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Etched to Impress: Panini America Explores Rookie Inserts in 2013 Prestige Football

June 23, 2013

2013 Prestige Football Etching (64)

The magnificence of microetching always has been a print technology that’s better experienced than explained. To really appreciate it, you’ve got to get your hands and eyes on it — and to do that, you’ve usually had to wait for Panini America to release Totally Certified, a brand widely recognized in both basketball and football as the matriarch of microetching.

But next Wednesday, the family expands when 2013 Prestige Football releases with a few microetched marvels of its own in the rookie-focused NFL Draft Picks (20 cards) and Prestigious Picks (40 cards) inserts. Their inclusion — as you’ll see in the gallery below — no doubt adds a little bit more prestige to Prestige.

We’ve managed to track down 18 of the 20 cards on the NFL Draft Picks checklist, and all 40 of the Prestigious Picks cards, for a gallery that offers a thorough examination of the microetching motif and delivers more must-see shots of the top 2013 NFL rookies in their NFL uniforms.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of 2013 Prestige Football in the coming days.

28 Comments leave one →
  1. pinoymambajamba permalink
    June 23, 2013 10:41 am

    amazing set of desings by panini!
    the best card company out there!
    cant wait for you to have this in the nba draft!
    awesome… cant wait for national treasures..
    will top everything!

  2. June 23, 2013 11:36 am

    Looking forward to Prestige!! Nice to see the rookies with their actual numbers.

  3. GWBT permalink
    June 23, 2013 11:56 am

    tracy when do you announce contest winners from friday?

  4. Gary permalink
    June 23, 2013 1:55 pm

    Hi Tracy great cards. Will julio have a lot of cards in prestige?

    • June 23, 2013 3:03 pm

      He’ll be we’ll represented.

      • GWBT permalink
        June 23, 2013 5:03 pm

        Wait tracy when will the winners be announced for the scavenger hunt? Or did you already alert the people that won?


      • June 23, 2013 7:07 pm

        We’ll go through all the entries and select winners later tonight or tomorrow.

  5. Richard Sandanam permalink
    June 23, 2013 2:46 pm

    I really like the card etching and design, looks clean and nice!

  6. June 23, 2013 2:55 pm

    Raiders fans need a D.J. HAYDEN card

  7. June 23, 2013 3:16 pm

    Montee Ball?? Really??? hahahahaahah

  8. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 23, 2013 3:26 pm

    I am NOT surprised but still disappointed to not see any Colts in this set. First blog post from the new phone btw. Thanks Tracy!

  9. Ryan K. permalink
    June 23, 2013 3:34 pm

    Did I mention that these look awesome? I love it. Thanks for the preview, Tracy! #Cantwait

  10. Jamey permalink
    June 23, 2013 5:30 pm

    Very slick, very Boss looking issued. Might even call them “EMboss” issues!
    Bringing this “Totally Certified” element to a product that has been subjected to a great deal of attentive tweaking is very positive. Prestige is a product with a very identifiable feel to it. However, and this is just my opinion, that when you start weaving brand-specific parallels and technologies together…you lose the very elements that make those releases both identifiable and special.
    Nevertheless, a little dabbling never hutt anyone and I love the micro-etching!
    Nice with the close-ups Hackler!

  11. Filip P permalink
    June 23, 2013 6:13 pm

    Those look great! Exactly that much shiny effects that I like! Well probably one of my favourite football inserts in a while!

    And btw Tracy, to save some clicks for myself, when will you present the winners of the ‘Find it friday’-scavenger hunt? 🙂

    • June 23, 2013 7:06 pm

      We’ll go through all the entries and select winners either later tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

  12. June 23, 2013 6:25 pm

    I’m really impressed with this new design. I think Panini is well on their way to setting a new standard for Football cards!

  13. Travis Craig permalink
    June 23, 2013 7:18 pm

    This year Prestige really looks nice. I can’t wait to see what everything else looks like this year of the 1st product is this nice.

  14. deloreanfan81 permalink
    June 23, 2013 10:05 pm

    such sharp looking cards

  15. June 23, 2013 10:30 pm

    so very impressed with these years Prestige. This has always been THE intro to the new rookie class and this years design is outstanding. If this set and the new upgrades are in any way a precursor of whats to come for Elite then we are all in for a treat 🙂 I cant wait to get my hands on these. Wednesday can come quick enough. I also want to thank team Panin for another great Fathers Day promotion. I ordered one Prime Sigs box from icollectpanini a week ago, Great looking cards in my two packs! Wish i could take advantage of the four pack special ending tonight (cant get enough), but kudos on another great year! Thanks again for all you do for all of us who collect your great product.

  16. Bailey permalink
    June 24, 2013 4:04 am

    Overall really like this product

  17. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 24, 2013 4:05 am

    HOLY VEGAMITE!! These look tremendous! Can’t wait to start searching for these. really a fan of micro etched cards as in my love of Totally Certified.

  18. NotAFanOfSandCastles permalink
    June 24, 2013 9:13 am

    Totally Certified Prestige!

  19. chris maloney permalink
    June 27, 2013 1:45 pm

    no draft picks cards for packer players…why cant you ever find packers even after a good draft

  20. Marshall Mcnair permalink
    July 2, 2013 7:23 pm

    i like how yall put what number they got drafted. and i also like how yall got a gold rookie logo in the top right corner. Great card making.


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