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Panini America Offers a Must-See First Look at 2013 Certified Football (Preview Gallery)

June 19, 2013

2013 Certified Football Main

Panini America’s venerable Certified Football franchise is evolving right before our very eyes. And the evolution is one collectors will instantly recognize — and appreciate — when 2013 Certified Football arrives in hobby shops in late September.

For starters, there’s a fresh face lift on the brand’s calling-card Freshman Fabric RCs. There’s the addition of base Rookie Card counterparts (without autographs or memorabilia) for the 40 players who attended the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. There’s the glorious expansion of last year’s jumbo-memorabilia tribute to the NFL’s greatest players that began with Elway Collection and will continue in 2013 by honoring two of the greatest running backs of all time: Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith. Oh, there’s more.

There’s the existence of three Hot Boxes per 24 box case (one in each eight-box inner case) that will replace every base card with special Platinum parallel versions. Certified’s trademark Fabric of the Game insert returns in all of its glory, as do the staple Mirror parallels with Red, Blue, Gold, Emerald and Black versions numbered from 250 all the way down to 1.

Each box of 2013 Certified Football will deliver four autograph or memorabilia cards (at least one autograph guaranteed) and three Mirror parallels.

We’ll have much more on one of the football hobby’s longest-running, best-selling brands in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this fascinating 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.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 19, 2013 11:30 am

    Yay! Real jersey numbers!

  2. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 19, 2013 11:33 am

    This is my favorite product every year, very exciting to see these changes and improvements. I especially like the inclusion of the non-auto/mem rookies for the premiere attendees, I thought that was something that was lacking in year’s past. Thanks Tracy!

  3. Toshi permalink
    June 19, 2013 12:58 pm

    2012 Panini Certified was my very first purchase of a football hobby box! I absolutely enjoyed collecting football cards this late in my life at the young age of 46. After seeing the examples above of 2013 Panini Certified, I will definately look forward in obtainig a hobby box this year. I do have a question for you Tracy? Is Panini releasing a 2013 Panini Black football cards? This product became my standard as well as the industry standard in my humble opinion! Any information pertaining to 2013 Panini Black would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanced!


  4. shimey permalink
    June 19, 2013 1:27 pm

    This is a product, imo has needed a much needed make over for years. Ever since low numbered parallels have showed up more often and has totally decrease who whole excitement of getting a 1/1, Fleer showcase and Leaf certified back in 2002 was when i pulled my 1st 1/1’s (same store and 2 days apart) anyway, back to topic. with every product now having these low numbered cards, it hurt the excitement of certified. I hope there is more to come with certified, has always been one of my favorite products, just has felt like it has needed a total revamp.

  5. Aaron permalink
    June 19, 2013 2:53 pm

    About what do you think a master case will run? With my new job I could save up the money for this easily by September and I’ve never busted a case of Certified before. Looks gorgeous!

  6. Travis Stevens permalink
    June 19, 2013 2:57 pm

    Anything with Barry and Emmitt patches, like those pictured, is worth going after. Can’t wait to see more!

  7. deloreanfan81 permalink
    June 19, 2013 6:40 pm

    i SO look forward to certified every year…when fortune shines down maybe i can one day open a personal case

  8. JDetter permalink
    June 19, 2013 10:24 pm

    I know this is just the mockup and first look at Certified but I was just wondering, are the freshman fabrics going to be on-card like 2011 or sticker autos like they were last year.

  9. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 20, 2013 5:22 am

    Stunning comes to mind when looking at this gallery.

    When will we start to see some mirroring?

  10. Broncofan18621 permalink
    June 20, 2013 6:25 pm

    Hey Panini i always see on youtube where people recieve free panini boxes i was wondering how do you be able to get the thanks

    • June 20, 2013 6:28 pm

      Stay tuned to our Twitter feed tonight to find out how you can win some. We do tons of other contests here on The Knight’s Lance. So be sure to check back often.

  11. Broncofan18621 permalink
    June 24, 2013 6:22 pm

    ok thanks

  12. Marshall Mcnair permalink
    July 2, 2013 7:36 pm

    Barry Sanders!? Emmitt Smith!? Who is next? Deion Sanders? yall are awesome! keep doing great Tracy!

  13. Leon Ritz permalink
    August 5, 2013 8:47 pm

    Just curious, no NFL die cut primes again this year.

  14. October 28, 2013 5:28 am

    I pulled an emmitt! It’s for FT/FS LMK it’s 3 color 9/10, I also got a c Patterson jumbo patch 1/5 & a Zach ertz auto 8/10 in same box!


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