The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Absolute Football (135 Must-See Pics)

October 28, 2013

Panini America 2013 Absolute Football QC (1)

If you’ve got your tablet handy (or perhaps an old-school piece of paper and something to write with), grab them and get ready to take notes. I’m going to detail for you the things I absolutely love about Panini America’s upcoming 2013 Absolute Football and, if you’re so inclined, you can jot them down. You ready? Here goes: All of it.

Indeed, after spending most of my Monday morning perusing the shining results of the just-completed Quality Control process, I’m ready to proclaim 2013 Absolute Football an unabashed success. Ultimately, of course, collectors will have the final say on that. But there’s no denying the myriad new-and-improved aspects at play in the newest installment of the historically strong Absolute brand.

From a bold, new base design to new inserts such as Hogg Heaven to the reimagining of key staples such as Tools of the Trade, Rookie Premiere Materials and Absolute Patches, 2013 Absolute Football has a lot to offer longtime Absolute fans and newcomers alike. Oh, it also has the first live autographs of New England Patriots rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, a key addition not lost earlier today on the man himself, who gave us a reTweet on this one:

Trust us, we’re just as excited as he is. In any event, we’ll have plenty more to showcase on 2013 Absolute Football in the next few days leading up to Friday’s release date. But until then, enjoy this comprehensive first look at the fruits of Quality Control: