The stable of Panini America-exclusives is growing. The company has signed Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel to an autograph and memorabilia deal.
With the agreement, Panini becomes the only place collectors will find EJ Manuel autographed memorabilia. This will be handled through their Panini Authentic division. The company will have several pieces available shortly on their website. These include signed photos, jerseys and helmets.
The deal does not carry over to trading cards.
Manuel joins several other Panini-exclusive athletes including Kobe Bryant, Andrew Luck, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Manuel is one of the few bright spots in a somewhat lackluster rookie crop this year. The only quarterback taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, he has taken over as the starter in Buffalo.