Today, Panini America, made the following announcement via their blog, The Knight’s Lance.
“Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has signed NFL prospect, Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to a multiyear agreement that will include his first NFL-licensed Rookie Cards and autographed trading cards. In addition, Johnny Manziel will join Panini as an exclusive athlete for autographed memorabilia through Panini Authentic, the autograph and memorabilia division of Panini America.”
“Johnny Manziel is one of the most exciting players to enter the NFL Draft in quite some time and his arrival has been heavily anticipated for years by fans and collectors alike. He’s at the head of a 2014 draft class that will drive trading card sales not just in 2014, but for many years afterward.” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “Making Johnny an exclusive member of the Panini America family has been a top priority for us since he declared for the NFL Draft.
“We’re excited to add him to the Panini Authentic family as an exclusive autograph and memorabilia athlete. Fans and collectors can take comfort in knowing that going forward, all of his autograph and memorabilia signings will be witnessed by a Panini Authentic representative and will have serial Panini Authentic holograms on products and matching COAs to ensure authenticity for all collectors,” added Warsop.
To read the complete announcement, as well as to see additional images, visit The Knight’s Lance.
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