Fit for a King: 2013 Crown Royale Football Rules in Panini America Pre-Ink Preview

December 08, 2013

Panini America 2013 Crown Royale Football Pre-Ink Peek (38)

December promises to be a pivotal month for Panini America’s 2013 NFL season, what with 2013 Select Football and 2013 Contenders Football set to arrive on December 18 and December 26, respectively. But even as company officials steadfastly prepare for the products that are hitting this month, they’re also focused on preparing for the products that follow in January and February (such as 2013 Black Football and 2013 Crown Royale Football).

We showcased a pre-autograph gallery of 2013 Black Football late last month right here on The Knight’s Lance. It’s worth noting that in the weeks since that preview, many players have already returned their autographed cards back to Panini America HQ. Today, as the NFL prepares to kickoff Week 14, we shift our pre-ink gaze upon 2013 Crown Royale Football.

Annually one of the collecting word’s favorite releases, Crown Royale Football returns as stacked as ever in 2013, rich with the sultry Silhouettes and die-cut Crowns and Panini’s Choice Awards that have become the product’s calling cards. We received our first glimpses at live cards earlier this week when they were delivered hot off the presses from the company’s production facility. Most of what you’re about to see has already been packaged and shipped to the respective players on the cards for autographs.

But before they were, we grabbed as many preview pics as possible for the following gallery. Enjoy the gallery (which might just include an unexpected surprise if you look close enough)  and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2013 Crown Royale Football.