Panini America On Location: Packout Begins for 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football

"Rocket." It's the term we use inside Panini America headquarters for a product that is poised for an explosive ascent on the secondary market and in customer appreciation. Friday morning at the Panini America printing facility, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with such a rocket.

“Rocket.” It’s the term we use inside Panini America headquarters for a product that is poised for an explosive ascent on the secondary market and in customer appreciation. Friday morning at the Panini America printing facility, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with such a rocket.

Indeed, 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football is poised for takeoff.

As we speak, one of football’s most venerable and appreciated brands is in the final stages of the production process and will begin shipping to the collecting masses next week. Although I didn’t get to see everything today while our football product development team — Ben Ecklar, Carlos Torrez and Aik Tongtharadol — put Absolute through a rigorous quality control process, I saw enough.

See what I mean in the gallery below. And be sure to come back d to The Knight’s Lance on Monday for exclusive video coverage of the packout process that includes an on-the-line examination of many of Absolute’s more hit-intensive production loops.

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23 Replies to “Panini America On Location: Packout Begins for 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football”

  1. Rocket is also the name of what I believe to be the best Def Leppard song.

    I really like the RPM cards this year. It is a nice job of changing it up but also keeping a familier feel.

  2. Im so glad im doing a case of this stuff — Most beautiful cards I think I’ve seen YET! Is it going to be live in stores next week?

      1. WHHHHOOOO HOOOOO!! I’ve always wanted the weekend to last as long as possible. Now I wish it was monday already.

  3. Thank for the pic of the Aaron Rodgers auto Tracy! I hope pull one of them! Do you know if he has turned any of his redemptions in yet from Rookie & Stars Prime Cuts Sigs 2011? I redeemed mine a few weeks ago and cant wait to get it! Absolute looks better than ever by the way!!!!!!

  4. Tracy,
    Nice! A live Rodgers signature!

    Like Nick, I have 3 Rodgers redemptions waiting too. The Prime Cuts (same as Nick), Passing the Torch with Drew Brees and Championship Season Jersey Signature from Timeless Treasures. Can you check on those as well?

        1. Gentlemen, I just confirmed with our NFL acquisitions guru, Joe White, that Rodgers has returned all outstanding autographs. I would assume they’ll be going out in the next few weeks but will check with Customer Service to confirm.

  5. Thanks TRacy for posting some Gmen for me!! Sweet Eli’s and tools of the trade boss. the rookie rpms look sweet! great designlayout for thses and very nice patch prime pieces used in these. some great oversized swatches used as well. the team quads are cool with team symbol used to outline the jersey piece.really like this product. from top to bottom in this preview at the kights lance. thanks for posting these. hope to get some. hitting any of these cards of any player would rocket my excitement!!!!

  6. Absolute Mem. is always a killer product! I love those seriously thick patches on the Seau and “Fast Freddie” Jackson. Been waiting for a real gem of a Jackson to pick up!

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