One for the Record Booklet: Panini America Appreciates a True National Treasure
It’s not often that a single trading card warrants its very own blog post. But the card we’re about to appreciate is not some ordinary trading card. On the contrary, it’s quite extraordinary. Perhaps even otherworldly. It’s a history-soaked stunner that honors 12 of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. A museum-quality history book(let) that should qualify as one of the single greatest cards of the modern era.
It’s perhaps the most coveted of all the Treasure Chest booklet cards that appeared in last season’s 2015 National Treasures Football. After being initially inserted into the product as a redemption, the card finally is ready for its closeup. And no matter who tops your list as the greatest quarterback the NFL has ever known, chances are he (and his autograph) are featured on this card.
Joe Montana. Tom Brady. Peyton Manning. Terry Bradshaw. John Elway. Brett Favre. Troy Aikman. Dan Marino. Joe Namath. Drew Brees. Steve Young. Roger Staubach. That’s not a dirty dozen. It’s the filthiest, nastiest, absurdest dozen imaginable — all on one sublime card that only intensifies in stature with every flap you flip.
A quick look at the mind-boggling math looks something like this: One card. 12 autographs. 17 NFL MVP awards. 25 Super Bowl rings. 3,831 combined touchdown passes. 560,514 career passing yards. It’s a card deserving of more than just an exploratory blog post. We’re thinking more like a permanent place in Canton.
But until that happens, the following imagery will have to do. Showcased below are the 1/1 Magma version of the card as well as the version limited to three. Enjoy the up-close look and be sure to check out our little Instagram video tease from earlier today, too: