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Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Certified Football (36 Must-See Images)

November 11, 2011

2011 Certified Football — the perennial collector favorite that starts shipping Monday — has received a steady dose of quality control triple-coverage this week as Panini America NFL brand managers Ben Ecklar, Carlos Torrez and Aik Tongtharadol have spent the last two days ensuring that everything is falling as it should.

But judging from the hits I’ve seen (profiled below in all of their gallery glory), not even triple coverage can contain this beast. Make no mistake about it: 2011 Certified Football is going to score — and score big.

The product once again is steeped in stunning game-worn memorabilia from the NFL’s all-time legends, autographs from its top superstars and rookies and some of the most venerable and embraced inserts and parallels in the business. Enjoy your first extended look at the product now and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance next week for a special episode of Panini Unwrapped.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2011 1:28 pm

    Those look phenomenal! Can’t wait to crack some of my favorite football product at the hobby shop soon!

  2. Marcus permalink
    November 11, 2011 1:46 pm

    Very nice looking! Whats the official release date?

    • November 11, 2011 2:05 pm

      According to my calendar, it’s next Wednesday.

      • Kevin C permalink
        November 11, 2011 2:50 pm

        Hopefully you’re right! LCS owner told me it was pushed back another week.

  3. Gridiron-Gladiators permalink
    November 11, 2011 1:50 pm

    My Credit Card is sweating right now, knowing the work out its about to receive! Great Work guys!

  4. November 11, 2011 2:08 pm

    Tracy this product looks unreal!!!!!! please tell me some of those hits are gonna be given away!!!! That julio would look real nice in my julio jones pc!!!!! LOL

    • November 11, 2011 2:12 pm

      Oh, some will be given away. You just wait.

      • November 11, 2011 4:02 pm

        shoot i can not wait! hopefully i can win that one ha. hope all is well with you sir! still need to grab that lunch

  5. Mr264 permalink
    November 11, 2011 2:23 pm


  6. John T. Morgan permalink
    November 11, 2011 2:24 pm

    The more I see of this, the happier I am I picked the Cowboys in a draft break. If I can stop buying all these HOF autos, I just might have to snag a few boxes.

  7. November 11, 2011 2:29 pm

    I included that one just for you, Sergio. Yes, I believe Immortals Patch Autos are making a triumphant return.

  8. November 11, 2011 2:31 pm

    Those are Awesome. Crossing my fingers on a David Gettis Auto or gu being in this.

  9. November 11, 2011 2:31 pm

    I included that one just for you, Sergio. And yes, I do believe the Immortal Patch Autos will be making a triumphant return!

  10. Kevin C permalink
    November 11, 2011 2:49 pm

    Looks great, been waiting to crack some more on-card auto product! Also hope to pull a shield 🙂

  11. Mitchell permalink
    November 11, 2011 3:14 pm

    As a Panthers fan I have to say the Steve Smith/Cam Newton dual jersey card is one of the best cards this year. If there is a auto version of that card it is probably the best card I have ever seen! Tracy, is there a autographed version of that card? Thanks

  12. Jamey permalink
    November 11, 2011 6:16 pm

    Well, it’s certainly a bright and color-splashed set! I love the inclusion of HOF players who are under-represented, such as Forest Gregg and Butkus. In turn, Eric Dickerskon gear…from his Raider years, is a nice touch.
    While the set might be considered garishly colored by some, that’s pretty insignificant when compared to the trove of autos and game-used that await the consumer. This I’m excited for. Ummm, also.

  13. Nick Gauder permalink
    November 11, 2011 6:18 pm

    Looks great Tracy! Cant wait to bust some boxes with the girls! Hopefully we can pull one of those Cam Newtons but A RODG is #1 on my wish list! Keep on putting out the best cards out there!

  14. November 11, 2011 6:38 pm

    I really like that Tebow with the starburst background. It really pops. Plus I love the carry over of the rookie fabric of the game cards.

  15. November 11, 2011 8:24 pm

    Fabric of the Game is the best Relic set !! All-Time!!

  16. bruce sims permalink
    November 11, 2011 10:15 pm

    Wow, I cant wait! I have multiple boxes comming from Blowout cards. I have to wait an extra week but its worth it because my local card shop hikes up the price on new products to much. These look sweet and i have been waiting for the release. Hope i can pull my bengals Cards!

  17. November 12, 2011 2:39 am

    Oh my goodness. I just fainted. I’m gonna splurge myself with alot of Certified this year!

  18. Matt Gilman permalink
    November 12, 2011 8:11 am

    What!!! No Giants in this Gallery!!! :). They look incredible. This is a must have product of the year. Fabric of the game I really like with the team name. Some really nice prime pieces used in this product and I LOVE the fact this is focused around rookies with Freshman fabric and such. This is the big reason why I had to come on early this morning so I could see the gallery.

  19. Matt Gilman permalink
    November 12, 2011 8:12 am

    Quality control looks good here.

  20. Jazzfan permalink
    November 12, 2011 9:24 pm

    Set looks great. Just wish you would of done the rookie auto jersey’s like basketball this year. Loved the oversized swatch in the NBA rookie set.

  21. November 12, 2011 11:14 pm

    love them Raiders, great looking cards, job well done …again

  22. Todd W. permalink
    November 13, 2011 1:44 pm

    Did the 1/1 multi shield auto of Newton get pulled during quality control? Hopefully that didn’t happen unlike like last years Bradford 1/1 which no one mentioned for about 4 months..I do love this product though.

  23. Eric K permalink
    November 13, 2011 7:34 pm

    Awesom cards. Can’t wait!!!!

  24. Jay L permalink
    November 14, 2011 8:50 pm

    awww man love that von miller card, great design!!!

  25. Gridiron-Gladiators permalink
    November 16, 2011 12:10 pm

    Did this get pushed back a week? My distributor said nothing went out on Monday and he was told maybe Nov 21st ship date?

  26. melodie frances permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:19 pm

    Is there a checklist for this anywhere?? I collect Niners from these sets and I want to see who made the cut 😉

  27. Jamey permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:10 pm

    I could do without the distracting splashes of color that are part of the “New Generation” auto subset…the shots if the players and cleanliness of the ‘graphs speak for themselves. That said, this is one of the hobby’s seminal products and this season’s release looks absolutely stunning.
    Like so many collectors, I “Rookie speculate” and the fact that a dude like Phil Taylor is represented in the product is remarkable; DeMarcus Ware’s certified autos fetch hefty
    sums, as an example of the value to the collector. Couple the inclusion of players sure to have few autos with multi-color patches and autos from HOF’ers and those “thisclose” to Canton? Great product with issues that are sure to be collection cornerstones.


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