Highly-Rated Quarterback and Ohio State Signee Becomes the Latest Athlete to Partner with Panini America

Irving, TX – January 31, 2024 – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, has announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Julian Sayin, who is recognized by multiple recruiting services as the top quarterback in the class of 2024. Sayin recently signed with the Ohio State University, and Panini marks his first NIL partnership.

Panini’s partnership with Sayin includes autographed trading cards and marketing, and his first trading cards will be featured in Panini’s upcoming collegiate products.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Julian – he is a special player and we look forward to following his collegiate career and beyond,” said Jason Howarth, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Athlete Relations. “We are excited to share his Panini products, especially with Buckeyes fans.”

A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Sayin was a three-year starter at Carlsbad High School, where he threw for 86 touchdowns and nearly 8,000 yards, while completing more than 70 percent of his passes. He led his team to a 30-4 record as a starter.

“You always dream of getting your first trading card, I’m excited and proud to be partnering with Panini for my exclusive autograph trading cards,” said Sayin.

Sayin joins the likes of, University of Texas quarterbacks Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning, University of Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and wide receiver Rome Odunze, University of Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton, USC wide receiver Zachariah Branch, recent University of Nebraska signee Dylan Raiola, also a top Class of 2024 quarterback and University of Nebraska volleyball star Lexi Rodriguez, as well as top 2023 NBA Draft Picks Amen and Ausar Thompson, 2024 NBA prospects Matas Buzelis and Ja’Kobe Walter and 2025 NBA prospect Tre Johnson as athletes who have recently joined the Panini family.

About Panini America


Panini America is a subsidiary of The Panini Group, established over 60 years ago in Modena, Italy with subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, NASCAR, FIFA, UFC, WWE, College, Disney and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Elite 11 and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

Panini has distribution channels in more than 150 countries and employs a staff of over 1,200. For more information visit us at, or You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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