CeeDee Lamb Facing Lawsuit from Leaf Trading Cards
Per court documents obtained by Mike Fisher of Cowboys Country, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is facing a lawsuit from Leaf Trading Cards. The company filed earlier this week, saying the former Oklahoma standout “breached the parties’ License Agreement by failing and refusing to sign all trading cards which he agreed to sign.”
Allegedly, Leaf had an agreement with Lamb where the Cowboys receiver would autograph a certain amount of cards. In the meantime, Leaf put redemption cards into packs which customers could find and redeem for the real thing once Lamb had sent them in. Such arrangements are fairly common in the sports card industry. However, it appears Lamb decided not to hold up his end of the deal, leaving Leaf and their customers out to dry.
Leaf reportedly wants Lamb to pay upwards of $100,000. They claim his actions damaged the company’s finances and reputation with customers. Brian Gray, CEO of the trading card brand, took to Twitter to explain the rationale behind the lawsuit.
According to Gray, Leaf customers were promised something they did not receive and the company wants to make things right. This is the first instance of a trading card company filing a lawsuit against an athlete for breach of an autograph contract.
The Cowboys drafted Lamb in 2020. He became the first player in NFL history to open his career with five games of 50+ receiving yards. He stands to be Dallas’ WR1 with Amari Cooper traded to Cleveland this offseason. Lamb and his representatives have yet to comment on Leaf’s legal proceedings.
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