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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Playbook Football (with Bonus Video)

October 9, 2013


As one of the most unique NFL trading-card products on the market, Panini America’s Playbook Football has provided a virtually unrivaled box-busting experience during its first two years. But for year three, that experience promises to grow even richer thanks to several new additions, a few modifications, some unique new content and an earlier release date.

2013 Playbook Football hits hobby shops nationwide on Friday with four-card boxes delivering four autograph or memorabilia cards (including at least two booklets). Earlier this week, The Knight’s Lance served as a fly on the wall as Panini America’s Jim Stefano, Ben Ecklar and Joseph Mackey conducted the Quality Control process.

We shared some of what they uncovered during that process yesterday; today we’re showing you the rest. But we’re bringing you more than just pictures today. After the gallery, stick around to watch exclusive video of the two-case QC that includes tons of hits and key product information from the folks who built 2013 Playbook Football.

To quote Stefano, Panini America’s Senior Director of Product Development, “this is one playbook I wouldn’t mind studying.”


And now, the exclusive video from the two-case 2013 Playbook Football QC:

23 Comments leave one →
  1. tlvincent permalink
    October 9, 2013 3:25 pm

    Looking pretty sweet! What is up with the picture of the RC premier class on some of the auto books? Is that a lower #’d parallel or something?

    • October 9, 2013 3:32 pm

      Indeed it is, my man. Trying to get a checklist now so I can inform the masses.

  2. Robb permalink
    October 9, 2013 3:30 pm

    Can I still get one and just one?

  3. tlvincent permalink
    October 9, 2013 3:30 pm

    Great Video Tracy!!!!!!!

  4. October 9, 2013 3:54 pm

    OMG that Gio Bernard and Eifert are SICK! Gotta get em to go with my other Bengals ones

  5. October 9, 2013 3:58 pm

    booklets aside the base looks sick too, cant wait

  6. October 9, 2013 5:15 pm

    Cute patches!!!! 😛

  7. Adrian permalink
    October 9, 2013 6:13 pm

    What happened to Carlos Torres? Does he still make cards?

  8. October 9, 2013 8:44 pm

    Time for a giveaway–I volunteer to home the Seahawk cards!

  9. Nicholas permalink
    October 9, 2013 9:16 pm

    Giveaway does sound pretty sweet. Thanks Panini for the info on the Walmart signings, I met Jay Novacek last Saturday! Just another reason Panini is the best!

  10. October 9, 2013 10:28 pm

    Still no Thompkins? Or will we finally see him?

  11. Jagfansrq permalink
    October 9, 2013 10:58 pm

    Is there any jaguar booklets in this product ? I didn’t see any pulled.

    • October 10, 2013 6:25 am

      Denard Robinson has booklets on the rookie side. Will look at the checklist to see about veterans.

      • Jagfansrq permalink
        October 10, 2013 6:36 am

        Awesome thanks !!

  12. Tebowtayum permalink
    October 10, 2013 4:38 am

    Awesome break guys. Let me know what you need for those Christine Michaels-

  13. Joe S permalink
    October 10, 2013 4:01 pm

    Absolutely sweet cards 🙂 Again, I’m EXTREMELY excited about this release! That Lacy is CRAZY awesome! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these!

  14. October 10, 2013 5:56 pm

    Pretty nice looking set based on this preview, nice design improvements over last year and solid value per box. The veteran autos are a nice touch but, as usual, would be better if they were on card. Thanks for the coverage Tracy!

  15. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 13, 2013 5:05 am

    Man this years Playbook is solid. Just wished I could afford a box ;$


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