The must-see experience that is the 2011 NFL Draft officially kicks off in primetime Thursday evening, which means we're now one week closer to another rookie-filled event that football collectors refuse to miss: The arrival of 2011 Panini Prestige Football.
The must-see experience that is the 2011 NFL Draft officially kicks off in primetime Thursday evening, which means we’re now one week closer to another rookie-filled event that football collectors refuse to miss: The arrival of 2011 Panini Prestige Football.
Slated for a May 18 release, 2011’s first fully licensed NFL trading card set will deliver the market’s first true Rookie Cards and a preponderance of penmanship from the game’s future superstars, who will begin discovering the identity of their new employers Thursday night.
Prestige’s looming ship date makes mail days like the one we experienced today all the more rewarding. Indeed, time is of the essence as the Panini America football team works diligently to procure as many autographs as possible before the packout process for Prestige is completed.
Among the on-card autograph arrivals on this blissful Monday: Coveted QBs Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett, Christian Ponder and highly touted defensive players Von Miller and Prince Amukamara.
As you can see by the gallery and brief video that follow, Prestige will once again be rife with rookie riches, headlined by the product’s autographed calling cards: NFL Draft Class, NFL Equipment, NFL Shield and 2011 NFL Draft patches and the unique NFL Helmet autographs. (The respective helmets, it should be noted, will be placed into the card as soon as the players are selected.)
Until then, enjoy this exclusive first look at what promise to be some of the most collected football cards of the 2011 season.
And now, a quick video of a most magnificent Monday mail day:
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2011 Prestige FB is heating up before Thursdays Draft. Always a great seller and usually the 1st product out the gate from the Major manufacturers. Here’s the product information and sell sheets provided by Panini.
Very nice, I love the new helmet auto design! Cool video, the music made it all seem very… Prestigious. 😉
Panini=2 steps ahead!
set looks pretty cool. them being on card is a plus!
but wish i could see some of my boy Jordan Todmans cards!