It won't be hard to tell that Panini America’s highly anticipated 2016 Flawless Football releases today. Images of seemingly every drool-inducing card uncovered will be posted to the social media universe within seconds of being pulled. But it’s something you won’t see in 2016 Flawless Football that’s likely to strike the biggest chord with Emmitt Smith collectors.
It won’t be hard to tell that Panini America’s highly anticipated 2016 Flawless Football releases today. Images of seemingly every drool-inducing card uncovered will be posted to the social media universe within seconds of being pulled. But it’s something you won’t see in 2016 Flawless Football that’s likely to strike the biggest chord with Emmitt Smith collectors.
In a groundbreaking partnership between Panini America and the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, every Smith memorabilia card produced for 2016 Flawless Football will include an undetectable PROVA SmarTag™ that, when scanned with PROVA’s LEGIT™ app, will unlock unique information regarding the memorabilia used on that particular card. Each SmarTag is tracked in PROVA’s secure online database and allows collectors to access information about the card anytime.
All that’s required to access these features is to download the LEGIT app from the Google Play Store to an Android smartphone, create an account and scan the card. Downloading the app creates a link between collectors and Panini America so that collectors can stay in touch and receive exclusive communications and offers linked to the particular Flawless card scanned.
“Technology is always evolving, and the LEGIT app by PROVA brings the tradition of collecting trading cards and sports memorabilia into the future,” said Smith. “Collectors and fans no longer have to guess if the items they’re spending their money on, stood in line for and invested time to find in person or online are the real thing or not. They now can register their valuable cards and view their PROVA-tagged collection all from a smartphone and know that it is, in fact, legit.”
Smith, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and a longtime keen observer of the sports trading card and memorabilia markets, founded PROVA Group, Inc., to provide fans and collectors with a surefire way to ensure the authenticity of items utilizing the technology.
Over the course of the next few days, we’ll take you behind the scenes of the Panini America/Emmitt Smith partnership with a series of must-see videos. Here’s part one:
Here’s part two:
Here’s the part three finale:
14 Replies to “Emmitt Smith, Panini America Team Up for Unique Initiative in 2016 Flawless Football”
Very cool, can PROVA be used moving forward on all net new relics?
We think it’s pretty cool, too! We are are continuing to work with Panini so stay tuned for any new developments. In the meantime, check out our cool app, LEGIT, now available on the GooglePlay store. You can get it here…https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.provagroup.legit.
Quite possibly the coolest thing I have seen since memorabilia cards were introduced to the market. Way to step up your game.
We are excited to work with Panini on this ground-breaking upgrade to trading cards. We’re glad you thought it was cool, too. Check our app here…https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.provagroup.legit. It’s pretty cool, too.
I love this idea. Being that Emmitt is my favorite player of all time, I’d love to see this done on other lower end cards, that feature his memorabilia. I’d like to see it done with every player, but I know that could be a tall order.
We’re glad you love this idea. It’s one surefire way to know that patch in your card is legit and came directly from the man himself. Check out our new app…it’s evolving every day and has some great features we hope you’ll enjoy.
Get it here…https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.provagroup.legit.
will we be able to get the old database for cowboys games used items back? i owe a game jersey but can’t scan the prova group ptch to see the infos about the jersey. thanks
now this is amazing. As always changing the market for the better and making collectors fall in love.
Hey Stephen Radford:
Thank you for the great comment. Stay tuned…more great stuff to come from Mr. Smith and PROVA Group!
What a special partnership! I love this initiative and can’t wait to see it used on some Colts cards for my PC. Thanks Tracy!
We feel very privileged to have this partnership with Panini! Thank you for the thumbs up.
Our apologies for the difficulty you are having. Please contact us at our website and we will be happy to help you out. Here’s the link…http://provagroup.com/contact-us/…select “Authentication Request” from the drop menu to get things rolling.
That is technology at its finest!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$
Hi Mike h:
We think so, too! We are working every day to make it even better and have more great options for fans like you! Keep watching…great things are ahead. 🙂