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Panini Peek: 2012 Totally Certified Football

November 5, 2012

The colorful, micro-etched dazzler known as Totally Certified Football that debuted to rave reviews in 2011 is totally making a comeback in 2012. Totally.

Boasting an bold new array of mesmerizing micro-etched patterns, a ranbow array of colorful parallels and many of the niceties that made the product so successful last year, 2012 Totally Certified Football is slated to arrive in late February. Each six-pack box will deliver one autographed Freshman Fabric RC, at least one other autograph and four additional memorabilia or autograph cards.

The product includes a 235-card base set (100 current stars and retired legends, 100 Freshman Phenom Autographs numbered to 299 or less and 35 Freshman Fabric on-card-signed RCs numbered to 199 or less), and a lengthy list of highlights including . . .

  • The stunning Freshman Fabric Rookie Cards return with a new micro-etched pattern, oversized jersey
  • swatches and on-card autographs, seeded one per box!
  • The pioneering Panini HRX Video Trading Cards return with new players and exciting new video footage. Once again this season, there will be autographed versions sequentially numbered to 10 and 14k Gold autographed 1/1s.
  • Certified Future: Featuring a jersey swatch with an on-card autograph and sequentially numbered to 175. Look for Prime jersey versions limited to just 49.
  • Freshman Fabric Platinum Red Signatures: Large Jersey swatch and on-card autographs sequentially numbered from 199 to as low as 1.
  • Certified Future Signature Materials: On-card autographs sequentially numbered to 175 or less.
  • Stitches in Time: Featuring Single, Dual, Triple and Quad memorabilia versions with sequential numbering to 199 or less.
  • Team Panini Signature Materials: Autograph memorabilia cards sequentially numbered to 50 or less.

We’ll have tons more to share about 2012 Totally Certified Football right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks and months. But until then, enjoy this extended first look at the product:

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2012 12:37 pm

    O M G! Like… For real? Im TOTALLY going to have to buy like a few of these boxes! Like Im “TOTALLY CERTIFIABLY “stoked about these!…And Im like TOTALLY ready for them to be released! Lol Sorry Tracy…TOTALLY couldn’t help myself!;-) lol

  2. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 5, 2012 12:41 pm

    The Certified is already great!
    This is The cherry of it!
    Looks Good , Great Job Panini Staff!

  3. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 5, 2012 12:44 pm

    Glad to see this program return this year, I enjoyed the product last year including some of the obscure legendary hits that seemed to pop very well on the secondary market. I managed to land some of the rare base parallels I was looking for last year and will pick it up again this year for sure. Thanks as always Tracy!

  4. November 5, 2012 12:49 pm

    The Jim Kelly is absolutely gorgeous! Nice preview!

    • November 5, 2012 3:47 pm

      Speaking of Jim Kelly, as a USFL fan (the Philadelphia Stars were my team), I am wondering if any of the card companies can make inserts of players like Jim, Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Kelvin Bryant, Reggie White, etc with their USFL Photos and/or jersey pieces. That would be cool. I know not too many people remember the USFL, but for those that do a retro-themed USFL inset set would be very cool indeed! We are coming up on the 30th anniversary of the start of the USFL as well.

  5. ryan permalink
    November 5, 2012 1:02 pm

    Looks great. Can you please release a Blair Walsh rookie card!! The kid is nearly leading the league in scoring!!

  6. Filip permalink
    November 5, 2012 1:12 pm

    Whooooo! More HRX cards for me to hunt down

  7. November 5, 2012 1:21 pm

    This year’s Totally Certified looks GREAT! With Luck and RG3 heading the class, this year’s Totally Certified will be even better than last year. Can’t wait to see the HRX Video Cards first hand. Last year one of my customers pulled a Cam Newton HRX. This year I’m thinking RG3 HRX!

  8. Daniel permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:08 pm

    Love Certified, but i love this much more!

  9. panthersfan89 permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:42 pm

    I already knew I was buying a box, but this made it definite.

  10. Panini 4ever! permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:49 pm

    Great job Panini! This is now my second favorite product next to Panini Black Football. I think the card designs are perfect- not completely covered in sparkles, but not bland or anywhere close to boring. Keep up the Awesome work Panini!

  11. Brady permalink
    November 5, 2012 6:58 pm

    That Doug Martin Patch is sweet!

  12. Steven permalink
    November 5, 2012 7:47 pm

    hold on while I pick my jaw up off the floor .

  13. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:06 am

    As you know about my love for this know I am TOTALLY stoked you guys are bringing this back! Last years product was amazing.

  14. C. Thrash permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:30 am

    I think I need to review this product more and in person… about one for my b-day on the 7th? 🙂

  15. November 7, 2012 3:52 am

    Hnnngr HRX cards a chance to hit one of those babies makes busting Certified worth the RRP. The rookie cards have a nice design to them and its good to see them carrying on with roughly the same design.

  16. mark permalink
    April 22, 2013 9:21 pm




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