Panini America inks Johnny Manziel to exclusive memorabilia deal

Panini America announced Monday an exclusive agreement with former Texas A&M quarterback,  Johnny Manziel, for signed memorabilia and trading cards. The first trading card from Panini will be included in 2014 Score Football, and also be featured on the packaging.

This will mark the first time Manziel will be in an NFL uniform so there is already a premium on that inclusion.Panini America CEO Mark Warsop said,  “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.” 

“Making Johnny an exclusive member of the Panini America family has been a top priority for us since he declared for the NFL Draft.- Mark Warsop

For his exclusive, signed memorabilia, collectors will have to journey to the Panini Authentic webpage and purchase his items there.  Anything from hats, jerseys and signed footballs look to be available.

Check out the gallery for examples of the upcoming Manziel products from Panini America: