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Updated Image Gallery: Pack Out Continues for 2011 National Treasures Football

March 16, 2012


You take one day off to spend with the kids on the last day of spring break and what happens? Pack out begins for 2011 National Treasures Football, only one of the most important sports card releases of the year. So, while I’m having the time of my life at home playing “Life” with my two sons, some of the sweetest football cards of the year are being hand-collated at the Panini America printing facility.

Luckily for all of us, good buddy Kevin Haake is on location helping with the process and snapping as many pictures as possible along the way. What follows are the first of what promise to be many preview images we’ll update throughout the day.

Haake’s first batch of images includes some of the product’s true calling cards, including Rookie Cards, cut signatures and some downright history-making booklet cards. There’s a word for what you’re about to see, even given the less-than-ideal lighting conditions at printing facility. And that word is, “Wow!”

39 Comments leave one →
  1. Marcus permalink
    March 16, 2012 1:48 pm

    Amazing looking! NT always delivers year in and year out. I can’t wait to see Woodson auto’s in a Packers uniform in this.

  2. Chris permalink
    March 16, 2012 1:54 pm

    Too much worthless (to me) photo shoot relics and the few cards that do have game used veteran relics are ruined by sticker autos. Better luck next year…

    • jason permalink
      March 17, 2012 3:10 am

      Agreed, Sticker autos and 2011 rc’s….old news

  3. Jeffrey permalink
    March 16, 2012 1:57 pm

    Wow those are some amazing looking cards!

  4. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 16, 2012 1:58 pm

    Wow!! some amazing pieces used in this product. Love the classy feel it has. Very nice! Great way to end a amazing 2011 football card season!

  5. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 16, 2012 1:59 pm

    Once again Panini you guys did a great job! Love the rookie cards!

  6. March 16, 2012 2:03 pm

    I call dibs on the sig cut booklets.

    • Clint Melendez permalink
      April 13, 2012 5:19 pm

      What would the Jim Thorpe Booklet be worth?

  7. Jamey permalink
    March 16, 2012 2:17 pm

    That thud you all heard? Yeah, that was me hitting the floor.
    From the cut-autos to the super-phat patch rookie cards, this product is over-the-top magnificent!
    Is the MSRP the same as always, around $500? Seriously, the rookie gallery made my eyes water and elevated my heart rate.

  8. March 16, 2012 2:28 pm

    Wow is correct. I cant wait to get my case in the mail!! This only makes the anticipation that much greater. Cards look great. Like the relic cards. Lots of color and logos.

  9. Brian permalink
    March 16, 2012 2:35 pm

    Why don’t you guys ever show pictures of the countless number of redemptions that you stick into every product?

  10. Chris permalink
    March 16, 2012 2:56 pm

    Seriously?!?!?!?!?!? Still using photos from the rookie premiere? Come on, its March 2012!!! Consolidate next year’s products and cut the amount of stickers

  11. Marty permalink
    March 16, 2012 3:10 pm

    This product blows everything else away. The only way to make it better is on card autos. Thanks again Panini. Marty

  12. darkwolf permalink
    March 16, 2012 3:24 pm

    Is that….. hair?….

    • March 16, 2012 4:36 pm

      It’s from a sideline jacket he wore. Crazy, huh?

    • Ryan permalink
      March 17, 2012 3:08 pm

      Yeah, Rockne always rocked that coat with the fur collar. # High Fashion.

  13. Brady permalink
    March 16, 2012 3:36 pm

    that Jon Baldwin is sweet.

  14. March 16, 2012 4:38 pm

    So many beautiful cards! The NFL Greatest are really nice looking cards!

  15. Joe permalink
    March 16, 2012 6:43 pm

    In the words of George Takei, “OH MY!!!!!”

  16. Den1013 permalink
    March 16, 2012 6:44 pm

    Cream of the crop right there! NT is always #1

  17. Nick Gauder permalink
    March 16, 2012 7:14 pm

    These have to be the SWEETEST cards from you guys that ive ever seen!!! I would do ANYTHING for that Aaron Rodgers Reebok Patch auto!!!!!! I cant wait to bust the 2 boxes i have ordered!!!! Keep up the great work as always Panini!!!!

  18. Chris permalink
    March 16, 2012 8:02 pm

    They likely produce the rookie cards at the Rookie Premiere and get them ‘graphed there. They then insert the cut up jerseys. Hence, it’s all done before they take their first snap in a regular season game.

  19. Ryan permalink
    March 16, 2012 8:14 pm

    Nicely done boys, nicely done.

  20. March 16, 2012 11:41 pm

    any Deion Branch in that super bowl set? I need a new version of the ’07 to go after đŸ™‚

  21. March 17, 2012 1:55 am

    Those are some sweet auto patches!

  22. jumper48 permalink
    March 17, 2012 2:48 am

    You had me at the Jim Thorpe booklet. The card on the right, with Thorpe in an Olympic uniform, what is that patch from? It looks like it is a swatch from a Canton jersey? I know they wore black sweater/jerseys at one point, a jersey would be so cool.

    • Clint permalink
      April 13, 2012 5:21 pm

      Do you have any idea what it would be worth?

  23. jimmy permalink
    March 17, 2012 10:42 am

    NT has always been a solid product even if the price is about $75-100 higher than it should be per box.

  24. March 17, 2012 1:03 pm

    Well, looks like I’ll have to send someone to get me a box of 2011 Playoff Contenders because THESE cards are GREAT! I need to try and land me Dan Marino for a friend of mine who collects “Dan The Man” !EVERY car in this gallery is GREAT! Thanks again Panini for putting out yet ANOTHER great looking product!
    Dave from Mass.

  25. Steve McCartney permalink
    March 17, 2012 4:51 pm

    Mr. Hackler, Treasures has been my favorite product since it was first introduced to the hobby. I am happy Panini has not compromised the quality of this product, which in my opinion remains the BEST product for the money, year after year! Thanks for sharing.

  26. March 18, 2012 5:13 am

    I just fainted..


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