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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Rips Three Early Boxes of 2013 Black Football

January 27, 2014

Panini America 2013 Black Football Teaser (4)

Black Wednesday is coming. With the second installment of Panini America’s popular Black Football slated to release in just three days, collectors will soon discover for themselves that one of last season’s most popular rookie products has blossomed into a bona fide Product of the Year candidate. 2013 Black Football promises a slew of richly dark designs and bold new introductions such as Black Metal Captains and Black Metal Rookies metal cards (one per pack), and the Shadow Box Jersey Autographs that have received considerable pre-release hype.

Each 12-card box of 2013 Black Football will deliver at least three autographs, two memorabilia cards and one of the aforementioned Black Metal cards. It should be noted that some boxes will deliver up to four autographs.

To help kick your week off on the right foot, we busted three early boxes of 2013 Black Football to give you an idea of what to expect from the product. The following Teaser Gallery takes you card-by-card through the experience. Enjoy this first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance this week as we bring you coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII (beginning with tomorrow’s Super Bowl Media Day) and the NHL Stadium Series live from New York.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2014 8:33 am

    It amazes me that Panini continues to have players for teams that are no longer with said team. Doesn’t anybody keep up with this?

  2. Living the dream in Hawaii permalink
    January 27, 2014 8:39 am

    I always enjoy the black product! Keep the hits coming! Aloha from beautiful Hawaii.

  3. Joe Jet permalink
    January 27, 2014 8:46 am

    So the last box was shorted an auto? Uh Oh!

  4. January 27, 2014 8:53 am

    Impressive showing…I like it even more than last year. Those shadow box jersey autographs really pop! Will Veterans also have their own version of those cards? Can’t wait to get my hands on this product!

  5. January 27, 2014 9:06 am

    Panini has the coolest cards I’ve ever seen! Keep up the awesome work! Maybe someday this will be in my price range and in my collection!

  6. January 27, 2014 9:12 am

    Good to see at least one Colts card pulled, great looking product overall. Thanks Tracy!

  7. January 27, 2014 9:15 am

    Keenan Allen got a lot of run in this sample. I like that you were able to get at least some of the autographs on-card, and the shadowbox jerseys are pretty nice-looking. My favorite pull of these boxes, though, would be the Manti Te’o autograph.

  8. January 27, 2014 9:37 am

    I’m ssooo in love with the Shadow Box Jersey Autos!:-) aahhh forget it…who am I trying to fool?… I love ALL #PaniniAmerica cards! Lol #BestAddictionEver 😀

  9. January 27, 2014 10:05 am

    I just cant get enough of looking at those Shadow box cards! Just the coolest concept ever!

  10. tony ragsda;e permalink
    January 27, 2014 10:08 am

    awesome love the rpa cards! allen was sick! nice product Panini!!!!

  11. Juan Meza permalink
    January 27, 2014 10:52 am

    Man how i want that caleb sturgis auto!!!!!!!!!! lol love these cards

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 27, 2014 10:56 am

    Very well done. I liked 2012’s and figured this years will be even better. And boy was I right!

  13. January 27, 2014 11:30 am

    Is that an actual mini jersey in that Keenan Allen Card? That’s pretty cool if it is! I have mini jersey from the 2008 UD Mini Jersey Collection, don’t know what to do with them lol 🙂 One is a backwards Bledsoe name lol I was going to make mini frames for them at one point just never got around to doing it and don’t know how I would tack the jersey on a black felt background. Oh well! LOL Can’t WAIT to get a box of these to try out 🙂 I LOVE the look of this set and would love to build all the Metal Cards and Framed jersey auto cards! THAT would be an achievement!

    • January 27, 2014 11:36 am

      It’s actually in image of his jersey made to look like it was shadow-boxed — then autographed.

      • January 28, 2014 8:43 am

        Thanks Tracy! I DO Love the design of them 🙂 Hoping I can raise some $$s to get some 😉 Have a GREAT DAY!!

  14. Jonathan permalink
    January 27, 2014 12:14 pm

    Are there veteran patches in this? I think last years had pretty big patch pieces, but can remember. Looks nice so far, but need to see some more. Im sure its gonna go over prettty well, last years was nice. Hope the price point stays affordable. The 2012 was so nice, because you could get top rookie autos for a realistic price per box. Keep the price good, and Im sure everyone will like it

  15. January 27, 2014 12:50 pm

    Reblogged this on Locating Frankenstein's Brain.

  16. January 27, 2014 4:52 pm

    Tay rookie! Nice!

  17. J-C permalink
    January 27, 2014 5:07 pm

    my favorite looking cards in all business, curious to see this product in hockey. Great work.

  18. jeff guinn permalink
    January 27, 2014 5:55 pm

    Sick cards…love that shadowbox!

  19. January 27, 2014 6:28 pm

    Very colorful cards against that black background. I did like last year’s gold ink signatures, but these still look great!

  20. January 27, 2014 7:07 pm

    Great looking cards. I was such a fan of Panini Black last year. Let’s hope this is a product line you will keep for years. Looks fantastic.

  21. Jon permalink
    January 28, 2014 2:35 pm

    Any chance Panini is doing a Super Bowl black box promo again this year for the Super Bowl? Been holding off on buying some boxes in anticipation of another awesome promo like you had last season!

    • January 28, 2014 2:48 pm

      We’re not doing one this year, man. But look for it to return next year.

      • January 28, 2014 5:53 pm

        Bummed, but I kinda thought that once we hadn’t heard anything by today. Oh well. Lots of other Panini cards to consider……and not too soon to be thinking about the Father’s day promo!!!


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