Panini America has signed Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel to an exclusive autograph and memorabilia agreement through its Panini Authentic division.
Manuel is the second NFL player – the company signed Andrew Luck in 2012 – to join Panini Authentic’s exclusive roster of athletes that also includes NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Blake Griffin. Manuel’s autographed memorabilia – including signed helmets, jerseys and photographs – will be available exclusively on the Panini Authentic website in advance of the holidays.
“We’ve had a great relationship with EJ since before the 2013 NFL Draft, and we are extremely excited to welcome him to the Panini Authentic family,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “On the field and off, EJ is an impressive individual and someone we’re proud to have representing our brand while offering another dimension to our Panini Authentic division.”
“Panini America is a first-class organization and the global leader in trading cards and memorabilia. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know them [on a personal level] for almost a year now, and I’m truly honored to officially join their team in this exclusive relationship,” Manuel said.