If EJ Manuel’s megawatt smile and engaging charisma weren’t enough to warm a chilly Tonawanda, N.Y., Monday night at Dave and Adam’s Card World, the freshly-inked autographs and positive vibes he delivered during his first public signing with Panini Authentic provided enough heat to last at least until this summer — and memories that promise to last way longer than that.
Manuel, the Buffalo Bills’ superstar rookie QB, arrived early for his scheduled 6 p.m. signing session yesterday with his father, Erik, by his side. He greeted everyone who came through the line with a heartfelt handshake and that captivating smile. He took pictures — and often more than one — with anyone who asked. When a uniformed member of the U.S. military came through the line, Manuel stood up, shook his hand and thanked him for his service to our country.
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