Special Delivery: NFL MVP Peyton Manning Arrives at Panini America HQ (Gallery)
Legendary Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning produced arguably the greatest offensive season in NFL history in 2013, setting new single-season records for touchdown passes (55) and passing yards (5,477) while claiming an unprecedented fifth NFL MVP Award. With seemingly every completion in a fantasy campaign for the ages, Manning delivered a new record . . . a new memory . . . a new “Wow!” moment.
Yesterday, Manning was it again, recording yet one more historic completion. This time, he was on the front end of a historic hobby hook-up with Panini America, the results of which will likely resonate with collectors for years — and perhaps generations — to come.
Inside one of the most consequential deliveries Panini America HQ has received in quite some time on Wednesday was Manning’s full allotment of 2013 autographs — from resplendent specimens that first appeared as redemptions in 2013 Playbook Football, 2013 Black Football and 2013 Crown Royale Football, to upcoming cornerstones for 2013 National Treasures Football. Manning also returned his stunning array of on-card autographs for next week’s release of 2013 Spectra Football that missed packout but will be available to redeem immediately.
Today, for your viewing pleasure, we offer a knee-buckling gallery of just some of what Manning returned yesterday — a selection of hard-signed highlights that will easily go down as some of the greatest cards of the 2013 collecting season.