When a product packs as many exciting new developments as 2013 Elite Football does, it's hard to figure out where to start gushing. Do you begin with the laser-cut captivation found in the Portraits insert? Or perhaps you start with the vibrant new colors shining brightly in the landmark Status and Aspirations parallels. Or, just maybe, you talk about the uniqueness of the "Revolution" memorabilia-card concept at play in the First and Goal insert.
When a product packs as many exciting new developments as 2013 Elite Football does, it’s hard to figure out where to start gushing. Do you begin with the laser-cut captivation found in the Portraits insert? Or perhaps you start with the vibrant new colors shining brightly in the landmark Status and Aspirations parallels. Or, just maybe, you talk about the uniqueness of the “Revolution” memorabilia-card concept at play in the First and Goal insert.
It’s a tough decision to be sure, but one we’re confident you can help us figure out by perusing the massive Quality Control Gallery that follows. Last week, in preparation for 2013 Elite Football’s release this Friday, Panini America’s Aik Tongtharadol and Joseph Mackey put the product through the paces during the packout process.
What they discovered was nothing short of fantastic, and much of what they discovered is also detailed below. After you’ve had the opportunity to adequately appreciate the more than 120 images that follow, tell us what part of 2013 Elite Football you like the most. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of the product later this week.
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Love the look of this year’s Elite. Drops Friday now, correct?
Yes, sir. Live on Friday.
I love these cards, I really like the Marcus Lattimore serial numbered cards! I am gonna start saving up!! Beautiful job guys!
Always love die cuts!
PC yes excellent idea on it!!!
Nice mixtures with shiny parallels on it!
is Elite coming out for retail?
Elite is hobby-only.
I think I’ve found my product for the National.
Wow! Those babies are gorgeous!
Gorgeous product this year. Love the “Down and Distance” cards. Is the Gridiron Gear insert set also game used?
I like every last bit of it!
FINALLY A NEW LOOK FOR ELITE..NICE JOB T.H & DAVE CARLOS & EV1 ELSE….. GEORGE..
don’t like the base set or the PTTs at all, but the rest are awesome– especially the spinning down markers!
wow wow wow Best elite ever. Can I win a box ? lol
Other than the base, I really like the look of this. The brown background and foil borders don’t go together at all.
Finally DJ Hayden has arrived!! Awesome looking cards. Loving the hardhats again this year (even more so that they are not all wearing ’00’) but as mentioned above not a huge fan of the base set. I actually like the look of the top 40 rookies shown last week with the white border.
Great design and a very provocative approach. My only regret is that this years draft class of 2013 is not as strong as the draft class of 2012!
WHERE ARE THEPASSINT THE TORCH AUTOS
The acetate dicuts are FREAKIN SWEET (channeling my inner Peter Griffin) Also, those 1st (2nd, 3rd, and 4th) and goal cards are AWESOME. Love the new ideas you guys are putting out, but slow down! Don’t wanna run out of amazing ideas. lol
Was about to ask if you had a checklist, but it’s already up!
look forward to Elite every year..aweswome job
Stellar gallery Tracy, I really like the First, Second, etc. and Goal series with the spinning mem swatch. Thanks as always!
That Denard Robinson Inscriptions is awesome, I like the design this year. Will Dion Jordan have an Inscriptions Auto too?
Wow! Super job Panini! I absolutely love the look of those aspirations. Honestly I would almost prefer pulling those than jersey cards or autos-Quick question though, are the goal line swatches from actual 2nd and 1st and goal holders and are they from any specific games? Thanks again-
Really like what I am seeing from this product. Always excited when Elite releases.
Man this set looks great!!! I really mean it, every insert series looks great and very clean!! Love the Hard Hat series and the Emerald numbered rookies look SWEET!! Can’t wait to watch some Pre Season and the first week and bust some of these boxes. Great job, send my best to Carlos and the football team!!
I love the look of the Primary Colors insert set. Looks like something that would have been released in the late 90s/early 00s
Hey Tracy, quick question.
Is it just like last year with the “Rookie Inscriptions on-acetate autographs” cards that the “Personal Edition” only goes to the players? Or are you doing something different this year? Only reason I ask is because I see above both versions, some with and some without the “Personal Edition” text.
There were limited runs of some guys’ Personal Edition cards inserted into Elite. Will try to get the complete SP list next week.
Hey, Tracy. Really enjoying this year’s Elite. Any luck scaring up that list of the “Personal Edition” Iscriptions? How short-printed are these (or, more to the point, how many of each guy’s personal print run were inserted into the product)? Does it vary by player? I’m particularly interested in my boy Tyler Wilson.
Also, are there specific print runs associated with each different color ink on the Inscriptions?
Also also, need more Conner Vernon in Panini products. I fully expect him to have an RPA in 2013 NT (and I fully intend to acquire every last one of them).
Keep up the great work!
Glad you’re liking it, Bill. Appreciate the kind words. I’m planning to publish the complete Inscriptions breakdown in the next day or two, so stay tuned.
Is the Inscriptions breakdown listed yet? Where do I look for it to be posted?
It’ll be posted here on The Knight’s Lance, on our webiste, on Facebook and we’ll send a link out via Twitter.
That happens today right?
I’m not trying to be disrespectful here, just offering my opinon/suggestion. I would like to see these numbered on card in the futre. As difficult as it is to figure out sp run now, imagine the chore for collectors to verify it say 15-20 years from now.