trunk is a platform for athletes to sell their game used gear, merchandise, autographed collectibles, trading cards, and experiences to their passionate fans.

 About CLC

CLC is the nation’s leading collegiate trademark licensing company with a mission to elevate college brands through insight and innovation. The company is uniquely positioned to deliver consumer connections and brand visibility for institutions through data-based, customized solutions that include impactful licensed merchandise strategies and innovative marketing platforms to navigate the ever-evolving consumer and retail marketplace. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CLC is guided by values to serve others, build trust, lead well, innovate often, and be passionate. Founded in 1981, CLC is a part of LEARFIELD, the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics.

About The Brandr Group

The Brandr Group (TBG) is a brand management, marketing and licensing agency powered by a team with decades of collective management experience for some of the world’s largest brands. TBG has emerged as the leading agency in group licensing programs, with rights to over 70 college athletic programs and their student athletes in the Name, Image and Likeness category including the biggest brands in college athletics. TBG partners with prominent brands, colleges, sponsors, corporate trademarks, athletes and events to cultivate, diversity and monetize intellectual property through professional brand management and licensing endeavors. For more information, please visit

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