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The Panini America QC Gallery: 2011 Plates & Patches Football (39 Must-See Images)

January 25, 2012

A week from now, Super Bowl XLVI combatants from the New England Patriots and New York Giants will have long since landed in Indianapolis, gone through the rigors of Super Bowl Media Day and will be well on their way to finalizing preparations for the big game itself.

Meanwhile, passionate collectors of those two teams — and every other team in the NFL — will be readying for Super Bowl XLVI like only they can: By feasting on Panini America’s 2011 Plates & Patches Football, which arrives in hobby shops February 1 to kick off the month in spectacular fashion.

Earlier this week, Panini America’s Ben Ecklar and Carlos Torrez got their first live look at the product during a two-case quality-control process that yielded big hits, hot Rookie Cards and some of the most fancily foiled football cards on the planet.

What follows are just some of the splendid hits they discovered. Here’s hoping this gallery is enough to satiate you until next week.

42 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil Hughes permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:21 am


    go ahead and push that Bowers this way please!!!


  2. Miguel permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:22 am

    wow I love that Malcom Floyd!!!

  3. Brandon permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:29 am

    That Patrick Willis would look great in my PC

    • ssking111 permalink
      January 25, 2012 11:44 am

      Too bad the patch is upside down, though…

  4. January 25, 2012 10:30 am

    Looks like an excellent return in 11 for this product, but I have to ask the following 2 questions:

    1. At what rate will MULTI-color prime memorabilia pieces fall? Last year seemed to be a little short in the average box.

    2. How many autos will be live vs. redemptions? Last year’s edition had a LOT of redemptions and it was frustrating to collectors.

    Thanks for any answers you can provide!

    • January 25, 2012 11:14 am

      Not sure, Tom. But I will check with Product Development. Very fair questions.

    • January 25, 2012 5:50 pm

      Just heard from NFL Brand Manager Carlos Torrez.

      All on-card Rookie Premiere RCs will include prime pieces. Also, while there are some redemptions, Carlos has confirmed that they fall at a lower rate than 2010 and most of the key guys are in-pack.

      Hope this information helps, Tom.

      • January 26, 2012 5:45 am

        Thanks for the response Tracy, I’m sure a lot of people will appreciate this product info. Please thank Carlos for me!

  5. Matt Gilman permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:34 am


    Incredible Pat willis!!! I love the ruby color design that encloses the jersey pieces. Sweet looking autos and some incredible patches in this product. Sweet Cam Newton!! Would love to get my hands on his auto. There must be Eli mannings autos in this product too?

    Gridiron cuts look fantastic. Love the plates autos.

    I will obviously be looking forward to the Super Bowl. This product looks incredible and wished I could look forward to it as well but cant afford any cards right now and usually this is out of my affordable range. So just seeing a gallery is all i can see.

    However seeing a Henry Hynoski rookie auto…awesome!! Is this the first on the market??

  6. tom mcdaniel permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:43 am

    tracy, is the main hit encapsulated like last year or is it all in one pack?

  7. Matt Gilman permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:43 am

    Hopefully I can see a break of this product with a special Panini Unwrapped??? Always look forward to those. And maybe there can be a possible contest with it 😉 ??

  8. Marcus permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:51 am

    Nice look product again

  9. Micah Distel permalink
    January 25, 2012 10:55 am

    Product looks very nice this year. Hope it lives up to the hype!

  10. Howard Wheeler permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:03 am

    WHy can’t that put the nameplates in the way they are suppose to go. It really draws from the card. Using the WIllis above with the upside down W as an example

  11. Lee Patton permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:10 am

    Great Gallery!

  12. January 25, 2012 11:18 am

    The Cam Newton card looks really nice, but that A.J. Green is absolutely beautiful!

  13. dakota permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:22 am

    hey tracy, any way i can get a update on my redemptions i sent in a dwyer plates and patches rc auto patch they said that you guys could give me a replacement but no one called back from yesterday. i also sent in a 2007 craig davis black 1/1 rc auto from rookies and stars it is one of them mail in ones they said you guys could give me the card or something else.

    let me know you can email me thanks!

  14. Joe permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:24 am

    Will it take two years for players to still not have signed their redemptions like Dez Bryant, or have we fixed that problem yet?

    • January 25, 2012 2:04 pm

      We continue striving to limit all redemptions as much as possible on new releases while diligently getting players to sign their outstanding redemptions.

  15. Notorious B.U.D. permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:39 am

    Who is Patrick Millis?

    • January 25, 2012 2:05 pm

      Funny. Now’s probably a good time to reiterate that EVERY memorabilia card we produce is hand-made, with the swatches placed into the card before the card front is applied. We obviously try to avoid any mistakes, but as with any human process, errors sometimes occur.

  16. freethrowtommy permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:58 am

    Tracy, is there any word on the Aaron Rodgers redemptions? I imagine he will be live in this product too.

    • January 25, 2012 2:19 pm

      Checking with CS now on your issue. I believe Rodgers has now returned all of his outstanding autographs. As soon as I hear back from CS I’ll let you know.

  17. Louis2142 permalink
    January 25, 2012 12:16 pm

    Very cool !!! Great Gallery!

  18. Brady permalink
    January 25, 2012 1:31 pm


  19. January 25, 2012 1:47 pm

    Will P&P also have the encased card on top this year?
    Also how many kickers auto’s are in this product??
    Funny someone caught the Willis mistake..

  20. Daniel permalink
    January 25, 2012 1:59 pm

    Are you guys still going to have one slabbed card in the box?

  21. January 25, 2012 2:15 pm

    Good stuff there. Looks just as good as last year and love the on-card autos.

  22. Jamey permalink
    January 25, 2012 3:29 pm

    I loved P&P last year, and this year’s incarnation looks even more robust. Hope to purchase a box or 3! Great gallery and yes, the Willis card is a thing of beauty.

  23. January 25, 2012 5:58 pm

    Some very nice offerings there!

  24. CHAD permalink
    January 25, 2012 6:43 pm


    • January 26, 2012 6:40 am

      First of all, welcome to the hobby, Chad. We’re happy to have you. The turnaround time on redemptions usually varies from player to player. What set is your Staubach card from?

      • Chad permalink
        January 26, 2012 12:20 pm

        2010 classic signatures. 50th anniversay cowboys. card #1. /5

      • Chad permalink
        January 26, 2012 12:21 pm

        signature materials prime.sorry

  25. Nick Gauder permalink
    January 25, 2012 8:08 pm

    Love the pics Tracy! Great news about the Rodgers redemptions!!!! I cant wait to recieve my Prime Cuts auto of his! Keep up the great work as always Panini!

  26. REB permalink
    February 1, 2012 6:22 pm

    I bought a box today. Pulled a Cam Newton Rookie Patch Auto and a Julio Jones Laundry Tag Auto Rookie redemption (probably a 1/1) out of the same box. Probably the best pulls out of one box I’ve ever had. What do I think of this product? I can’t stop grinning.

  27. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 6, 2012 11:31 pm

    beyond sweet looking this year, cuts,tags,logo shields, cant go wrong


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