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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2014 Elite Football (108 Must-See Images)

July 16, 2014

Panini America 2014 Elite Football QC (2)

The Panini America NFL product team made a small piece of hobby history Monday morning by taking command of the Panini America Twitter account to provide live updates from the packout process for 2014 Elite Football. It marked the first time that Panini America’s Chris Barr transferred his hockey takeover talents to the football field.

As a result, our Twitter followers had the best seat in the house Monday morning as the Elite packout unfolded with several explosive sneak peeks of the goodness to come when the product releases one week from today. We’re still lobbying Barr to change his Twitter handle from @PaniniPuck to @PaniniPigskin, thanks in large part to Tweets such as these:

But those are just the Twitter highlights. In the Quality Control Gallery that follows, we provide 108 more reasons to share our excitement for next week’s release of 2014 Elite Football, including the triumphant returns of the spindle-mounted Down & Distance memorabilia cards and laser-cut Profiles, the introduction of the Clarity Plexiglas cards, a stacked autograph roster, the multicolored parallel chases of Status, Aspirations and Turn of the Century, and, well, a whole lot else.

Enjoy the gallery — and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2014 12:58 pm

    Dear Tracy,

    All I want for the next 25 Christmases is that Manning-Brady dual auto.

    Yours truly,
    Every collector who ever lived

  2. July 16, 2014 12:58 pm

    One question… Why a “Passing the Torch” of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady? Completely goes off course of what Passing the Torch has always been. And then to number it so low as to only two collectors can get it? Makes no sense to me, at all.

  3. July 16, 2014 1:59 pm

    What can I say, the re-imagined and totally tweaked Elite looks awesome. The updated Status autos are so sweet with the razor-edge die-cuts! The continued maturation of the “New Breed” auto jerseys is a very welcome and value boosting addition.

    All in all, it looks to be another brilliant year for one of Panini’s seminal Football products! Really nice work, guys.

  4. Ben permalink
    July 16, 2014 2:06 pm

    Those die cuts look amazing!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a box!!

  5. July 16, 2014 2:29 pm

    What are the chances of Panini actually putting up the checklist early?

  6. Lindas1st permalink
    July 16, 2014 3:54 pm

    Another great job Chris, we hockey guys are in serious mourning. 😦

  7. July 17, 2014 1:50 pm

    Does Aaron Rodgers have a CLARITY insert?

  8. Jeremy permalink
    July 17, 2014 2:06 pm

    Are the Panini Spectra HOF 50th Anniversary Autos going to be in this set?

  9. Kevin Sun permalink
    July 18, 2014 12:58 am

    Does Tracy or anyone know if the regular rookie inscriptions autographs are short printed? And are the regular rookie autographs short printed?


  10. July 20, 2014 6:18 pm

    That Manning/Luck PTT is a must have for sure, such a great design. Thanks Tracy!


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