Jul 25, 2023
Arch Manning hasn’t taken a snap as a Texas Longhorn, but he’s got his own trading card.
Panini America, the world leader in officially licensed collectibles, struck an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Manning in what is believed to be the freshman’s first NIL venture.
Manning, a five-star quarterback from Louisiana and the latest football-playing member of his famous family, signed with Texas last recruiting cycle in a significant win for coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns. The son of Cooper Manning and nephew of Peyton and Eli, Arch Manning is named after his grandfather, Archie Manning, the former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints passer.
The agreement with Panini primarily features autographed trading cards. To commemorate the announcement, Panini and Manning are holding an auction for a one-of-one trading card of the quarterback, with the proceeds from the sale going to St. David’s Foundation, one of the largest health foundations in the United States supporting a five-county area surrounding Austin, Texas.
Source: Yahoo Sports