Panini America Quality Control Gallery and Checklist: 2011 Rookies & Stars Football

July 19, 2011


Amid the barrage of high-end hoops and hockey being produced and promoted at a frenzied pace around Panini America headquarters these days, it’s easy for a product like 2011 Rookies & Stars Football to fly quietly under the radar.

So when Panini America Football Brand Manager Carlos Torrez called me late yesterday afternoon to see if I wanted to take a peek at the highlights from the first quality control case, I was at his desk feverishly sorting through a rather impressive assortment of cards before he could even hang up the phone.

From the looks of things, 2011 Rookies & Stars — the perennial table-setting summer favorite live everywhere next Wednesday — delivers in a big way, highlighted by a fresh batch of rookie-themed designs, a stunning ensemble of Longevity parallels and the first fully licensed mainstream Rookie Card of former Ohio State superstar quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Take a look for yourself in the gallery below. When you’re done gawking, be sure to check out the complete checklist for both the hobby version of 2011 Rookies & Stars and the Longevity retail version.

2011 Rookie Stars FB Checklist