One of the longest-running football brands in collecting history is kicking off its 16th NFL season this week -- and when Panini America's 2013 Rookies & Stars Football releases on Wednesday, it will do so packing many of the comfortable niceties that have made the product such a football staple for so many years. But the one that's likely to stand out most in 2013 is the same one that stood out most in 1998: Crusade.
One of the longest-running football brands in collecting history is kicking off its 16th NFL season this week — and when Panini America’s 2013 Rookies & Stars Football releases on Wednesday, it will do so packing many of the comfortable niceties that have made the product such a football staple for so many years. But the one that’s likely to stand out most in 2013 is the same one that stood out most in 1998: Crusade.
The vibrant, rainbow-holofoil effects. The mesmerizing colors. The deep, decadent etching. The undeniable appeal. It all returns in 2013 Rookies & Stars Football. But the newest rendition of the venerable favorite is about may more than a collecting Crusade. It’s about a Rookie Card in every pack. It’s about Longevity parallels, bright designs, spot-on photography and autograph or memorabilia cards that fall four per box on average.
To help give you a better understanding of what 2013 Rookies & Stars Football will deliver when it releases on Wednesday, we grabbed the first 24-pack box we could get our hands on and ripped it open. The following gallery will take you pack-by-pack through the experience.
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Love this years Rookie and Stars Football look. Crusades is amazing looking and what do I gotta do to get that Lacy auto 😉 Can’t wait to bust some this week!
Good variety and nice inserts! Looking forward to this release!!
Damnnnn, that there is a nice box break! The Eddie “Cagney &” Lacy auto is so sweet, and the Tavon Austin “Crusades” issue is an eye-popper. Love the vertical Jersey swatches on the horizontal cards.
As always, R&S delivers nice bang for modest dollar.
The crusades look NICE!
Agree with Jamey Feuer, the vertical jersey swatches on the horizontal cards is a nice changeup! And R&S is again an awesome bang for your buck!
very awesome looking, great inserts
I have a question about what you guys at panini do with the cards from say the teaser gallery and such things as that? Do you donate them, sell them, sorry for bothering you I was just curious. This is a beautiful product and I can’t wait to rip some, love all the Marcus lattimore!
Not a bother at all. We typically give most of the key hits away via contests right here on The Knight’s Lance or through Twitter/Facebook.
Oh! Okay, I normally see the Knights Lance giveaways but I don’t have twitter or Facebook! Thanks for the response!
Love that you out Crusades in this and not make another product like the basketball one. That insert set looks sweet and I will prob put it together!!! Thanks for the preview and ROLLLL TIDE with that Lacy!!
Very nice looking product.
Really love that Dobson auto.
Bonus points for not photoshopping Steven Jackson and using an actual photo!
Nice preview, started off well with the Werner RC. Very vivid, colorful set and I like the serial numbering on the front for many of the inserts as well. Thanks Tracy!
Product looks awesome, but to be honest, i would just bust for the Crusade inserts. I wished you could create a base card set just of those. that would be EPIC