Panini cards: some Falcons’ Takkarist McKinley cards ‘not signed by McKinley’

Falcons’ round one selection Takkarist McKinley at the 2017 NFL Draft. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

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Falcons’ round one selection Takkarist McKinley at the 2017 NFL Draft. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

If you bought a Takkarist McKinley Panini card, you might want to give the autograph a closer look.

Some of the signatures on Atlanta Falcons' Takkarist McKinley's Pinini cards are not authentic, Panini America wrote in a blog post on Friday.

The cards in question were sold in the 2017 Elite Draft Picks Football and 2017 Contenders Draft Picks Football sets.

Panini America, the official trading card company of the NFL, released card for McKinley after the linebacker out of UCLA was drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

“Through extensive research and working closely with McKinley’s representatives, Panini America officials have confirmed that some of McKinley’s autographs in those products were not signed by McKinley,” Panini wrote the blog post.

Panini encouraged fans who have McKinley’s card from either set to send the card back to Panini in exchange for a verified card.

The address to send McKinley cards can be found in Panini's blog post.

Panini has not released any further information regarding McKinley’s card.