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Behind the Scenes with Panini Authentic at the First Andrew Luck Signing (Video)

October 15, 2012

Panini Authentic made sports-business headlines earlier today with the big announcement that it had signed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to an exclusive multi-year autograph and memorabilia agreement, making him the first NFL athlete to join the Panini Authentic roster.

But perhaps the most pivotal moments of the new exclusive relationship occurred three weeks ago tomorrow, in the relative obscurity of an Indianapolis hotel room while Luck was beginning the first bye week of his NFL career. That’s when Panini America officials Jason Howarth and Brian Bayne conducted the historic first Panini Authentic signing with Luck.

Luckily for all of us, the camera was rolling inside that hotel room and the following video provides a rare behind-the-scenes peek at the proceedings.

After the video, stick around for a complete gallery of images detailing the Luck memorabilia signed that day, available right now at the Panini Authentic Website.

First, the video . . .

Now, the memorabilia gallery . . .

9 Comments leave one →
  1. kris permalink
    October 15, 2012 1:51 pm

    boy. i would really like to win a luck auto. boy i hope this is my luck(y) day.

  2. eric cabreros permalink
    October 15, 2012 2:28 pm

    This looks really good for NFL and Panini!
    Kudos for the great signing!
    This is the start of a great move and more success coming in hobby and Panini….
    Love it…
    Take care and happy for the great signing.
    Gallery looks awesome!

  3. October 15, 2012 3:41 pm

    My goodness.. Some very, VERY nice stuff there! Congrats on landing him, Panini!!

  4. Dan Noel permalink
    October 15, 2012 8:31 pm

    Andrew Luck is the man.

  5. October 15, 2012 11:21 pm

    I have an RG3 auto Now I need to get Luck’s. Congrats Panini on landing him. He is going to be special.

  6. October 16, 2012 2:49 am

    I bet his wrist started aching as soon as he walked in the door… No wonder Kobe has wrist issues :0)

    Congrats again on landing him the the Authentic range, will be interesting to see who follows!

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 16, 2012 10:49 am

    That looks okay there in the photos and video..but I think you should allow me to see what it would look like in the man cave before you start to let these bad boys go :)

  8. October 19, 2012 4:29 pm

    Somehow I missed this in the frenzy of the blogoversary, what a treasure trove of Luck memorabilia! Incredible!

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