Card company shows Manning, Tebow in new jerseys



DENVER (AP) — Football fans don’t have to wait until the season to see Tim Tebow or Peyton Manning in their new uniforms.

Bowman Football, a branch of Topps, will soon launch a line of trading cards featuring Tebow in a New York Jets jersey and Manning donning a Denver Broncos uniform. The packs of cards hit store shelves in May.

The images have been retouched to reflect the changes for the two popular quarterbacks. Tebow’s card shows him in the middle of a pitch, while Manning’s picture displays him standing tall in the pocket.

Vice president for sports Mark Sapir said the company waited until the last moment to render the cards because, “We wanted them to be timely.”

The Manning and Tebow cards will be printed on a limited basis.