Etched to Impress: Panini America Explores Rookie Inserts in 2013 Prestige Football

June 23, 2013

2013 Prestige Football Etching (64)

The magnificence of microetching always has been a print technology that’s better experienced than explained. To really appreciate it, you’ve got to get your hands and eyes on it — and to do that, you’ve usually had to wait for Panini America to release Totally Certified, a brand widely recognized in both basketball and football as the matriarch of microetching.

But next Wednesday, the family expands when 2013 Prestige Football releases with a few microetched marvels of its own in the rookie-focused NFL Draft Picks (20 cards) and Prestigious Picks (40 cards) inserts. Their inclusion — as you’ll see in the gallery below — no doubt adds a little bit more prestige to Prestige.

We’ve managed to track down 18 of the 20 cards on the NFL Draft Picks checklist, and all 40 of the Prestigious Picks cards, for a gallery that offers a thorough examination of the microetching motif and delivers more must-see shots of the top 2013 NFL rookies in their NFL uniforms.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of 2013 Prestige Football in the coming days.