The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Prestige Football (162 Sweet Images)
First things first: The Quality Control Gallery you’re about to lay eyes on is massive; at 162 images strong, it’s easily one of the biggest ones we’ve ever done here on The Knight’s Lance. But when you have a product as brimming with compelling content as 2013 Prestige Football is, well, you’ve gotta show it off. So that’s exactly what we’re about to do.
A lot has changed for the proud Prestige brand since last we saw it in 2012. Once the first licensed NFL trading card product on the market every year, this year’s edition was moved back in the schedule so that the trailblazing 2013 Score Football could kickoff the collecting season.
But Prestige promises to follow up that seminal Score release next week with a thunderous, redemption-free 2013 edition that delivers 24 Rookie Cards and four autograph or memorabilia cards per box (with at least two autographs guaranteed). Much of Prestige’s autograph content was signed on-card during the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
In addition, collectors can find traces of Totally Certified in Prestige’s Prestigious Picks and NFL Draft Picks inserts, and an alluring array of die-cut acetate in the Stars of the NFL, NFL Shield, Fantasy Team and Inside the Numbers. The brand’s venerable Extra Points parallels return, as does the NFL Draft Materials insert that includes the actual jerseys and hats presented to the top picks on stage inside Radio City Music Hall.
Short-printed RC variations? Printing Plate 1/1s? Leon Sandcastle autographs? Yep, they’re all packed inside 2013 Prestige Football.
Clearly, we could go on and on about the power of Prestige; or we could shut up and let the following 162 highlights from the just-completed QC process speak for us. Yeah, let’s do that.