National Intrigue: Panini America Peeks RC Design for 2011 National Treasures Football

December 09, 2011

Simply, there are precious few moments during the course of any trading card season that pack as much impact as the one you’re about to experience. That’s not hyperbole.

The official unveiling of the Rookie Card designs for National Treasures Football is a stop-you-in-your-tracks event every year, for it foreshadows the face of some of that season’s most coveted, consequential and valuable cards across the entire industry. As you’re about to see, 2011 National Treasures Football aims to please.

In the interest of full disclosure, I first caught a glimpse of these beauties several weeks ago when they arrived hot off the presses from the Panini America production facility. Before they could be sent to the respective players to receive their on-card autographs, I scanned the following 36 cards — including base RCs as well as Gold and Platinum parallels — for a gallery to be named later.

Since I simply couldn’t wait anymore, this is that gallery. Enjoy this exclusive first look and let us know what you think about this year’s design in the comments section below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for a must-see follow-up gallery as the signed versions begin returning to the office.