Panini America has signed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to an exclusive multi-year autograph and memorabilia agreement through its Panini Authentic division.
Luck becomes the first NFL player to join Panini Authentic’s exclusive roster of athletes that also includes NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant. Luck’s autographed memorabilia – including signed helmets, jerseys and photographs – is available now on the Panini Authentic website.
“Andrew has been a featured attraction in our officially licensed 2012 NFL trading cards this season and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Panini Authentic family as our first exclusive NFL player,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop in a news release. “We’ve been waiting for just the right player to spearhead Panini Authentic’s expansion into other sports. Andrew Luck is that player.”
Through the first five games of his NFL career, Luck has thrown for more than 1,400 yards and seven touchdown passes.
Check out the video below from Luck’s first signing for Panini…in an Indianapolis hotel room covered with helmets and mini helmets. Like a lot of players, he’s still a little challenged in the penmanship department.