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.
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:
The first certified autograph card of @Patriots WR @KTdaWinner arrives Friday in @PaniniAmerica‘s 2013 Absolute! pic.twitter.com/2GC7D7qaKq
— Panini America (@PaniniAmerica) October 28, 2013
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:
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Kudos on including the facemask and war room tickets!
I take it no Christine Michael?
Christine Michael is in here!
probably the only cleveland brown jersey card of trent richardson… how about that jerome bettis l.a. rams worn gear card? is that from his rookie year?… that’s crazy. i am always amazed at the art of hunting down these football jerseys and other game worn gear… really nice.!
base looks awesome-best in years. any future products getting kiko auto’s?
The War Room Tickets look awesome, you know I love when you guys incorporate draft day themes into products. Keep it up.
Is there a price tag out on it? Looks like a super clean product!
Ok thanks. Must have missed his card in the gallery.
These look awesome with the over sized photos! Great work.
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Wow check out the new Panini Absolute for the 2013 NFL Season! I think these look great, what do you think?
Tracy, absolute basketball and football have probably been one of my favorite products of the past 3-4 years, but I wasn’t too amazed with last years absolute basketball. Are you guys going to make some strides to make absolute basketball just as good as absolute football this year?
Btw glad to see the pigskin back in the RPA :]
I certainly hope the changes our basketball folks are making to 2013-14 Absolute Basketball will bring your sense of amazement back. Stay tuned for details.
Looks good is Jeremy Kerley in this product?
Have gotten some of my most outstanding cards in ABSOLUTE products over the years. I like that you kept the pinched-pack ends look to it. Cool addition of the face mask parts to the TOTT insert line. Definitely like the Team Trios cards!!
Always love absolute! But my one question is D.J Hayden in here?
That Jim Kelly face mask is amazing, would love to add that one to my collection.
Yeah, that was one of my favorite cards in that gallery. Very cool.
Now, if we can get a Jim Kelly USFL swatch………………..You know I have a fondness for the USFL.
Me and you both!
Excellent gallery, looking forward to those Hogg Heaven inserts big time. Thanks Tracy!
Loving the images used on these!
I really like the base cards this year, a very bold and confident design.
I don’t love the RPM design this year. It’s not bad I just like the old 2006-10 so much I don’t know if anything can live up to those.
I should specify I mean the RPM autos, I really like the jersey/patch non-autos up there.
Are the draft tickets actual tickets or just something Panini printed to simulate them?
Card design looks great. It is a shame this years rc crop was pretty poor. Boss Hogg cards are a pleasant blast from the past as Donruss did them years ago, nothing new there. Draft ticket autos are nice though are they hard signed or stickers?
The players signed on the Draft Ticket that’s inserted into the card.
Thanks Tracy. Always open atleast one box of Absolute.
On Card Autos for the RPA’s this year? They look like stickers in the pics
They are stickers, Bryan.
Absolute is always like “Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates.” This year, however, the box is Godiva! WOW are the base-card design tweaks & additions off the chain and render this an immediate product of the year contender! The auto’d draft cards & rookie / rare jersey swatches from legends such as Jerome Bettis (that’s a crazy piece!), Jim Kelly (face mask?!?) and loving the Keyshawn Bucc’ swatch. So stoked for this release. My favorite kind of candy.
Awesome gallery T-Hack! Many thanks.
Thank you, man. Glad you like it.
I think this is a pretty solid release, I love the base card design though I am not big on the name across the chest. It seems off-balance, but otherwise it rocks. I like the insert lineup too, I dig helmet (and facemask) cards.
WOW! TRACY! man i truly enjoy seeing helmet pieces and a variety being brought back! finally! and in a product i can afford. It gets monotonous seeing the same pieces of jersey time and time again.
Must also note unique concept for the base cards this year. HUGE players. I looked the first time and couldn’t decide if I liked it. But after second glance I say yay!